Thomas More Ladies

ALL WOMEN of the parish are members of the St. Thomas More Ladies. There is no membership initiation and no dues are collected.

Objectives of St. Thomas More Ladies are to:

  • Support work assigned by our Reverend Pastor
  • Unite and promote friendship among women of the parish
  • Encourage women of the parish to participate in the life of the Church and to have pride in its care
  • Inform women of the parish of ecumenical action

Executive Officers

President - Rose Marie Harris

Vice President - vacant

Treasurer - Dionne Greif

Secretary - Mary Sue Moore

Past President - Nancy Hardy

ValLimar Jansen - Women's Spirituality Conference PDF Print

The Annual Women's Spirituality Conference will be held on March 7, 2015, 8:30-3:30 in the Utopia Room of St. Thomas More Parish.  ValLimar Jansen will be the presenter.

ValLimar Jansen is a highly regarded singer, cantor and recording artist, a college professor, a leader of worship and prayer and a workshop presenter at conferences across the United States. Known especially for her work with gospel, contemporary Christian and gospel-jazz styles, she sings a wide range of music including spirituals and traditional, organ-based choral music.  Visit here for more information.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The retreat is from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. Lunch is included in the $30 registration fee.

For more information and registration,
please see the conference website or brochure.

Thomas More Ladies Meetings PDF Print
Written by STM TML   
Friday, 05 December 2014 00:00

Upcoming Meetings

Feb 2 - 6:45 Social, 7:00 meeting - location Tower Room Parish Center

Topic: What's happening in the rectory - Julia Strawn and Lorraine Willich

Rosary prayed at 6:30

March 2 - 6:45 Social, 7:00 meeting - location Tower Room Parish Center

Topic: Saint - St. Edith Stein

April 6 - 6:45 Social, 7:00 meeting - location Tower Room Parish Center

Topic: Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

May 4: 6:30 Social, meeting

Topic: Salad Supper

Cookie Carousel PDF Print
Written by STM TML   
Friday, 05 December 2014 00:00

The 24th Annual Thomas More Ladies Cookie Carousel held on Saturday, December 6 9-11:30 served up more than 12,000 cookies. As usual there was a line outside the Utopia Room at 8:30 waiting to pick out choice cookies. A Manhattan Mercury reporter and photographer were on hand, writing a front page story for Dec 7. See .

The featured cookie this year were Frosty Snowman Pretzels.

Many thanks to the members of our community who purchased cookies, the 250 families of St. Thomas More who contributed cookies, and more than 50 volunteers including our Youth Ministry who made the event a success.  Leftover cookies were taken to the local fire stations, police department, Emergency Shelter, and Fort Riley. Special canine treats were donated to the animal shelter.

A portion of the proceeds will be given to the Fairy Godmother's, the Manhattan Emergency Shelter, Catholic Charities and Shepherd's Crossing.

Cookie contributors who won the raffle for the gift baskets were Gloria Holcombe, Kari Novak and Elizabeth Verschelden.

Subcommittee chairs included Therese Adams, Pat Bidwell, Ellen Brockson, Pat Istas, Annette Lauppe, Camilla Roberts, Susan Schinstock, and Margie Young. Co-chairs of the event were Dione Greif, Nancy Hardy, Rose Marie Harris, and Mary Sue Moore.

Mark your calendars for the 25th Annual Cookie Carousel on December 5, 2015. Send suggestions for next year's event to Rose Marie Harris at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Thomas More Ladies Scholarship PDF Print
Written by STM TML   
Friday, 05 December 2014 00:00

The Thomas More Ladies offers two $500 scholarships to qualified students who have completed high school or attending college, are active in their parish community and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. The completed application is due April 10, 2015. Recipients will be announced at the May meeting.


Contact Information

Name Rose Marie Harris




1st Monday evening of each month from August-May

No meeting in September or January


Upcoming Events

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


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