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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 Sept. 9, 2018 Weekly Goal

4:30 PM

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Sept 23

9:00 AM

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Ben Solkofske

5:00 PM

Lauren Kunselman

$ 923.10

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

We are all very happy to welcome the FOCUS team missionaries to our campus this academic year! We are looking forward to a wonderful upcoming year for

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

Tues. Sept. 18 Adoration: 4P.M. Confession: 4:305:30 P.M. Mass : 6:00 P.M.

Special Intention

Wed. Sept. 19 Adoration 11:00 AM Mass : 12:00 PM Rosary 12:30 PM

Delores Nelowski †

Thurs Sept. 20 Adoration 11:00 AM Mass: 12:00 PM Rosary 12:30 PM

Special Intention

Fri. Sept. 21 Adoration 11:00PM Mass 12:00P.M Rosary 12:30 PM

Special Intention

Sat., Sept. 22

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Mass: 9:00 A.M

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Jòzef Zahuta †

Mass:11:00 A.M

Tadeusz Zahuta †

Mass: 5:00 P.M.

USC Students Faculty and Staff

People of STM

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

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

No Mass

Sun. Sept. 23

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4:30 P.M. 9:00 A.M., 11:00 A.M. * 5:00 P.M.

Daily Mass: Tuesdays


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Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

Mass: 4:30 P.M.

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* During the academic year only

Mon. Sept. 17

$ 4194.10 Online Giving $ 2629.00 $ 6823.10

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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.

Dan Dunne † People of STM Jòzef Zahuta † Tadeusz Zahuta †

STM Music Scholar Program STM Music has now established a Music Scholar Program. If you would like to sponsor a student musician at STM, simply write “for music” in the memo of your check. The amount that you provide is not specific. We thank you for your generosity in advance! If you would like more information, please contact our Music Director, Dr. Donna Schaffer:

STM CHOIR & SCHOLA 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:

DEACON ‘S MESSAGES Adults interested in completing the Sacraments of Initiation or coming into the church, see me , Deacon Steve right away. Classes begin Monday, September 10th at 6:30 PM. Anyone interested in being a Lector please reach out ASAP!


Don Bosco Group for young professionals between 22 & 35 years of age, resumes this Wednesday here in the center @6:15pm. You can contact Otega Ejegbavwo at if you have any questions.

USC UNDERGRADUATE SMALL GROUP SCHEDULE Leader: Claire O’Gorman Monday 7:30pm Sophomore, Junior, Senior Study @ St. Thomas More Tuesday 7:30pm Freshman, Sophomore, Junior Study @ St. Thomas More Wednesday 7:30pm Freshman Study @ St. Thomas More Leader: Ashley Summerford Monday 8:00pm GREEK Freshman Study @ St. Thomas More Tuesday 8:00pm GREEK Sophomore, Junior, Senior Study @ Missionary house (For location talk with Ashley Summerford). Wednesday 7:00pm Junior, Senior Study @ St. Thomas More Leader: John Shaneyfelt Monday 9:00pm Freshman Study 9:00pm @ St. Thomas More Wednesday 8:00pm Freshman, Sophomore, Junior @ St. Thomas More Leader: Colin Smith Monday 7:00pm Greek Study @ Missionary house (For location talk with Colin Smith). Tuesday 9:00pm Freshman, Sophmore @ St. Thomas More

Colin Smith Team Director – University of South Carolina

Fellowship of Catholic University Students 303.704.1533 |

PASTOR’S CORNER USC UNDERGRADUATE NEWMAN CLUB INFORMATION Carrie Kerfonta- Newman Club President 704-819-7346 Andrea Oyelola Ogunleye- Newman Club Vice President 857-210-3517 Becca Tucker- Newman Club Treasurer/ Social Media 561-309-0306 Jonthan Zuraw- Intramural Sports 919-428-7050 Emily Meyerl- Sunday Supper 443-602-1296 SEEK Night There will be a SEEK Party Tuesday September 18th after the 6 Pm Mass in the St. Thomas More Student Center. There will be a short presentation on what SEEK is and we will have catered Chic-fil-A, free t-shirts, and a chance to win a FREE trip to SEEK! Come stop by and see what it’s all about! Ashley Summerford Newman Night Join us every Thursday night from 8pm-midnight at the center for fun activities! Events will vary from week to week, but fun is always guaranteed! Our first Newman Night will be on September 13th. Hope to see everyone there! Contact Carrie Kerfonta (704-819-7346) if you have any questions.