Rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ,
the mission of Saint Thomas More Catholic Community
is to glorify God by our lives.
Stations of the Cross
Pray the Stations of the Cross together and worship Christ present in the Blessed Sacrament. Let this be the year you make the Way of the Cross an important part of your Lenten journey. This ancient, beautiful and transformative tradition takes place in the church, starting at 7 pm (except on Good Friday, which will start at noon).
February 12, 19 & 26
March 25, Noon on Good Friday
Communal Penance at Saint Thomas More this Season of Lent
Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation within the context of communal Taize Prayer on Thursday, March 3, 7 - 8 pm. The meditative nature of Taize Prayer offers an excellent vehicle to quiet your mind and open your heart to the abundant mercy and forgiveness of our loving God. Simple words of faith and prayer are woven into a fabric of song that wraps you in a mantle of peace, healing and hope to warm and guide your journey. During the course of this meditative prayer, the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available for those who desire it.
Care For Creation
Short, Succinct and Inspiring Video of Laudato Si'
In 35 minutes you will see and hear a great synopsis of the encyclical; view the video here. This video presents the views of nine prominent (and soon to be prominent) Canadians among whom are David Suzuki, Maude Barlow, Silver Don Cameron and Gregor Robertson as they reflect on the Encyclical. 23 excerpts from Laudato Si' help the viewer read the actual words of the 192 page document.
Novena of Grace in Honor of St. Franics Xavier
You are invited to attend a nine-day Jesuit, Lenten Retreat at St. Thomas More Catholic Church with Mass and a presentation by Professor Susan Stabile. The retreat schedule is March 4-12: Monday-Friday at 7 pm, Saturday at 4:30 pm and Sunday at 8 and 10:30 am. It is traditional to pray the Novena for a particular intention, asking for what you desire from God.
Susan Stabile is Professor of Law and Faculty Fellow for Spiritual Life at the University of St. Thomas and an adjunct instructor in Theology at St. Catherine’s University. She is a spiritual director and retreat leader trained in the Ignatian tradition and served as a member of the adjunct ministerial staff of St. Ignatius Retreat House in New York before moving to the Twin Cities. For further information, please call 651-227-7669 or email us.
Pope Francis' Encyclical: Laudato Si'
Resources for Reflection, Prayer and Action
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/.