Saint Thomas More is pleased to offer FORMED to our Parishioners.
FORMED is a wonderful website that has been called a “Catholic Netflix.” It has inspiring movies and video based studies, audio talks and e-books from the Church's most compelling speakers and authors. You are free to watch as much as you want or even download talks to play as audio books.
Our parish has invested in FORMED, so that each of us might grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ and in our desire to share our Faith with others, especially those closest to us. Just click on the graphic below to get started. On the FORMED website all you will need to do is click "Register" and enter your name and email address and you're all set. We hope you enjoy it!
Saturday (Vigil Mass) - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday - 9:00 a.m.& 11:00 a.m.
Spanish Mass: Sunday - 1:00 p.m.
Monday & Thursday - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday & Friday - 7:00 a.m.
Each Thursday from 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm (Chapel)
Each Saturday from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Church)
“Stewardship is about knowing the gifts and talents you have been given by God, cultivating them to an increase, and then giving them back to God and His people.” Tracy Earl Welliver
The following video is a brief glimpse into the lives of a few parishioners here at St. Thomas More Church and how they have chosen to PRAY, DO and GIVE! Thank you to each of them for sharing!
Word On Fire
03/21/19 7:00 pm
After news of the PA Grand Jury Report and the McCarrick scandals broke, two of my seminary classmates and myself took up prayer, fasting and penance for the Church. Increasingly desperate times call for increasingly desperate, or rather heroic, measures… A priest friend shared with one of his parishioners that he was entering into a time of fasting and penance for the healing of the Church. The rather negative reaction was as follows: “Fasting… what’s that going to do? What is that going to help with?” In my previous article, we reflected a little why and how fasting is essential to the Christian life, especially in a world that is as disorienting as ours. It is not a matter of denying worldly things for the sake of needless suffering, but fasting helps to reorient us back to God and the life of virtue and holiness God intended for us.
03/20/19 7:00 pm
We Catholics who grew up straddling the cusp of the conciliar divide may have a vague memory of the phrase “offer it up.” It was advice frequently given by the sisters who taught us our catechisms: “When you are in pain, when you are disappointed, when your feelings have been hurt, offer these things up to the Lord and ask him to use your suffering” that He join it to His own pain on the cross, for the good of others. Offer it as penance for your own sins, or the sins of those who cannot or will not do penance for themselves; offer it for the sick, the lonely, or for their intentions.” “Penance” has received a bad name over the last forty or so years, largely because it was taught to many in the language of punishment rather than in the language of virtue, offering, and peace. So,…Read More
03/19/19 7:00 pm
I am blessed to be the priest of a parish school, and one of the most delightful aspects is getting to visit each classroom every week, from kindergarten to eighth grade. I pray with the students, provide pastoral care, and answer their questions. One of our students, a young seventh-grader named Hayden, has shown great interest in literature. He and several other middle-school boys regularly ask me about the best ways to foster their intellectual lives, and which books to read. I recently gave Hayden a few books, along with the letter below: ____________ Hayden, Every Catholic man should have a well-stocked library. The reason for this is two-fold. First, Catholic men are protectors of knowledge. This has been our duty since the destruction of Rome in 476 AD, when countless monks and priests dedicated their lives to preserving ancient texts from around the world. You have now been entrusted…Read More
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