Mass Schedule

Saturday, 4:30 pm
Sunday, 8 & 10:30 am
Tuesday-Friday, 7:15 am

Saturday, 3:30-4 pm

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

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

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Church & Office
1079 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Fr. Warren Sazama, SJ

Fr. R.J. Fichtinger, SJ
Associate Pastor

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

Patrick Lofton

Hrs: 7:30 am-3:30 pm
M-F (during school year)
Tel: 651-224-4836
Fax: 651-224-0097

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Justice and Service

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops describes Two Feet of Love in Action to which all Catholics are called: Charitable Works and Social Justice. Charitable Works (service) involves short-term, emergency assistance for individuals, while Social Justice involves addressing systemic, root causes of problems that affect many people. St. Thomas More’s Justice and Service ministries encompass both feet of love in action, with a mission of following Christ by serving those in need and building a just society. We invite you to “step with both feet” and become involved with our ministries. 

For information about Justice and Service ministries, send an email to For more information about Works of Charity and Action of Justice, click the links above. 

Laudato Si' and Care for Creation Committee

Our ministry aims to provide information about climate change and to foster activities that reduce its negative effects. At the parish level we try to highlight practical steps we can take to reduce our carbon footprint and to foster hope and forward movement. We try to keep up with policy proposals at the local, state, and national levels so that our community can be part of a moral/spiritual voice on issues such as alternative energy sources, oil pipelines, and renewable energy standards. 

This plain spoken, heartfelt letter from Pope Francis about our common home is intended to be read and reflected on by all. The first chapter is entitled: "What is Happening to Our Common Home."

Welcome back for Chapter 6 of Laudato Si' - Ecological Education and Spirituality


202. Many things have to change course, but it is we human beings above all who need to change. ... A great cultural, spiritual and educational challenge stands before us, and it will demand that we set out on the long path of renewal.

205. Human beings, while capable of the worst, are also capable of rising above themselves, choosing again what is good, and making a new start, despite their mental and social conditioning.

211-212. Education in environmental responsibility can encourage ways of acting which directly and significantly affect the world around us, such as avoiding the use of plastic and paper, reducing water consumption, separating refuse, cooking only what can reasonably be consumed, showing care for other living beings, using public transport or car-pooling, planting trees, turning off unnecessary lights, or any number of other practices. … We must not think that these efforts are not going to change the world. They benefit society, often unbeknown to us, for they call forth a goodness which, albeit unseen, inevitably tends to spread.

215. Our efforts at education will be inadequate and ineffectual unless we strive to promote a new way of thinking about human beings, life, society and our relationship with nature. Otherwise, the paradigm of consumerism will continue to advance, with the help of the media and the highly effective workings of the market.

217. “...the ecological crisis is also a summons to profound interior conversion. It must be said that some committed and prayerful Christians, with the excuse of realism and pragmatism, tend to ridicule expressions of concern for the environment. Others are passive; they choose not to change their habits and thus become inconsistent. So what they all need is an “ecological conversion”, whereby the effects of their encounter with Jesus Christ become evident in their relationship with the world around them.

219. Social problems must be addressed by community networks and not simply by the sum of individual good deeds. … The ecological conversion needed to bring about lasting change is also a community conversion.

222. Christian spirituality proposes an alternative understanding of the quality of life, and encourages a prophetic and contemplative lifestyle, one capable of deep enjoyment free of the obsession with consumption. We need to take up an ancient lesson, found in different religious traditions and also in the Bible. It is the conviction that “less is more”.

235. The Sacraments are a privileged way in which nature is taken up by God to become a means of mediating supernatural life. Through our worship of God, we are invited to embrace the world on a different plane. Water, oil, fire and colours are taken up in all their symbolic power and incorporated in our act of praise.

Review questions from (STMC4C):

1. What is needed in environmental education? What results can be expected from it?

2. What is ecological conversion? Why does Pope Francis say it is needed within the faith community?

3. How does Christian spirituality fit into the “integral ecology” that was discussed in Chapter 4 of the encyclical.?

  • Pick up a brochure "On Care for Our Common Home" from the church's community corner

  • PLease share any suggestions you may have to help develop this series to: Care for Creation Ministry of STM:

  • 15 Minutes with Laudato Si' 


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