Thursday, April 17th

NO "Walking Utopia"
Holy Thursday Mass • 7:00pm
NO RCIA
Friday, April 18th

NO "Walking Utopia"
Good Friday Services @ 12:10 & 7pm
Offfice Closed Afternoon
Saturday, April 19th

Art & Environment • 8:00am
YM Choir Rehearsal • 9:30am
RCIA & RCIC Rehearsal • 11:00am
Confession Time • 3:30pm
Easter Vigil/Reception • 8:30pm
Sunday, April 20th

Easter Sunday Masses @ 7:30, 9:00 & 11:00am
YM Choir Rehearsal • 10:00am
NO Preschool Classes - Easter Sunday
Monday, April 21st

NO Adult Ed Class
Bag Lady Committe • 12:00pm
Craft Group • 1:00pm
Daily Mass • 5:15pm
Care Committee • 7:00pm
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Holy Week & Easter PDF Print

In order to prepare for the celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be celebrated as follows:

Communal Penance Service - April 13  at  3:00 p.m.

Individual Confessions:
April 14 from 5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
April 15 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
April 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The schedule for Holy Week is as follows:

Holy Thursday "Mass of the Lord's Supper" - April 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Good Friday Service of "The Passion of the Lord" - April 18 at 12:10 p.m., at 7:00 p.m.
Easter Vigil and Mass of the Resurrection - April 19 at 8:30 p.m.
Easter Sunday Masses - April 20 at 7:30 a.m., at 9:00 a.m., at 11:00 a.m.

The Parish Office will close at noon on Friday, April 18.  There will be NO "Walking Utopia," Tuesday Basketball, Card Group, and Prayer Group during Holy Week.

 
MCS Golf Tournament & Social PDF Print

The 26th Annual MCS Golf Tournament and Social will be on Monday, June 9, at the Staff Hill Golf Club with a shot-gun start at 12:30 p.m.  Lunch will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.  The cost for the tournament and social is $500 per team (which consists of four players) or $125 per

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Pastor's Corner PDF Print

Our theme throughout the Lenten time this year was “On the Journey to Joy.”  At first glance, this may seem to be an odd thought to pursue during a penitential season.  However, the joyous procession into the City of Jerusalem with Jesus astride a donkey conjures all kinds of images,

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Parish Mission PDF Print

Fr. Albert Haas will be conducting a parish mission at St. Thomas More in September.  Check out his website!  More information coming soon!

 
New Change PDF Print

Mass Stipends $10 beginning May 1

 
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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

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 7:15 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
:  What does Jesus' resurrection mean in your life?
Children's Question:  When have you seen someone do a good deed for someone else?

All Creation Is Singing God's Praise
"When the ecological crisis is set within the broader context of the search for peace within society, we can understand better the importance of giving attention to what the earth and its atmosphere are telling us; namely, that there is an order in the universe which must be respected, and that the human person, endowed with the capability of choosing freely, has a grave responsibility to preserve this order for the well-being of future generations.  I wish to repeat that the ecological crisis is a moral issue."  (Pope John Paul II)
How I Can Help...

  • Celebrate new life!  Easter is next week and spring is here!  Plant a tree in your yard.  Planting trees is a simple step anyone can take to reduce CO2.  Trees remove carbon dioxide from the air and release oxygen into the atmosphere.

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

 

Reconciliation

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

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

 
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