Mass Schedule

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

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

Fr. Warren Sazama
S.J. Pastor

Hrs: 9 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

Lynn Volkenant

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

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Rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the mission of Saint Thomas More Catholic Community is to glorify God by our lives.

Memorial Mass for Fr. Peter-Hans Kolvenbach
Former Superior General of the Society of Jesus

A special Memorial Mass for Fr. Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, former Superior General of the Society of Jesus, who passed away on Saturday will be here at St. Thomas More Church at 9:00 am, this Saturday, December 3, with a simple reception to follow. All churches of the Society are asked to have a public memorial Mass for him. The funeral Mass for Fr. Kolvenbach will be held in Beirut this Wednesday, and Father General will attend. A Memorial Mass will be held at the Church of Gesù in Rome on Friday, 2 December.

 Advent Giving Tree


Marking the second Sunday of Advent, we are thankful that many have taken tags from the Advent Giving Tree to return with requested gifts, and we are hopeful that all of us will pick up a tag ( or 2 or 3) and clear the tree today. In years past, this parish's generosity has provided gift cards so mothers can share in the giving of gifts to their children. We have also given those thoughtfully considered wish-list items for disabled adults, and clothing and other necessities that offer hope and dignity to our homeless brothers and sisters. For most of these recipients, from the child to the elder, these are likely to be the only gifts they receive this Christmas. Please note that each charity has a different due date for returning your UNWRAPPED GIFTS WITH TAG ATTACHED. Our four charities are: STM Toy Giveaway (yellow tags - due Dec. 4th); Women's Advocates (blue tags - due Dec. 11th); Midwest Special Services (green tags - due Dec. 18th); and Listening House (red tags - due Dec. 21st). Thank you for your caring generosity.

Stewardship 2017


All registered households in our church should have received a mailing of our Annual Report, a letter from our pastor, Fr. Warren Sazama, and a 2017 stewardship pledge form. If you didn't receive it, please contact Nicole in the office: 651-227-7669 x 301 or

favorite  Make an online stewardship pledge here. You may choose to pledge and contribute now or pledge and contribute later via check, savings, debit or credit card. 

favorite  Download a stewardship form here. Mail to Saint Thomas More Church, 1079 Summit Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55105 or email it to Nicole:

favorite  Make an online contribution here. Contribute via check, savings, debit or credit card.

Attend a Meet and Greet with Our New Pastor, Fr. Warren Sazama, S.J.

convo-bubblesSaint Thomas More leadership launched Meet and Greets,” gatherings of 10-12 (8th gr. and older) parishioners, meeting in parishioner homes or in the Pastoral Center. These provide an opportunity to meet our new pastor and to give Fr. Warren a chance to get to know our faith community. If you’ve not yet participated in a Meet and Greet, you may do so by contacting Nicole: or 651-227-7669 x301.

Remaining Dates:

  • Wednesday, Dec. 7, 7:30 pm in a parishioner’s home
  • Sunday, Dec. 18, 11:45 am in the Pastoral Center library

The Pope's Apostleship of Prayer

pope-apostleship-of-prayer-worldThe Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network. Pray with the Pope, access daily and monthly prayer intentions for adults, young adults and children. Explore numerous resources, including authors, projects, newsletters and videos. Download a new app to pray with the Pope. Visit the Children's page to access childrens' reflections and projects and a Praying with Grace Video Series to help your child cultivate a friendship with God through prayer.

Explore Ignatian Spirituality

society-of-jesus-logoIgnatian spirituality reminds us that God pursues us in the routines of our home and work life, and in the hopes and fears of life's challenges. The founder of the Jesuits, Saint Ignatius of Loyola, created the Spiritual Exercises to deepen our relationship with Christ and to move our contemplation into service.

infoRecently Completed Shrine of Saint Thomas More

Learn about our recently completed shrine of Saint Thomas More and the vision for our church by our former pastor, Fr. Joseph Weiss, S.J. Read a Star Tribune article, view a video and photos of our church here.

heartPope 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 or download the letter here,

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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