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Saturday 25 November 2017

Christ the King at STM Toronto

The Catholic Parish of
St. Thomas More
263 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto
stmtoronto.ca            647-200-8981
 Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter

Jesus Christ,
King of the Universe
November 26, 2017

Sung Mass and Confirmation

Hymn numbers refer to the green New English  Hymnal.

Entrance Hymn # 385 Jesu, the very thought of thee  (St. Botolph)  
[Cantors]     Worthy is the Lamb that was / slain (†) * to receive
                        power, and riches, and / strength, and honour: *
[Full]             to him be glory and dominion for ev//er and ever.
[Cantors]     Give the King thy judge/ments, O God:  *
[Full]             and thy righteousness unto // the King’s Son.   
[Cantors]      Glory be to the Father, and / to the Son: *
[Full]              and to the // Ho-ly Ghost. 
[Cantors]      As it was in the beginning, is now, and / ev-ershall^be: 
[Full]              world without // end, A-men.
                        Worthy is the Lamb that was / slain (†) to receive power,
                        and riches, and/strength, and honour: to him be glory
                        and dominion for ev//er and ever.
Kyrie                         Merbecke                     
Gloria                       Communion Service in F Major – Harold Darke

The Lesson (sit)                           Ezekiel 34: 11-12, 15-17
The Gradual                           
[Cantors]        His dominion shall be also from one sea / to the other: *
[Full]                and from the flood unto // the world’s end.  
[Cantors]        All kings shall fall / down be-fore^him:  *
[Full]                all nations shall // do him service.   
The Epistle      1 Corinthians 15: 20-27, 28  
[Cantors]         Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia. 
[Full]                Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
[Cantors]        His dominion is an ever/lasting^Dominion, (†) *
                          which shall not / pass a-way: 
[Full]                and his kingdom that which shall not // be des-troyed.
                          Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
The Holy Gospel                          Matthew 25: 31-46  
The Homily                                   Fr. John Hodgins
Reception and Confirmation of:
      Christopher Richard Collins and Edward Thomas Lauder  

 Bread and wine are offered with tithes while prayers are said by the priest.
[Cantors]          Desire of / me, (†) * and I shall give ye the nations
                            for / thine in-heritance: *
[Full]                  and the utmost parts of the earth for / thy pos-session.
Motet:  Tui sunt caeli/ “Thine are the heavens” William Byrd  
Sanctus & Benedictus                   Merbecke                      
The Roman Canon (kneel)                                                                              
The Lord’s Prayer (stand)           Merbecke                                                                 

Agnus Dei                                        Merbecke                                                                  music – page 54
Communion                                    Mode VI 
[Cantors]          The Lord remaineth a / King for ever:
[Full]                  the Lord shall give his people the bless//ing of peace
Communion Motet:  O God, the King of Glory – Henry Purcell

THE CONCLUDING RITES (kneel)                                                                     
Recessional Hymn # 381 – Jerusalem the golden (Ewing)  
The Angelus                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Please join us following Mass for the Mary, Mother of God
School Sale with refreshments in the Parish Hall.
Daily Mass in the Ordinary Form is celebrated weekdays at 8:00 a.m., Saturdays and holidays at 10:00 a.m.

Confessions are heard fifteen minutes before Mass.

Live streaming of Sunday Sung Mass at 12:30 weekly at stmtoronto.ca  

This is a ministry for all who are ill, shut-in and/ or who live at a distance.

Tuesday, December 19

at 7:30 p.m. 

Fourth Sunday of Advent         12:30 pm  SUNG MASS
Christmas Eve *                            6:00 pm  D.W. HIGH MASS


Wednesday 15 November 2017

Hear Music and Homily from Remembrance Sunday Requiem High Mass at STM Toronto

This link will take you to the YouTube recording of the Remembrance Sunday Mass with the homily by Fr. Daniel Callam and special music by the STM Choir.

Click here:
Requiem High Mass

Monday 13 November 2017

Fr. Callam's new book - A CATHOLIC GOES TO THE MOVIES

Coming out this month (November 2017) a distinctly Catholic view of recent popular films.

A Catholic Goes to the Movies, is a collection of thirty-seven film reviews by Father Daniel Callam, CSB.

The author is the founder and editor of The Canadian Catholic Review. The reviews found in this book were originally published in The Chesterton Review.

Father Callam’s witty and insightful analysis of contemporary films seen through the double lens of the Catholic faith and the works of G.K. Chesterton offers the reader an entirely new perspective on an important medium. 

The films are seen as mirrors of the culture in which they originate and as windows that reveal both the Christian roots of the culture and the spiritual malaise that afflicts it. The reviews reflect the familiarity of the author with the classics of literature, both English and French.
Fr. Callam discusses the moral problems in twenty-first-century films with dazzling virtuosity and wide-ranging erudition. This is Catholic criticism that is in every way catholic.                             Father Owen Lee, CSB
The book will be of value to anyone seeking more than entertainment by going to the movies.

199 pages, 14.95 CDN, at www.justinpress.ca.

A book launch will be held on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 1:45 p.m. at Holy Rosary Church Hall, 354 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario.

Fr. Daniel Callam, CSB,  has graciously agreed to assist at STM, Toronto and to preach on occasion.

Remembrance Sunday 2017 - Requiem Mass with Fr. Daniel Callam preaching

Requiem High Mass for Remembrance Sunday at STM, Toronto.
Celebrant Fr. John Hodgins, Preacher Fr. Daniel Callam
Four of the six Hennessy children (my mother' family) served in the Canadian Forces during WW II. 

All are now deceased (left to right): Arthur (left killed in action at Ortona, Italy - December 1943), 

Marjorie (Mum), died September 2017 at the age of 101. 

Max, killed after the war in an industrial accident, and Mildred who died in the 90s. 

May the souls of the faithful, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Requiem aeternam dona eis.
Fr. John L. Hodgins

Saturday 11 November 2017

Music for Remembrance Sunday Requiem High Mass – Nov. 12 at 12:30 STM, Toronto

Missa pro defunctis, Palestrina

Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei       
Missa defunctorum – Jacob C. non Papa
Hymns: New English Hymnal
Let saints on earth in concert sing – Dundee 
Contakion of the Dead - Kiev Melody        
Souls of the Righteous – T. Tertius Noble
Beati quorum via – C. V. Stanford

The Royal Anthem  with the “Coronation” introduction

Organ Postlude: Fugue in E-flat Major (Clavierübung III) (J. S. Bach) − J. S. Bach