Rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ,
the mission of Saint Thomas More Catholic Community
is to glorify God by our lives.
Happy 537th Birthday Tommy!
Saturday, February 7th after the 4:30 pm Mass
Join us for wine, hors d’oeuvres, birthday cake, music and conversation with parishioner and artist Mary Klein on Saturday, February 7th, 5:30 - 7 pm. The Sistine Chapel had Michelangelo; we have Mary Klein! Celebrate Saint Thomas More’s birthday on Saturday evening, February 7th, 5:30 to 7 pm in the undercroft of the church. Come and see the progress on the More Family Portrait and get the story behind the story!
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/.
Taizé Prayer and Reconciliation
Thursday, February 5 at 7 pm
Quiet your heart in the still of winter's night. Warm your spirit in the presence of Christ. Encounter the mystery of God through the beauty of simplicity in workd and music. During the course of this meditative prayer, the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available for those who desire it.
Boy Scout Troop 45 Celebrates National Scout Day
Pancake Breakfast on Sunday February 8th
The boys will be serving a pancake breakfast in the STM School dining hall from 9 am - 1 pm in an effort to model the benefits of scouting and as a fundraiser for those members of the troop taking a high-adventure trip this summer to camp at the Philmont Scout Reservation in New Mexico. Tickets for the breakfast will be sold this and next weekend (Feb. 7 & 8) for $5 a person or $20 per family. Walk-ins are welcome but we appreciate those who purchase tickets in advance so we can plan accordingly. There will also be raffle tickets for both adult and kid themed baskets.
Marriage Enrichment Seminar
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 7 pm
Start Valentine’s Day early and come hear national speaker Bob Bartlett on Wednesday, February 11 at 7 pm in the STM School auditorium. “Ongoing Conversion in Marriage” will be his theme. There is no charge but a free will offering will be accepted and appreciated. Click here for further information about Bob Bartlett. Questions? Email Carol Arend or call her at 651-227-7669 x 305.
Beloved. Blessed. Called.
Stewardship by the Numbers
For the last several years we have been trying to emphasize that Stewardship is not an annual event; it is a way of living our Baptismal call. Your STM Stewardship Committee is committed to keeping the many facets of stewardship present to our community weekly. One aspect we hope to get better at is keeping parishioners informed of how we are doing - Stewardship by the Numbers, as it were.
125th Anniversary Project
We are pleased that so many members of our community chose to celebrate our 125 years of Catholic worship, education, and service here on Summit Avenue with a donation to our Anniversary Project. We contributed $81,315.74 to put toward the projects. Short of our goal, but an impressive demonstration of support. We will have a more complete update within the next month as to how we will be able to invest the funds in our programs and our facilities. As an aside (by the numbers), if we had received a contribution of $65 from each of the non-contributing households, we would have reached our goal.
If you are interested in learning more about the STM stewardship committee or in participating in future stewardship campaigns, please email Mike Sarafolean. If you need a stewardship form, please contact the parish office or download a stewardship pledge form here or our annual report here.