Ministry to the larger community
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Pastoral Home Care Visitor through St. Thomas a Becket parish or if you know of somebody who would appreciate a visit please contact Ailsa Lee Loy 514-626-7265 or Susan Carroll 514-887-4365.
LOCAL WEST ISLAND FOOD BANKS: If you would like to donate non-perishables we suggest the following locations:
Fonds d’Aide de l’Ouest-de-l’Île 21 rue Commercial, Roxboro H8Y 3K6 514-683-0456
West Island Mission 219 Labrosse, Pointe-Claire H9R 1A3 514-912-6813
On Rock Ministries 9554 boul. Gouin O. Pierrefonds, QC H9H 0A3 514-696-1905
Mada West Island 15814 boul. Gouin, Sainte-Geneviève, QC H9H 1C4 514-342-4969
Contact the parish office at 514-626-4111 for more information.
For 6 months of the year (Nov. to May) the ministry of the Angels of Mercy is to provide a healthy meal to over 100 homeless people who hang out in the park at the corner of Berri & St. Catherine streets as well as the corner of Atwater and Ste-Catherine. Every Sunday we head out with our boiling pot of soup. In the car on our way downtown, we put together 90 lunch bags consisting of a sandwich, a power bar and a juice box.
When we arrive downtown, the car doors & trunk fly open as we set out to serve a cup of soup from the trunk and distribute the lunch bags to the homeless who have lined up behind the car. A couple of volunteers walk the streets to find the homeless persons hidden from the cold & give them a lunch bag, inviting them back to the car for a hot cup of soup. Many of the homeless stay around to eat, chat & fill up on a second (or third) cup of soup. Other volunteers distribute gently used winter clothing, hygiene kits, gloves, hats, scarves, socks and underwear as we chat with our homeless brothers and sisters, hoping to brighten their day.
For more info, visit their website: www.helpfeedthehomeless.org or call Sarah Sajedi 514-827-6408.