St. Thomas à Becket Parish
4320 Ste. Anne, Pierrefonds, Quebec H9H 4Y7Office: 514-626-4111Email:

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May 13, 2024
  • Coming soon! The annual Corpus Christi event downtown as we bring the Eucharist to the streets of downtown with the Archbishop and thousands of others. Door-to-door bus transportation from the parish.
  • Find out what the Pope St. John Paul II'sTheology of the Body is all about in this free series with Fr. Mike Schmitz.
  • What’s a Carthusian monk? See this beautiful short documentary on their unique way of life not far from us in Vermont.
  • Local resources and other information are available on The Grapevine newsletter and on the diocesan website . Click here to find out how you can support the mission of the Church in Montreal. International Church news can be found here.
  • Watch on TV or online this week: Salt+Light Catholic media and on EWTN Global Catholic Network.
  • Hand sanitizer and masks are offered as people arrive at church, but they are not required. We will maintain the mask-required sections for those who wish to wear them, and those distributing Communion will continue to wear masks. We note that large numbers of our parishioners are choosing to continue wearing masks. There is absolutely no pressure on anyone who chooses otherwise, but please respect the mask-and distancing-required sections of the church.

    Saturdays: 4:30 pm
    Sundays: at 9:00 and 11:00 am (livestreamed)
    Monday to Friday: 8:30 am

    Holy Rosary (Mon, Wed. Thurs.), 9:00 am
    Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Tuesdays), 9:00 am
    Eucharistic Holy Hour (Fridays), 9:00 - 10:00am (1st Fridays until 3pm).


  • May 6, 2024
    • Some church humour:
    • Getting married in the coming year? There is one marriage preparation weekend before summer. Learn more and register here.
    • Next week is National Family & Life Week. Find out how you can celebrate “Love hopes all things”.
    • Join Bishop Barron and tens of thousands all around the world in https://www.wordonfire.org/pray-rosary/ during May, a month devoted to Our Lady.

  • April 29, 2024
    • Looking for summer activities for your children ages 6-12? Camp Savio is a wonderful Catholic parish day camp in Laval (limited space, so register soon).
    • If you missed Seminarian Samy Rekik’s moving vocation story at Mass last week, it’s worth watching.
    • What is the Ignatian Examen? Find out at St. Luke’s on May 25.
    • Montreal’s Filipinos are an important and valued part of our parish and of the whole Church in Montreal. Join them as they celebrateFilipino Heritage Month at the Oratory.

  • April 22, 2024
    • What is NaPro Technology, and how can it change the life of someone with fertility struggles? For local information, contact the diocesan Centre for Marriage, Life & the Family:
    • Bishop Barron explains the new Vatican document on human dignity in an 8-minute video.
    • Families with children are invited to our last monthly Family Mass of the school year, Sunday, April 28, at 4:00, followed by a social time and refreshments in the parish hall.
    • Let’s not take our faith for granted: Believing in Jesus can cost you your life in these 50 countries.

  • April 15, 2024

  • April 8, 2024
    • Debunking 7 myths about the Catholic Church. Get the facts about the Church’s attitude towards science, women, gays, sexual abuse, contraception and more. Watch and pass it on to friends and family, especially those sceptical of the church, and especially young adults who are often indoctrinated against faith in their classrooms.
    • Watch this dramatic life and death story about Tammy Peterson’s (wife of Jordan) conversion to Catholicism via the Holy Rosary.
    • The Canadian bishops speak on the use of Social Media.

  • April 1, 2024
    • Fr. Alexander Asirvatham, HGN, Seminarian Jonathan Baker, our Pastoral Team and the Parish Wardens join me in wishing you a blessed Easter. Here are some memorable images of the Easter Triduum.
    • Back by popular demand: Did Jesus really rise from the dead?
    • I challenge you not to be moved by Pope Francis washing the feet of women prisoners on Holy Thursday (begin video at minute 26:30).
    • Friday, April 5 @ 6:00 p.m. A special event just for teens, registration required.
    • Saturday, April 6: Zoom session spiritual accompaniment for the separated & divorced.
    • Sunday, April 7, at noon: Parish brunch in the hall. Details in the bulletin (see above). Support the works of the Knights of Columbus and build community in our parish.
    • Sunday, April 7, at 1:00: Celebrate the Feast of Divine Mercy at Mary Queen of Peace Church, Pierrefonds. Here at Becket, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be said at the conclusion of all Masses, as we do every year. It’s a powerful prayer that takes about five minutes. Learn more here.

  • March 25, 2024
    • Faith and courage: Palm Sunday in Gaza.
    • A story of forgiveness to reflect on during Holy Week.
    • Montreal is expecting a big wave of Ukrainian refugees in the coming days as the special welcoming law expires on March 31. Their immediate needs will be shampoo, conditioner, adult toothbrushes, shaving cream and men's and women's deodorant. Travel sizes are best, but all donations are great appreciated. You can drop them at church at all Masses.
    • What good is Confession anyway?

  • March 18, 2024
    • Teens and Young Adults: Get in the Holy Week groove by joining our parish youth on the Palm Saturday Walk/Pilgrimage for an amazing experience. Contact Amanda @ adavis991@outlook.com
    • What about a retreat for Easter? Villa Saint-Martin is just minutes from our parish.
    • The American bishops have a wonderful website called Respect Life, with great information about abortion, infertility, and much more.
    • Someone wants to participate in our annual Good Friday Walk With the Cross, but needs a wheelchair with foot rests. Do you have one you can give or lend? Contact the parish office: 514-626-4111 or becketparish@gmail.com

  • March 11, 2024

  • March 4, 2024
    • Are you or someone you know a Catholic with LGBTQ+ experiences looking for "community with others who desire a way of life in congruence with Christ and His Church?” Eden Invitation might be for you.
    • Ever wondered what the Catechism of the Catholic Church is all about? Here’s an audio series by a prominent contemporary scholar, but you don’t need to be a scholar to understand it. You might also enjoy Fr. Mike Schmitz’s The Catechism in a Year free podcast.
    • Two of our young parishioners, twins Goodness and Greatness Arthur-Samugana, recently encouraged our parishioners to donate blood. Learn more about this beautiful initiative on the Global News clip.

  • February 19, 2024
    • Everything you always wanted to know about Confession (and things you never even thought of).
    • Have you ever wondered what is God’s will for your life? Bishop Barron can help you in this new, free e-book.
    • Congratulations to the six couples who participated in this year’s Marriage Jubilee service and dinner. You are a great witness and encouragement to our parish couples.

  • February 12, 2024
    • Wednesday, February 14: Ash Wednesday Masses at 8:30 a.m. (livestreamed), 5:30 and 7:00 pm. Brant Pitre explains the Biblical roots of Ash Wednesday: Fascinating!
    • Our Lenten parish mission, held this year at St. Luke’s: Monday evenings, February 19, 26, March 4. Watch the invitation by Fr. Kelly.
    • Friday, February 16: Join the Global Rosary for World Peace on Friday this week.
    • Other Lent-related resources. There’s something for everyone, so there’s no excuse not to grow spiritually this Lent.
    • Reactions to the recent allegations against Cardinal Cyprien Lacroix. Archbishop of Quebec. Some of the links are in French, but Google Translate does a pretty good job.

  • February 5, 2024
    • Heads up: Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday fall on the same day this year. What to do? Here are some ideas. Take heart: the only time this will happen again in this century is in 2029.
    • Join our Lenten online video program, “Forgiven”. Learn about the incredible mercy that God offers us in the Sacrament of Reconciliation; explore God’s revelation of His merciful love in Scripture, and how this pattern of our loving Father forgiving the sins of His children provides the foundation of the Sacrament. Learn what really goes on in Confession, the relief and freedom it can bring you. Register here. It’s free but will enrich you.
    • Benny Augustine, who assists at the altar at our weekday Masses, will be ordained permanent deacon at St. Edmund of Canterbury Church next Friday, February 16. Our most sincere congratulations and prayers for his ministry.

  • January 29, 2024
    • Bishop Barron explains how to become a person of love and how to be spiritually great by practicing the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.
    • The current needs of the Ukrainian refugees are shampoo, conditioner, adult toothbrushes, shaving cream and men's and women's deodorant. Travel sizes are best, but all donations are great appreciated. You can drop them at church weekday mornings and around Mass times on the weekend.
    • This is the final week to sign up for this year's Marriage Jubilee on February 9-10. Couples celebrating milestone anniversaries (multiples of five) are eligible to register. We are also looking for two young people to help serve the dinner. Great for community service hours. For more information, please call Rina 514-915-7586.
    • Food for thought in this article by local journalist Anna Farrow, former Executive Director of the English-Speaking Catholic Council.
    • A couple in Côte Saint-Luc (former Becket parishioners) is seeking weekend nursing care. Contact Robert (514) 704-7652.

  • January 22, 2024
    • Join us and other local Christian churches for this year’s West Island service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: Sunday, January 28, 2024, 4:00pm, First Christian Reformed Church, 52 rue Joseph Paiement, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, H9A 1J1, followed by an optional supper at Chateau Kabab.

  • January 15, 2024
    • Did you ever wonder why Catholics don't scatter their ashes?
    • The Parish Bereavement Group meets this week, Tuesday, January 16, 7:00 pm, Cahill Hall (enter by the office door). It’s for those who have recently (or not recently) lost a loved one. Led by experienced grief guide William Curran.
    • Inspiring story of Sister Monique Bourget, who attends St. Thomas à Becket when visiting her mother, Denise, our regular weekday parishioner.

  • January 8, 2024
    • Did you know? The archdiocese has a guide to many community services. It’s worth checking out. And Canada now has a standard suicide help number: Dial 988
    • Why do Catholics call priests “Father”? Or watch this video.

  • January 1, 2024
    • Today is the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God. Find out what that means.
    • Read the powerful Christmas message from Jerusalem.
    • Youssef Ghafari’s photos of the 4:00 Christmas Eve Mass.


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