Friday, July 3rd

NO "Walking Utopia"
NO Daily Mass • 7:15am
Anonymous Group • 7:00pm
Saturday, July 4th

Confession • 3:30pm
Mass • 4:30pm
Sunday, July 5th

Mass • 8:30am
Adult Ed Class • 9:30am
Mass • 10:30am
Monday, July 6th

Daily Mass • 5:15pm
Baptism Class • 7:00pm
Tuesday, July 7th

Men's Breakfast • 7:00am
"Walking Utopia" • 7:00am - 9:00am
Daily Mass • 7:15am
Women's Book Study • 8:00am
THOMS MOMS • 9:15am
Evangelization Commission • 5:30pm
Marian Prayer Group • 6:00pm
STM Card Group • 7:00pm
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Pastor's Corner PDF Print

Please give a warm welcome to Fr. Frank Coady, our new pastor, and Deacon Chad Stramel!  Please pray that they will be able to quickly settle in and begin to feel at home in our parish.

Closed & Canceled PDF Print

The Parish Office will be closed on Friday, July 3.  There will be NO "Walking Utopia" or daily Mass on July 3.  Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!

Coming & Going PDF Print

Coming to St. Thomas More

July 1

Fr. Frank Coady


Deacon Chad Stramel


Farewell Fr. Don!
Fr. Don's Last Day - June 30
He has been assigned to Sa
cred Heart Cathedral in Salina.

St. Isidore's Changes:  Fr. Jarett Konrade will be assigned to St. Nicholas of Myra in Hays.  St. Isidore's will be assigned two Dominican priests: Fr. Michael Demkovich and Fr. Robert Barry.

Seven Dolors' Changes:  Fr. Kerry Ninemire has been assigned to Seven Dolors.  Fr. Carlos Ruiz has been assigned as Parochial Vicar of Seven Dolors.  Fr. Joseph Popelka will be taking an extended sabbatical.  Please pray that this will be a time of rest, renewal, and blessing for him.

My Life With The Saints PDF Print

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


Pope John XXIII had a similarly wry sense of humor? … For his humor, his openness, his generosity, and his warmth, many people loved him: Good Pope John.  But to see John XXIII as a sort of papal Santa Claus is to only partly understand him.  An experienced diplomat, a veteran of ecumenical dialogue, and a gifted pastor and bishop, he brought a wealth of experience to the office of pope. … In preparation for consecration as bishop in 1925, he writes, “I have not sought or desired this new ministry: the Lord has chosen me, making it so clear that it is his will that it would be a grave sin for me to refuse.  So it will be for him to cover up my failings and supply my insufficiencies.  This comforts me and gives me tranquility and confidence.” … In time, I realized that I was drawn to John XXIII not as much for his wit, or his writings, or his love of the church, or even his accomplishments as for something more basic: his love for God and for other people.  The gentle old man seemed to be one of the most loving of all the saints: always a loving son, a loving brother, a loving priest, a loving bishop, and a loving pope.  John radiated Christian love.  Was it any wonder that so many people were drawn to him?

(excerpt from “My Life With The Saints” by James Martin, S.J., page 183, 188-189, 195)

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

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, & Tuesday Basketball will not be held during the summer.  All will resume in September.
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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



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

Current Reflection

Question of the Week
Adult Question
:  Why do you think Jesus sent the disciples out two by two instead of alone?
Children's QuestionWho most needs to hear the Good News of Jesus?

All Creation Is Singing God's Praise

“Dedication to God means dedication to the whole of creation.” (St. Edith Stein)  Edith Stein brooks no doubt: to really be dedicated to God, we must be dedicated to the whole of creation.  Which means the elephants of Africa, the homeless in our cities, the ice in Antarctica, and the homes built on sea shores that ocean water will flood. (Sr. Joan Chittister).   How Can I Help...

  • Read a book about all things green to your children or grandchildren.  Book Suggestion:  Compost Stew by Mary McKenna Siddals. This book offers "An A to Z Recipe for the Earth" — a cute how-to for composting. Young children who love dirt and worms will be big fans of composting because, as the story points out, you can mix everything from eggshells to fruit pulp to grass clippings and hair snippings — plus an insect or two. Grade Level: Preschool and up.  (Can be found at Manhattan Public Library)

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


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