Tuesday, May 3rd

Men's Breakfast • 7:00am
"Walking Utopia" • 7:00am - 9:00am
Daily Mass • 7:00am
Women's Book Study • 8:00am
Thom's Moms • 9:15am
Evangelization Commission • 5:30pm
Marian Prayer Group • 6:00pm
STM Card Group • 7:00pm
Tuesday Basketball • 7:00pm
Wednesday, May 4th

Daily Mass • 7:00am
Adult Choir • 7:00pm
Thursday, May 5th

"Walking Utopia" • 7:00am - 9:00am
Daily Mass • 7:00am
N2N Lunch Prep • 7:00pm
Bell Choir • 7:00pm
Friday, May 6th

"Walking Utopia" • 7:00am - 9:00am
Daily Mass • 7:00am
First Friday Prayer • 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Anonymous Group • 7:00pm
Saturday, May 7th

Confession • 3:30pm
Mass • 4:30pm

More Musings

A new group of people have formed a committee in our parish called the Social Concerns Committee.  As Catholics, we are an active agent of transformation in our world and must engage our society in the important issues of social justice.  Numerous documents have been written by the Church hierarchy on


Totus Tuus

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 18-22 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 17-21  from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.  There is no cost.   pdf Registration Forms (206 KB) and Youth  pdf Volunteer Forms (76 KB) are available.  Registration Deadline is July 6.  For more information or to volunteer with the program, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Vacation Bible School

Cave Quest will be held May 31-June 4 for children eligible for Kindergarten (Fall 2016) thru 4th Grade (2015-16 school year).  Registration forms are due May 16.  For more information, see the K-6 Religious Ed Section.

Graduation Breakfast 2016

St. Thomas More Parish cordially invites all graduating seniors of St. Thomas More, and their families, to a reception honoring the high school graduates of 2016 on Sunday, May 22, in the Utopia Room beginning at 9:00 a.m.  All graduates are invited to attend the 10:30 Mass in their caps and gowns following the reception.  There will be a special place reserved for you.  Please RSVP to the parish office by close of business on May 16 with the number attending.

Parish Mission



Providing Spiritual Renewal & Inspiration
So We Can Be A People Who Evangelize With Joy!

October 8/9:  Weekend Masses
October 9-11:  7:00 p.m. Sessions

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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 7:00 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 others know who Jesus is by knowing you?
Children's Question:  When have you known God was with you in a special way?

All Creation Is Singing God's Praise
The created things of this world are not free of ownership: "For they are yours, O Lord, who love the living" (Wisdom 11:26).  This is the basis of our conviction that, as part of the universe, called into being by one Father, all of us are linked by unseen bonds and together form a kind of universal family, a sublime communion which fills us with a sacred, affectionate, and humble respect.  Here I would reiterate that "God has joined us so closely to the world around us that we can feel the desertification of the soil almost as a physical ailment, and the extinction of a species as a painful disfigurement."  (Laudato Si of the Holy Father Francis)
How I Can Help...

  • Celebrate Arbor Day (April 29) by planting a tree.  Trees can reduce the erosion of our precious topsoil by wind and water, cut heating and cooling costs, moderate the temperature, clean the air, produce life-giving oxygen, and provide habitat for wildlife.  Trees are a renewable resource giving us paper, wood for our homes, fuel for our fires, and countless other wood products.  Trees in our city increase property values, enhance the economic vitality of business areas, and beautify our community.  Trees wherever they are planted, are a source of joy.  A quote from Thomas Fuller states, "He that plants trees loves others besides themselves."

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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