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Bulletin of April 13, 2014

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Easter Schedule
  Holy Thursday – April 17, 2014  
Mass of the Lord's Supper
  English Mass:   5:30pm in Church  
  Spanish Mass:   7:30pm in Church  
         
  Good Friday – April 18, 2014  
Passion, Holy Communion, & Veneration of the Cross
  English Service:   3:00pm in Church  
  Traditional Stations of the Cross:   5:00pm in Church  
  Spanish Service:   7:00pm in Church  
         
  Holy Saturday – April 19, 2014  
  Blessing of the Easter Table:   10:00am St. Peregrine Garden  
  Saturday Easter Vigil Masses:   4:00pm in Church  
  Saturday Great Vigil Mass:   With Rites of Christian Initiation 6:30pm in Church  
  Spanish Easter Vigil Mass:   7:15pm in Parish Center  
         
  Easter Sunday  
  Sunrise Mass at the Blessed Mother Grotto:   6:00am by the Lake  
  Sunday Masses:   7:00am, 8:30am, 10:30am & 12:30pm in Church  


Seasonal Parishioners   No Preschool Classes
 

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

 

April 17th-18th
& April 21st


Chrism Mass

Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach, cordially invites the faithful of the Diocese to join in the celebration of the Chrism Mass.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 11:00am
Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola.
9999 North Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens.


Preschool Open House

Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 11:00am - 2:00pm

Come see our school and meet our great staff!
Our program is for Children 2 1/2, 3, & 4 years of age.


Divine Mercy 

The message of The Divine Mercy that God loves us all of us.

He wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others. Thus, all will come to share His joy.

Join us Wednesday evenings in the Church during Lent at 6:15pm.


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Sanctuary Lamp   Votive Lamp Of St. Peregrine
 

In Memory of
+ELMO TERNA+

 

For Our benefactors and their loved ones
Whose names are incribed in the Peregrine Shrine and in our hearts forever


Serra Club Mass
 

Pictures from the Serra Club Mass at St. Thomas More on April 3rd, 2014 Celebrated by Most Rev. Bishop Gerald Barbarito.

Thank you for all who came to our Serra Mass in honor of our faithful priests in the Diocese of Palm Beach.

We are blessed to have such devout priests to help us in being better followers Christ and this was truly a day to honor them. May God Bless our priests.


An Appointment.. With God

Please join us for quiet prayer and reflection.

Deepen your relationship with Christ in prayer.
Monday, June 2, 2014 at 6:30pm in The Church


Remember

St. Thomas More in
your Last Will & Testament!


Honduras Medical Mission 2014

We are in need of medical supplies for the Honduras Medical Mission and would be of use to the people we serve.

Some of the things we require are Multiple vitamins, liquid tylenol, hot/ cold patches, dental hygeine supplies, cold-flu allergy medication, decongestional liquids, tylenol or advil pain relievers, any kind of bandage and baind-aids, ear and eye care products, cough suppressments and any other items that are new and sealed.

We would be grateful for any financial support with which we can purchase prescription medications as our Doctors direct.


Second Collection for the Holy Land
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

Christians around the world are united in a special way during Lent, Holy Week and Easter. Our hearts, minds and prayers are especially aware of the Holy Land. During Lent we are called upon to support Christians in the Holy Land in a few different ways.

This year, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops asks us to focus prayer and attention on peace in the Holy land as our leaders work to resolve the longstanding Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In addition, we are asked to provide support through the Good Friday Collection.

As a pontifical collection requested by Pope Francis, the annual Good Friday Collection offers a direct link for all Christians to be witnesses of peace and to help protect the Holy Places. Since 1209, the Franciscans have been in the Holy Land walking in Jesus' footsteps housing and feeding the poor, providing religious formation and education, maintaining shrines and parishes, and conducting pastoral ministry.

The Franciscans are keeping Christianity alive in the Holy Land. The continued existence of programs that support their work depends on the faithful financial support received from brothers and sisters in Christ. Your donations on Good Friday make a direct impact on the Christians living in the Holy Land.

Thank you for making the Holy Land part of your Lenten Journey of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Please be as generous as your abundance allows.

With gratitude for your generosity and every prayerful wish, I am

Sincerly yours in Christ,

Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito
Bishop of Palm Beach


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Fish Fry

4:30 – 7:30pm in the Parish Center
Wednesdays and Fridays during Lent!
MINISTRY SCHEDULE
  4/16/14 Wednesday   MCCW/ St. Vincent de Paul  
  4/18/14 Friday   Women of God  

You must be present at the time of purchase to receive card punch. Only ONE serving per PERSON. Only ONE punch per PERSON per day.

Children: $5:00 / Adult: $10.00


Stations of the Cross

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.

Fridays at 6:15pm
through Lent in the Church.


Stop by our Parish Gift Shop

Monday : 9:00am - 2:00pm

Saturday : 9:00am - 7:00pm

Sunday : 8:00am - 2:00pm


Download our STM and Faith Formation App on your phone

Here's How:

  • Go to Google Play (Android) or Apple App Store (Iphone)
  • Search for "Thomas More Church" or " Thomas More Faith Formation"
  • Click download
  • After it is finished you can enjoy what our parish has to offer from home or on the go

12 Day Eastern Europe Pilgrimage

Poland
Czech Repulic
Austria
Hungary

September 1-12, 2014
$3,690.00 Per Person Leaving From Miami

Parish Office Contact:
Mrs. Nora Taco (561-737-3095)

Limited Availability

Click here to download the Brochure
Click here to download the
Registration form


STM Presents Our 2014 Ministry Leadership Conference

Leaders without
LIMITS

Saturday, June 14th at 9:00am.


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Easter Flowers

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 Lily, Hydrangeas, Daffodil and Tulip Blooms, each proclaiming your love and affections for a dear one.

Reserve your flowers for a donation
of $20 by Monday April 14th 2014.

Click here to download the form


No Faith Formation Classes

April 14th-16th
&
April 21st


Faith Formation Registration for 2014-2015

Registration will be from: March 31st to April 30th.

Registration Packets will be accepted in the Faith Formation Office
from 4-7pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

Packets will NOT be accepted in the Main Parish Office.
You must be a registered , ACTIVE,
contributing Parishioner to enroll.

The definition of "a registered, active, contributing parishioner" is one who has been registered for at least the last 6 months, has contributed to the parish offertory in a regular identifiable way, attends Mass regularly, and shares their time and talent with the parish.

 

Click here to download the Registration Form 2014 – 2015


First Holy Communion & Confirmation

Penance Service

Penance Service will be Monday April 28, 2014
at 6:00pm in the Church.

Attendance is required for all children making
their sacrament of First Communion or Confirmation this year.


Music Rehearsals

Children making their sacraments will be required
to attend their designated Rehearsals.

COMMUNION REHEARSAL
April 12th & 26th at 11am in the Church

CONFIRMATION REHEARSAL
May 17th at 11am in the Church.


Need Of Catechists , Teacher Aids For The Upcoming 2013-2014 School Year

If you are interested in advancing the spiritual life of our youth, please contact the Faith Formation office to set up an interview at 561-737-3521.

Teacher Aids must be at least 16 years of age, and have received their Confirmation.

Click here to download the Registration Form.


Faith Formation Reminders
First Holy Communion Dates:
Saturday, April 12, 2014 Communion Music Rehearsal at 11 am in the Church.
Saturday, April 26, 2014 Communion Music Rehearsal at 11 am in the Church.
Monday, April 28, 2014 First Reconciliation for First Communion and Confirmation candidates will be held in the Church at 6:00 pm.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 First Holy Communion Rehearsal for ALL CANDIDATES in the Church 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm.
Saturday, May 10, 2014 First Holy Communion 10:00 am for All First Holy Communion Candidates. Candidates must report to the Parish Center no later than 9:15 am.
Sunday, May 11, 2014 Crowning of Mary (All First Communicants are cordially invited to attend, wearing their First Holy Communion attire)

Confirmation Dates:
Saturday, May 17, 2014 Confirmation Music Rehearsal at 11 am in the Church

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Rekindle The Fire

A thank you to everyone who was able to join us for a truly wonderful and inspirational experience through the lenten sermon series.

And remember whether you were able or unable to attend, or you would like to rekindle the flame of your faith from home. The three part sermon series by our Pastor, Rev. Julian P. Harris is available for sale in our parish gift shop on CD.

Get your copy today!


2014 Diocesan Services Appeal

Your Gift Transforms Lives
A Message from the Most Rev. Gerald M. Barbarito

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Throughout our lives as Catholics, each of us is called through Baptism to a life of discipleship. By grace of the Holy Spirit and the Sacraments, we are nourished strengthened and ultimately transform the lives of others.

The Diocesan Services Appeal is your way of reaching out to support and sustain the mission and ministries of the Diocese.

Your gifts will be used for programs which affect our extensive and diverse Diocesan family: those less fortunate, those who need our helping hand in human needs, those who seek spiritual renewal through the embrace of Our Lord.

Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, reaches out to those in need, and reminds us to "Not only live and bear God's love, but to bring His love to those in most need." Let us too, with transformed hearts, express our faith in the way we live our lives.

Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, reaches our to those in need, and reminds us to "Not only live and bear God's love, but to bring His love to those in most need." Let us too, with transformed hears, express our faith in the way we live our lives.

This year, as we enter our 30th anniversary as a Diocese, I ask for your help in continuing God's work by becoming spiritually engaged and giving generously.

Though we are many, we are on Church. As the family of Christ, we share a universal call to serve, and extend a hand of aid, compassion and friendship.

It is a joy to be with you, sharing Christ's mission.

Let us continue transforming lives - for giving, we too, are transformed.

With my deepest gratitude and every prayerful wish, I am

Sincerely yours in Christ
Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito
Bishop of Palm Beach


A Message from our Pastor Julian P. Harris
Through the annual Diocesan Services Appeal 2014 we at St. Thomas More join with all of our Catholic parishes to support Bishop Gerald Barbarito to maintain and extend the mission of Christ and the Church.

Our pledges and donations make possible the many programs that reach out in Christian charity as Bishop Barbarito says, to those less fortunate, those who need our helping hand in human needs and those who seek spiritual renewal through the embrace of Our Lord.

Your financial gift of any amount fulfills the mission of the Church and our individual calling as disciples who follow after Christ as fishers of men.

As your pastor, I not only appeal on behalf of the campaign, but actively contribute because I believe in the good work that we do. We subsidize the cost of Catholic education so that families of modest means can have access to quality, Christian formation for our children. We provide the room and board, educational and human expenses of our Seminarians over the many years of formation in order to provide priests to serve our children and grandchildren in the future. We fund Catholic Charities and its many programs to help people with rent, utilities, food and housing expenses. We protect the Unborn Children and provide for the right to life of mother and child through our LifeLine and BirthLine ministries. We provide subsidized, dignified housing to our seniors in our Villa Madonna, Villa Seton and Villa Francisca independent living facilities. We assure the safety and welfare of our children in every Catholic parish and institution through the Office of Safe Environments. And there are so many other good works that we do because we do it together as one family of churches in Christ.

I look forward to working with you towards this important goal. I would like to close in thanking each one of you who supported the Diocesan Services Appeal 2013. Our goal was $336,000, and with God's help we met and exceeded that goal.

This Year of Our Lord 2014 the goal set for St. Thomas More Parish is $285,000. I know that with God's favor and your generous support, we can do it again for the greater glory of God.

Father Julian P. Harris, Pastor

STM Parish Goal 2014 $ 285,000

Saint Thomas More Feast

July 12th at 5:30pm.

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.


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 19TH 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.


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