Welcome to Fr. John Schmeidler, OFM, Cap, who is inviting us through the Propagation of the Faith Office and Mission Coop to share with them in their missionary work around the world! Please be as generous as you can in this work with your prayers and sacrifices!
RCIA is for non-Catholics who are interested in the Catholic faith, as well as for Catholics who would like to learn more about their faith as an adult. Sessions at St. Thomas More will begin on Thursday, September 11, at 7:00 p.m. in the Tower Room. For more information, please contact the parish office. Also, check out this inspirational introduction to the Catholic faith...
K of C Garage Sale
The Knights of Columbus Garage Sale is scheduled in the Utopia Room for Friday, August 15, from 3:00-8:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 16, from 7:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. For more information, check out the Knights of Columbus page. There will be NO Walking Utopia the week of the Garage Sale.
PARISH MISSION Fr. Albert Haase, O.F.M. "Signed & Sealed with the Cross"
September 20/21: Weekend Masses September 21-23: 7:00 p.m. Sessions
Welcome to St. Thomas More Parish where our mission is "to profess the Gospel of Jesus Christ by living our faith through prayer, scripture, evangelism, service, and celebration of the sacraments". We invite you to join the more than 900 families who worship with us and share of their time, talents, and treasure to make our parish welcoming, hospitable, and full of vitality.All of the Pastoral Team are committed to serving you.Pastoral care is an essential element of who we are in Christ Jesus.We are grateful for the privilege to serve along side our numerous volunteers.Perhaps you have suggestions about how we can make our parish a more warm and dynamic place to worship and fellowship with other followers of Christ.If so, please share them with any member of the Pastoral Team.We look forward to serving Christ with you!
Question of the Week Adult Question: What are your needs and how can Jesus help you? Children's Question: What are the ways that Jesus shows you he loves you?
All Creation Is Singing God's Praise God speaks God's love in all of creation, even in small and fearsome creatures like jellyfish or snakes. In their natural habitat, they have a beauty and a goodness. I call them 'little words of God.' It's hard for us to get our minds around this idea because we are such control freaks. We think everything has to fit our mentality of what is good and beautiful. But by doing that, we reject God's invitation to love. (Sr. Ilia Delio, OSF) How I Can Help...
Teach children the ecological value of "creepy crawlers." Scientists use animals to research everything from evolutionary history to the curing of disease; yet, many of the important animals that scientists study look creepy to the layman. Spiders, snakes, and bats in particular get a bad rap, but most of these creatures you might find in your house or yard aren't as dangerous as you might think. In fact, they often help control pests. Use crafts, games, and books (Verdi by Janell Canon, The Unhuggables by Victor Waldrop) to teach your children about the value of "unhuggables" in the ecosystem. Also check out these websites on wildlife fun and kid-zone.
How does care for creation relate to our identity as Christians? Watch this space for ideas and inspiration in the coming weeks.