St. Thomas More Parish would like to make a collage & video of our parish family standing united in prayer, but we need YOUR help to make it happen!
Please send in a picture of how you and your family are united in faith during this time. It can be anyway you show your love towards each other! Watching our live-stream, praying together, mealtimes, games, reading books, zooming? Whatever works! It can be serious, sentimental, or funny. It's totally up to you.
We hope you can help us make this project happen! All photos should be emailed to STMWebteamFairfield@gmail.com as an email attachment by Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 10th. We hope you will all be a part of this! Be STM strong! Thanks in advance! May God bless & keep you all safe!
To Our Parish Family,
The mission of St. Thomas More Parish continues during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although we are streamlining our operations, we need your help to have STM emerge from this shutdown with real strength. We are asking you, if at all possible, to prayerfully continue (and even increase) your faithful support in the following ways:
As always, we appreciate your support and dedication to our Parish. We thank you for your understanding and patience. Rest assured of our prayers for you all, for all those affected by the Coronavirus, and for good health and healing in the world. Know that we are standing united in prayer with you and are keeping your intentions with us in our private celebration of the Holy Mass. May God bless us all!
Peace and Blessings,
Fr. Marek Chachlowski, Pastor
Fr. Robert Lamirez, Parochial Vicar
Jesus asked that the Feast of the Divine Mercy be preceded by a Novena to the Divine Mercy which would begin on Good Friday. He gave St. Faustina an intention to pray for on each day of the Novena.
Using the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the prescribed prayers/intentions, we invite you to join us in praying the Novena. On Sunday, April 19th, we will live-stream a Divine Mercy Sunday Prayer Service at 3:00 PM.
Day 1 (Good Friday) – All mankind, especially sinners
Day 2 (Holy Saturday) – The souls of priests and religious
Day 3 (Easter Sunday) – All devout and faithful souls
Day 4 (Easter Monday) – Those who do not believe in Jesus and those who do not yet know Him
Day 5 (Easter Tuesday) – The souls of separated brethren
Day 6 (Easter Wednesday) – The meek and humble souls and the souls of children
Day 7 (Easter Thursday) – The souls who especially venerate and glorify Jesus' mercy
Day 8 (Easter Friday) – The souls who are detained in purgatory
Day 9 (Easter Saturday) – The souls who have become lukewarm.
For the prayer for each intention of the Novena, click here.
How to Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet
You may begin with the optional opening prayers: You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.
(Repeat three times) O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!
Using rosary beads, begin with the Sign of the Cross. Pray one Our Father, one Hail Mary and The Apostles Creed.
On each of the five decades (Our Father bead of the rosary) pray: Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.
On each of the 10 Hail Mary beads, pray: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
For the concluding prayer, repeat 3 times: Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
You may also add this optional closing prayer: Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself.