From the Editor
Holy Smoke brings you glad tidings and Easter Joy! Having had time to digest the first days of our fifty days of Easter tide, this is the perfect time to share the gifts of St. Thomas More through our Spring edition.
Anyone remember the TV show M.A.S.H.? It was a successful comedy based on surgeons working in Vietnam in a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital near the front. We salute our own within our community as we feature and thank Major General Jack Major, M.D., Army Retired for his service as surgeon in a MASH unit.
Our First Annual STM Car Show was a great success thanks to many. Catch the highlight video in this issue, by our youth team of Gaby Coons, and Bri Trepa.
“God’s Work Our Hands” What is this newly developed group? How are their hands at work? Would you be interested in joining? Check out the story by Beth Lema.
SISTERS – Relive their latest retreat through the eyes of attendant, Jeannie Woods.
What happens when our youth travel to Notre Dame? Read all about this marvelous opportunity, and how it makes leaders for our church written by staff member Karen Albers.
Our Editor, Steve Taranovich continues to provide outstanding service to STM and Holy Smoke. He and our team of writers attended this years Triduum celebrations. From Space and Faith, to the Easter Vigil, seven feature stories have been developed so that our readership can relive the gift of our liturgy from Holy Thursday through the last Mass on Easter Sunday.
As always, I am most grateful for all that these dedicated volunteers do. Through their efforts the parish community of St. Thomas More is revealed showing all its gifts; all its charitable works and all its talents.