Giving Tree 2019
OUR GIVING TREE IS HERE!
Stop in and pick up as many tags as you will be able to purchase gifts for. Please only take tags if you can purchase the gift. Purchase the $15 - $25 gift on the tag, wrap it, and securely attach the tag to it.
The tags are very important for proper distribution of gifts. Gifts must be returned under the tree on or before Dec. 8 so we can distribute them. Remember, gift cards must be brought to the rectory. The following charities benefit from your generosity:
THANK YOU FOR PURCHASING THE GIFTS ON YOUR TAGS. GIVING TO THOSE IN NEED IS THE TRUE MEANING OF THE SEASON.
Thanksgiving Day Mass 2019
The Holy Sacrifice of Mass for Thanksgiving will be offered on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at 9AM. Blessed bread will be distributed.
Please join us as we gather to thank God for the many graces and blessings we have received from
His bounty and goodness.
A Blessed & Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours from all of us at STM!
Please note that the Rectory will be closed Thursday & Friday, November 28 & 29.
“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” -1 Thessalonians 5:18
Nov. 2019 - All Souls Month
"The month of November is dedicated to the Souls in Purgatory, whose feast is celebrated on November 2. The entire month of November falls during the liturgical season known as Ordinary Time, which is represented by the liturgical color green. This symbol of hope is the color of the sprouting seed and arouses in the faithful the hope of reaping the eternal harvest of heaven, especially the hope of a glorious resurrection. It is used in the offices and Masses of Ordinary Time. The last portion of the liturgical year represents the time of our pilgrimage to heaven during which we hope for reward."
Friday, November 1st - Solemnity of All Saints - a holy day of obligation
Masses Celebrated: 9 AM | 12:10 PM | 4:15 PM | 7 PM
First Friday Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus with
Exposition & Benediction following the 9AM Mass.
Saturday, November 2nd - All Souls Day
Mass Celebrated: 9 AM
First Saturday Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
with Exposition & Benediction following the 9AM Mass.
Sunday, November 3rd - 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass Celebrated: 5PM (Vigil) | 8 AM | 10 AM | 12 PM
8 AM Mass Intention: The Deceased Clergy
(Priests & Deacons) of St. Thomas More Parish
Saturday, November 23rd - Mass for the Faithful Departed / Saturday of the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time
Mass Celebrated: 9 AM ("Coffee &..." Reception after Mass)
9 AM Mass Intention: Deceased Parishioners and
Deceased Family & Friends of STM Parishioners
*Please notify the Rectory of our beloved deceased to be included
as intentions during this Mass.*
Confirmations 2019: November 16th
A Prayer for Our Confirmandi
Holy Spirit, strengthen our STM Confirmandi with your gifts of Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety, and Fear of the Lord, as a disciple of Christ. Fill them with the joy of your presence. Increase in them the fruit of your Spirit. Help them to experience and trust your dwelling within, so that they may count on your guidance today and every day. Show us the way to help one another become better disciples of Jesus Christ, sharing your love with our world and with each person we encounter. Amen.