Welcome to St. Thomas More Parish

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

Karibu to St Thomas More!

 

November 27th  marks the first Sunday of Advent, which is also the first Sunday of a new liturgical year for the Church. The Advent season includes the four Sundays that precede Christmas. It is a time of preparation for the coming of the Lord. In this season, we recall two central elements of our faith: the final coming of the Lord in glory and the incarnation of the Lord in the birth of Jesus. Key themes of the Advent season are watchful waiting, preparation, and justice. 

Today, we celebrate Advent with the display of a wreath - its circle reminds us of God Himself, eternal and merciful. It is evergreen - reminding us of the hope of eternal life.

The four candles, 3 purple and 1 pink on the outer circle of the wreath represent the time of waiting and preparation for the Messiah during the four Sundays of Advent 

The light of the candles reminds us of the Light of world, and the prophetic promise of His coming. The white central candle of the Advent wreath, lighted at Christmas, reminds us of the fulfillment of His first Advent and the pure, humble means by which He came.

 

An Advent Prayer

Advent God, we journey with you,
to Bethlehem’s stable and a new -born King,
ars attuned to the song of angels,
yes alert for Bethlehem’s star.
Forgive us if on our journey we are distracted by the tempting offers of this world.
Keep our hearts aflame with the hope of Christmas,

and the promise of a Savior.

Amen

 

STEWARDSHIP OF TIME, TALENT & TREASURE

CONNECT, GROW AND SERVE

 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

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