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 February 4, 2018
$ 5143.00 Online Giving $1145.00 $ 5695.00
Weekly Goal Above/(Below) Goal
PARISH COUNCIL Chairpersons Finance Council - David Cuda Parish Council - Joe bonavilla Stewardship Council —Maureen mcConaghy
FEB 10TH THRU FEB 18TH 2018
LITURGICAL MINISTERS' SCHEDULE SATURDAY
4:30 PM SUNDAY
graduate students meets on Fridays at 1:00 PM upstairs here at the center. Don Bosco Group
Mon., Feb., 12
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
SACRAMENTS MASS SCHEDULE Saturday Sunday
Tues., Feb.,13 Adoration: 4P.M. Confession: 5:006:00 P.M. Mass : 6:00 P.M.
Wed., Feb., 14 Mass 12:00 P.M. Mass 6:00 P.M.
Amy & Steve ASH WEDNESDAY Helen Sarnawski † Taylor Special Intention
Thurs., Feb., 15
Fri., Feb., 16 Mass: 12:00 P.M.
Sat., Feb., 17 Mass: 4:30 P.M.
Brian Musto † Sheryl B. Cross
Amy & Steve
Sun. Feb., 18 Mass: 9:00 A.M Mass:11:00 A.M. Mass 5:00 P.M.
1st Sunday of Lent
Taylor Special Intention People of STM Sheryl B. Cross
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.
St Thomas More young adults (graduates through 35 years of
6TH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME
SAINTS OF THE DAY AND MASS INTENTIONS
Our St. Thomas More Men’s Group for under-
WELCOME TO SAINT THOMAS MORE PARISH FEB. 11TH, 2018
Today’s 2nd Collection is for the Aid to the Church in Central and Eastern Europe Ash Wednesday Masses are 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM. The Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy arrive at the end of the week to begin their 5 day stay with us. Please join them for coffee after the 9 AM and 11 AM Mass next Sunday.
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. 11:00 A.M. 5:00 P.M.
Brian Elmore † People of STM Carmen Rivera † Harold & Catherine Gore Family
Catholic Campus Ministry for USC Undergrads SAVE THE DATE:
Please join us for SUNDAY Coffee and Treats in the center on February 18th as the parish WELCOMES Sister Caterina and Sister Confida to St. Thomas More.
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 .
To stay up to date, make sure to follow us:
The Sisters will host two talks, Devine Mercy Trust in Gods Everlasting Love for You!
Monday February 19, 2018 at 6 PM and
6 P.M. in the center after 5pm Mass
Tuesday February 20, 2018 directly after the 6 PM Mass.
Faith Reflections Wednesday 5:30-6:30 P.M. Thursday 5:30—6:30 p.m. Works of Mercy- Feeding the Homeless Wednesday 6:30 P.M. Meet at the center. Men’s Undergraduate Group Friday 1:00 P.M.
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.
Faith 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
THE PASTOR’S CORNER...
Important Dates to Remember:
COFFEE with the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy
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:
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). The 40 day period of lent begins on Ash Wednesday with One, Holy, Apostolic church. The primary message of this period focuses on the spiritual preparation of Christians for a dignified experience of the Feast of the Lord’s Resurrection. The Resurrection is the greatest Christian feast. The Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Christ are events that form the foundation of the Church and our faith. During this sacred time I would like to encourage you and your family to slow down and concentrate on these things. greater abstinence in eating and drinking greater listening to God’s word (reading the bible maybe 5-10 minutes a day) Greater focus on prayer, both private and communal (adoration every Tuesday from 4-6, come even for 5 to 10 minutes Showing greater sensitivity to the needs of others ( you can always join us every Wednesday to feed the homeless) Using the sacrament of penance and reconciliation (every Tuesday and Saturday) We have introduced programs by Dynamic Catholic, Word on Fire, and formed.org. Please take advantage of these resources. Let us walk together during this Lenten season toward Resurrected Christ. Have a blessed season of Lent.
FEBRUARY 14th MASS 12:00PM and 6:00PM
In Christ, Fr. Marcin 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.
FORMED.ORG OUR CODE IS CF6G3P
Published on Feb 12, 2018