Lenten Penance Service | April 5, 2022
We hope you will join us on Tuesday, April 5 at 7:00 PM for our Annual Lenten Penance Service with Individual Confession. As we come before the Lord and seek His tender mercy, we can truly ready our hearts and lives to celebrate and fully enter into the victory of His Paschal Mystery!
Lent is a time of preparation to celebrate the Lord's Resurrection at Easter. During Lent, we go “into the desert” with Jesus, seek Our Lord in prayer by reading Sacred Scripture, serve by giving alms, and practice self-control through fasting. We are called not only to abstain from luxuries during Lent but to a true inner conversion of heart as we seek to follow Christ's will more faithfully.
Let us prepare the way of the Lord by recognizing our sin, seeking forgiveness, so that we may prepare the way of the King of Glory.
For helpful guides for making a good Examination of Conscience and Sacramental Confession, click here and scroll to the middle of this page.
Update from the Youth Group!
The St. Thomas More Youth Ministry has been very active around the parish and is always welcoming new members. Here are some of the highlights from the last few months. Jesus' love is one of a kind, and the youth have a special flame of faith for us to fan! All of our parish youth and their friends are welcome to join us and grow in faith, friendship, and have fun in these important years of their lives.
Contact the Rectory for more information and stay tuned to our website and FB Page for updates on events happening!
Save the Dates for these Special Events!
2022 Lenten Living Rosary
On Sunday, March 6, STM pitched its Lenten "Living Rosary" Initiative, and nearly 100 individuals and families signed up! Beginning 3/6, through the Season of Lent, our parish has 5 full rosaries (20 mysteries each) being prayed each day for peace in the world, especially in Ukraine and Europe, and for an increase in faith, hope, and love. We also remember the intentions of all those in need, especially those among our parish family.
Each family or individual that signed up commits to praying one mystery/decade of the Rosary each day (through the Season of Lent). With the 19 other mysteries being prayed by others, the Rosary comes alive as a complete “Living Rosary” and prayer of spiritual communion in our parish family.
As we begin this Holy Season of Lent, we go "into the desert" with Jesus to learn his way. His way teaches us that every Good Friday brings an Easter Sunday. By dying to ourselves, we may find new life in Christ. In our Living Rosary, we will meditate on the Gospel (the Good News, the mysteries of the Rosary) and ask Mary to teach us about her Son's life so that we can embrace and live his way in our lives.
We still have time to begin another Living Rosary! Please see Fr. Marek or contact Colleen at the Parish Office for your mystery and information on participating. We hope you will join us in this Lenten Parish-Wide prayer!