New Website

September 15, 2013

We have a new website! Please navigate to thomasmorechurch.ca

Sunday Masses continue as usual at 1:45pm at Sacré-Coeur Church, 381 Sherbourne St.

Another website with information relevant to the life of our church and of the Anglican Ordinariate (now called the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, in North America) is Peregrinations.

Choir

June 18, 2013

We will have a full choir again in September. Meanwhile we continue to have Plainchant Mass with a cantor, Sundays 1.45pm at Sacré-Coeur church, 381 Sherbourne.

Meeting results

June 18, 2013

Our June 16 meeting was full of enthusiasm and good-will. Thanks be to God! We should have enough official members to become a mission and be assigned a priest this fall (although it is ultimately up to the Ordinariate to decide), but we will continue to collect membership forms until the end of August. If you attend infrequently but would like to support us financially, you can do so by direct deposit. (Just email us for more information.) We submitted some possible names for our Sodality to Mgr Steenson for approval. There was strong support for “St. Thomas More”. We submitted “St. Benedict” as a second choice.

Our regular Mass continues through the summer, Sundays 1.45pm at Sacré-Coeur church, at 381 Sherbourne.

At 3pm (Sunday June 16 after Mass) we will meet to choose a saint’s name for our sodality.

We also ask Catholics who support us to be officially affiliated with us by filling out a form at the meeting (or bringing it to the meeting). The Ordinariate requires us to have 24 or more affiliated members to qualify as a mission with a priest. Please consider supporting us in this way.

FAQ about Affiliation

June 5, 2013

A few practical points for those inquiring about affiliating with the Ordinariate:

1. AN ORDINARIATE MISSION PARISH FOR TORONTO
Twenty-four members locally is the number needed to form an Ordinariate mission parish. We are well along the way, but we always want more people and need your support.

2. WHO CAN BE A MEMBER?

A) If you are an Anglican (Episcopalian), a former Anglican, or are married to or in the family of an Anglican or former Anglican you can be a member of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter.

B) If you are a non-RC of any denomination and wish to be received into the Catholic Church through the Ordinariate you can belong to the Ordinariate. We just received a family of Mennonite background.

C) Basically, only those who were baptized in the Catholic Church and have no familial connection to an Anglican cannot formally be a member but, of course, any Catholic can attend Ordinariate Masses, fulfill Sunday obligation and partake of the sacraments (Penance, etc.) through the ministry of an Ordinariate priest or chaplain.

3. DO I HAVE TO STOP ATTENDING MY LOCAL PARISH AND ATTEND THE ORDINARIATE MASS EVERY SUNDAY?

You can continue to attend any Catholic Church and attend the Ordinariate Mass when possible. Once a member of the Ordinariate though, you cannot hold an official office in another parish e.g. Parish Council. This would not affect most of those in our community.

4. DO I HAVE TO BE A RESIDENT OF TORONTO?
Any Canadian who meets the criteria in # 2 above can affiliate with the Ordinariate in Canada and may attend the closest Ordinariate mission parish or sodality when possible. If in doubt on this or other issues, fill out a form and we will have the Ordinariate Chancellor review the case.

5. MSGR STEENSON NEEDS THE FORMS
Even those who filled out a form for the archdiocese must complete a form for the Ordinariate in Houston. These can be collected at the meeting on June 16.

Here is a link to the Ordinariate website and the pdf form:

http://www.usordinariate.org/documents/Request_to_Enter_Ordinariate.pdf

If you fill one out please bring it to the meeting so that these can be submitted as a group with the 24+ affiliated members.

Some names suggested so far:
– St. Benedict
– St. Thomas More
– St Edmund Campion
– St. John Fisher
– St Hilda
– St. Kateri Tekakwitha
– Blessed John Henry Newman
– St. Augustine of Canterbury
– St. Henry Walpole

Holy Week Masses

March 25, 2013

Thanks be to God for a lovely and meaningful Palm Sunday Processional and Mass this last Sunday to begin Holy Week!

Our next Holy Week Mass: Sung Easter Mass with Choir on Sunday, March 31 at 1:45 PM.

Apologies for the lack of updates to this site. We’re in the process of developing a proper website, soon to be unveiled.

Our facebook page, however, is ready.

We are delighted to be celebrating our Saviour’s birth for the first time as the Toronto Anglican Use Sodality, bearing witness together to St. John’s declaration, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth.” Please join us!

Christmas Mass
Tuesday Dec. 25, 9:15 AM

Mary Mother of God
Vigil Mass
Monday Dec. 31, 5:00 PM (new time)

Epiphany
Evensong, Benediction and Carols
Sunday Jan. 1, Jan. 6, 7:00 PM (updated)

Sunday Masses, 1:45 PM

Masses are at Sacré-Coeur Church, 381 Sherbourne St. and fulfil the obligation for all Catholics, regardless of whether or not they are of an Anglican background. There is also free parking and a coffee hour afterwards.

This Sunday, Nov. 25, Mass will be celebrated for the Feast of Christ The King. The music of the Mass will include the Missa Aeterna Munera by Palestrina, plainsong propers, hymns, and the motet for double choir, Ecce Vicit Leo by Peter Philips.

Our Masses begin at 1:45pm every Sunday at Sacré-Coeur Church, 381 Sherbourne St. and fulfil the Sunday obligation for all Catholics, regardless of whether or not they are of an Anglican background. As always, there is also free parking, a children’s program for part of the service, and a coffee hour afterward. Everyone is welcome!

Music from September 16

September 19, 2012

Music of the Mass: Collegium Regale Communion Service, Herbert Howells
Offertory Motet: Nos Autem Gloriari, Palestrina

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