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Christmas Movie Night Spectacular!!!

Christmas Movie Night Spectacular!!!

Christmas Movie Night Spectacular!!!

Wednesday, December 20th @ 5 pm
For kids JK & up! Bring a blanket or pillow to sit on.

Featuring TIm Burton's Classic " A Nightmare Before Christmas!"

Christmas-themed crafts, games, bingo & prizes!
Popcorn and Juice provided as always!

Pizza party ~ $2 per slice

At St. Thomas the Apostle Church (715 Centre Rd. Waterdown).

5:00 - Doors open
6:30 - Movie starts
8:15 - Pick up

Parents, feel free to stay with us or drop off your child! Sign in sheets are there upon entry.

If anyone is able to volunteer with the various crafts and games, please let us know.

No pre-reg necessary. Contact Family Minister Justin Peter at jpeter@hamiltondiocese.com or call 905 689 4857. Check out www.stthomaswaterdown.com or 'St Thomas the Apostle Church' on Facebook.
Mass Schedule for Christmas

Mass Schedule for Christmas

MASS SCHEDULE FOR CHRISTMAS

Christmas Eve - December 24th
4:45 pm - Christmas Pageant
5:00 pm
7:00 pm
Christmas Day - December 25th
12:00 am - Midnight Mass
10:00 am

SOLEMNITY OF MARY MOTHER OF GOD (New Years Day)
Sunday, December 31st
5:00 pm
Monday, January 1st
9:00 am
11:30 am
St. Thomas 2017 Christmas Pageant

St. Thomas 2017 Christmas Pageant

Christmas Pageant 2017
We are looking for children ages 5-12 to be in this year's Annual Christmas Pageant before the 5:00 pm Mass on Christmas Eve!
We have some costumes that will be provided. There are no speaking parts (all done in tableau). There is a commitment to attend 2 practices (one being a dress rehearsal) and then the pageant itself is on Christmas Eve.
Contact Lynda Kooymans lyndakooymans@cogeco.ca or Monique Alderman mandralderman@gmail.com.
Light up for Christ!

Light up for Christ!

LIGHT UP FOR CHRIST!

Tuesday, December 5th @ 7 pm

Join us for a parish family tradition - the annual lighting of the St. Thomas Church Nativity scene. It's a great way to ring in the season! Great fun for all the kids! Hot Chocolate! Christmas carols! Contact Family Minister Justin Peter at jpeter@hamiltondiocese.com for more info.
ADVENT PA DAY CAMP!!

ADVENT PA DAY CAMP!!

ADVENT CAMP!!
For kids JK - Grade 4

PA Day - Friday, December 1st
ALL DAY - 8:45 am - 3:30 pm

At St. Thomas Waterdown (715 Centre Rd., Waterdown, ON)

Kids can have fun learning about the True Meaning of Christmas!
Christmas Activities and Games!
Christmas Decoration Crafts!
Ginger Bread House Making!
Snacks and Pizza Lunch!

$25 per child.

To register contact Family Minister Justin Peter at jpeter@hamiltondiocese.com; call the Parish Office at 905 689 4857; www.stthomaswaterdown.com
 KIDS NIGHT KICKOFF!!  LAZERMANIA!!

KIDS NIGHT KICKOFF!! LAZERMANIA!!

KIDS NIGHT KICKOFF!!

LAZERMANIA!!

Who? For Kids Grade 5 - Grade 7

When? Wednesday, November 29th @ 6:00 pm.

Where? Meet at the Church, take school bus to LazerMania!

What? Pizza, games, arcade, laser tag!

$20 per person. RSVP by Tuesday, November 28th. Minimum 20 people to go! Invite your friends!

Contact Family Minister Justin at jpeter@hamiltondiocese.com; call the parish office at 905 689 4857; www.stthomaswaterdown.com.
Youth Night: Nerf Wars!!!

Youth Night: Nerf Wars!!!

YOUTH NIGHT!

NERF WARS!!!

Who? Teens Grade 8 - Grade 12. Bring your friends!
When? Friday November 24th @ 7 pm - 10 pm.
Where? At the Church (St. Thomas the Apostle Church- 715 Centre Rd.)
What? Pizza, Indoor/Outdoor Nerf Battles, a Bonfire and roasted marshmallows!

What else? Bring your own Nerf Gun - we have only a few spares and we have lots of ammo!

Anything else? Featuring a talk by Capt. Justin Peter (Chaplain for the 4th Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment), army stuff, and more!

For more info contact jpeter@hamiltondiocese.com, call the parish office at 905 689 4857. Check out the event on our website www.stthomaswaterdown.com or say you are 'Going' on Facebook ('St. Thomas the Apostle Church'
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: Cars 3!

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: Cars 3!

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

Wednesday November 22nd.

This month we are showing Disney’s “Cars 3”

Free popcorn, juice & snacks!
Board Games! Bingo with Prizes! Twister! Bowling! Arts & Crafts! and More!

For all children JK and up!
Feel free to come in your comfy pajamas with a blanket or pillow to sit on.

6:00 pm – Doors open followed by games
6:30 pm – Movie starts
8:15 pm – Pick-up

Event takes place at St. Thomas Parish Hall.

Parents, feel free to drop off your children or stay and watch the movie with us!

For more information contact Family Minister Justin Peter at jpeter@hamiltondiocese.com or call the parish office.
Want to be in the Santa Claus Parade???

Want to be in the Santa Claus Parade???

The Flamborough Santa Claus Parade is coming up on the evening of Saturday, November 25! We're looking for Families and kids who would like to ride in this year's parade on the St. Thomas Parish Float! If you're interested contact Family Minister Justin Peter at jpeter@hamiltondiocese.com or call the Parish Office at 905 689 4857.
GRADE 7s you are invited to YOUTH NIGHT - FRIGHT NIGHT!!! GHOST WALK

GRADE 7s you are invited to YOUTH NIGHT - FRIGHT NIGHT!!! GHOST WALK

Kids Night on Saturday Oct 28th is CANCELLED due to Scheduling Conflicts. Kids Night for Gr. 5 - 7s will return in November! BUT......

ONE. NIGHT. ONLY! Grade 7s - you are invited to YOUTH NIGHT - FRIGHT NIGHT!!!!
Games, Pizza, Scary Stories and Ghost Walk to the Hermitage Ruins - presented by the famous HAUNTED HAMILTON!!

Friday October 27th @ 5:00 pm. Just Show up! It's $20 per person for everything.

Meet at the CHurch, Games Pizza, Bus to Ghost Walk Site. Pick up is at 9:00 pm.

For more info, contact jpeter@hamiltondiocese.com, call 905 689 4857, or check out 'St. Thomas the Apostle Church' on Facebook.
KIDS NIGHT KICKOFF! ULTIMATE HALLOWEEN GAMES TOURNAMENT!!

KIDS NIGHT KICKOFF! ULTIMATE HALLOWEEN GAMES TOURNAMENT!!

CANCELLED!!!!!!! Due to scheduling Conflicts. Kids Night will return in November!!

KIDS NIGHT KICKOFF! ULTIMATE HALLOWEEN GAMES TOURNAMENT!!

Introducing our new faith & fun events for kids Grade 5 - Grade 7!

Halloween is almost here. Celebrate with an awesome night of Halloween-themed games!!

Also featurng a short talk about Hallowtide (All Hallows Eve, All Saints Day, All Souls Day).

Night starts at 6:30 pm. Games Tournament Begins! Pick up is at 8:30 pm.

For more info contact jpeter@hamiltondiocese.com; call 905 689 4857; visit www.stthomaswaterdown.com; check out 'St. Thomas the Apostle Church' on Facebook.
YOUTH NIGHT -FRIGHT-NIGHT!!!

YOUTH NIGHT -FRIGHT-NIGHT!!!

YOUTH NIGHT -FRIGHT-NIGHT!!!

With Halloween right around the corner we have a spooky and fun mega-event for you.......

Special Ghost Walk and Scary Stories to the Hermitage Ruins by HAUNTED HAMILTON!

Teens Grade 8 - Grade 12
Friday, October 27th at 5:00 pm. Pick up at 9:00 pm.
Meet at the Church, Pizza, A cool talk about the originas of Halloween, Bus to the Ghost Walk site.

$20 per person (includes everything!).
We need a minimum of 30 people to make it a go so invite your friends! Sign-up by October 24th!

To sign up or if you need more info contact Justin at jpeter@hamiltondiocese.com; call 905 689 4857; visit us at www.stthomaswaterdown.com or check out 'St. Thomas the Apostle Church' on Facebook.

Check out Haunted Hamilton's other ghost tours at http://www.ghostwalks.com/
HALLOWEEN MOVIE NIGHT EXTRAVAGANZA!

HALLOWEEN MOVIE NIGHT EXTRAVAGANZA!

HALLOWEEN MOVIE NIGHT EXTRAVAGANZA!

Tuesday, October 24th

Halloween is right around the corner and that means a family-friendly Halloween Party!! Halloween & All Saints Day theme party! Pumpking Carving, piniatas and more! Games and prizes! Free popcorn, juice and snacks!

Pizza party too!!! $2 per slice of pizza.

For kids Jk & up!
Feel free to come dressed in your costume (we just ask no masks or weapons) or in your comfy pajamas!
Bring a pillow or blanket to sit on.

This month we are showing:


Doors open at 5:00 with fun games!
Movie starts at 6:30 pm!
Pick-up is at 8:15!

Event takes place int he Parish Hall at St. Thomas the Apostle Church.
715 Centre Rd., Waterdown, ON

Contact Family Minsiter Justin Peter for more info at jpeter@hamiltondiocese.com, call 905 689 4857, visit www.stthomaswaterdown.com or check out 'St. Thomas the Apostle Church' on Facebook.
Sacramental Year Meetings at St. Thomas the Apostle Church

Sacramental Year Meetings at St. Thomas the Apostle Church

Sacramental Year Meetings at St. Thomas the Apostle Church

Please be reminded that the meetings for parents of children in grade 2 and grade 7 who wish to celebrate the sacraments of Penance, Eucharist or Confirmation this year are coming up! Grade 2 parents meet Tuesday, September 26 at 7:00 pm OR Saturday, September 30 at 1:00 pm. at the church. Please enter by the parish hall doors. Grade 7 parents meet Wednesday, September 27 at 7:00 pm OR Saturday, September 30 at 2:30 pm.
OUTDOOR FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT & BBQ!

OUTDOOR FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT & BBQ!

OUTDOOR FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT & BBQ!

Wednesday, September 27th
This month we are showing "Big Hero 6" outdoors, under the stars on our big screen!
BBQ too! Hamburgers are $2 each.
Free popcorn, juice & snacks!
Games, Prizes and More!
For all children JK and up!
Feel free to come in your comfy pyjamas, with a blanket or camping chair to sit on and enjoy the show.

5:30 pm - Doors open followed by games
6:30 pm - Movie starts
8:15 pm - Pick-up

At St. Thomas Church 715 Centre Rd., Waterdown ON.
If it rains we will hold the movie indoors.
Parents, feel free to drop off your children or stay and watch the movie with us!
For more information contact Family Minister Justin Peter at jpeter@hamiltondiocese.com or call the parish office.
Congratulations to Fr. Ross Campbell

Congratulations to Fr. Ross Campbell

On Saturday, May 6th, Fr. Ross Campbell (along with Fr. David Avila, Fr. Kevin D'Souza, Fr. David Avila) was ordained to the Holy Priesthood. Fr. Ross will be the Associate Pastor of St. Thomas Parish. We wish Fr. Ross many blessings as he begins his priestly service to the Christ and His Church. God bless you Fr. Ross!!
The Last FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT of the year!!!

The Last FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT of the year!!!

The Last FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT of the year!!!

Wednesday, May 10th 2017.

This month we are showing "Sing!"



Free popcorn, juice & snacks!
Board Games! Outdoor games!
Bingo with Prizes! Twister!
Bowling! Colouring! Painting! and More!

For all children JK and up!
Feel free to come in your comfy pajamas with a blanket or pillow to sit on.

6:00 pm - Doors open followed by games
6:30 pm - Movie starts
8:15 pm - Pick-up

Event takes place at St. Thomas Parish Hall (715 Centre Rd, Waterdown ON).

Parents, feel free to drop off your children or stay and watch the movie with us!

For more information contact Family Minister Justin Peter at jpeter@hamiltondiocese.com or call the parish office.
Summer Camp: Vacation Bible School

Summer Camp: Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School - Summer Camp

MAKER FUN FACTORY!

Created by God. Built for a purpose.

Our VBS Summer Camp is back! A whole week of fun and faith-filled activities and lessons for kids JK- Grade 4. Age-appropriate games, snacks, lessons, songs and dances. Children will get to learn about Jesus in a fun, interactive and informative way that will stay with them for years to come!

Watch a preview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zj ...

July 3- Jul 7
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
To register or if you have inquiries contact stthomasvbs715@gmail.com.
Youth Night: Glow-in-the-Dark Capture the Flag!!

Youth Night: Glow-in-the-Dark Capture the Flag!!

YOUTH NIGHT:

GLOW-IN-THE-DARK CAPTURE THE FLAG!!!

Who? Teens Grade 8 - Grade 12. Bring your friends!
Where? At the Church
When? Friday, April 28th @ 7:00 pm
What? Poutine for dinner, Outdoor games of Glow-in-the-Dark Capture the Flag, followed by a roaring Bonfire and roasting marshmallows and making smores!!

If you have any questions contact Justin at jpeter@hamiltondiocese.com or call 905 689 4857.
OUR NEW MOVIE SCREEN IS READY FOR WEDNESDAY!!!

OUR NEW MOVIE SCREEN IS READY FOR WEDNESDAY!!!

OUR NEW MOVIE SCREEN IS READY FOR WEDNESDAY!!!

We are excited to use our new 16 x 10 foot movie screen this Wednesday, December 14th for our CHRISTMAS PIZZA PARTY & FAMILY MOVIE SPECTACULAR!!!

With our professional popcorn machine, pizza and juice, it will be a wonderful and awesome theatre experience for our Double Feature: "The King is Born" & "Nicholas: The Boy who Became Santa"

Just a reminder of the details: Wed, Dec 14. Games start at 5:00. Pizza will be served around 6:30. Movies start at 6:45. Pick up time is at 8:00. Taking place at St. Thomas Parish Hall (715 Centre Road, Waterdown)

There will be games, crafts, ornament making, prizes, piniatas, and more!

We are asking a $5 donation per child or $10 per family (2 children or more). Proceeds go to support our youth activites in the new year. We recognize that some families may not be able to make the contribution, and we do not want that to be an issue, feel free to come out anyway!

If you are a parent and plan to stay the evening and would like to volunteer and help out, please let me know.

Contact Family Minsiter Justin Peter at jpeter@hamiltondiocese.com or call the parish office.
Breakfast With Santa Brings Guardian Angels Catholic Community Together Breakfast With Santa Brings Guardian Angels Catholic Community Together

Breakfast With Santa Brings Guardian Angels Catholic Community Together

Sunday December 4th was a great morning for all those attending the Guardian Angels 2nd Annual Breakfast With Santa. Many of the children got to meet Santa and take a picture with him. Advent is the the main reason for the gathering as we prepare as a community for the coming of our Lord Jesus. The Nativity scene was on display at the front of the gym for all to see. We also displayed pictures on our new huge screen of various school events throughout this year. Superintendent Hucal was impressed with the spirit of both Parents/Guardians and staff.

We wanted to thank the Breakfast with Santa committee who put in quite a bit of time before and during the event. We truly are blessed to have a staff at Guardian Angels who continue to give up their free time to spend with our children at Guardian Angels.

Please enjoy the pictures of the morning.


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Breakfast With Santa Brings Guardian Angels Catholic Community Together Breakfast With Santa Brings Guardian Angels Catholic Community Together

Breakfast With Santa Brings Guardian Angels Catholic Community Together

Sunday December 4th was a great morning for all those attending the Guardian Angels 2nd Annual Breakfast With Santa. Many of the children got to meet Santa and take a picture with him. It was also a time for the preparation of the coming of our Lord Jesus as the Nativity scene was on display for all to see. We also displayed pictures on our new huge screen of various school events throughout this year. Superintendent Hucal was impressed with the spirit of both Parents/Guardians and staff.
We wanted to thank the Breakfast with Santa committee who put in quite a bit of time before and during the event. We truly are blessed to have a staff at Guardian Angels who continue to give up their free time to spend with our children at Guardian Angels.
Please enjoy the pictures of the morning.


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MOMS & TOTs Group

MOMS & TOTs Group

MOMS & TOTS Group

All mothers and their babies or young children are invited! There will be prayer, fellowship and thoughtful discussions on matters of family life, faith and motherhood - all while our children have fun playing together.

Takes place bi-weekly from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Marian Room/Parish Hall at St. Thomas Church (715 Centre Rd., Waterdown, ON).

Dates:
Nov 10
Nov 24
Dec 8
Dec 22

Contact Parish Minister Kendall Shepherd for more info: stthomaswaterdown@hotmail.ca or 905 689 4857
An Awesome Hallowed-Evening!!! An Awesome Hallowed-Evening!!!

An Awesome Hallowed-Evening!!!

Last Wednesday, we hosted 200 kids for our Family Halloween & All Saints Extravaganza!!! Lots of fun had all around - games, pizza, candy, and a great movie!

Thanks to our amazing volunteers, and those who donated supplies for the event! Thanks to our gifted and dedicated principals and teachers who helped to promote the evening. Finally, a special thank you to all the wonderful families who took part!

Our next Family movie night will be on Wednesday November 23rd - Save the Date!


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St. Thomas Church

St. Thomas Church

715 Centre Road, Box 348
Waterdown, L0R 2H0
(905) 689-4857
http://www.stthomaswaterdown.com/

Saturday Confession: 4:00 pm
Saturday Mass: 5:00 pm
Sunday Mass: 9:00 am, 11:30 am