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Bulletin of September 21, 2014

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Sanctuary Lamp

In Loving Memory of
+DEE CHOP & JOAN PLOFCHEN+

by their sister Virginia Laut. Virginia and
her husband Bernie are in Abbey Delray.
Bernie is not doing well, so please remember him
and his wife in your mercy.


Votive Lamp Of St. Peregrine

For
GRACE LAURORA
MARTHA SAMUELS
KATHLEEN DANIELS

Please keep these ladies in your prayers, and all of
our parishioners and friends of St. Peregrine Shrine
who are undergoing painful treatments and therapies to fight cancer.

Father Julian Harris


Memories From 2014 Pilgrimage

Now Accepting Fall Registrations

Community Helpers Week at St. Thomas more Preschool
 
These boys became builders for a
day- they built Ms. Colleen a castle.
  For community helpers week,
the pre-k class pretended they were shopping at Publix- buying groceries.

Back to Church Mass

Click here to view Photoalbum >>


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Upcoming Events Calendar
  October     November     December  
  Blessing of the Animals
- October 4th
    All Saints' Day
- November 1st
    Women of God Spaghetti Dinner
- December 6th
 
  Life Chain
- October 5th 
    All Souls' Day
- November 2nd
    Immaculate Conception of the
Blesse d Virgin Mary
- December 8th
 
   Cancer Awareness Dinner
- October 18th
    St. Peregrine Mass
- November 8th
    Annual Shut-In Mass
- December 10th
 
   Madonna CCW Craft Show
- October 11th & 12th
    Appointment with God
- November 10th
    Our Lady of Guadalupe
- December 13th
 
   Priesthood Sunday
- October 26th
    Preschool Dinner & Auction
- November 15th
    Christmas Concert
- December 19th
 
        Women's Retre at
- November 22nd
    Christmas Paegant and Mass
- December 24th
 

Women's Retreat

"Are You Anxious? Are You Worried?
Have a Mary Heart in a Martha World."

November 22nd from 8:00am - 7:00pm

Mark your calendars to attend our Women's Retreat. This is a day of spiritual relief for the women who work hard to make things possible in our life.

Entertainment provided by : That's Dancing, Cardinal Newman's Dance and Band Departments, and more.

Sponsorship:

  • Diamond: $5,000
  • Platinum: $1,000
  • Gold: $500
  • Silver: $300
  • Bronze: $100

(All sponsors of the Diamond, Platinum and Gold levels will receive an engraved plaque in our St. Peregrine Cancer Garden)

Click here to download the form


Welcome to Church

Back to Church Sunday implies a being away. There are many reasons why people are not in Church to worship the Lord on His Sabbath Day of rest. Some do not know God personally because they were raised in families without faith and lack the examples of following Christ, prayer and attending worship. This prompted St. Paul, the greatest evangelist in the Holy Bible to write:

How then will they call on Him in Whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in Him of Whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? (Romans 10:14)

Others return because they have left on their own power. God makes every person with the innate desire and capacity to know Him, to accept His gift of love and grace in Jesus Christ and to return that love by following Christ faithfully. But it remains our choice. Faith is not force; faith is freedom to say yes or no, to accept Christ as Lord and Savior, or to reject Him. Many did believe once, but something happened to them or to someone they loved, and then faith diminished or died. The Lord knows how difficult life is for the believer:

As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the Word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the Word, and it proves unfruitful. (Matthew 13:22)

Self-absorption and the apathy it breeds is a disease of our modern culture, and it strikes hardest on the young. We gave them the example, the priority and the opportunity of Faith, but our children have fallen away or worse, gone prodigal.

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)

Between childhood and old age lies the problem. The Bible promises eternal life to those who endure until the end, but never a safe and easy passage. But if we don't give them Christ when they are young, then they will not know how to make their way back to Him and home to us.

Albeit for the first or the umpteenth time and for whatever the reason, we at St. Thomas More Church thank God you are here with us today. We are here to help you find the Lord in a personal way and to mature in your spiritual relationship with Him. For us Catholics, the Eucharist or Mass is the highest form of worship and union with God in Christ on earth. God calls us together around the altar of His Son Jesus Christ to share in His divine life by receiving His Body and Blood in Holy Communion. There we receive forgiveness for our sins and experience the joy and purpose of His Presence in our lives. Won't you open your heart to Jesus today and allow Him to live in you and change your life wonderfully? We pray that in some way our actions and words this day may inspire you to say yes to Jesus.

Father Julian P. Harris, Pastor


Cancer Awareness Dinner
     
  October 18th at 5:30pm  
     

As the year winds down we are approaching the event of the annual Cancer Awareness Dinner. This is a time for our parishioners and guests to enjoy a night with great food in what we know will be a memorable night for the Saint Thomas More Community. So mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information.

We hope to see you there!


Priesthood Sunday
Remember to mark your calendars and join
Father Harris and the Clergy for a Solemn Mass
and reception. It is important for us to take the time to
remember and show appreciation to our spiritual leaders.
October 26, 2014

Remember

St. Thomas More in
your Last Will & Testament!


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Resurrection Choir

St. Thomas More Church is looking for new members. Participating in divine worship services as a choir member is a sacred responsibility, not to be taken lightly. The music is an integral part of Mass and choral music must add to the liturgy, not distract from the prayerful environment of worship. Every hymn, every phrase, every verse of the church service must be rendered clearly and fittingly. This requires singers who are inwardly committed not just to the music, but also, and primarily, to the Faith.

Please contact Alfonso Gutierrez, at liturgy@stmbb.org


St. Thomas More presents our 2014-2015

Car Raffle
Tickets available September 27th!
Enter for your chance to win and take home your new car!
Coming Soon!


Saint Thomas More Preschool Presents

Chi Mangia Bene, Mangia Italiano

     
  Dinner & Auction
Sat, Nov. 15th at 6:30pm in the Parish Center
 
     
  • Tickets available at the Preschool office and the Parish Office $25.00
  • For more information about this event contact our Preschool Office 561-737-3770

Dedicate a Priest Vestment or Chalice

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

Limited quantities available.

VESTMENT DONATION:
$800.00 - $1200.00


Blessing of the Animals
Saturday, October 4th from 11:00am - 12:30pm
Join us for our Blessing of the Animals!
This is a time we take to remember
the animal companions in our lives.
Bring them by and let us give them a blessing.

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Submit a recipe for our cookbook
  • Do you have a favorite recipe?
  • Have you ever dreamed of being published?

Here is your chance. STM will be publishing a cookbook in the near future.

Please submit your favorite recipe w/ your name, address phone email. We will start collecting them as we sell tickets for Women's Retreat Sept 27th.


Classes Begin September 22nd

We are excited to welcome back
our students and to meet our new students.

It is required for all able students to download
our Faith Formation App.

See you soon!


Sticky Faith


The New Testament tells us about the life of Jesus, his Death on the cross, and his being raised from the dead. Through his suffering, Death, and Resurrection, Jesus Christ saves us from evil and shares God's life and love in a human way. The Church calls the suffering, Death, Resurrection, and Ascension of Jesus Christ the Paschal Mystery; by this great mystery of faith we are redeemed. We celebrate this great mystery each time we gather for the celebration of the Mass.


     
 

Faith Formation is Seeking a college professional to assist with general office duties in our Faith Formation Office Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 4:00-8:00pm. Must be proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, Publisher and have general computer knowledge.

Please submit resume to chiefofstaff@stmbb.org for consideration.

 
     

Madonna CCW Arts & Crafts Show
  Saturday, October 11th from 9:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday, October 12th from 9:00am to 4:00pm in the Faith Formation Building.  

Come do your Holiday shopping early and benefit your Parish! Items available: hand knitted and crocheted children and adult clothing, blankets, quilts, pillows, glassware, jewelry, leather goods, art work, children's toys and books, Christmas ornaments, decorations and much more.

Madonna CCW would appreciate our Parishioners donating baked goods: candies, breads, muffins, cookies,cakes, pies, breakfast Danish for the Sweet Shoppe. Healthy foods, beverages, hot dogs, etc. will be available for your enjoyment.

For more information call: Norma at 561-374-9703.


Life Chain Rosary   Knights of Columbus
 

Please come out and show your support!
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join us for our Life chain rosary which takes place on Sunday, October 5th 2014.

  Sign up and join the Knights of Columbus. A ministry of men who volunteer and dedicate their time to those in need and the needs of the Church.
For more information please contact:
Bob Boltz 561-737-2732

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St. Peregrine Cancer Care Ministry

This is a hope ministry and while it involves prayer, counsel and assistance. It is centered on bringing God's hope to patients and their caregivers, family and friends.

This Bible-based ministry training program has been developed to equip God's people with the tools needed to bring hope to the millions who are living with cancer.

They meet every third Saturday of the month in
Faith Formation Room#2 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
It will be a time of testimonial & sharing.


Memorials For The Universal

The Congregation for Divine Worship,
that Vatican institution that oversees the Catholic Calendar,
announced on Thursday, September 12, 2014
that memorials Masses may be observed throughout the world for
Pope Saint John - 23rd October 11th
Pope Saint John Paul II - October 22nd


Would you like us to pray for you?

We make it simple through our app! Here's How:

  • Go to Google Play (Android) or Apple App Store (Iphone)
  • Search for "Thomas More Church"
  • Click Download
  • Go to our Prayer Wall
  • Submit your prayers and let our priests and parishioners pray for you or a loved one.

Food Drive continues

STM continues to hold a food drive on the last weekend 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.

Collection: September 27 th & 28th


Saint Peregrine Mass

Join us on
Saturday, October 11th at 10:30am
in the Saint Peregrine Garden.

This is a blessed Mass dedicated to those suffering
from Cancer and other ailments.


Funeral Arrangements

Often our Catholic Parishioners wish to plan ahead for their future. When the time comes to meet our Savior, we must consider the family that we leave behind. At Saint Thomas More we understand the difficulty of the selection of liturgy and music for a loved one's service.

To give you and your loved ones piece of mind, St. Thomas More Clergy and our dedicated staff will be happy to arrange your music and liturgy selection.


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