Saturday, March 28th

CYO Convention
PLF Distibution • 4:30am
Art & Environment • 8:30am
Confession • 3:30pm
Mass • 4:30pm
Handel's Messiah Sing-along • 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Sunday, March 29th

K of C Breakfast
CYO Convention
NO Children's Liturgy
Mass • 8:30am
NO Adult Ed Class • 9:30am
Mass • 10:30am
Preschool Class • 10:30am
Communal Penance • 3:00pm
Mass • 5:30pm
RCIA - Seder Meal • 6:00pm
LOTW Group • 6:30pm
Disberger Small Faith Sharing Group • 7:00pm
Monday, March 30th

Adult Ed • 9:30am
Daily Mass • 5:15pm
Individual Confessions • 5:45pm - 7:00pm
Tuesday, March 31st

NO Marian Prayer Group
NO STM Card Group
NO "Walking Utopia"
NO Tuesday Basketball
Daily Mass • 7:15am
Women's Book Study • 8:00am
THOMS MOMS • 9:15am
Individual Confessions • 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Catholic Divorce Survival Guide • 6:30pm
Wednesday, April 1st

NO K-6 & Jr YM
Daily Mass • 7:15am
Individual Confessions • 11:30am - 1:00pm
Adult Choir w/Bells • 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 - March 29  at  3:00 p.m.

Individual Confessions:
March 30 from 5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
March 31 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
April 1 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 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Good Friday Service of "The Passion of the Lord" - April 3 at 12:10 p.m., at 7:00 p.m.
Easter Vigil and Mass of the Resurrection - April 4 at 8:30 p.m.
Easter Sunday Masses - April 5 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 5.  There will be NO "Walking Utopia," Tuesday Basketball, Card Group, and Prayer Group during Holy Week.

 
Pastor's Corner PDF Print

May this be the most blessed of all weeks for you!  With this Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion, we remember the journey our Lord and Savior was willing to make for us.  We, too, are called to walk the walk with one another in times of strife and trouble, with the assurance we are  never  alone in the

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Rectory Open House PDF Print

A Rectory Open House will be held on Sunday, April 19, after the morning Masses in conjunction with Coffee & Donuts.  Everyone is invited to walk through the Rectory!

 
My Life With The Saints PDF Print

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

IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA

Yet at the heart of what can seem like frenetic activity was an intimate relationship with God, which Ignatius often found difficult to put into words.  His private journals show minuscule notations crowded beside his entries for daily Mass.  As scholars have concluded, these indicate, among other things, those times when he wept during Mass, overwhelmed by love for God.  Ignatius found God everywhere: in the poor, in prayer, in the Mass, in his fellow Jesuits, in his work, and most touchingly, on a balcony of the Jesuit house in Rome where he loved to gaze up silently at the stars at night.  During these times he would shed tears in wonder and adoration.  His emotional responses to the presence of God in his life gives the lie to the stereotype of the cold saint.  Ignatius was a mystic who loved God with an intensity rare even for saints.  He wasn’t a renowned scholar like Augustine or Aquinas, not a martyr like Peter or Paul, not a great writer like Teresa or Benedict, and perhaps not a beloved personality like Francis or Therese.  But he loved God and loved the world, and those two things he did quite well.

(excerpt from “My Life With The Saints” by James Martin, S.J., page 81)

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

 
Easter Egg Hunt PDF Print

An Easter Egg Hunt will be held for toddlers through Grade 6 on April 4 at 10:00 a.m. beginning in the Utopia Room.  There will be a short program, Easter egg hunt, and snacks.  If you are interested in helping or if you have questions, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
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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
:  In what ways has God called you to die in Christ?
Children's Question:  What sacrifices do you make for those you love?

All Creation Is Singing God's Praise
Real Spring Weather--these are the precise days when everything changes.  All the trees are fast beginning to be in leaf and the first green freshness of a new summer is all over the hills.  Irreplaceable purity of these few days chosen by God as His sign!  (Thomas Merton, "When the Trees Say Nothing: Writings on Nature," edited by Kathleen Deignan)
How I Can Help...

  • Protecting and caring for God's creation starts with our own individual actions.  Start small and make changes that become good habits.

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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