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Bulletin of April 19, 2015

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Bible Speaks - By Pastor Harris

Peace as the world gives is fragile and fleeting. It is more an armistice, a cease-fire in place, or as one wise man once said, the deep breath before the plunge. Peace does not coincide with the use of force or mandate of law. It cannot be imposed, preserved or legislated. Such peace is a pretense, a peace as the world gives.

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Mother's Day Novena

On this Mother's Day pay homage to her by placing her name on the altar of St. Thomas More. Her name will remain on our altars and in our prayers at all Masses throughout the month of May.

God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.
-Rudyard Kipling


My Blessing Light Womanís Retreat

Candle Dispenser
Located in the Saint Peregrine Garden & Grotto.
Get yours today for a modest fee!

The Presentation of the
Blessed Virgin Mary
November 21st


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 inn RM #2
  • Cantors Ministry: Fridays at 6:15pm in RM #2
  • Childrens Choir: Thursday at 5:00pm in RM #2

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 561-736-6526.


Women of God Ministry

The Women of God invite you to join them as they pray to and study the word of Christ. This devout gorup of women give for the better of God and our church.

They meet every Wednesday at
6:00pm to 7:00pm in the Chapel.


Diocese Of Palm Beach Mass On TV

The mass airs every Sunday at 9 AM on:

  • Estrella TV Comcast channel 208 and 616 AT&T/U-Verse on 3024
  • Hometown Cable Plus on 197 Estrellaís over-the-air channel is 25.2

Food Drive Continues

STM continues to hold a food drive on the last Sunday of each month. Please contribute unopened, unexpired, nonperishable food items to benefit a local food pantry.

Collection bins will be located at each entrance of the church.


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Votive Lamp Of Blessed Peregrine

In Memory of
+Sal Cairone+

By
Anne Marie Cairone With Thanksgivings to
The Women of God, Columbiettes and
The Priests of St. Thomas More Parish for
supporting her through Salís passing.


Votive Lamp

In Memory of
+ANTHONY T. LICATA+

Tony was taken from us in an automobile accident.
He was only 56 years old.
We join his paternal aunt, Mrs. Luci Weigel
In prayers for the repose of his soul
and the consolation of Tonyís entire family.
Father Julian Harris


Weekend Homilies

Parishioners, Remember that the
Cd recordings of our weekend masses
are now available immediately
after the weekend masses.


Remember St. Peregrine Votive Mass

St. Thomas More in your
Last Will & Testament!

Saturday May 16th at
10:30am in the Chapel


How We Learn!

Our VPK preschoolers are hard at work during their small group
activity practicing subtraction skills while writing their numbers. This is how we learn!


We're 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.


Motherís Day Gifts My Wish List

Motherís Day is quickly approaching!
The Gift Shop has a large assortment of
beautiful Motherís Day gifts.

Holy Water Bracket
Holy Water Dispenser for
Church Entrances


St. Thomas More Gift Card Seasonal Parishioners

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.

Donít Miss the STM Weekend Sermons!
PASTOR HARRISí
Homily is now available
every week on our STM APP!


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!


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Belonging To God Engages Us In Total Stewardship Accepting Godís Gifts, Responding In Gratitude

Dear Fr. Julian,

We wish to extend our heartfelt thank to you and your parishioners and St. Thomas More for the significant donations made available to our food pantry at Holy Name of Jesus last week.

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Feeding The Hungry

Dear St. Thomas More Parishioners:

Your generous contributions of non-perishable food, canned goods and diapers/ formula for infants provide the basic necessities of life for hundreds of Your corporal works of mercy are a living example of your Catholic Faith and an inspiration to us all. On Good Friday Beverley and Jim Tuscano received a large donation from our parish to supply the Food Pantry at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. They wished to express their gratitude to you. families living on the edge.

Father Julian Harris


Meditation Garden of St. Peregrine

Endow a brick in the path or a plaque on the Memorial wall of our upcoming beautiful Meditation Garden of St. Peregrine to proclaim your love and the good name of cancer victims and survivors. Stop by the Parish Office to make a dedication today!

  • Brick Paver: $300
  • Black Marble Wall Plate (under Pieta): $500
  • Black Column: $1,000
  • Small White on End Column: $500
  • White Large (bottom 4 rows of wall): $1,000
  • White XL (top 2 rows of wall) $5,000

Saint Thomas Moreís Got Talent!

Do you have a talent, a gift from God that you would like to share with your St. Thomas More Parish community?
Well, now is your chance! We will be having our annual talent show, St. Thomas Moreís Got Talent!

On July 12th during the St. Thomas More Feast after the 12:30pm Mass. We are looking for singers, dancers, musicians, comedians, poets, acrobats, and more to be a part of the show. If youíve got talent, we want to see it. The more original your act is, the better.

If you are interested in participating in this great event, please contact the Parish Office at 561-737-3095, for more details.

Thank you, thank you very much.


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 oneís name will be sewn on the Vestment to honor their memory.

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


STM Feast

Each year our Parish celebrates the feast day of our patron Saint Thomas More. Mark your calendars now and plan to join us for a solemn Mass followed by an evening of entertainment, food, and fellowship in the Parish Center.

July 12th at 12:30pm


Summer Camp!!

It's time for summer fun at
St. Thomas More Preschool where children learn while having fun. Let's join the circus, roar like dinosaurs, become cowboys and cowgirls for a week, and become princes and princesses.

  • Part time and full time rates are available.
  • Parents can pick and choose weeks.
  • In-house field trips.
  • Water play activities.

Call 561-737-3770 for further information


Praying The Rosary During May

During the month of May we will be
Praying the Rosary on
Mondays by the grotto at 6:15pm.


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Protecting Godís Children

The Catholic Diocese of Palm Beach is committed to the safety and protection of all Godís 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 ďProtection of ChildrenĒ.


Profile in Faith

Hello,

My name is Andrea Jimeno. I used to be a regular 20 year old until October 24th at 4:03pm; thatís the day I got diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon cancer. Thatís actually the day that I became unique in way.

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Faith Formation Reminders
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,†May†5th First Holy Communion Rehearsal at 6:00pm
Saturday,†May†9th First Holy Communion Mass at 10:00am

STM is Going Green

Go Paperless - Go Green:
Acess our Bulletin Online
www.stmbb.org
Less paper also means
fewer trees cut, and a greener environment


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!

First Communion And Confirmation Portraits

Faith Formation Registrations

April 13th - May 6th

  • Monday-Wednesday from 3:00-6:00pm
  • Saturdays from 9:00am-12:00pm

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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
youthgroup@stmbb.org.


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Catholic Elementary Schools And Tuition Policies At Saint Thomas More Parish
At this time of the year many of our Parish Families consider Catholic School Education for their children. This is an expensive choice that parents make prayerfully after considering the financial sacrifice it will mean for them as a family.

The Diocese of Palm Beach, of which STM is an entity, established a program of Tuition Guidelines designed to assist Catholic families that are registered, active and contributing members of any parish, like St. Thomas More Church, that does not have a school. Registered is defined as having membership on STM Parish roles for at least 6 months. Active means attending Mass at STM as a family on Sundays, Holy Days and engaged personally in ministry and volunteerism on a regular basis. Contributing is defined as using the STM envelop-system of offertory and making a minimum annual family contribution of $900. Your contributions to other Parishes, the Annual Bishopís Appeal or other charitable institutions or ministries are not considered when evaluating your family for Tuition Assistance from STM. All three aspects are equally important in qualifying for tuition reduction.

Qualified families receive a reduction in their tuition costs at the school. This is often called the in-parish rate. STM Parish is obligated further to support that school directly at the level of 50% of the cost of one-childís full, annual tuition. This payment assists the school in operating expenses; it is not a tuition payment or subsidy for the family. STM Pre-School is part of the Diocese of Palm Beach Catholic School System. STM does not participate in the Tuition Program for families with children in pre-schools outside of STM, only kindergarten through 8th grade.

Bishop Gerald Barbarito has established definitively the obligations and scope of the Tuition Program and his Diocesan Tuition Requirements are more than just. As pastor, I have set our requirements a bit lower in order to support families who must sacrifice to afford Catholic School Education for their children. My approach is fair, just and respectful of the contributions of our parishioners who are, in the main, retired.

Qualified families do not need to register in two parishes. Qualified STM families will receive my endorsement through the Pastorís Acknowledgement Form, provided by the Catholic School of your choice. My acknowledgment qualifies your family to receive the in-parish rate. Qualified families from other parishes may receive the STM in-parish rate under these same guidelines. Unlike in the past, no scholarships are available at STM Pre-School. We are doing all we can to keep our valuable staff employed, tuition rates competitive and still offer a first-class developmental program for our students. If you have any other questions, please contact directly Mrs. Collen Dí Ambrosio, executive director of STM Pre-School.

Rev. Julian P. Harris, Pastor


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 Ė 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 Ė Boynton Beach, FL
Call now 1-800-231-6287

Click here to download the flyer

Click here to download the Registration Form


Rapids Water Park Excursion

Letís give our St. Thomas More Altar Servers a day of fun and frolic in the water. Theirs is a vital ministry and these young men and women take their responsibilities seriously. I commend their parents for supporting their training and assignments to the many Masses. Under the direction of Mary Beth Kohn and the Masters of Ceremony our young people have matured spiritually and taken their place in the life of our great parish.

Loyalty and dedication to service deserve a reward. If any parishioner would like to join me in sponsoring one or more of our youth for a day at Rapids Water Park, please come by the Parish Office. The fullday admission is $32 per person. We will arrange chaperons, food and drink and a few surprises to make their day as special as they are to us.

Father Julian Harris, Pastor


Crowning of the Blessed Mother and Luncheon

Ladies come join Madonna CCW members and celebrate our annual Installation Mass, Crowning of the Blessed Mother and Luncheon.

Mass will be at 10:00am in the Chapel and lunch following at Mamma Mia's on Hypoluxo and Lyon's Roads.

Call Norma at 374-9703 for more details.


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


Widows And Widowers

In addition to participating in the group meetings, you will meet people from your community who can relate to your experiences.

Contact Our Ministry now 561-737-1414 Phyllis Fitzpatrick.


Ministry Leaders Conference

"Faith Is Built Upon Perseverance"

Saturday October 24th from 9:00am - 3:00pm
in Parish Center

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Attention: Ministry Leaders

All Ministries are required to submit an updated Ministry Request Form to the Parish Office. Rooms are given on a first come, first serve basis.

Due By: May 17th

Submission does not guarantee approval. Priority is given to the Church Events hosted for the entire Parish Community.

The forms are available at the Parish Office or Online at www.stmbb. org under the forms tab. Forms should be dropped off or mailed to the Parish Office with attention to Ms. Sanchez.


Our Ministry Directory
Altar Servers Mary Beth Kohn (561) 358-1629 mbk47@aol.com
Apostles of Divine Mercy Tom Gallo (561) 603-5139
Chancellors of STM (Menís) Roberto Vasquez (561) 561-699-1507
Circle of Friends Edward O'Donnell (561) 526-8490
Columbiettes Joanne Boltz (561) 737-2732
Daughters of Mary Valeri Polcyn (561) 434-2096
Eucharistic Ministers Vita Dean (561) 737-9494
Knights of Columbus Bob Boltz (561) 737-2732
Lectors Rick Harlowe
Roxane Teneyck
(561) 737-7261
(561) 732-6563
mrrickfla@cs.com
roxanne.teneyck@comcast.net
Legion of Mary Joanne Boltz (561) 737-2732
Madonna C.C.W. Terry Gubitosi (561) 967-0358
Masters of Ceremony Mark Servilio (561) 738-6630
Music Ministry Alfonso Gutierrez (561)737-3095
Purificators Karen Wickins (561) 704-1115
RCIA Lucille & James Swinney (561) 742-0358
Resurrection Choir Anita Angiuli (561) 734-3359
St. Peregrine Cancer Care Dr. Aurea Tomeski (561) 235-8131
St. Vincent de Paul Society Tim Reese (561) 906-7117
Ushers Jacques Rene (561) 736-6526
Widows & Widowers Phyllis Fitzpatrick (561) 737-1414
Women of God Madeleine Dupree (561) 436-6518
Youth Ministry Gabriela Sanchez (561) 577-6198


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