St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Waterdown

REGULAR MASSES

Dear Parishioners and Visitors of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish,

St. Thomas the Apostle parish is open for regular Masses. 

Our Regular Masses are:

Tuesday to Friday at 8:00 am
Saturday at 5:00 pm
Sunday at 9:00 am and 11:30 am.
Confessions: Saturday from 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm or anytime with appointment.

Thank you very much for supporting our parish.
Looking forward to seeing you all at the Church.
God Bless.

Fr. Francis

About Our Parish

We were a seed planted here over a century ago – a mission church of modest size – but now we are in a time of blossoming and growth. Learn more of our story.

Mass Times

Weekday Masses: Tuesday – Friday, 8 am
Saturday
5 pm
Sunday 9 am & 11:30 am

Adoration Chapel Hours

Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 12 noon.
Saturday: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday: 8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Parish Office Hours

Monday to Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 am – 12:00 p.m.

Tel. 905-689-4857

Fax 905-689-9309

email: stthomaswaterdown@hamiltondiocese.com

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Ways to support St. Thomas the Apostle Parish 

  1. Drop off your envelopes/cheques in the secured mailboxes located at the front and the back doors of the Church.
  2. Mail your envelopes/cheques to the parish.
  3. Donate online through our website https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/13052
  4. Sign up for direct withdrawal program https://www.stthomaswaterdown.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/St.-Thomas-Pre-Authorization-Form.pdf

Thank you for supporting your Parish.

Hamilton Diocese – June 2022

Bishop Farrell Library Open House! Join us June 25th 2:00 – 5:00 and June 26th 10:00 – 3:00. Located at 698 King St. West, on the beautiful grounds of the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King. Learn about The Saint John’s Bible and our Library resources. Free books available!

NEW:  CATECHIST FORMATION PROGRAM – The Diocese of Hamilton is pleased to offer a catechist formation program through Dayton University’s Virtual Learning Community for Adult Faith Formation. This program is open to Pastor recommended candidates. Topics covered during our year together will include:

  • The New Directory for Catechesis
  • The relationship between evangelization and catechesis
  • Sacramental preparation
  • Culture and its impact on ministry
  • Additional specialized formation for ministry with all stages of life.

For more information contact your Pastor or the Evangelization and Catechesis Office catechesis@hamiltondiocese.com.

Family Love: A Vocation and A Path to Holiness is the sixth and final talk for the Hamilton Diocesan Speaker Series celebrating the Year of Amoris Laetitia Family. Our guest speaker will be Most Reverend Daniel J. Miehm, Bishop of the Diocese of Peterborough and former Auxiliary Bishop of Hamilton Diocese.  Bishop Miehm will look at how through the life of the family and the love shared by its members, children learn about themselves and the seeds of their vocation are born. Every person is called to live in their family knowing the family itself is a call to an important vocation. Parents and children find their path to holiness with the vocation of the family. Join us Wednesday, June 15th from 7-8:30p.m. Check the Diocesan website at Speaker Series – Amoris Laetitia www.hamiltondiocese.com to register. For information, contact Teresa Hartnett at thartnett@hamiltondiocese.com or 905-528-7988 ext. 2250.

 

PARENTING TIP OF THE MONTH – Parenting Tip 141

Summer days are upon us, a perfect time to unwind a little and spend some quality time as a family. Playing outdoor and indoor games, walking in nature, having water balloon fights and taking time to thank God for our many blessings are all ways to build relationships with each other. Children need to be well connected to their family in order to feel safe, secure and important. Time together is the best way to build these significant bonds. Family Ministry Office.

MARRIAGE TIP OF THE MONTH – Marriage Tip 121

Finances are one of the major issues that cause angst in couple relationships, but you can take control of the situation to prevent problems. Sit down at least once a month and look in detail over your expenses, income and upcoming obligations; do a short weekly check-in. Each person should know exactly how much money there is for “free” spending and how much is needed for financial obligations. Discussing your priorities, compromising on expenditures when necessary and living by the motto that you will spend less in a month than you take in, can prevent stress that impacts the love you feel for each other. Family Ministry Office. .

ReStart – Starting over after separation or divorce with support, care and tools for your journey. We invite you to our upcoming zoom sessions one on Thursday, June 9th starting at 7 p.m. Join us for this informative session. Check out the Diocesan website at: https://hamiltondiocese.com/offices/family-ministry/divorce-separation.php to register and find out more detail. You can also check this page for information about our upcoming ReStart program taking place this fall. If you have questions, call the Family Ministry Office at 905-528-7988 ext. 2249.

Grief Relief – Has someone you cared about died? Are you grieving the loss of the person’s presence in your life?

Are you looking for relief from the feelings associated with the loss of this loved one? You are not alone! The Diocese of Hamilton will be offering a six week online grief program on Tuesday evenings from 7 – 8:30 p.m. You are welcome to join all or any of the sessions on June 7, 14 & 21st. Find out more on the Diocesan website and register to receive the zoom link at https://hamiltondiocese.com/offices/family-ministry/grief-support, or call Teresa at 905-528-7988 ext. 2250.

Catholic Women’s League

Hello Ladies,

Last newsletter we mentioned that we are looking for new members to join the executive.  All positions are up for re-election except one.
Please consider one of the following:

CWL President
DUTIES of the PRESIDENT The president shall:

  • inform the membership of the League’s position on current issues
  • foster open communication
  • preside at all council meetings and conventions
  • be a signing officer for all official documents
  • provide active leadership
  • in consultation with the officers, initiate policy
  • keep fully informed on the operation of the League and report annually to the membership
  • be an ex officio member of all committees except the nominations and elections committee
  • be the official spokesperson for the council
  • appoint committees
  • read and be familiar with the National Manual of Policy and Procedure
  • with the executive, be responsible for reporting activities to the next level
  • perform such other duties as may be incumbent upon the office.

CWL Past President
DUTIES of the PAST PRESIDENT The past president shall:

  • serve the council and president in a consultative capacity
  • be responsible for the archives and history of the council
  • facilitate and encourage the study and implementation of the Constitution & Bylaws

CWL Secretary
DUTIES of the RECORDING SECRETARY The recording secretary shall:

  • assist the president in preparing the agenda for meetings
  • list all correspondence to be brought to the meeting
  • notify members of the time and place of the meeting
  • distribute copies of the minutes of the previous meeting prior to the meeting
  • record the minutes of meetings (for a sample of meeting minutes see the National Manual of Policy and Procedure or the Handbook for Secretaries)
  • retain minutes as a permanent record
  • bring the minute book containing past minutes to meetings
  • be a signing officer for official documents
  • be responsible for receiving reports from the executive
  • provide the president with a copy of the executive members’ annual reports to assist in preparing the president’s annual report
  • be responsible for all council papers and records
  • keep a copy of each executive member’s monthly and annual reports.

CWL Treasurer
DUTIES of the TREASURER The treasurer shall:
maintain the financial records of the council

  • receive all League monies
  • pay all accounts as authorized
  • be a signing officer for official documents
  • present a report of revenues and expenditures at meetings
  • prepare and monitor annual budget
  • have financial records audited or examined annually.

CWL Communications
DUTIES of the CHAIRPERSON The duties of the chairperson are:

  • The Canadian League magazine
  • Media, including social media: (i) for evangelization (ii) to promote the League (iii) evaluation and promotion of good content (iv) newsletters and bulletins
  • media relations
  • pornography

CWL Spiritual Development
DUTIES of the CHAIRPERSON The duties of the chairperson are:

  • spiritual growth of members
  • study of Catholic teachings
  • role of women in the church
  • evangelization and mission assistance
  • lay ministries
  • ecumenism and interfaith endeavours.

Christian Family Life
DUTIES of the CHAIRPERSON The duties of the chairperson are:

  • marriage and family
  • sanctity of life
  • ministry to: – youth – widowed – disabled – separated – seniors – divorced – single
  • vocations The chairperson should:
  • refer to communiqués and/or annual reports from all levels
  • study and act on League resolutions adopted at each level pertaining to this standing committee
  • file with the recording secretary a copy of the monthly and annual report.

Blessings to all!

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