Our Holy Family Apartment: On March 25, 2017, St. Thomas More became the second Jesuit parish in the nation to declare itself a sanctuary parish, following another in San Francisco. It is the first Catholic parish in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to declare itself a sanctuary parish; it is the second Catholic church in Minnesota.
Saint Thomas More provides a comfortable and safe apartment to those threatened by deportation and offers companionship, food, clothing and connection to additional resources such as legal aid as each family may need. Fr. Warren, pastor of Saint Thomas More said, "We did it not to make a political statement. It is a statement of faith, to provide shelter to people who need it and to connect them to resources.”Our community acknowledges and respects the federal government’s obligation to protect our borders and uphold our immigration laws. Nevertheless, we agree with the U.S. Catholic Bishops Conference that immigration principles should always be at the service of human dignity and the common good of society. Saint Thomas More Catholic Community is committed to increasing its advocacy for just and humane immigration reform at both the local and national level.