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

The Ascension of the Lord

Thursday, May 5th is the Ascension of the Lord and is a Holy Day of Obligation.  Mass times are as follows:

May 4 - Vigil Mass 5:30pm
May 5 - 7:00am, 8:15am and 7:30pm

Totus Tuus

Totus Tuus is coming to STM the week of July 10-15 with grades 1-6 on Monday thru Friday from 9am to 2:30pm and Junior & Senior High on Sunday thru Thursday from 7pm to 9pm.  Registration forms are available at the Parish Office or can be accessed below along with the Medical Release Form.  Cost is $10 per youth or $20 per family of three or more.  No cost for the Junior/Senior High program.  Volunteers are also needed.  Contact Theresa Gunia at 402-990-2957.

Registration Form                           Medical Release Form

 

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 Francis' dream for a Europe with 'fresh air of honesty'

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis this afternoon received the International Charlemagne Prize at an awards ceremony in the Vatican.

The prestigious award is conferred each year on an individual or institution for their service in favor of European unification, and is awarded annually by the German city of Aachen to someone who has contributed to the ideals upon which the Prize was founded.

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Cardinal Parolin speaks at conference on religious freedom

(Vatican Radio) On Thursday 5 May, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Secretary of State of the Vatican, spoke at a conference at the Palazzo Madama on the subjects of religious freedom, human rights, and globalization. The Cardinal said ecumenical and interreligious dialogue is not a luxury but something that our increasingly injured world needs, otherwise we will continue in a cycle of violence and suffering.

Cardinal Parolin called on religious leaders to act as instruments of peace for their governments by combining the concept of dialogue and the concept of peace, for the service of the greater good. He asked that they do everything possible for reconciliation between  parties, and not only resolve conflicts, but offer alternatives to military action. He said peace will be ensured through recognizing fundamental human rights.

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Pope Francis receives International Charlemagne Prize

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Friday received the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen, Germany, from Marcel Philipp, the Lord Mayor of the German city. The International Charlemagne Prize is awarded for work done in the service of European unification. The Prize is named for Charles the Great (Charlemagne), the Franconian king revered by his contemporaries as the "Father of Europe."

The awards ceremony also featured addresses from Martin Schultz, the President of the European Parliament; Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission; and Donald Tusk, President of the European Council.

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