Friday, May 22nd

"Walking Utopia" • 7:00am - 9:00am
Daily Mass • 7:15am
Anonymous Group • 7:00pm
Saturday, May 23rd

JrCYO Camp
Art & Environment • 8:30am
Confession • 3:30pm
Mass • 4:30pm
Sunday, May 24th

JrCYO Camp
Mass • 8:30am
Adult Ed Class • 9:30am
Mass • 10:30am
Monday, May 25th

Office Closed
JrCYO Camp
Adult Ed • 9:30am
NO Daily Mass • 5:15pm
Tuesday, May 26th

NO "Walking Utopia"
NO Tuesday Basketball
JrCYO Camp
Daily Mass • 7:15am
Women's Book Study • 8:00am
Vacation Bible School • 9:00am
THOMS MOMS • 9:15am
Mass @ Via Christi • 9:30am
Marian Prayer Group • 6:00pm
STM Card Group • 7:00pm
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Summer Changes PDF Print
  • Choir will not be meeting during the summer.  They will resume again in the fall.  If you are interested in joining the choir, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • Nursery will be closed for the month of July and will resume in August.  Please contact the parish office if you would like to volunteer in the nursery.
  • Sunday 5:30 Mass, Children's Liturgy, & Card Group will not be held during the summer.  All will resume in September.
Closed & Canceled PDF Print
Written by STM ParishSec   
Friday, 15 May 2015 15:47

The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, May 25, for Memorial Day.  There will be NO MASS held on May 25.  No "Walking Utopia" will be held the week of May 25-29 due to VBS.

Totus Tuus PDF Print

Totus Tuus is a summer catechetical program that teaches youth about their Catholic faith led by seminarians and college students.  Each day includes skits, songs, class sessions, lunch, snacks, Mass, recreation, and prayer.  Totus Tuus is for students in grades 1-12.  Students from all Manhattan parishes are welcome, but space is limited.  Totus Tuus will be held at St. Thomas More.  Grades 1-6 will meet July 20-24 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Cost is $35 per child; please bring a sack lunch each day.  Grades  7-12 will meet on July 19-23  from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.  There is no cost.  Registration Forms and Youth Volunteer Forms are available.  Registration Deadline is July 8.  For more information or to volunteer with the program, please contact the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

My Life With The Saints PDF Print

“My Life With The Saints”
by James Martin, S.J.


“Let us keep that joy of loving Jesus in our hearts,” she told the audience in the Aula Magna of the University of Oslo, “and share that joy with all we come in touch with.  That radiating joy is real, for we have no reason not to be happy because we have Christ with us.  Christ in our hearts, Christ in the poor we meet, Christ in the smile we give and the smile we receive.” … It had a practical application too.  Their attitude was a gift to those poor who had known mostly misery and rejection in life.  “We want to make them feel that they are loved,” Mother Teresa told Muggeridge.  “If we went to them with a sad face, we would only make them much more depressed.”  Plainly, the sisters were happy to be Missionaries of Charity.  And they were happy to be serving God in this way.  “True holiness,” Mother Teresa had written, “consists in doing God’s will with a smile.”  That is a difficult statement for many to accept, since it’s so close to the banal “offer it up for God” spirituality.  But Mother Teresa, whose interior life was full of darkness, put into practice what she believed to great effect.  So did her sisters.  And their joy was contagious.

(excerpt from “My Life With The Saints” by James Martin, S.J., page 169, 177)

Watch here for further excerpts from this book that
was distributed at St. Thomas More on Christmas 2014!

Farewell Video PDF Print

If you missed seeing the Farewell Video for Fr. Don Zimmerman, you can still see it here!  Thank you to everyone who participated in putting this video together.  A special thank you to Ron Frank for all the work he put in to make this video possible!

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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

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
:  When have you felt he Holy Spirit in your life?
Children's Question:  When have you heard an inner voice guiding you to do what is right?

All Creation Is Singing God's Praise
Today marks the World Water Day promoted by the United Nations.  Water is the most essential element for life, and the future of humanity depends on our capacity to guard it and share it.  I, therefore, encourage the International Community to be vigilant so as to ensure that the planet's waters be adequately protected and that no one be excluded or discriminated against in the use of this resource, which is a resource par excellence.  With St. Francis of Assisi, we say: "Praise be You, my Lord, through Sister Water, she is very useful and humble and precious and pure" (Canticle of the Sun).  (Pope Francis, March 22, 2015)
How I Can Help...

  • Use your dishwasher and clothes washer for only full loads.  If you are purchasing a new clothes washer, consider a water saving front load washer.

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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