Mass Schedule

Mass
Saturday, 4:30 pm
Sunday, 8 & 10:30 am
Tuesday-Friday, 7:15 am

Reconciliation
Saturday, 3:30-4 pm

Eucharistic Adoration
First Friday each month
7:15 am-Noon

Centering Prayer
Tuesday, 5:30-6:30 pm


Find Us

Church & Office
1079 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
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Fr. Warren Sazama, SJ
Pastor

Fr. R.J. Fichtinger, SJ
Associate Pastor

Hrs: 8 am-4 pm, M-F
Tel: 651-227-7669
Fax: 651-227-0847

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STM School & Office
1065 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
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Patrick Lofton
Principal

Hrs: 7:30 am-3:30 pm
M-F (during school year)
Tel: 651-224-4836
Fax: 651-224-0097

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SCHOOL'S WEBSITE

 
Rooted in the Gospels and formed by Ignatian spirituality,
the mission of the
 Catholic Community of Saint Thomas More
is to glorify God by our lives.

 


Building the City of God – Here and Now Capital Campaign

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Why are we doing a Capital Campaign?

The purpose of a capital campaign is to raise funds to enhance and renew our facilities. This is a special fundraising effort for building projects that Saint Thomas More Catholic Community is unable to pay for through our annual operating budget. The primary projects include: renovating the undercroft to provide a more adequate space for parish gatherings. This project will include the instillation of an elevator for accessibility. We will also be replacing the school windows. The Building the City of God - Here and Now theme communicates the urgency of this effort to strengthen Saint Thomas More’s future. Please pray for God’s guidance throughout this process as well as the campaign volunteers and entire Saint Thomas More Catholic Community. This is an important moment in our church and school’s history and we thank you for your interest!  CAMPAIGN DETAILS

1 Summer Stretch Session Remaining for Youth Entering 6-9 Grades

One Summer Stretch day begins with 8:30 am Mass, followed by a service project, an afternoon of fun, with pick-up at 4:30 pm. Register Here for Wednesday, August 15: Urban Farm Project & Bunker Beach Water Park. Registration is $60 per child, per day. We need adult volunteer leaders, who will also receive a 50% discount on their child's registration. Volunteers need to be Safe Environment Certified through our church. If you’re not certified and want to volunteer, email Adam: afitzpatrick@morecommunity.org.   

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Four-part Series, Your Choice of a Morning or Evening Discusssion Group

The Twin Cities Ignatian Associates invite you to a discussion of Pope Francis’ most recent apostolic exhortation, Gaudete et Exsultate (download a PDF of the Exhortation here) In this document, Pope Francis lays out his simple, yet profound premise that God calls us all to holiness. Join us for what we hope will be a stimulating examination of Francis’ most “Ignatian” apostolic exhortation to date.

Remaining Dates, July 18, 25, and August 1. There will be two groups, one meeting in the morning from 9:30-11 am, the second in the evening from 7-8:30 pm in the Pastoral Center. All are welcome but please RSVP to Mary Fratto at maryfratto@gmail.com so we can plan for hospitality.

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Pastor’s Series on Jesuit Spirituality, Led by Fr. Warren

Final Presentation: Pope Francis’ Exhortation “Rejoice and Be Glad" - Thursday, July 19, 7:30-9 pm, PC Library

Pope Francis is a Jesuit and his Jesuit spirituality shines through in his recent apostolic exhortation “Rejoice and Be Glad.” He speaks about our call to holiness in today’s world and gives very simple but profound ways to respond to God’s call for us to be holy. This presentation will look at some of the highlights of his exhortation, how they are expressions of Ignatian spirituality, and how they might apply to us.

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Have you read about the STM Free Store here and wondered just what it is? As our name indicates, it is a store that provides gently used clothing, shoes, sheets & towels, dishes and other household items for free to people or families in need of some extra help. It operates from 1-3 pm, 1st and 3rd Saturdays, year round, in the STM School basement. We rely on donations to stock our store and volunteers (volunteer here) to organize and staff it. Donations can be dropped off in the designated bins when you come to Mass, or from noon-1 pm at the store on 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. Questions? E-mail STMfreestore@morecommunity.org or call Lisa 612-242-9032 or Mary Beth, 708-805-0151.

Finding God in Immigrant Solidarity: Education 101 and Faith Sharing Series

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Immigration Revelation in Scripture and Society, Presented by Parishioners Phil Steger and Lisa Amman, Tuesday, July 24, 7:30-9 pm, Church Basement

Phil is a theology major from SJU and pro bono asylum attorney. He will present the current immigration law and a study of immigration throughout scripture. Lisa is a STM parishioner who has spent 17 years working to bring Catholic social teachings into the local and state government decisions. She is currently the chair of the STM Holy Family Apartment initiative. She will present and lead a group discussion identifying the conflicting dominant messages about immigrants in our society as well as pledge to faithful citizenship. Attendees are encouraged to bring a personal Bible to follow along with, and even tab, the many places where Scripture reveals God’s work and relationship with humanity through immigrants and refugees.

Our community has spent the last year doing service, prayer, relationship building and advocacy with immigrants in MN at risk of deportation and family separation. We are grateful for the many ways in which God has worked with and through our parish. We invite you to journey together with us on the 4th Tuesdays of the month through September as we continue to prepare to serve God and deepen our faith.


Living Your Strengths - You are Called and Gifted

strengths-finder-628x3351Saturdays, August 18 & 25, 8:30 am-12 pm, Parish Library

God blesses you with many talents and gifts, which empower you to carry out the ways in which God calls you! What are your talents and strengths? How do you use your talents and strengths in your life? How can you be intentional about developing your talents into more strengths? Living Your Strengths is a small group process in which you can learn about and engage in strengths-based talent development in the light of your faith. There is a $10 materials fee; continental breakfast is included. Register Here or e-mail Adam: afitzpatrick@morecommunity.org

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On April 9th the Vatican released the latest Apostolic Exhortation from Pope Francis - Gaudete et Exsultate:
On the Call to Holiness in Today’s World

1. “REJOICE AND BE GLAD” (Mt 5:12), Jesus tells those persecuted or humiliated for his sake. The Lord asks everything of us, and in return he offers us true life, the happiness for which we were created. He wants us to be saints and not to settle for a bland and mediocre existence. The call to holiness is present in various ways from the very first pages of the Bible. We see it expressed in the Lord’s words to Abraham: “Walk before me, and be blameless” (Gen 17:1).

2. What follows is not meant to be a treatise on holiness, containing definitions and distinctions helpful for understanding this important subject, or a discussion of the various means of sanctification. My modest goal is to repropose the call to holiness in a practical way for our own time, with all its risks, challenges and opportunities. For the Lord has chosen each one of us “to be holy and blameless before him in love” (Eph 1:4).  Read the exhortation.  Order a printed copy. 


Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation: Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love)

Download a PDF of the Exhortation here

Watch a video, read articles and access FAQs from the USCCB website

Announcement Article from from the National Catholic Reporter

Announcement Article from the Catholic News Service

Announcement Article from Vatican Radio

Pope Francis' Encyclical: Laudato Si'

Read the Pope's Encyclical

Resources for Reflection, Prayer and Action

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Catholic Climate Covenant

Global Catholic Climate Movement

Pontifical Academy of Sciences: Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity. The Moral Dimensions of Climate Change and Sustainable Humanity

Ignatian Solidarity Network Resource Kit 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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