Welcome to St. Thomas More Parish

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

Weekend Masses
Saturday 5 PM
Sunday 8:30 AM
Sunday 10:30 AM
Reconciliation
Saturday 3:30-4:30 PM
or by appointment

Parish Office Hours
Monday-Thursday 9 AM-5:00 PM
Friday 9 AM-1:00 PM

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

 

 

Stewardship Prayer

 

God my Creator,

you made me all that I am

and gave me all that I have.

 

Help me show my gratitude

by using these gifts to serve others in your name.

Jesus my Redeemer,

you taught me the way to eternal life

by your example of loving service to others.

 

Grant me the courage to respond to your call

to Discipleship by following in your footsteps.

Holy Spirit of God,

be with me as I choose each day to put you first in my life.

 

Let me be a model of Christian Stewardship

so others will come to know you through my actions.

 

I pray, dear Lord,

that you open the minds and hearts of all the men,

women and young people of our parishes,

that we may joyfully accept your challenge

to be good stewards.

 

Amen.

 

 

        

GOD SO LOVED HE GAVE

FROM A HEART OF GRATITUDE WE GIVE OUR TIME, TALENT & TREASURE

Everything we have and everything we are is a gift from God. Stewardship is the ability to share our gifts of life – Time, Talent & Treasure with others, no strings attached and no conditions. We share these gifts out of our love for God and gratitude to Him.

“Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness,
and all these things will be given to you as well.”
Matt 6:23

A Christian Steward . . .

• Receives God’s gifts gratefully
• Cherishes and tends them in a responsible, accountable manner
• Shares them in justice and love with others
• Returns them with increase to the Lord

 

“Make it your practice instead to store up heavenly treasure,
which neither moths nor rust corrode, nor thieves break in and steal.
Remember, where your treasure is, there your heart is also.”
Matt 6:20,

Five Principles of Stewardship Giving
• Planned – We spend time in thought and prayer when deciding what to give, rather than merely giving what we happen to have left at the end of the week.
• Proportionate – Our giving is proportionate to what God has given us. We give in proportion to the gifts we have received.
• Sacrificial – We give back to God from our substance, rather than our abundance.
• Grateful – Our offering is a grateful response to the immense love God has for us.
• A Gift – What we give is a gift, given without reservation or condition
.

“Let me say this much: He who sows sparingly will reap sparingly,
and he who sows bountifully will reap bountifully.
Everyone must give according to what he has decided;
not sadly, not grudgingly, for God loves a cheerful giver.
God can multiply His favors among you so that you may always have enough
of everything and even a surplus for good works.”
II Cor 9:6-8

“Therefore, through Jesus, let us continually offer a sacrifice of praise, that is, the fruit of lips which acknowledge His name. And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” Heb 13:15,16

“Now, our God, we give You thanks, and praise Your glorious name!” 1 Cor 29:13

 

 

Fr. Stephen Okumu
Pastor

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