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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, D.M.A. -Director of Music & Youth Ministry

E-mail: Pam Scott - Parish Secretary/Bookkeeper


STM COLLECTION REPORT June 10, 2018 Weekly Goal

$ 3328.00 Online Giving $2490.00 $ 5695.00

Above/(Below) Goal

$ 123.00

PARISH COUNCIL Chairpersons Finance Council - David Cuda Parish Council - Joe bonavilla Stewardship Council —Maureen mcConaghy Suggestions for June Listen: Pure Fatherhood Read: Be a Man!* Read: The Father of the Family THE NATIVITY OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST Study: Reborn* Study: Lectio: Eucharist, Session 3: Lamb of God Read: Read-Aloud Book of Bible Stories SOLEMNITY OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL, APOSTLES Study: Lectio: Peter Watch: Saint Peter* Listen: Right Here, Right Now Listen: Lectio Divina Listen: Truth and Life Audio Bible: Paul’s Letters Listen: Truth and Life Audio Bible: Universal Letters



Debra Layer

Bob Bockman


Jun 17

Jun 24

9:00 AM

Elise Knicely

Otega Ejegbavwo


Kathy Solkfoske

Jorge Galan

5:00 PM

No Mass

No Mass




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.


No Mass

Tues. Jun, 19 Adoration: 4P.M. Confession: 4:305:30 P.M. Mass : 6:00 P.M.

Wed. Jun, 20 Mass : 12:00P.M.

Thurs. Jun, 21 Mass: 12:00 PM

Fri. Jun, 22 Mass 6:00 P.M.

NO MASS St. Romuald NO MASS NO MASS St. Aloysius Gonzaga MASS Mary T Rhodes Sts. Paulinus of Nola, John Fisher & Thomas More

Sat., Jun, 23 Mass: 4:30P.M.

Sun. Jun, 24 Mass: 9:00 A.M Mass:11:00 A.M .Mass: 5:00 P.M.

Dr. John Palms THE NATIVITY OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST Lauren Kunselman People of STM No Mass

Today’s 2nd Collection is for the Aid to Central and Eastern Europe.

This Friday, June 22nd is the Feast of St. Thomas More. There will be NO noon Mass so please join us for MASS at 6PM followed by a celebration in the center. We want to see you there for this wonderful occasion !

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

SATURDAY 4:30 P.M. SUNDAY 9:00 A.M. 11:00 A.M. 5:00 P.M.

Jòzef Zahuta † Lauren Kunselman People of STM NO MASS

STM CHOIR & SCOLA CHOIR ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ 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. 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:

80% of students stop practicing the faith at some point during college (The Newman Connection 2014 Study). The Diocese of Charleston has partnered with the Newman Connection to change this troubling national statistic. How can you help? Encourage high school graduates to provide contact information to The Newman Connection via a confidential survey by July 15th – https:// College campus ministers will extend personal invitations upon arrival on campus. Help us to keep our young adults heading to college connected to the faith! Questions? Contact Anne Durney at

Pastor’s Corner

The SC Christian Action Council has designated June 17, 2018 as “Racial Justice Sunday.” The purpose of this initiative is to assist congregations across the state to engage in prayer and discussion around the issue of racial justice and healing. The Sunday nearest the anniversary of the Emanuel Nine Massacre has been chosen for the annual observance . This year, the Sunday is the actual anniversary date. In addition , 2018 is the 50th anniversary

of the Orangeburg Massacre at SC State University. The past trageSAVE THE DATE

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

June 22nd Friday Feast Day of Saint Thomas More Celebration! Time : 6PM MASS followed by celebration ! We are providing the main course and beverages . Bring a side dish if you like!

We hope to see you there!

dies and current realities of racism have suggested a sub-theme for the effort to be “Remembering Injustice, Working for Justice.” Thank you for addressing the importance of remembering injustice and the challenge of working for justice in the lives of individuals, congregations, our state, our nation, and our world. ”

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