The Society of Mary celebrates Fellowship starting at 6pm - in the parish hall, followed by Rosary and Benediction in the church starting at 7:30 pm. ALL ARE WELCOME. The next ones are: OCTOBER 10; DECEMBER 5; JANUARY 16; FEBRUARY 20; MARCH 13; APRIL 10 and MAY 15 (see note below).
The Society will hold its annual Requiem on November 21, 2012, starting at 7:30pm
May Festival Solemn Mass at St Thomas's: Saturday, May 11th, 2013, 10:00am. Celebrate the Mother of God in Eastertide. All are welcome.
The Mass will be followed by a $5 lunch in the parish hall.
Other Marian Masses are taking place at St Bartholomew's (509 Dundas Street East: May 18th, 10:00am) and at St Mary Magdalene's (477 Manning Avenue: May 25th, 10:00am) and are also followed by $5 lunches.
The Spirituality of the Rosary: Wednesday, May 15th, 2013, 6:30pm, at St Thomas's. All are invited to attend this free lecture by The Rev'd Canon David Brinton, Vicar and Sub-Dean of the Cathedral. The evening will begin with the saying of the Rosary and Benediction in St Thomas's Church. The lecture will follow immediately afterward. The lecture is being sponsored by the Society of Mary as part of the May Festival. All are welcome.
The Society has members all over the world and is not restricted to Anglicans alone. Mary is the only human being to have known our Saviour from the first moment of his Incarnation until his Ascension into Heaven. The Society endeavours to promote the different aspects of devotion to Mary, to foster a true understanding of the place of Mary in a faithful Christian's life. Members see the veneration of the Blessed Virgin as one way in which the cause of Christian unity may be advanced.
In our ward, the ward chaplain organizes meetings, usually held at one of the downtown Anglo-Catholic parishes. There is a mass, followed by a meeting and light refreshments. Occasionally, there are lectures or video presentations, or the recitation of the rosary. The Society plans visits to other parishes and Marian shrines.
May is devoted to the May Festival, and each Saturday there is a mass with guest homilist at various churches, followed by refreshments. The final Saturday's mass is held at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, and includes an outdoor procession.
For more information, contact Michael Degan, regional secretary, at 416-249-3917.