Rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ,
the mission of Saint Thomas More Catholic Community
is to glorify God by our lives.
RSVP for MN FoodShare Workshop: Saturday, Jan. 31
MN FoodShare, in collaboration with the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition, Urban Immersion Service Retreats and Saint Thomas More is offering a workshop on Saturday, Jan. 31, 10 am-2:30 pm in the STM School Auditorium. You are invited to gain a deeper understanding and learn ways to address poverty and hunger. Free and lunch will be provided. RSVP to Frances Go: firstname.lastname@example.org or Pat Williams: 651-227-7669 x 312.
Happy 537th Birthday Tommy!
Saturday, February 7th after the 4:30 pm Mass
Join us for wine, hors d’oeuvres, birthday cake, music and conversation with parishioner and artist Mary Klein on Saturday, February 7th, 5:30 - 7 pm. The Sistine Chapel had Michelangelo; we have Mary Klein! Celebrate Saint Thomas More’s birthday on Saturday evening, February 7th, 5:30 to 7 pm in the undercroft of the church. Come and see the progress on the More Family Portrait and get the story behind the story!
Track the Progress of the Saint Thomas More Lunette Painting
Artist and parishioner, Mary Klein, has been commissioned to paint Saint Thomas More and his family for display in one of the lunettes of the church. You may track her progress at her blog here: http://mek-studio.com/web-log/.
Marriage Enrichment Seminar
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 7 pm
Start Valentine’s Day early and come hear national speaker Bob Bartlett on Wednesday, February 11 at 7 pm in the STM School auditorium. “Ongoing Conversion in Marriage” will be his theme. There is no charge but a free will offering will be accepted and appreciated. Click here for further information about Bob Bartlett. Questions? Email Carol Arend or call her at 651-227-7669 x 305.
Beloved. Blessed. Called.
Stewardship by the Numbers
For the last several years we have been trying to emphasize that Stewardship is not an annual event; it is a way of living our Baptismal call. Your STM Stewardship Committee is committed to keeping the many facets of stewardship present to our community weekly. One aspect we hope to get better at is keeping parishioners informed of how we are doing - Stewardship by the Numbers, as it were.
125th Anniversary Project
We are pleased that so many members of our community chose to celebrate our 125 years of Catholic worship, education, and service here on Summit Avenue with a donation to our Anniversary Project. We contributed $81,315.74 to put toward the projects. Short of our goal, but an impressive demonstration of support. We will have a more complete update within the next month as to how we will be able to invest the funds in our programs and our facilities. As an aside (by the numbers), if we had received a contribution of $65 from each of the non-contributing households, we would have reached our goal.
If you are interested in learning more about the STM stewardship committee or in participating in future stewardship campaigns, please email Mike Sarafolean. If you need a stewardship form, please contact the parish office or download a stewardship pledge form here or our annual report here.