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Bulletin of March 1, 2015

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Bible Speaks - By Pastor Harris

This is My Beloved Son. Listen to Him. (Mark 9:7)

The curtain lifts; the dazzling splendor of the Transfiguration reveals the divine nature of Jesus shining through and with His human nature. Alas, it comes too soon for Peter, James and John. They're not ready. They're afraid, they're full of thoughtless chatter, they make senseless statements, and they're awkward. Why aren't they ready? Well, they're not, they're terrified, absolutely terrified.

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Sanctuary Lamp

In Memory of
+CYNTHIA VLAHOS+

She joins her son +George in God's
Heaven leaving Craig, her husband, and
their three children Ann Marie, Nicolas
and Teddy to carry her memory.

Rev. Alex Vargas


Votive Lamp Of Blessed Peregrine

The Patron Saint of Cancer Patients,

For
GRACE LAURORA

We must intensify our prayers for
Grace and her husband Paul
during this Lenten Season. She inspires
us by her patience in suffering and
confidence in Christ her Healer.


Happy Birthday Father Vargas
From the Cleargy and Staff at Saint Thomas More

Car Raffle Winner!!

Dear Parishioners:

Mr. Richard Morick had the winning number for the annual Car Raffle. It was a joy for me to call him on Sunday with the good news.

Our ministries sold the tickets and our parishioners and guests purchased them in record numbers. Our hard-working parish staff make all things possible here at the church. I am grateful to all of you for your dedication to our parish and to this major fund-raising effort.

Father Julian Harris


Hiring

STM Preschool is currently hiring nurturing and loving, parttime Assistant Teachers. Applicants must have the 45 hour minimum licensing certification.

Please send resume to preschooldirector@stmbb.org,
or call the preschool at 561-737-3770 for more information.


Protecting God's Children

The Catholic Diocese of Palm Beach is committed to the safety and protection of all God's precious children in its care. Victims of abuse are encouraged to contact the Diocesan Victim Assistance coordinator to begin necessary emotional, psychological and spiritual healing.

The Diocese of Palm Beach Victim Assistance Coordinator, Ms. Theresa Fretterd, can be reached at 561-801-0999.

For more information on Diocesan policies and procedures for reporting abuse as well as to view the Charter for the Protection of Children please go to www.diocesepb.org and click on "Protection of Children.


Do You Think God Is Calling You To The Priesthood

If you are junior in high school or older, come join other men who are looking to answer that question. On March 20- 22, 2015, St. John Vianney Seminary in Miami is hosting a weekend to experience what life is like at the seminary and to answer any questions you may have. Transportation will be provided. Please ask your Parish Priest for a registration form.

If you need more information on the weekend contact the Office of Vocations for more information; 561-775-9552, or vocations@diocesepb.org.


Join The STM Choir

Come join one of our STM music ministry choirs and sing God's Glory in Mass with us on the weekend!

  • Adult Choir: Thursday nights at 6:00pm In RM #2
  • Cantors ministry: Fridays 6:15pm RM #2
  • Childrens choir: Fridays 5:00pm RM #2

Serra Club Mass

Thursday , April 3, 2014 at the 5:30pm Mass.

You are invited to attend the annual, 5:30 PM Mass, March 26th at St. Thomas More Catholic Church sponsored by the Serra Club of South Palm Beach in honor of the dedicated Priests in our South Florida Diocese, Our Celebrant will be the Most Rev. Gerald Barbarito joined by visiting Priests.

An Annual dinner will be held following the Mass at the Quail Ridge Country Club Honoring the Bishop and Priests. You are Cordially invited.

Cost $50.00 per person.
Call for Dinner Reservations :
Barbara Anderson or Jim Anderson 561-994-9267


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A Family of Faith in Service to Others Annual Bishop's Diocesan Services Appeal for 2015

We are all one family, experiencing the grace of God and through the Diocesan Services Appeal, sharing our gifts. Let us follow the model of our Holy Family, so that together, as A Family of Faith in Service to Others, we share the hope and salvation of Christ.

As disciples of Christ, our faith compels us to extend ourselves to all who need our assistance and to foster hope by the love we bring to others. Through the programs and ministries of the DSA, we share our gifts with our sisters and brothers in His name.

~ The Most Reverend Gerald Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach

Saint Thomas More Parish DSA 2015 Goal $332,000.00


Diocese of Palm Beach

February 27, 2015

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

We are blessed in this diocese with generous and dedicated priests who have followed Christ's call to act in His person in the priesthood. They are loving fathers who in the image of Christ come before you to proclaim the Gospel, to offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and to administer the sacraments that sanctify us on our pilgrim journey.

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Stations of the Cross

Prayer Prepares the heart for Easter

Dates: Fridays at 6:15 PM through Lent in the church

The Stations of the Cross, also known as the Via Dolorosa, is a narration with powerful images and music that paints a picture of the final hours in the life of Jesus Christ on earth. The Stations of the Cross serve as a stark reminder of the humble manner in which Jesus was willing to set aside any privilege of deity in order to provide a path to salvation through His sacrifice.

Devotionals available for a small donation.


Preparing for Lent

Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence. Fridays of Lent are also days of abstinence.

Fasting is to be observed by all 18 years of age through age 59. On a fast day, one full meal is allowed. Two other meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one's needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids, including milk and juices, are allowed.

Abstinence is observed by all 14 years of age and older. On days of abstinence no meat is allowed. Note that when health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige. When in doubt concerning fast and abstinence, the parish priest should be consulted.

Fasting, Almsgiving and Prayer are the three disciplines of Lent. The faithful and catechumens should undertake these practices seriously in a spirit of penance, and of preparation for baptism or of renewal of baptism at Easter.


Ministry Leaders Conference Stations of the Cross

"Faith Is Built Upon Perseverance"Saturday, June 20th from 9:00am - 3:00pm
in Parish Center

Every Friday During Lent
6:15pm in English
7:00pm in Spanish


Divine Mercy

Divine Mercy begins February, 25th, 6:15pm - 7:00pm and every Wednesday through Lent.

The message and devotion to Jesus as The Divine Mercy is based on the writings of Saint Faustina Kowalska, an uneducated Polish nun who, in obedience to her spiritual director, wrote a diary of about 600 pages recording the revelations she received about God's mercy.

Even before her death in 1938, the devotion to The Divine Mercy had begun to spread.


Saint of the Week St Peter Damian (1007-1072).

St Peter Damian (1007-1072).

Born in 1007, he studied theology and canon law. He became a renowned teacher and was a great success in Parma and Ravenna, two astounding schools at that time. In his late 20s he abandoned all this and joined the hermitage of Avellana, near Gubbio. He became the prior in 1043 untill his death. He strongly promoted the religious life in many parts of Italy.

The church at that time was in terrible state and he supported the Popes in their efforts at reform both in writings and as papal envoy. Pope Stephen lX named him a cardinal and bishop of Osita. He died on February 21, 1072 and was immediately acclaim as a saint.


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Easter Flowers

RESERVE YOUR FLOWERS FOR A DONATION
OF $20 by Tuesda,y March 31, 2015.

In memory of our loved ones: Those who abide with us and those who have gone on before us as well as await the Glorious Resurrection with Christ. Our Altars and Sacred Spaces will be adorned with beautiful Easter Flowers, each proclaiming your love andaffections for a dear one.

Click here to download the Registration Form


Penance Service

For Confirmation & First Holy Communion Students

Penance Service will be Monday, April 13, 2014 at 6:00pm in the Church. Attendance is required for all children making their sacrament of First Communion or Confirmation this year.

Please be Prompt


Ushers Needed!

St. Thomas More Church is looking for new Ushers (Ladies & Gentlemen) to serve in the House of the Lord. The Ministry of Ushers is an important part of the life of the Church; it is the Ministry of Hospitality. Ushers greet and seat people, collect their offerings and distribute church's bulletins after Mass.

Please consider join us. Help is needed especially for:

  • Saturday 4:00pm Mass
  • Saturday 5:30pm Mass
  • Sunday 7:00am Mass
  • Sunday 12:30pm Mass.

Please call Jacques Rene at 561-736-652.


Fish Fry

Every Wednesday & Friday during Lent
4:30pm - 7:00pm in Parish Center

Wednesday 3/4/15 Lectors (Spanish & English)
Friday 3/6/15 Faith Formation Teachers/Students-‐
Preschool Teachers / Parents
Wednesday 3/11/15 Gift Shop Volunteers / Legion of Mary
Friday 3/13/15 R.C.I.A / Youth Ministry
Wednesday 3/18/15 St. Peregrine Cancer Care Ministry / Masters of Ceremony
Friday 3/20/15 Women of God / Divine Mercy
Wednesday 3/25/15 Spanish Community (Spanish Ministries)
Friday 3/27/15 English & Spanish Chancellors
Wednesday 4/1/15 Madonna CCW / St.Vincent de Paul
Friday 4/3/15 English & Spanish Choir

Adult: $10.00 & Child: $5.00


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Faith Formation Reminders
Wednesday, March 11th Applications for First Holy Communion and Confirmation DUE 4/2 Application for First Holy Communion Due
Monday, March 16th - Wednesday, March 18th No classes (Spring Break)
Monday, March 23rd - Wednesday, March 25th No Faith Formation Classes (Serra Mass instead on
3/25 @ 5:30pm)
Monday, March 30th - Wednesday, April 8th No Classes (Holy Week/Easter Week)
Saturday, April 11th Confirmation Music Rehearsal (in FF Room #2) at 10:30am-11:30am
Monday,April13th Reconciliation for all First Holy Communion and Confirmation students (in the Main Church) at 6:00pm.
Saturday, April 18th Music Rehearsal at 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Confirmation Music Rehearsal (in FF Room #2) at 10:30am-11:30am
Saturday, April 18th Communion Music Rehearsal (in FF Room #2) at 9:00am-10:00am
Friday, April 24th Confirmation Rehearsal (in the Main Church w/ Students & Sponsors) at 6:00pm
Saturday, April 25th Confirmation Mass at 10:00am
Monday, April 27th - Wednesday, April 29th Last Day of Classes
Saturday, May 2nd First Communion Music Rehearsal (in FF Room #2) at 9:00am-10:00am
Tuesday,May5th First Holy Communion Rehearsal at 6:00pm
Saturday,May9th First Holy Communion Mass at 10:00am

Download the Faith Formation APP!

Available now in the Google & Apple store! Just follow the simple directions:

  1. Open APP Store
  2. Search for "Thomas More Church"
  3. Scroll through the options until you find our icon as shown.
  4. Click the Download Button
  5. Enjoy the latest Faith Formation info and News from your tablet or phone!

Have you been receiving our Faith Formation Email Newsletters?

Rember to stay in the loop with your child's schedule and parent meetings!

To recieve reminders please contact the
Faith Formation Office.


St. Thomas More Annual St. Joseph Feast Family Fun For All Ages

Please join us for our St. Joseph Feast. on
March 22nd following the 12:30pm.

St. Joseph's Feast Celebration will begin with a Solemn Mass followed by a procession and celebration in the preschool/faith formation courtyard with lunch. Italian Food, Dessert, & Games available for a small donation.

Tickets:
$10 for adults & $5 for children.

Tickets:
Choice of: Chicken Parmigiana or Eggplant Rollatini
Choice of Pasta: Baked Ziti or Penne a la Vodka
With Meatballs & Salad

Please Call Colleen D'Ambrosio at 561-737-3770
If you would like to Donate your time To help make this event a success.

Pizza, Sausage & Peppers, Hot dogs, Snacks and Desserts
will also be available for purchase


Fuze

COME & JOIN US!
SATURDAYS 3:30pm
Faith Formation Room 4.

All Teens Ages 12 & Up Welcome.

For More Info Contact Gaby At: (561) 737-3095


Season of Service

Saturday, June 27, 2015

It is that time of year again for our semi-annual Season of Service.
STM is in need of volunteers to tend to the many housekeeping needs of our church and campus. We are looking for carpenters, electricians, handymen, cleaners, and any helping hands willing to assist us!

Click here to download the form


Seasonal Parishioners
Don't Miss the STM Weekend Sermons!
PASTOR HARRIS'
Homily is now available
every week on our STM APP!

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Gift Shop

There is always somethings new to see in the Gift Shop!
Stop by and see what's new!!!

Come to the Gift Shop and see our large selection of Communion & Confirmation merchandise! We have white ties, arm bands, prayer books and so much more!


St. Thomas More Gift Card
Are you, looking for that special something,
but do not know what to buy?
Purchase a St. Thomas More Gift Card
from our Gift Shop.

12 Day Pilgrimage to Ireland, England, & Wales
  • London
  • Canterbury
  • Our Lady of Willingham
  • Bath
  • Cardiff Shrine Of Knock
  • Dublin
  • Blarney Castle
  • Killarney
  • Ring Of Kerry

September 7 through September 18, 2015
$3,990.00 Per person from Miami

(Includes: Roundtrip Air Transportation From Miami, First Class Hotels, Double Occupancy, 2 Meals A Day Breakfast & Dinner, Daily Sightseeing, Entrance Fees, Tips To Drivers And Guides, Airport Taxes And Fuel Surcharges- Which Subject To Change.)

Spiritual Director: Fr. Alex Vargas
St. Thomas More Catholic Church Boynton Beach, FL
Call now 1-800-231-6287

Click here to download the flyer

Click here to download the Registration Form


Dedicate a Priest Vestment

Consider making a dedication to honor a loved one through a Vestment to be used by our St. Thomas More Church during the Celebration of the Most Holy Eucharist! Your loved one's name will be sewn on the Vestment to honor their memory.

Limited quantities available.
VESTMENT DONATION: $800.00 - $1200.00


Stop by the Gift Shop and take a chance to win a 13" St. Joseph statue

The Winning ticket will be drawn at the St. Joseph's Feast on March 22nd.

Chances are - $1 for 1 ticket and $5 for 6 tickets.
Selected jewelry pieces 20% off.



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Please contact Mr. Josh Zitta multimedia@stmbb.org


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