Social Life of the Parish
By Jan Barrett
When we, at Saint Thomas More, serve our community it certainly does take a small village of folks to keep it running. We start the kids off young, making them aware of community service. The younger kids’ BFF’s (Best Friends Forever) who are in religious education classes have recently collected jars of peanut butter and jelly to help stock cupboards for the needy. They also have gathered toiletry items and made packets for individuals, which are donated to those who are in need.
The slightly older young people, called D. J’s, (Disciples of Jesus) host and serve dinners in the hall and donate the proceeds to charity.
We include all ages in socializing. (singles group) There is Journey for single parishioners 40 an over, Y E S group (Young Enthusiastic Seniors) an active adult community for couples and singles 60+, followed by KIS (Keep it Strong), young marrieds who come together to share and support each other to keep their marriages strong.
We are never at a loss when it comes to feeding people at our parish. There is always some kind of dinner or breakfast going on. The dinners can be pasta dinners, Mexican food, and always the Friday fish fries during Lent.
Let’s not forget the arts and environment committee. They make our church beautiful to honor our Lord, keeping up with the holy days and different seasons of celebration.
We have a beautiful music ministry at St Thomas More. In addition to the pleasing sounds we hear at every mass, we often have free concerts. Who could forget ‘The Messiah’ Or the Christmas Cantata.
The teen youth groups at St. Thomas More are plentiful. Recently some of them went on a trip to Notre Dame.
They also perform the living stations of the cross on Good Friday every year. Don’t miss it.
The list goes on and on. In addition to our worship, there are so many ways to serve at St Thomas More. As we serve we also socialize and share our faith. It’s a win-win. Come join us.October 12, 2017