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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: frmarcin@stthomasmoreusc.org Deacon Stephen Brown - Religious Education E-mail: steve@stthomasmoreusc.org Donna Schaffer - Director of Music & Youth Ministry E-mail: donna@stthomasmoreusc.o Pam Scott - Parish Secretary/Bookkeeper

E-mail: pam@stthomasmoreusc.org

STM COLLECTION REPORT February 11, 2018

$ 5206.10 Online Giving $1680.00 $ 5695.00

Weekly Goal Above/(Below) Goal

$ 1191.10

PARISH COUNCIL Chairpersons Finance Council - David Cuda Parish Council - Joe bonavilla Stewardship Council —Maureen mcConaghy

Our St. Thomas More Men’s Group for undergraduate students meets on Fridays at 1:00 PM

FEB 17TH THRU FEB 25TH 2018

LITURGICAL MINISTERS' SCHEDULE SATURDAY

4:30 PM SUNDAY

FEB 17

Feb 24

Paige Mckewon

Bob Bockman

Feb18

Feb 25

9:00 AM

Elise Knicely

Emily Meyerl

11:00 AM

Paige Gossett

Michele Doto

Agnes Bucko

Jamie Milliff

5:00 PM

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St Thomas More young adults (graduates through 35 years of

SACRAMENTS MASS SCHEDULE Saturday Sunday

4:30 P.M. 9:00 A.M., 11:00 A.M. * 5:00 P.M. * During the academic year only

Daily Mass: Tuesdays

SAINTS OF THE DAY AND MASS INTENTIONS Mon., Feb., 19

*Also note: No 5 P.M. Mass during USC Recess.

No Mass

Adoration: 4P.M. Confession: 5:006:00 P.M. Mass : 6:00 P.M.

Wed., Feb., 21 Mass : 12:00 P.M.

Thurs., Feb., 22 Mass: 12:00 PM

Fri., Feb., 23 Mass: 12:00 P.M.

Bill & Janet Grubaugh Sheryl B. Cross St. Peter Damian Amy & Steve THE CHAIR OF ST. PETER THE APOSTLE Taylor Special Intention St. Polycarp

Sat., Feb., 24 Mass: 4:30 P.M.

Sun. Feb., 25

the parish center . Please consider joining us! If you have any questions, please email me at:

Mass: 9:00 A.M Mass:11:00 A.M.

otega@email.sc.edu

Mass 5:00 P.M.

Sheryl B Cross

2nd Sunday of Lent

People of STM Bill &Janet Grubaugh Tadeuz Zahuta †

6:00 P.M. 12:00 P.M.

Please contact our Parish Office for any changes in the Daily Mass schedule.

Tues., Feb., 20

age) meet on Wednesday nights here at STM at 6:15 p.m. at

Otega Ejegbavwo

1ST SUNDAY OF LENT

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

upstairs here at the center. Don Bosco Group

WELCOME TO SAINT THOMAS MORE PARISH FEB. 18TH, 2018

Todays 2nd Collection is for the Bishops Annual Appeal. Please join The Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, Sister Caterina and Sister Confida , for coffee and treats after the 9 AM and 11 AM Mass . CCD Wednesday Grades 1, 37 @6:30-8:00PM .

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.

Taylor Special Intention

11:00 A.M. 5:00 P.M.

People of STM Taduuz Zahuta †

Amy & Steve


Catholic Campus Ministry for USC Undergrads SAVE THE DATE:

Please join us for Coffee and Treats in the center today as the parish WELCOMES Sister Caterina and Sister Confida to St. Thomas More. The Sisters will host two talks, Devine Mercy Trust in Gods Everlasting Love for You!

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 .

To stay up to date, make sure to follow us: https://www.instagram.com/carolinacatholics/ Sunday Suppers

Monday February 19, 2018 at 6 PM and Tuesday February 20, 2018 directly after the 6 PM Mass.

6 P.M. in the center after 5pm 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 donna@stthomasmoreusc.org

2018

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:

donna@stthomasmoreusc.org

Please accept our deepest gratitude and prayers for your goodness to us . May God pour out a multitude of graces upon you and your family. We donated $350.OO to support their good works! Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist

THE PASTOR’S CORNER...

Dear St. Thomas More Community, 1). FLOCKNOTES : Text USC to 84576. You will then be connected to STM and receive notifications that are texted out to the parish as necessary. 2). The 40 day period of lent began 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.

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

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