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

Faith First News

Dear Parents,

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that ALL Gatherings and Events are cancelled until the end of the year!

First Communions and Confirmations celebrations scheduled this May will be postponed until the Fall 2020.
The Faith Education Office will be contacting us as soon as new schedules are made possible in light of the situation we are facing. We will keep you informed of this progress.

**Final book verification for all levels will be on June 3rd and 4th from 4-8 pm in the Parish Hall. Registrations for returning children and New Registrations for 2020-2021 will be open after June 5th.

 

A Coronavirus Prayer
- adapted from the Diocese of Kildare

Loving and healing God, we, the people of Quebec turn to you in prayer,
confident that you are with us and with all people in every moment.
We stand before you as people of hope, trusting in your care and protection.
May your faithful love support us and soothe the anxiety of our hearts.
Generous God,
fill us with compassion and concern for others, young and old,
that we may look after one another in these challenging days.
Bring healing to those who are sick with the virus and be with their families.
May those who have died rest in your eternal embrace.
Comfort their family and friends.
Strengthen and protect all medical professionals caring for the sick
and all who work in our medical facilities.
Give wisdom to leaders in healthcare and government
that they may make the right decisions for the well-being of people.
We pray in gratitude for all our bishops and priests at this time and ask that the Holy Spirit protect and guide them.
Bless us all and keep us safe. In Christ's Name,
Amen.

Esperanza Donovan
Faith First Coordinator
514-626-4111 ext. 224

Karen Dawson
Faith First Assistant
 
 
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
April
Tues., Apr. 14 4:30 - 6:00 and 6:15 - 7:45 pm,
Church & Parish Hall
Level 3 (SP3, SP4) Gathering #3
(Final Book Verification -
completed up to gathering date)
Thurs., Apr. 16 4:30 - 6:00 and 6:15 - 7:45 pm,
Church & Parish Hall
Level 5 (SP5, SP6) Gathering #3
(Final Book Verification -
completed up to gathering date)
Tues., Apr. 21 4:30 - 6:00 and
6:15 - 7:45 pm,
Church & Parish Hall
Confirmation gathering #6
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:

  • This week I showed God's love by...
  • This week I was a peacemaker by...
  • Today at mass, I will pray for...

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.