Welcome to St. Thomas More Parish

Our mission is to become the real presence of Christ through prayer, education, worship and service

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Take a family vocation?

What is your family vocation plan? No, there isn’t a typo in the question. Many people spend hours, days, even months dreaming about how they will spend a day off from their regular schedules or a school break to make an extraordinary vacation. Some give the same energy toward dreaming and planning about how they and their ordinary family lives will give glory to God.

Making choices about your vocation – responding to the calling or destiny we have from God in this life and hereafter - is as important to maintaining a healthy Christian family as planning for special family time like a vacation.

Become more mindful of taking a family vocation by choosing one theme used at the 8th World Meeting of Families as a focus for your family pray and living every day. You can read about all 10 theme online. Here are 4 possibilities to get you started:

1. Created for Joy
God created us in his image and likeness with a plan for our lives. Amid the many difficulties and uncertainties of life, our mission is to follow Christ, discover his plan for us, and enter into relationships centered on love, service, and worship of him.

✚ How might we follow Christ more intentionally at home, in the workplace, and in our community?

2. The Mission of Love
God seeks to heal a broken universe by calling us to share his eternal love and commitment to his people with the world. One of the ways that God’s love is best reflected is through the sacrament of marriage.

✚ What are some ways that we ensure our marriage is built on a solid foundation of commitment, trust, love, and service?

3. The Meaning of Human Sexuality
Because we are created by God and in his image for a purpose, our sexuality, too, reflects his love. Our bodies, integrated with our spirit, have an innate dignity.

✚ In what ways can we celebrate the dignity of our sexuality as a life-giving gift from God?

4. Two Become One
The sacrament of marriage unites man and woman together as one flesh. Strong marriages are built upon the cardinal and theological virtues, especially those of mercy and chastity.

✚ How do we hold up marriage as an example of God’s love for his people?

Coming next week: Test your Catholic Marriage IQ

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Lent

What's new for 2017?

We have new information on the Building Campaign.  For more information check out the tab under Building  page.

STEWARDSHIP OF TIME, TALENT & TREASURE

From a Heart of Gratitude we give ourTime, Talent and Treasure

 

STEWARDSHIP PRAYER

Dear Heavenly Father,

My parish is composed of people like me;
I help make it what it is.

It will be friendly, if I am.
Its pews will be filled, if I help fill them.
It will do great work, if I work.
It will be prayerful, if I pray.
It will make generous gifts to many causes, if I am a generous giver.
It will bring other people into its worship and fellowship, if I invite and bring them.

It will be a parish of loyalty and love, of fearlessness and faith, 
and a parish with a noble spirit, 
if I, who make it what it is, am filled with these same things.

Therefore, with Your help, 
O God, 
I shall dedicate myself 
to the task of being all things that I want my parish to be.
Amen.

 

 

 


 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

                            

                    

          

 
 

MASS SCHEDULE
Weekend Masses
Saturday 5 PM
Sunday 8:30 AM
Sunday 10:30 AM

Weekday Masses
Tuesday 9 AM
Wednesday 9 AM(Mid June-Aug)
Wednesday 8:30 AM(Sept.-Mid June)
Thursday 9 AM
Friday 9 AM

Reconciliation
Saturday 3:30-4:30 PM
or by appointment

CATHOLIC WEB LINKS
Washington State Catholic Conference
North West Immigrants Rights Project
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Catholic Refugee and Immigration Services
Fr. Jim Northrop
St. Thomas More Relics on Display

link to your diocese

 

DONATE ON-LINE


Making a financial donation
to St. Thomas More
is now quick and easy
with our new on-line
donation form.
Please consider making
a donation today.

 

 

 

 Upcoming Events

The funeral for Cleone Mikkelson is on Friday, February 17th at 11am in the Church with a reception in the Renggli Room.