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

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  • October 2, 2023
    • The unique award-winning video-based program, The Search, is coming back to Becket! Experience it again and invite your relatives, friends, neighbours and colleagues to join you in exploring the fundamental questions and mysteries of life and faith. See the trailer and register here.
    • Spaces remain for our October 9 Thanksgiving Day pilgrimage to the magnificent Benedictine Abbey of St. Benoît-du-Lac, near Magog. Click here to register and to pay. No one will be turned away, so pay what you can for a day to remember.
    • Bring your pets for the annual blessing: this Saturday, October 7, @ 1:30 on the apron of the church.
    • Gossiping is no big deal, or is it? Take the gossip test.
    • 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).

  • September 26, 2023
    • BecketMail is a day late, so I can wish you a happy feast of the Holy Canadian Martyrs: St Jean de Brébeuf, St. Isaac Jogues, and companions. They are the secondary patrons of Canada (St. Joseph is numero uno).
    • Our youth leader and parish catechetical assistant, Amanda Davis, reflects on World Youth Day.
    • Friday is the Feast of the Archangels and next Monday the feast of the Guardian Angels. Learn 5 fascinating things about angels.
    • Why do I need to go to Confession? Here is an aid to help you prepare to receive the sacrament of God’s mercy.

  • September 18, 2023
    • The Hallow app is the #1 Catholic prayer and meditation app, with extensive resources. Here is one reflection about it. (Prayer apps are meant to complement Sunday Mass, not replace it.)
    • Ukrainian refugee needs update: No more bedding, but shampoo & body wash; deodorant for women & men; toothpaste; laundry soap; winter coats and hats, scarfs, gloves and sweaters in good condition, for women, men and children.
    • What is The Secret Sisterhood of Widows?
    • St. Raphael’s Palliative Care Home & Day Centre is holding a fundraiser virtual auction.

  • September 11, 2023
    • Church lighting project update: We received the final quotations and have submitted them to the diocese for approval. Once that happens, it is a matter of organizing the work with the contractors.
    • The post-Tuesday-morning-Mass “Meet & Greet” coffee hour in Cahill Hall is resuming this week (September 12) after a long COVID hiatus. It’s a great opportunity to get to know and share with those you worship with.
    • If you or someone you know is engaged, you need to register ASAP for the diocesan preparation program, and contact me (or the pastor of your parish). An excellent complement (not replacement) to that program is one offered by our parishioners John & Nathalie Bondyra. They also offer a great program for married couples. Take the time to strengthen your marriage: you owe it to yourselves and your children.
    • “Father, bless my rosary”. But what does that actually mean? Here’s a great article and video by Fr. Mike Schmitz.
    • Sunday afternoon saw the first post-COVID Volunteer Appreciation Wine & Cheese. About 40 were able to attend, half the number of “formal” volunteers. If you regularly volunteer but did not receive an invitation, please let Heidi know. If you don’t yet volunteer but would like to begin, contact us to see where the need is and we will connect you with the right person.

  • September 4, 2023
    • Are you an adult child of separated or divorced parents? Check this out.
    • Here is one of the things that the Vatican is doing to help Ukrainian families in need. Here at Becket, the response has been extremely generous. The current needs for arriving refugees are shampoo, body wash and bicycle helmets for kids (and adults). You can drop them off at the church.
    • Our parish picnic last week was strong on quality if not quantity. Altar server Ellie Ghafari (centre) celebrated his 13th birthday with us, and Bosco protected us from invaders. Thanks to Social Club president Rina Callard for making it happen.

  • August 28, 2023
    • The Grand Seminary of the Archdiocese of Montreal, which forms future priests, is offering the opportunity for young men (18-35) to meet in fraternity to share on faith, vocational discernment, the spiritual life, the challenges of the Christian in the world today, etc. The next such meeting is on Thursday this week. English is also spoken. For more information, contact the seminary at
    • If you are a young woman (20-39), here’s a great website by women for women.
    • Do you know a child struggling with gender identity?

  • August 21, 2023
    • A parishioner’s car was stolen during yesterday’s 11:00 Mass and another’s was vandalized. It turns out that both cars were unlocked, so please be sure to lock your car!
    • Stevie Wonder was right when he sang “Superstition ain’t the way.” Take this quiz for your superstition level.
    • September 16th and the parish bazaar / community garage sale is just a few weeks away.
    • Letter from Archbishop Lépine.
    • The Ignatian Spirituality Centre of Montreal offers retreats, formation and much more, with many programs offered just minutes from our parish on Gouin Blvd. at the western tip of Montreal.

  • August 14, 2023

  • July 31, 2023
    • World Youth Day week begins tomorrow in Lisbon, the largest single event organized in the history of that small country’s history. You can watch it all live-streamed on EWTN. Our youth leader Amanda Davis and her brother Jeremy, travelling with the Holy Name of Jesus Parish Group (Laval), are among the million-plus pilgrims expected.
    • Is there such a thing as an accidental sin?
    • I was asked to share the prayer I quoted in yesterday’s homily:
      "Lord Jesus, reveal to me the true riches of your kingdom. Help me to set my heart on you alone as the treasure beyond compare with any other. Free my heart of any inordinate desires or attachments that I may freely give to you all that I have in joy and gratitude for all that you have given to me. Amen."

  • July 10, 2023
    • BecketMail is taking a summer break until July 31.
    • Sunday, July 23, is the Third Annual World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. Read all about it and consider how you can honour / celebrate grandparents and older people who are part of your life.
    • Have you been wondering about high tech’s impact on humanity? So has the Vatican.
    • What’s the latest on Salt+Light Catholic media? Watch on TV or online. Check out EWTN as well.
    • Local resources and other information are available in the 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.

  • July 3, 2023
    • Trouble in paradise? Don’t give up on your marriage without checking out Marriage Disciples. You owe it to yourself and to your children. And here is a helpful book.
    • Coming on July 17 to St. Joseph’s Oratory: Mass, prayers for healing, Adoration and much more.

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