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. All COVID safety measures will be followed strictly at the Church. Your safety is our top priority. The present capacity per Mass is 300 people.

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.

Thank you very much for supporting your parish during these difficult times.

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

Mass Times

Saturday 5 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
Weekday Masses: Tuesday – Friday, 8 a.m.

Adoration Chapel is Open

Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m to 4:00 p.m

Saturday: 11:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m

Sunday: 8:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m

Parish Office Hours

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

Tel. 905-689-4857

Fax 905-689-9309

email: stthomaswaterdown@hamiltondiocese.com

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One Heart and One Soul Campaign

Dear parishioners of St. Thomas the Apostle parish,

Thank you very much for supporting ONE HEART AND ONE SOUL campaign. So far we have raised $484, 000 towards our target of $1,022,000. Thanks a million to all those who donated towards this. We still have a long way to go. We invite you to consider pledging towards this campaign. The money that will be raised through this campaign will be well used for the community of St. Thomas the Apostle parish for many years to come. For more information go our ONE HEART AND ONE SOUL website or talk to Fr. Francis.

http://www.oneheartonesoul.ca/stthomaswaterdown

2022 Sacraments

Dear Parishioners of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish,

We look forward to celebrating the Sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation in April 2022.

First Communion will take place on Saturday, April 23, 2022
–  at 11:00am for St. Thomas the Apostle C.E.S
–  at 1:00pm for Guardian Angels C.E.S

Confirmation will take place on Saturday, April 30, 2022
–  at 11:00am for St. Thomas the Apostle C.E.S
–  at 1:00pm for Guardian Angels C.E.S

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 647-967-5712 or via email fnoronha@hamiltondiocese.com

Many thanks,
Fr. Francis Noronha, CSC Pastor, St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Waterdown

Important Information
– COVID 19 PROTOCOLS –

Your safety is our top priority.

St. Thomas the Apostle parish is open for regular Masses. All COVID safety measures will be followed strictly at the Church

Masks are to be worn at all times, please use the hand sanitizer as you enter the church and kindly follow the usher’s directions during entry, Communion and exit.

The present capacity per Mass is 300 people. We are blessed to have a wonderful, beautiful and spacious Church. I welcome you back to our parish to celebrate Eucharist as a community.

Upcoming Events

Hamilton Diocese – January 2022

BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS
January 2022

 

PARENTING TIP OF THE MONTH – Parenting Tip 136. Our children are, in many ways, like sponges absorbing all we say and do. Even when we think they aren’t watching or listening, they are often taking in our comments, actions and attitudes. In fact, our influence lasts their entire lives and impacts them throughout their lifetime. Equally important is what we don’t say about something they are seeing or hearing or doing, since silence is considered consent. Parenting takes constant work, which is why it is considered a vitally important vocation. The rewards, however, of seeing your children grow into healthy, strong adults is worth the effort.

MARRIAGE TIP OF THE MONTH – Marriage Tip 116. Some people drift into their relationships over a number of years, but it can also be said that people drift out of their relationships as well. We can become complacent and take for granted all the nice things are spouse does for us and/or sometimes we stop doing nice things for them. Over time we compliment less, spend less time together, stop sharing our day, feelings, or hopes and dreams and suddenly lose sight of the other. When we continue to treat our relationship as new, taking the time to discover who the other is and complimenting them for it, we stay firmly attached instead of drifting apart.

Year of Amoris Laetitia Family – Hamilton Diocesan Speaker Series – We are excited to present the Year Amoris Laetitia Family Diocesan speaker series designed to look at various topics that impact families with one speaker per month from January to June. In January we will have a special three part presentation on the document itself. They first two sessions will be presented by Bishop Lobsinger, with the final session led by Mrs. Teresa Hartnett. The evening sessions will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. on Jan. 12th, 19th and 26th. The entire series will be presented by zoom, so you must register, but can join in by internet or phone. Check the Diocesan website at https://amorislaetitia.hamiltondiocese.com/ for information and to register. Join us for the entire series, or for a topic of interest to you! Contact Teresa Hartnett at thartnett@hamiltondiocese.com, or 905-528-7988 ext. 2250.

Marriage Support – Is your marriage experience more trouble than joy, feeling stagnant or disconnected and/or causing you worries?  The solution is Retrouvaille – a program for married couples facing difficult challenges in their relationship.  Retrouvaille has one purpose: to help couples restore their marriage and rebuild a loving relationship.  This is a practical program, where sharing is not required except between the couple themselves, designed to improve communication, build stronger marriages, and help couples reconnect. It also works well for couples who may be considering separation or divorce.  The next Retrouvaille weekend begins March 13, 2022.  For more information call 905-664-5212 or email teamrecine@gmail.com.

ReStart – Starting over after separation or divorce with support, care and tools for your journey. We invite you to check out the Diocesan website at: https://hamiltondiocese.com/offices/family-ministry/divorce-separation.php

to see the programs we offer and to find out dates of the new programs in early 2022. If you have questions, call the Family Ministry Office at 905-528-7988 ext. 2249.

The Reel Justice Film Festival is back! We are excited to offer another year of engaging films, which spotlight issues of social, political, and economic injustice. Join us January 27, 2022 at 7:00 P.M. for “There’s Something in the Water”. The film documents environmental racism in Nova Scotia, revealing a portrait of ecological and social disaster, where rural areas are plagued by toxic fallout from industrial development and your postal code determines your health. The Reel Justice Film Festival is a partnership between Development & Peace and the Bishop Farrell Library & Archives. Visit us online at https://reeljusticefilmfestival.wordpress.com/ to view our 2022 schedule or to secure your spot at any of our virtual screenings!

Bible Sunday – The Diocese of Hamilton celebrates Bible Sunday on January 23, 2022.  Bishop Crosby has chosen the third Sunday of Ordinary Time each year as our day to emphasize how #TheBibleSpeaks and how #WeListen.  We encourage you to visit our Diocesan webpage dedicated to Bible Sunday 2022. Here you will find resources for adults, youth and children to help foster a relationship with God’s living Word: www.hamiltondiocese.com/thebiblespeaks.

Mount Mary Immaculate Retreat Centre is now open and accepting group and personal retreat bookings for 2022! With a large Chapel and acres of untouched green space Mount Mary is an ideal location for those seeking a retreat experience. Groups of all types are welcome for a day or for an overnight stay. For more information please visit: www.mountmary.ca

Youth ministry online learning – There are spaces open for new learners in the upcoming cycles of the Youth Ministry Certification program. If you are interested in participating in Vision for Catholic Youth Ministry – A Canadian Perspective or Relational Ministry with Youth – A Canadian Perspective, please email: nmccowell@hamiltondiocese.com