Tuesday, September 16th

"Walking Utopia" • 7:00am - 9:00am
Daily Mass • 7:15am
Women's Book Study • 8:00am
THOMS MOMS • 9:15am
Marian Prayer Group • 6:00pm
STM Card Group • 7:00pm
Tuesday Basketball • 7:00pm
Adult Ed Class • 7:00pm
Wednesday, September 17th

Daily Mass • 7:15am
Third Age • 8:30am
K-6 Parent Meeting/Open House • 4:00pm
K-6 Classes • 4:00pm - 5:15pm
K-6 Classes • 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Bell Choir • 6:45pm
Junior YM • 7:00pm
K-6 Classes • 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Adult Choir • 7:00pm
Thursday, September 18th

KSU Football Parking
"Walking Utopia" • 7:00am - 9:00am
Daily Mass • 7:15am
Koinonia + Teacher Mtg. • 8:30am - 2:30pm
Wedding Rehearsal • 3:30pm
NO RCIA • 7:00pm
Friday, September 19th

"Walking Utopia" • 7:00am - 9:00am
Daily Mass • 7:15am
Hardy-Bellinder Wedding • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Saturday, September 20th

Bake Sale
ITV - Theology & Methods of Ministry • 8:30am - 12:00pm
Confession • 3:30pm
Mass • 4:30pm
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Pastor's Corner PDF Print

Hope all are doing well with settling in for the Fall Season!  The various colors of the season will soon be upon us.

I invite you to welcome Sr. Rita Schwarzenberger, a Dominican nun of the Community of Peace out of

Deployed Military PDF Print

Our Sixth Grade Religious Education Class would like to send a small gift to parishioners in the military who are currently deployed.  If you know of someone, please email their name and address to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Thank you for your help!

Bake Sale PDF Print

The Thomas More Ladies' Bake Sale will be on September 20/21 after all Masses.  Every family is asked to donate their favorite non-refrigerated baked goods.  Please drop off your donation on September 20 in the Gathering Area between 1:00-4:00 p.m.  Proceeds help support Thomas More Ladies' Ministries, including childcare for the Thom's Moms' bible study.

Parish Mission PDF Print


Fr. Albert Haase, O.F.M.
"Signed & Sealed with the Cross"

September 20/21:  Weekend Masses
September 21-23:  7:00 p.m. Sessions

Check out his website!

Committee Close-Up PDF Print

Learn how our parish functions by taking a closer look at this month's featured committee!

Liturgy Commission

Extraordinary Ministers, Mass Servers, Lectors, Ushers, Cantors, Choir, Bells, Musicians, Bread Bakers, Art & Environment--All of these fall under the domain of the Liturgy Commission.  They brainstorm ways to encourage recruitment, organize and schedule trainings, evaluate budgets and guidelines, and attempt to address concerns.  This is not all they do, but it is a big part!  Check back next week to learn more or visit the Liturgy pages.


Father Don ZimmermanWelcome 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!

-Father Don Zimmerman, Pastor


Mass Times

Lord's Day Mass
Saturday 4:30 p.m.
Sunday 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m. **
Daily Mass
Monday 5:15 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday 7:15 a.m.

**Summer Schedule: From Memorial Day through Labor Day, there will be NO Sunday 5:30 Mass.

See the bulletin for details


Current Reflection

Question of the Week
Adult Question
:  Through whom has God reached out to you?  Who is always encouraging you to say "yes" to God?
Children's Question:  How do you experience God being generous to you?

All Creation Is Singing God's Praise
We share the light and warmth from the same sun…As we breathe the same air, we feel the same wind as it moves across the land and waters…As we drink from the same waters, we understand the source of where all things come…From the heavens to the earth, from the center of all in the source of all, the great spirit…As we become aware…of ourselves, our nature, our earth, our circle, we begin to become one tribe…As we become one tribe, we know the power in unity, we become the bringers of peace, the tellers of the stores…the keepers of mother earth’s song.  We follow the drumbeat of the land, the rhythms of nature, we listen to the teachers who share with us their spirit.  We know the blessings of the center, where all things come from and where all things return.  We give honor and respect to all for the life journey…walk in peace, know you are blessed in all ways.  (copyright 2014 RedskyHawk/Walking the Earth Touching the Sky)
How I Can Help...

  • Identify a plant that is already in your home or purchase one.  Plants tutor us in the ability to nurture life and reward us by creating more beauty and peace in our environment.

How does care for creation relate to our identity as Christians?  Watch this space for ideas and inspiration in the coming weeks.



Saturday: 3:30 - 4:00 PM
OR by appointment

St Thomas More Catholic Church
2900 Kimball Ave
Manhattan, KS 66502
(785) 776-5151


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