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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:

PARISH STAFF Reverend Marcin Zahuta - MDiv, M.A.,S.T.L.-Pastor E-mail: Deacon Stephen Brown - Religious Education E-mail: Donna Schaffer - Director of Music & Youth Ministry E-mail: donna@stthomasmoreusc.o Pam Scott - Parish Secretary/Bookkeeper


STM COLLECTION REPORT March 5, 2018 Weekly Goal

$ 6141.00 Online Giving $1140.00 $ 5695.00

Above/(Below) Goal


PARISH COUNCIL Chairpersons Finance Council - David Cuda Parish Council - Joe bonavilla



MAR 10

Mar 17

4:30 PM

Bob Bockman

Paige Mckewon


Mar 11

Mar 18

9:00 AM

Michaela Boesch

Maureen McConaghy

11:00 AM

Kathy Solkofske

Jorge Galan

No Mass

Agnes Bucko

5:00 PM

Mon., Mar., 12

upstairs here at the center.

Don Bosco Group St Thomas More young adults (graduates through 35 years of age) meet on Wednesday nights here at STM at 6:15 p.m. at

Wed., Mar., 14 Mass : 12:00 P.M.

No Mass No Mass


Fri., Mar., 16 Mass: 12:00 P.M.

Sat., Mar., 17 Mass: 4:30 P.M.

No Mass

No Mass

Robert Faircloth † St Patrick

Sun. Mar., 18

3rd Sunday of Lent

Mass: 9:00 A.M

People of STM

joining us! If you have any questions,

Mass:11:00 A.M.

Josef Zahuta †

Mass 5:00 P.M.

Tadeusz Zahuta † Otega Ejegbavwo

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.

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

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

No Mass

the parish center . Please consider please email me at:


Tues., Mar., 13

Mass: 12:00 PM

graduate students meets on Fridays at 1:00 PM



Stewardship Council —Maureen mcConaghy

Our St. Thomas More Men’s Group for under-


Today’s 2nd collection is for Catholic Relief Services. There is NO 5PM Mass this weekend due to USC spring break. The offices will be closed during the break as well.

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.

People of STM Josef Zahuta † Tadeusz Zahuta † No Mass

Catholic Campus Ministry for USC Undergrads Important events to Remember:

Lenten Penance Services St John Neumann Monday March 12th @7PM

MARCH That the Church may appreciate the urgency of formation in spiritual discernment, both on the personal and communitarian levels.


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Dear St. Thomas More Community,

Sunday Suppers

St. Martin de Porres Tuesday March 13th @7PM

There’s so much going on at STM, you don’t want to miss anything!

6 P.M. in the center after 5pm Mass

Corpus Christi Lexington, SC Thursday March 15th @PM

1). FLOCKNOTE: Text USC to 84576. You will then be connected to STM and receive notifications that are texted out to the parish as necessary.

Faith Reflections Wednesday 5:30-6:30 P.M. Thursday 5:30—6:30 p.m.

Transfiguration Monday March 19th @7PM

Works of Mercy- Feeding the Homeless

St Thomas More Monday March 26th @6PM

Wednesday 6:30 P.M. Meet at the center.

2). Last weekend our STM Community gave 600 crucifixes to everyone to place in their homes. Please be sure to get one if you haven't done so. There are a couple hundred left, but they won’t last long. Did you remember to look up the three dates (Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation) I asked you to?

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


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:

St Peter’s 33rd EASTER BANQUET Easter Sunday 11AM– 1PM 1529 Assembly St. Columbia, SC. We plan on feeding almost 650 meals. We will be giving the children Easter baskets and are seeking the following donations. 1.). Dyed eggs approximately 20 dozen are needed 2). Your time and money donations. 3). LARGE EASTER baskets about 75, filled with wrapped candy for the children, straw and plastic eggs for the table decorations. 4). Homemade Easter desserts and cupcakes. Contact rkeeder0518 or call 803.796.9802

3). I brought back 300 rosaries from Poland and they are all gone! I sincerely hope they are being used for prayers and not decorations hanging from your car mirror! 4). We got 1,000 Matthew Kelly books for Lent and I am pleased to say they too are all gone! This book is full of powerful and practical lessons, for spiritual growth and realizing God’s amazing dream for each of us. 5). Please remember that when making purchases from Amazon you can select Amazon Smile and they will make contributions to us based on a percentage of sales. Simply logon to and select St. Thomas More Catholic Church as your charity, make your purchases as you usually do, and Amazon takes care of the rest! This is a wonderful and easy way to support our ministries .

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.