Monday, January 26th

Catholic Schools Week
Adult Ed • 9:30am
Daily Mass • 5:15pm
CANCELED - Catechist Inservice • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Knights of Columbus • 7:30pm
Tuesday, January 27th

Catholic Schools Week
"Walking Utopia" • 7:00am - 9:00am
Daily Mass • 7:15am
Women's Book Study • 8:00am
Thom's Moms • 9:15am
Mass @ Via Christi • 9:30am
Ecumenical Group • 12:00pm
MCS Catholic Schools Week Mass • 1:00pm
Marian Prayer Group • 6:00pm
Spiritual/Health Class • 7:00pm
STM Card Group • 7:00pm
Tuesday Basketball • 7:00pm
Wednesday, January 28th

Catholic Schools Week
Daily Mass • 7:15am
K-6 Classes • 4:30pm - 5:15pm
K-6 Classes • 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Easter Egg Hunt Planning Mtg • 6:00pm
Junior YM • 7:00pm
Adult Choir • 7:00pm
K-6 Classes • 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Thursday, January 29th

Catholic Schools Week
"Walking Utopia" • 7:00am - 9:00am
Daily Mass • 7:15am
Koinonia • 8:30am - 1:30pm
Mass @ Stoneybrook • 3:30pm
Leadership Banquet • 5:00pm
Bell Choir • 7:00pm
RCIA • 7:00pm
Friday, January 30th

Catholic Schools Week
"Walking Utopia" • 7:00am - 9:00am
Daily Mass • 7:15am
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Ash Wednesday PDF Print

Ash Wednesday is February 18!  Masses will be held at 7:15 a.m., 5:15 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.  If you have old palm branches from previous years, please bring them to the church so they may be burned in preparation for the signing of the ashes.  If not, please make sure you dispose of them properly!

 
Pastor's Corner PDF Print

Let us remember the participants in the Light of the World Parish Retreat this weekend!  This retreat is an excellent tool to be refreshed in one’s faith and understand more fully what we believe and why. Perhaps with the next one, a year from now, if you have not yet attended a retreat, you might want

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My Life With The Saints PDF Print

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

JOAN OF ARC

“Let me get this straight,” she said.  “Joan of Arc was a soldier who led people into battle.  So why is she a saint?”  Her question deserved a careful reply.  I wanted to explain that Joan was devoted to Jesus Christ, to prayer, to the sacraments, to the church, and to its saints.  That she believed in God even when God asked her to accomplish the seemingly impossible.  That she persevered during the direst of circumstances and eventually did achieve the impossible.  That she inspired the confidence of princes, soldiers, and peasants alike.  That she suffered physical deprivations in the name of her cause: to set captives free.  That she continued to love the church even as she was persecuted by it.  That she was human enough to falter before her judges, but strong (and humble) enough to recant.  That she died a martyr’s death with the name of Jesus on her lips.  Before I could offer my explanation, one young man offered a different answer—at once simpler and wiser. … “Joan was holy,” he said, “because she trusted.”

(excerpt from “My Life With The Saints” by James Martin, S.J., page 24-25)

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

 
Souper Bowl Sunday PDF Print

Help us make Super Bowl Sunday truly super by bringing in cans of soup to donate to the Flint Hills Breadbasket and the Seven Dolors Food Pantry!  February 1 can be a Sunday of Caring when we provide food for those in need.  Let's all TACKLE hunger in our community by bring in 4 or 6 cans of soup to celebrate the Super Bowl!  (Sponsored by the  Knights of Columbus)

 
Women's Conference PDF Print

Our Annual Women's Conference will be held on March 7!  This year's speaker is ValLimar Jansen.  The conference is entitled "Mothers, Mystics, and Models of Faith".  Registration Deadline is February 28.  Forms are available in the parish office or the conference website.

 
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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 do you hope Jesus will free you from?  What do you pray God will free the world from?
Children's Question:  What are some bad things that you can pray for Jesus to deliver our world from?

All Creation Is Singing God's Praise
I wish to mention another threat to peace, which arises from the greedy exploitation of environmental resources.  Even if "nature is at our disposition," all too often we do not "respect it or consider it a gracious gift which we must care for and set at the service of our brothers and sisters, including future generations."  (Pope Francis)
How I Can Help...

  • Keep track of your trash for one day.  Instead of tossing all your garbage in the trash can, use a clear plastic bag and have all family members place all their trash in that bag for one day.  Use a bathroom scale to weigh it.  Have a quick family meeting to talk about reducing household waste.

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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