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
Assisting Priest

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

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Celebrate Mass with Us!

Invite your family and friends to join you in the Eucharistic Feast as we offer thanks and praise to God for the goodness of creation, his bountiful mercy, and the many blessings that grace our families and our world. Everyone is invited to bring the Bread and Wine they will be serving family and friends for a special blessing. (NO 7:15 am Mass on Thanksgiving.)

environ3Celebrate a Low Carbon Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time of year that honors all that we are grateful for. It is a celebration of the bounty provided by the earth we live on and care for. It is a truly American holiday where people of all faith traditions can gather their loved ones and be thankful for all we have. Part of being thankful is a recommitment to protecting all that makes our families healthy and our communities strong. As we gather at the table we can all think about how the foods we choose can nourish us and also help reduce our carbon footprint. There are many things you can do this Thanksgiving to lower your carbon footprint: Changing the foods you eat, choosing orgnaic, and reducing food waste. ACCESS THE GUIDE.

 

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Small Group Advent Ignatian Retreats

Once again we’re offering Small Group Advent Ignatian Retreats, which provide an opportunity to experience the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola in a modified format. The retreat consists of 4 weekly, small group meetings where you’ll be given direction for prayer for the following week. If you wish, you may then share your prayer experience from the previous week. The sessions will meet in the Parish Center (see schedule below); $10 materials fee. REGISTER HERE or contact Brian Hefer: bhefer@morecommunity.org, 651-227-7669 x 311.

Tuesdays, 12-1:30 pm: Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 11 & 18
Wednesdays, 7:30-9 pm: Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12 & 19 
Young Adults - Wednesdays, 7:30-9 pm: Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12 & 19
Thursdays, 8:15-9:45 am: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13 & 20

 

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Double the Impact of Your Commitment

An anonymous donor has challenged the parish with a $500,000 match for the Capital Campaign!

This weekend, Visitors will be picking up Annual Stewardship and Capital Campaign commitments from all households. As a reminder, all gifts will be kept in confidence. If you received your information in the mail, please return it as soon as possible through mail, dropping it off a the parish office or putting your envelope in the collection basket at Mass. 

As a reminder, an anonymous donor was recently inspired to challenge our parish with a matching gift of $500,000! This means that for any new pledge or increases in existing campaign pledges, the donor will match dollar for dollar up to $500,000. The donor’s purpose behind this match is to encourage all parishioners and school parents to prayerfully give all they can and double their impact for this effort. We hope to reach and exceed this $500,000 match to upgrade and enhance our facilities for current and future generations. Our vision is large, but through the Lord all is possible. With the generosity of this anonymous donor and others throughout our Catholic community we can achieve our goals in living our mission to glorify God by our lives.

CAMPAIGN DETAILS AND UPDATES 


 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)

PLEASE ALSO SEE:

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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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