St. Thomas More parish community will host Fr. Jakub Dębicki, a missionary priest, who has been working in the Ukraine for the past 6 years near Lviv. Fr. Jakub is a pastor of All Saintsparish in New Yarichiv, where he currently runs a charitable kindergarten and daycare for the poorest children in the region. Due to the war, the need to expand, with plans to build 2 more kindergartens, is necessary to facilitate many children emigrating from the occupied territories in the East of Ukraine.
Currently the kindergarten takes care of over 200 children and young people from various parishes, and they are anticipating that the number of refugee children emigrating to the West, seeking shelter and education, will double. Fr. Jakub will speak about this very sensitive and troubling time in the Ukraine.
We ask you kindly to be generous to this very important and much needed cause and to continue to pray for all the men, women and especially children affected by this senseless war.
Thank you and God Bless You.
Fr. Robert served our parish community since July 2019.
He has given his time, talents, prayers and many gifts to the children, altar servers, young people and their families with priestly dedication. He shared his sense of humor and spiritual skills with our parish, our families and all parishioners.
We are grateful for his priestly devotion and service to STM.
We wish him God’s blessing on his new appointment at St. Anne’s in Garwood.
May God bless him with his divine wisdom, and strength that he may proclaim God’s love and mercy to his new parish community.
All the best Fr. Robert.
We will pray for you and your new parishioners!
Deacons Aidan and Mike
Parish Staff and Family of STM!
Feastday: June 22
Patron: of adopted children, lawyers, civil servants, politicians, and difficult marriages
Beatified: December 29th, 1886 by Pope Leo XIII
Canonized: May 19th, 1935 by Pope Pius XI
Prayer for Good HumorGrant me oh Lord, good digestion,
and also something to digest.
Grant me a healthy body, and
the necessary good humor to maintain it.
Grant me a simple soul that knows
to treasure all that is good
and that doesn’t frighten easily at the sight of evil,
but rather finds the means to put things
back in their place.
Give me a soul that knows not boredom,
grumbles, sighs, and laments,
nor excess of stress, because of that
obstructing thing called “I.”
Grant me O Lord, a good sense of humor,
Allow me the grace to be able to take a joke
to discover in life a bit of joy,
and to be able to share it with others.
DEDICATION IN HONOR OF SISTER AGNES
On Sunday, June 12 at the 10AM Mass, in addition to celebrating the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity, we will remember Sister Agnes Bernard.
Sister was our Pastoral Associate and Director of Religious Education Program. She was a true leader who led us on our faith journey as a community of believers. After Mass, the Mary Room will be blessed and dedicated in honor of Sister Agnes. This gesture is a sign of our love and gratitude so she may be remembered at STM, the church she loved so very much.
Please join us for this heartfelt event and enjoy some of the memories we have collected and displayed in the Mary Room and to share the ones rooted in our hearts.
COFFEE AND ...will be served.