Frequently Asked Questions
Do our Masses fulfill the obligation for all Catholics?
Absolutely. Our masses are fully Roman Catholic.
Is it necessary to have an Anglican background to attend?
Not at all. Catholics of any background are welcome, as are all those who are interested in learning more about the Catholic Church.
Do we have our own regular priest?
Deacon Joseph DeCaria is our parochial administrator, and we are blessed to have many priests who provide for our sacramental needs. We are especially grateful to the Fathers of the Oratory, with whom we enjoy a close and warm association.
Who can be a Member of St. Thomas More and the Ordinariate?
Members of the Ordinariate are Roman Catholics who have come from Anglican and other ecclesial communities and are now in the full communion of the Church, Catholics who have completed their Sacraments of Initiation (or whose family member has completed the Sacraments of Initiation) in one of our Parishes or Communities, or those who have been drawn to the Church through the evangelizing mission of our Diocese, and their families.
Do I have to stop attending my local Mass and attend the Ordinariate 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.
Do I have to be a resident of Toronto?
Any Catholic who meets the criteria above can affiliate with the Ordinariate and may attend the closest Ordinariate mission parish or sodality when possible.
How do I join?
Those who wish to join the parish or to be formally ascribed to canonical (formal) membership in the Ordinariate must complete the appropriate form, which is available from the Parochial Administrator of each community. The membership forms must be submitted through the Parochial Administrator - please do not mail them directly to the Chancery office.