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Faith

Our mission at St. Thomas More is to teach young people how to learn and grow in a welcoming Catholic Community. Led by the charism of Edmund Rice and the Gospels of Jesus Christ, living faith is a core value at St. Thomas More.

Campus Ministry, in conjunction with our Religion department, endeavours to enhance the spiritual life of our St. Thomas More Collegiate community by supporting and helping to coordinate and create opportunities for spiritual growth in a variety of areas including prayer, masses, liturgies, retreats and various serving opportunities.

Retreats

For our staff and students, a retreat is a special time away from their normal routines to reflect on their lives, to experience new things, to enjoy being with their friends, and to learn more about one another, to pray, and to quiet themselves down to be open to God’s spirit.

The goals of each retreat are similar while being approached differently.  Each retreat is changed every year to fit the needs of the students in that grade. At these retreats, students will be involved in a variety of activities to help them work through various goals.

With a committed retreat team, a well organized schedule and explanation of goals, rules and expectations, the students have an opportunity to grow as individuals and as a group to be full members of the STMC community. For many students, these retreats are highlights of their memories at STMC and sometimes become a turning point in their lives as they move forward in their faith journeys.

Grade 8: Community and Blessed Edmund Rice (Fall)
Grade 9: Jesus in our life (Spring)
Grade 10: Faith and Morality (Winter)
Grade 11: Leadership (Spring)
Grade 12: Vocations (Spring)

Faculty & Staff: (Summer)

Missions and Outreach

Our vision at St. Thomas More Collegiate is for every Knight to optimize their potential, serve others and create a just and caring world. Our mission and outreach programs help to give students an opportunity to help the less fortunate in the world through charity and service. A worldwide tradition in Christian Brothers’ Schools is the collection of money for our foreign missions.

International Mission Trips

  • 2023 Brownsville, Texas
  • 2022 Brownsville, Texas
  • 2021 Brownsville, Texas
  • 2019 Peru
  • 2017 Peru
  • 2015 Peru
  • 2014 Bonita Springs, Florida
  • 2013 Peru
  • 2011 Peru
  • 2009 Kenya, Tanzania
  • 2009 New Orleans
  • 2008 Peru
  • 2007 Kenya/Tanzania
  • 2007 Peru
  • 2006 Kenya/Tanzania
  • 2004 Peru
  • 2002 Dominica

Local Outreach Programs

Various outreach opportunities are provided for staff and students to serve at local soup kitchens in and around our community. Below are a few of our on-going programs:

  • The Door is Open (Vancouver)
  • Union Gospel Mission (New Westminster)
  • Salvation Army (New Westminster)
  • St. Barnabas (New Westminster)
  • Progressive Housing Committee (Burnaby)
  • Holy Trinity Cathedral (New Westminster)
  • New Westminster Plant-a-Row Grow-a-Row Program

Volunteer Opportunities

In addition to our Student Local Outreach Programs, there are a number of organizations which share STMC’s values who could benefit from the assistance of student volunteers. All Volunteer Opportunities are posted on the bulletin board outside the Library. Students are encouraged to check out the bulletin board regularly and be inspired to find their passion.

Mr. David Mattiazzo
Director of Campus Ministry
604-521-1801 ext. 2119
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