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.
 
Healing Mass, in Response to the Sexual Abuse Crisis: Thu., Sep. 20, 7 pm

healing-massAt the suggestion of a number of parishioners, we have decided to have a healing Mass as a parish in response to all the turmoil in the Church concerning the abuse crisis. As I have been talking with people, many are deeply shaken by all of this and are not sure what to do about it. Do I stay? Do I leave? What do I do with all of my feelings about this? At 7 pm, on Thursday, September 20th, we will have a Mass for healing with an opportunity to share how we are personally responding to all of this. We need to deal with this as a local community of faith and help each other through this. What we have the most control over is our parish community. Let us help each other through this. We need each other as fellow parishioners now more than ever. Let us all pray for healing for the Church.

Christ’s peace,
Fr. Warren Sazama, SJ, Pastor

Morefest: Saturday, October 6, 12-4 pm

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EVENT SCHEDULE

12 - 4 pm: Music, Games, Food, Beverages, Bingo ($5-$50 gift card prizes), Cornhole tournament with $100 cash-prize for the winning team, and MORE!

4:30 pm: Mass in the Church

5:30 - 6:30 pm: Spaghetti Dinner

promotionRaffle Ticket Sales after all Masses: Look for STM students at the back of the church (cash & checks accepted) - 3 prizes $1500 / $500 / $500

promotionCornhole Tournament Sign-up: E-mail Commissioner Will Theobold, wtheobold@morecommunity

promotionVolunteer Sign-up: Sign-Up Here or E-mail April Kelly, morefest@morecommunity.org 


Statements and Resources about the Sexual Abuse Crisis

Provincial Statement on Pennsylvania Grand Jury Findings and Crisis in Episcopal Leadership

August 21, 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As we reckon with the Grand Jury report on sexual abuse by priests in Pennsylvania and the failures of bishops to protect the children entrusted to their care, our hearts and prayers—first and foremost—are with the victim-survivors.

Our hearts are also heavy with shock, outrage, sorrow, and shame in the wake of these revelations and the allegations of sexual abuse and harassment by Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, who recently resigned from the College of Cardinals. The collective sins of the institutional church and her servants—including Jesuits—cast a heavy shadow on the People of God and our world today. As Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), recently stated: “We are faced with a spiritual crisis that requires not only spiritual conversion, but practical changes to avoid repeating the sins and failures of the past that are so evident in the recent report.” Read the Entire Statement here (pdf)

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Building the City of God - Capital Campaign

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What Projects are Included in the Capital Campaign?

Saint Thomas More conducted a feasibility study and held parish meetings to determine priorities for our building. The Capital Campaign will be funding the following projects to upgrade our facilities and provide a more welcoming environment for current and future generations:

Remodel Undercroft - Estimated Cost: $1,250,000
Saint Thomas More’s facilities provide limited space for the many groups and activities that take place at our parish. The campaign vision includes remodeling our undercroft for large gatherings and meeting space.

Accessibility - Estimated Cost: $2,000,000
It is important that our entire facility be accessible to all parishioners and guests. There is currently no handicapped accessibility to the undercroft, and Saint Thomas More only has one accessible restroom for the entire parish. Our vision is to install an elevator that will provide access to the church worship space and undercroft. We will also add additional handicapped accessible restrooms.

Replace Exterior School Building Windows - Estimated Cost: $750,000
Through our background research into various projects, Saint Thomas More’s School was identified by members as one of our parish’s top strengths. The current school building windows have passed their life expectancy and need to be replaced before further damage occurs. This initiative would include replacing all windows throughout the school building.

More information about these projects will be available over the next few months. 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 parish’s history and we thank you for your interest! CAMPAIGN DETAILS.

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

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

Mark your Calendars for the 2 Remaining Sessions: Aug. 28 & Sep. 25, 7:30-9 pm, Church Basement. Our community has spent the last year doing service, praying, relationship building and advocacy with immigrants in MN at risk of deportation and family separation. We’re grateful for the many ways in which God has worked with and through our parish. Many have expressed a desire for more education on immigration, more connection with immigrant people, and more faith sharing. We started this series on June 26 and invite you to journey with us for the 2 remaining Tuesday sessions.

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STM Free Store Update

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

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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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