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Bulletin of April 27, 2014

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Sanctuary Lamp & Easter Flowers    Votive Lamp Of St. Peregrine
 

In Memory of
+MARIE DILLON+
By
Her Daughter, Dr. Joan Katz

  FOR
†JOAN KUKUNARIS†
With love and devotion
by her husband STUART

Easter Flowers

FOR
STM FAMILIES HAVE PLACED LILIES TO ADORN THE CHURCH
IN HONOR OF THEIR LOVED ONES, LIVING AND WITH THE LORD.

As we rejoice in the mercy of our Loving Savior Jesus Christ, let us
all pray for these good people who have decorated our Church.


Mother's Day Sale

Chocolates & Flowers

There will be a sale of chocolates and flowers for the occasion of Mother's Day from our Youth Group at all masses on May 11th. Make sure to stop by and get a gift to show appreciation, and to support our Youth Group!


Youth Ministry Movie Night

Join our Saint Thomas More Youth Ministry for a free
Movie Night Teens 13-17 yrs welcome

Saturday May 24th after the 5:30pm Mass


Come join the St. Thomas More Youth Group for fun, fellowship, and spiritual growth!
1 Timothy 4:12 "Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity."

Become a part of the Saint Thomas More Youth Ministry. We aim to strengthen our Faith and grow closer to the Lord and to create new friendships in a fun, inviting and spiritual environment. Now is the time to renew your faith, strengthen it, or even find it. All are welcome.

Youth Ministry at Saint Thomas More is seeking new members so that we can develop a strong and active ministry.

Reasons to Join a Youth GROUP

In any friendship, we make mistakes. Being part of a Christian group means we believe in forgiveness.

The negativity of others can bring us down. In a Christian group, we believe we are created in God's image and we are good to the core.

We meet Saturday at 3:30pm in Faith Formation room #4, we hope to see you there!


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Praying the Rosary by the lake in May

I would like to make a personal invitation to our parishioners to pray with me for the month of May the rosary by the statue of the Blessed Mother.

Praying the rosary is very personal to me because Mary our mother has done so much for me, I received personal miracles from her!!

Join me at 6:15pm every Monday at the grotto by the lake.

-Rev. Alex Vargas


Season of Service

SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 2014

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


STM Presents Our 2014 Ministry Leadership Conference

Leaders without
LIMITS

Saturday, June 14th at 9:00am.


Heaven is for Real

A movie we highly encourage everyone to go and see. We anticipate this movie to be a truly wonderful watch and experience to show that believing just isn't seeing.

Released in theaters on April 16th.


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!


Remember

St. Thomas More in
your Last Will & Testament!


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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

Memories of Palm Sunday

GARY MORRIS Carter Road Tropical Nurseries

The late +Victor Morris and his wife Gloria raised a great family and continue to bless us with their love and devotion to St. Thomas More Parish.

Gary Morris is just like his daddy and provided all of the tropical plants and palms for adorning the church on PALM SUNDAY. As long as there are people like Gary and his family in this world there will be hope, love and mercy.

-Father Julian P. Harris

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Let us pray for you through our STM 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

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.


Honduras Medical Mission 2014

Tools & Medicine Donations Needed

Common over-the-counter analgesics and supplies are like gold to us and to the people we serve. Please visit the Parish center to make a donation of any of the following items: Multiple Vitamins (children and adult), Tylenol or Advil- type pain relievers, Liquid Tylenol for Children's Fever, Muscle Rubs, Hot/Cold Patches for sore backs and limbs, Any kind of bandages & band aids, Dental Hygiene Supplies, Ear and Eye Care Products, Cold-Flu- Allergy Medications, Cough Suppressants and Decongestion Liquids (Children and Adult), 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.


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


For First Holy Communion & Confirmation Students

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.

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 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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Saint Faustina Diary On The Mercy Of Jesus Christ
For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:15-16

I have opened my Heart as a living fountain of mercy. Let all souls draw life from it. Let them approach this sea of mercy with great trust. Sinners will attain justification, and the just will be confirmed in good. Whoever places his trust in My mercy will be filled with My divine peace at the hour of death. (1520)

Let the greatest sinners place their trust in My mercy. They have the right before others to trust in the abyss of My mercy. My daughter, write about My mercy towards tormented souls. Souls that make an appeal to My mercy delight Me. To such souls I grant even more graces than they ask. I cannot punish even the greatest sinner if he makes an appeal to My compassion, but on the contrary, I justify him in My unfathomable and inscrutable mercy. Write: before I come as a just judge, I first open wide the door of My mercy. He who refuses to pass through the door of My mercy must pass through the door of My justice…" (1146)


Marian Rosary Festival

Honoring Our Lady of Tenderness
Most Rev. Gerald Barbarito, Presiding

Sunday, May 4th at 2pm
Emmanuel Church, 15700 S Military Trail,
Delray Beach, FL


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