St. Thomas à Becket Parish
4320 Ste. Anne, Pierrefonds, Quebec H9H 4Y7Office: 514-626-4111Email:

Faith First News

Message from Elena

Autumn Prayer

O God of Creation, you have blessed us with the changing of the seasons.
As we embrace these autumn months,
May the earlier setting of the sun
remind us to take time to rest.
May the crunch of the leaves beneath our feet remind us of the brevity of this earthly life.
May the steam of our breath in the cool air remind us that it is you who give us your breath of life.
May the scurrying of the squirrels and the migration of the birds remind us that you call us to follow your will.
We praise you for your goodness forever and ever.
Amen.

A big welcome to all our new families and a big welcome BACK to all returning.
I look forward to seeing all of you soon!

Please note: Registration is now closed. Thank you to all that have registered.



Elena Castiglione
Faith First Coordinator
514-626-4485

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
SEPTEMBER
Wed., Sept. 6   Last day to register
Sat., Sept. 9 1 - 4:30 pm
Cahill Hall
Book Pick-up
Sun., Sept. 10 8:30am - 12:30 pm
Cahill Hall
Book Pick-up
(before and after masses)
Tues., Sept. 19 7 - 8 pm
Church
First Communion Info Meeting
(for parents with children celebrating
First Communion in the Spring of 2018 ONLY)
Tues., Sept. 19 8 - 9 pm
Church
Confirmation Info Meeting
(for parents with children celebrating
Confirmation in the Spring of 2018 ONLY)
Thurs., Sept. 21 7 - 8 pm
Parish Hall
Orientation Meeting for New Parents
Tues., Sept. 26 4:30 - 6:00 and 6:15 - 7:45 pm
Church & Parish Hall
Eucharist Gathering #1
     

OCTOBER

Tues., Oct. 10 4:30 - 6:00 and 6:15 - 7:45 pm,
Church & Parish Hall
Confirmation gathering #1
Fri., Oct. 13 4:30 - 6:00 and 6:15 - 7:45 pm,
Church & Parish Hall
Level 1/2 (SP3) gathering #1
Thurs., Oct. 19 4:30 - 6:00 and 6:15 - 7:45 pm,
Church & Parish Hall
Level 3 (SP3/SP4) gathering #1
Tues., Oct. 24 4:30 - 6:00 and 6:15 - 7:45 pm,
Church & Parish Hall
Eucharist gathering #2
     
NOVEMBER
Tues., Nov. 7 4:30 - 6:00 and 6:15 - 7:45 pm,
Church & Parish Hall
Confirmation gathering #2
Tues., Nov. 14 4:30 - 6:00 and 6:15 - 7:45 pm,
Church & Parish Hall
Level 4 (SP4, SP5) gathering #1
Thurs., Nov. 23 4:30 - 6:00 and 6:15 - 7:45 pm,
Church & Parish Hall
Level 5 (SP5, SP6) gathering #1
Tues., Nov. 28 4:30 - 6:00 and 6:15- 7:45 pm,
Church & Parish Hall
Eucharist gathering #3
     
DECEMBER
Tues., Dec. 5 4:30 - 6:00 and 6:15 - 7:45 pm,
Church & Parish Hall
Confirmation gathering #3
WEEKLY REFLECTIONS

Weekly reflections are meant to help children participate in the mass as well as begin the practice of including Jesus in their everyday lives.

The 3 rotating questions this year are:

  • Today, the person I will pray for is...
  • This week, I helped someone by...
  • This week, I showed forgiveness by...

Reflection sheets are found on the small table in the hall each week and are to be filled out before each mass and dropped in the basket by the Holy Water font when you walk into the church. Children celebrating a sacrament this year are to get their passports, located at the back of their books, stamped at the END of mass in the narthex instead of filling out a reflection. Weekly reflections also serve as our record for mass attendance.

*As per our Catholic obligation, we are asked to attend mass every week. In order to complete this component of the program we ask families to attend at least twice a month.