Sunday, October 4th

TML Bake Sale
Mass • 8:30am
Adult Ed Class • 9:30am
Preschool Class • 10:30am
Mass • 10:30am
Children's Liturgy • 10:45am
Rosary & Benediction for Life • 3:00pm
Senior YM • 3:30pm
Parents of Teenagers Support Group • 3:30pm - 4:00pm
K of C Chicken BBQ • 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Adult Ed. Class - Dcn Chad • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Confirmation • 4:00pm
Rosary • 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Mass • 5:30pm
Monday, October 5th

Adult Ed • 9:30am
Daily Mass • 5:15pm
Thomas More Ladies • 6:45pm
Baptism Class • 7:00pm
Tuesday, October 6th

Men's Breakfast • 7:00am
"Walking Utopia" • 7:00am - 9:00am
Daily Mass • 7:15am
Women's Book Study • 8:00am
Thom's Moms • 9:15am
Lifetouch Pictures • 2:00pm - 9:00pm
Evangelization Commission • 5:30pm
Marian Prayer Group • 6:00pm
Tuesday Basketball • 7:00pm
STM Card Group • 7:00pm
Wednesday, October 7th

Daily Mass • 7:15am
Lifetouch Pictures • 2:00pm - 9:00pm
K-6 Class • 4:00pm - 5:15pm
K-6 Class • 5:30pm - 6:45pm
ITV-The Book of Revelation • 6:00pm - 9:00pm
K-6 Class • 7:00pm - 8:15pm
JrYM • 7:00pm - 8:15pm
JrYM Parent Support Group • 7:00pm
Adult Choir • 7:00pm
Thursday, October 8th

"Walking Utopia" • 7:00am - 9:00am
Daily Mass • 7:15am
Koinonia • 8:30am - 1:30pm
Lifetouch Pictures • 2:00pm - 9:00pm
RCIA • 7:00pm
Bell Choir • 7:00pm

MCS Trivia Night

Message from the Bishop

My Dear Friends,
The parish of St. Thomas More has thus far contributed $20,786 for Catholic Charities.  In truth, no one has been more generous.  Your response has been exceptional and I simply wanted to express my gratitude for your commitment and fidelity to this critical ministry of our church.  As Pope Francis has reminded us often, it is a great privilege to serve Christ who is found wonderfully in the poor.  Again, I just wanted you to know how grateful I am for your gospel commitment and generosity.  May God bless you abundantly.

Bishop Edward J. Weisenburger

Mass Time Change


7:00 a.m.

Begins October13

More Musings

This Sunday is Respect Life Sunday.  The gospel this weekend demonstrates Jesus’ concern for marriages and children.  Our Church teaches that we ought to have a respect for life in all its stages.  One of the main reasons for this is that life is created by God and not by us.  God is the author of life and we truly believe, as Genesis states, that God finds it very good. The Church does not limit itself to one issue of life, but we must speak in


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 Photography Dates

2:00-9:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

October 6-9
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October 29-30

October 10
October 17

October 31


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
:  Do your possessions ever stand in the way of having deeper communion with God?
Children's Question:  How hard would it be for you to give something you treasure to someone in need?

All Creation Is Singing God's Praise
Fresh drinking water is an issue of primary importance, since it is indispensable for human life and for supporting terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.  Sources of fresh water are necessary for health care, agriculture, and industry.  Water supplies used to be relatively constant, but now in many places demand exceeds the sustainable supply, with dramatic consequences in the short and long term...Water poverty especially affects Africa where large sectors of the population have no access to safe drinking water or experience droughts which impede agricultural production.  (Laudato si’ of the Holy Father Francis)
How I Can Help...

  • Pay attention to how much water you waste in your home.  Some interesting water statistics;  1)Of all the water that enters each household in the United States, about 95% of it ends up down the drain.  2)With access to just 5 liters of water each day, more than a billion people in water poor regions around the globe survive on the same amount we use to flush a toilet or take a 5-minute shower.  3)If you shorten your showers by just a single minute, you can save approximately 700 gallons of water in a month.

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


St Thomas More Catholic Church
2900 Kimball Ave
Manhattan, KS 66502
(785) 776-5151


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