Rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ,
the mission of Saint Thomas More Catholic Community
is to glorify God by our lives.
Thanksgiving Mass will be celebrated at 7:15 am
Advent Giving Tree
Starting Nov. 28th, our Advent Giving Tree will be covered in tags marked with needed items for four charities: Women’s Advocates (blue tags); Midwest Special Services (yellow tags); Listening House (red tags); and St Thomas More’s Toy Giveaway (green tags). 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. Each charity has a different “due date” for returning your UNWRAPPED gifts.
Sant Thomas More Toy Giveaway
We’re inviting families and children to donate to the 8th Annual Toy Drive. We’re collecting new or nearly new toys and gifts to distribute to families and children in need. The event is on Saturday, Dec. 12 in the STM School’s auditorium. We are in need of toys and gifts for boys and girls 0 to 16 year-old.. You can contribute to make this event a success by:
- Dropping off toys in the community corner at the church
- Taking a tag for the toy drive from the Advent Giving Tree
- Supporting the Toy Drive at STM School
- Dropping off toys to the office of the Pastoral Center or STM School
- Giving cash/check donations to buy toys (please indicate Toy Give Away on your check or envelope)
Volunteers needed for Sat., Dec. 12, 10 am-1:30 pm; email Myriam Grady.
Pope Francis' Encyclical: Laudato Si'
Resources for Further 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/.