ST. THOMAS MORE PARISH The Catholic Student Chapel and Center at the University of South Carolina 1610 Greene Street • Columbia, SC 29201 Phone: 803.799.5870 • Fax: 803.765.0800 Visit our Website: www.stthomasmoreusc.org
PARISH STAFF Reverend Marcin Zahuta - MDiv, M.A.,S.T.L.-Pastor E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Deacon Stephen Brown - Religious Education E-mail: email@example.com Donna Schaffer - Director of Music & Youth Ministry E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Pam Scott - Parish Secretary/Bookkeeper
STM COLLECTION REPORT January 21, 2018 Weekly Goal
$ 5800.41 Online Giving $2078.69 $5695.00
JAN 27TH THRU FEB 4TH 2018
LITURGICAL MINISTERS' SCHEDULE SATURDAY
Mon., Jan 29 Tues., Jan. 30 Adoration: 4P.M.
Confession: 5:006:00 P.M. Mass : 6:00 P.M.
Wed., Jan., 31 Mass 12:00 P.M.
Thurs., Feb., 1 Mass:12:00 PM
Fri., Feb., 2 Mass: 12:00 P.M.
St Thomas More young adults (graduates through 35 years of age) meet on Wednesday nights here at STM at 6:15 p.m. at the parish center . Please consider joining us! If you have any questions, please email me at:
email@example.com Otega Ejegbavwo
Sat., Feb., 3 Mass: 4:30 P.M.
Sun. Jan. 28
4th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Mass: 9:00 A.M Mass:11:00 A.M. Mass 5:00 P.M.
People of STM
4:30 P.M. 9:00 A.M., 11:00 A.M. * 5:00 P.M. * During the academic year only
Daily Mass: Tuesdays Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
6:00 P.M. 12:00 P.M.
Please contact our Parish Office for any changes in the Daily Mass schedule.
*Also note: No 5 P.M. Mass during USC Recess.
Today’s 2nd collection is for the Church in Latin America.
This week on Tuesday we will have Adoration only no Confessions or Mass. There will be no daily Mass for the remainder of the week.
Don Bosco Group _______________________________________
SACRAMENTS MASS SCHEDULE Saturday Sunday
Parish Council - Joe bonavilla Stewardship Council —Maureen mcConaghy
4TH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME
SAINTS OF THE DAY AND MASS INTENTIONS
PARISH COUNCIL Chairpersons Finance Council - David Cuda
WELCOME TO SAINT THOMAS MORE PARISH JAN 28TH, 2018
We will begin an undergraduate student Men’s Group this week on Monday at 10 AM in the center.
RECONCILIATION (CONFESSIONS) ~ Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 P.M.* ~ Saturdays, 3:30 P.M. until 4:20 P.M. ~ Also, immediately before & after all Masses when scheduled in advance ~ By Appointment BAPTISM: Baptismal preparation will be held on the last Saturday of each month from 10:00 A.M.- 12:00 P.M. Register in advance with Deacon Steve Brown. CONFIRMATION High School: Contact Deacon Steve Brown. College or Older: Contact Father Marcin. RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 10:00 A.M. Sundays: First Communion and Confirmation Other grades per published dates, see website. MATRIMONY / MATRIMONY PREPARATION Our Diocese requires instruction and preparation for the Sacrament of Matrimony begin at least six months before the wedding. Please contact Fr. Marcin directly. Communion for the Sick in the Parish Contact Fr. Marcin or our Office and we will make arrangements for the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick and Holy Communion at home or area hospitals.
SATURDAY 4:30 P.M. SUNDAY 9:00 A.M.
Harold & Catherine Gore Family
11:00 A.M. 5:00 P.M.
Taylor Special Intention People of STM
Julie Marteeny †
Catholic Campus Ministry for USC Undergrads Catholic Engaged Encounter Weekends 2018
SAVE THE DATE: Fri., 2/23-Sat., 2/24 Statewide Retreat at Buck Ridge Plantation — Reserve your spot by turning in your $20 Retreatant Fee to Treasurer, Valerie Kay by 2/4
Camp Hope, Clemson, SC Feb 16-18 St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church Simpsonville, SC April 28-29
To stay up to date, make sure to follow us:
Our Lady of the Hills Columbia, SC May 19-20
St Andrews Catholic Church Clemson, SC July 21-22 St. Michaels’s Catholic Church Murrells Inlet, SC Oct 6-7 Please see our website for more information and to register
Formation for 9th-12th grades The STM Youth Group is founded on the principle, “faith in action”. Our members have served at Mass both on the altar and in the choir, tended the gardens, cleaned the center and the chapel, decorated…and undecorated for Christmas, fed the hungry, sent shoes to India, and roofed a house for Homeworks. Their aim is to spread the faith as they continue to grow their own. Please consider joining this dynamic group-the future depends on you.
Donna Schaffer firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday Suppers 6 P.M. in the center after 5pm Mass Faith Reflections Mondays 5-6 P.M. Wednesday 5;30-6:30P.M. Works of Mercy Feed the Homeless
Dear St. Thomas More Community, 1). FLOCKNOTES : Text CarolinaCatholic to
84576. You will then be connected to STM and receive notifica-
tions that are texted out to the parish as necessary.
2). On the evening of February 23rd, young adults from around the Diocese will come together in their separate regions to attend Adoration, confessions, and listen to a reflection on John 16:19-27 (The story of Lazarus and the Rich Man). The Columbia Region will come together at Our Lady of the Hills where the Redemptress priests will be hosting the Holy Hour. Father Peter and Father John currently believe that they are available to hear confessions. Father John will also be offering the reflection. The following morning, Saturday, February 24th, I am asking the young adults to move back into into their parish groups and organize/ participate in a service project within their parish. Parish coordinators will be in charge of communicating with the pastor and the parish in organizing this portion of the event.
Wednesday 6:30 P.M. Meet at the center.
I would like to know the project/ service the Don Bosco Young Adult Group will be volunteering with by January 25. My office is creating a promotion for this event, which will be sent out to the parishes next week to use for advertisement within the groups.
Rehearsals are held each Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Schola Choir: 7:30 to 8 p.m. in the Chapel and 45 minutes prior to each Mass.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns
Do you have a favorite song? Be sure to email Donna to request that song that connects you better to worship! If you have any questions or want to know more about how to get involved:
Catholic schools throughout the Diocese of Charleston will be participating in a national DAY OF GIVING during Catholic Schools Week from 9A.M. On Jan. 30th –9A.M. on Jan. 31st. We will be celebrating the many benefits of Catholic education and raising funds to offer tuition assistance. Our goal is to welcome every family desiring a Catholic education for their child. Your gift can make an impact! During the 24 hour period visit : www.ncea.org/many/gifts/cws. You’ll find our schools on the a drop down menu. For more information please contact Anne Durney at email@example.com.
THE PASTOR’S CORNER...
Important Dates to Remember:
Peace in Christ, Lexie Segrest, Associate Director of Young Adult Ministry Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
I would like to encourage you to take advantage of this great Catholic website that is available for the whole parish to access during the 2018 calendar year.
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Published on Jan 28, 2018