Thursday, February 11th

Daily Mass • 7:00am
"Walking Utopia" • 7:00am - 9:00am
Koinonia • 8:30am - 1:30pm
Bell Choir • 7:00pm
RCIA • 7:00pm
Friday, February 12th

Daily Mass • 7:00am
"Walking Utopia" • 7:00am - 9:00am
Small Faith Sharing - Staff • 12:00pm
Stations of the Cross • 5:30pm
Fish Fry • 6:00pm
Anonymous Group • 7:00pm
Saturday, February 13th

ITV-Christology • 8:30am - 12:00pm
Mass Server Training • 10:00am
Korean Mass • 11:00am
Major Degree Ceremony • 11:00am - 4:30pm
Confession • 3:30pm
Mass • 4:30pm
Sunday, February 14th

Coffee & Donuts
Mass • 8:30am
Adult Ed Class • 9:30am
Meng Small Faith Sharing Group • 9:30am - 10:30am
Preschool Class • 10:30am
Mass • 10:30am
RCIA: Breaking Open the Word • 10:45am
Children's Liturgy • 10:45am
Rite of Election • 3:00pm
Senior YM • 3:30pm
Youth Choir Rehearsal • 4:30pm
Mass • 5:30pm
Monday, February 15th

Adult Ed • 9:30am
Craft Group • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Committee • 3:00pm
Daily Mass • 5:15pm
Financial Peace • 7:00pm

More Musings

What a great fish story!  Today’s Gospel tells us about nets so full of fish that they begin to break and boats so full of fish that they begin to sink.  Simon Peter would have had a lifetime of bragging rights with his fellow fishermen!  Instead of celebrating and bragging, he falls at Jesus’ knees and begs him to, “Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man.”  Jesus responds to Simon by saying, “Do not be

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Rite of Election

Rite of Election for the candidates and catechumens in the RCIA process will take place on Sunday, February 14, at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Salina at 3:00 p.m.  In preparation for that event, the catechumens are invited to inscribe their names in the "Book of the Elect" at the 10:30 Mass.  We encourage all parishioners to remember these people in prayer during the days of Lent.

Stations, Fish, & Lent

Stations of the Cross will be held every Friday during Lent at 5:30 p.m. in the church.  The K of C Fish Fry will be held every Friday during Lent at 6:00 p.m. in the Utopia Room.  Our Lenten theme is Mercy, Passion, & Joy.  Lent is a great time to join with others in enriching your faith journey by joining a small faith sharing group.  Lenten materials for all ages are available in the Gathering Area.

Mass Server Training

Anyone, grade 4 or above, interested in being a Mass Server is invited to a training session on Saturday, February 13, at 10:00 a.m.

Training

A CPR & AED Training will be held on February 27 at 9:00 a.m.  Lunch will be provided.  All ushers and liturgical coordinators are encouraged to be trained annually.  As this training comes at a cost to the parish, a donation is requested, but not required, to help offset the costs.  Please RSVP to the parish office by February 15.  Space is limited.

Mass Times

Chalice
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 7:00 a.m.

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

See the bulletin for details

 

Reconciliation

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

Current Reflection

Question of the Week
Adult Question
:  As you come to understand the temptations of Jesus in the desert, which one is hardest for you to resist?
Children's Question:  How do you remain strong in your faith when tempted to do wrong?

All Creation Is Singing God's Praise
Together with our obligations to use the earth's goods responsibly, we are called to recognize that other living beings have value of their own in God's eyes: "by their mere existence they bless him and give him glory," and indeed "the Lord rejoices in all his works" (Psalm 104:31).  (Laudato Si of the Holy Father Francis)
How I Can Help...

  • Dolphins are really smart aquatic mammals.  What makes them so interesting and sets them apart from other marine animals is their unique behavior.  These mammals often play with humans and through their nimbleness, they often become the center of attention for many wildlife lovers.  You may have experienced dolphins' magnificent dives in and out of water.  One of the rare facts about dolphins is that by following vessels in water, these mammals tend to store energy as they go in swimming at the side of ships.  This practice is "bow-riding".  Wild dolphins face many natural dangers within the deep expanse of the ocean; however, the most overwhelming threat to their existence is man.  Although some dolphin species are considered an endangered species, alarming statistics suggest that more and more dolphins are being killed by illegal dynamite fishing, being caught in fishing nets, collisions with boats and/or propellers, marine pollution, disease, and beaching due to sonar interference than ever before.  Research suggests that over 95% of dolphin deaths are directly attributable to man-related causes.

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

 

St Thomas More Catholic Church
2900 Kimball Ave
Manhattan, KS 66502
(785) 776-5151
stm@stmmanhattan.com

 

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