Welcome to St. Thomas More Parish

It is a joy to welcome you to the St. Thomas More Catholic Church website, a wonderful informational tool of great benefit to all of us.
St. Thomas More is a very orthodox and vibrant Catholic parish located on the south edge of Midtown Omaha at 48th and Grover
Streets.

Steeped in the rich 2000 year tradition of the Catholic Church, for more than 50 years Omaha Catholics have found a nurturing faith home at St. Thomas More.  Thank you for finding us online and a special welcome to young adults searching for a faith home.

To all of you, whoever you are and from wherever you come, welcome to St. Thomas More.  We invite you to join us on the joyous adventure of fidelity.

Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Ryan P. Lewis, JCL, STL
Pastor

2016-17 Religious Education Classes

STM Religious Education classes begin on September 7th.  They will be held on Wednesday evenings this year from 6:30 to 7:30pm.  Religious Education will also include Kindergarteners this year.  The registration form and class schedule is listed below.  If you have any questions contact Theresa Gunia at 402-990-2957.  Registrations and payment can be turned in at the Parish Office.

2016-17 Registration          2016-17 Class Schedule

 

STM Golf Outing

The STM Golf Outing will be August 13th at Elmwood Golf Course.  Check in begins between 7:00-7:30am.  Shotgun start begins at 8:00am.  All levels of golfers are welcome.  Lunch, raffles, and good times to follow at St. Thomas More Social Hall upon completion of your round.  Cost is $75 for 18 holes per person with cart.  Lunch only is $20 per person.  Sign up now!!

       Golf Outing Registration                    Hole Sponsorship

Mass Times

Sunday Mass
Saturday (vigil):  5:00 pm
Sunday:  7:30 am, 9:30 am & 11:30 am

Daily Mass
Monday-Friday:  7:00 am
Tuesday & Friday:  8:15 am (when school is in session - check the bulletin)
Wednesday:  10:30 am @ Golden Living Center (5505 Grover St.)
Saturday:  8:30 am

Holy Days and Holidays
(check the bulletin)

News from the Vatican

Pope tells WYD pilgrims to show mercy by building bridges

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis told hundreds of thousands of World Youth Day pilgrims on Thursday to share God’s merciful love by building bridges and by tearing down barriers, walls and barbed wire. Speaking during a welcome ceremony in the giant Blonia Park, close to Krakow’s city centre, the Pope said "mercy has a youthful face" which can move us beyond our comfort zones and make us ready to embrace everyone. A merciful heart, he said, is able to be a place of refuge for the homeless, sharing bread with the hungry and welcoming refugees and migrants.

Recalling the legacy of Saint John Paul II, who began the tradition of World Youth Days, Pope Francis praised the “enthusiasm, dedication, zeal and energy with which so many young people live their lives”. He warned them not to be tempted by “dark paths” or to “run after peddlers of fond illusions”.

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Pope Francis "has a lot of the parish priest in him"

(Vatican Radio) In an interview with Vatican Radio on the first day of the Pope’s Apostolic Voyage to Poland, Greg Burke, the deputy director of the Holy See Press Office, said Pope Francis has “a lot of the parish priest in him.”

Burke said the Pope’s meeting with Poland’s Bishops was kept private to maintain the atmosphere of “a family gathering,” offering the Holy Father to speak freely, in confidence, with the leaders of the local Church. But, he continued, “most of what the Pope says” in meetings with local Bishops revolves around common themes of Francis’ papacy. “It’s about being a pastor, being a father. One of the main things he talked about is being close to your people,” a theme he returned to more than once. Burke said the Pope is at his best when he speaks “off-the-cuff” – “It was very uplifting.”

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Pope Francis: "Gossip is the terrorism of words"

(Vatican Radio) As Pope Francis continues his papal visit to Poland, he answered the questions of three young people on Wednesday evening, who are participating in World Youth Day.

The first girl recounted how by chance she had not been on the train which was involved in the horrific crash earlier this month. She asked Pope Francis how she can return to normality and overcome the fear she now feels.

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