Worship Schedule

Saturday, 4:30 pm
Sunday, 8 & 10:30 am
Tuesday-Friday, 7:15 am
8:30 am, most Wednesdays,
when STM School is in session

Saturday, 3:30-4 pm

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

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

Find & Contact Us

Church & Pastoral Center
1079 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105  Map

Fr. Warren Sazama, S.J., Pastor

Hrs: 9 am-4 pm, M-F
(Closed 1st Friday each Month)
Tel: 651-227-7669
Emergency: 651-967-2798
Fax: 651-227-0847

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St. Thomas More School
1065 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105  Map

Lynn Volkenant, Principal

Hrs: 7:30 am-3:30 pm, M-F
(when the school is in session)
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.


fr-sazamaDear St. Thomas More Parishioners,

I would like to introduce myself and let you know how much I am looking forward to being your new pastor following Fr. Joe Weiss, S.J. Fr. Joe has been an excellent pastor these past 12 years and has shepherded St. Thomas More through a number of challenging transitions. He leaves big shoes to fill. The transition of pastors can be a difficult time for a parish. I know you will miss Fr. Joe very much. I ask for your prayers that God will give me the grace to serve you well.

I visited St. Thomas More a couple of times already. The first was February 6-8 when I met with parish leadership and staff and Fr. Weiss to see if this would be a mutually good fit. I felt very welcomed by those with whom I met. I was impressed by the goodness of the people I met and thought it could be exciting to join such a vibrant Catholic community. My second visit was the week after Easter when I once again met with parish leadership and staff, said the daily Masses and had the opportunity to preach at the weekend Masses for the Second Sunday of Easter. Once again, I came home feeling welcomed and happy about the prospect of joining your community.

While my term as your pastor officially started on July 1, I will take some time off this summer so that I can come to you refreshed in August. My current job as president of Marquette University High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin officially ended on June 30, so to jump in at St. Thomas More on July 1 without a break would be imprudent. We will make sure that all of the weekend Masses will be covered – two by me and the others by other priests, mostly Jesuits. Most, if not all, of the weekday Masses will be covered as well. I will be here full-time beginning the weekend of August 13th when our Jesuit novices take their first vows in our parish church.

I will be living at the Markoe House Jesuit Community at 2900 11th Ave. South in Minneapolis. It’s six miles away from St. Thomas More and about a fifteen minute commute. One of the reasons I became a Jesuit was to live in community. This remains an important value for me. I don’t think living in Jesuit community – even in Minneapolis! – will make me less present to you. Actually, my hope is that I will be able to be more present to you with a renewing Jesuit community to live in.

Access a blurb from my Golden Jubilee as a Jesuit here. I entered young! This gives you a little background about me. I’m a Milwaukee native. I was told I wouldn’t necessarily have to become a Vikings fan to be your pastor. We’ll see how that goes.

Please pray for me that I will be a good pastor for you. I feel called by the parish, Jesuit, and Archdiocesan leadership and ultimately by God to this new ministry. I hope my time off this summer will not be too disruptive for the parish. It might be helpful to have a little break between pastors. I’ll keep you in my prayers as well.

Yours in Christ,

Warren Sazama, S.J. 


Learn about our church, our new STM Shrine

and our former pastor's (Fr. Joseph Weiss)

vision for our community:

Read the Star Tribune article, view a video and see photos here

 Saint Thomas More Catholic School

school-logoOur current first and second grade classes at St. Thomas More have spaces that we would like to see filled for next school year (grades 2 and 3 for the 2016-17 school year). To that end, our new pastor has authorized the school to offer substantial discounts in tuition rates, guaranteed through eighth grade at STM, to families with students in those classes. The amount of the discount will be determined after the family completes the TADS form and has a meeting with school administration. This discount would apply to transferring siblings also. This is an outstanding opportunity for anyone with kids in those grades. If interested, please feel free to contact the office for more details and/or to schedule a tour.



Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation Released on April 8 
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


abphebda 200webCelebrate the Installation
of Archbishop Bernard Hebda

Evening Prayer and Reception
Basilica of Saint Mary
Thursday, May 12 at 7 pm

Installation Mass and Reception
Cathedral of Saint Paul
Friday, May 13 at 2 pm


 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

Promotio Iustitiae Healing a Broken World

Ignatian Solidarity Network Resource Kit 


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