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Christmas Masses

Please join us for Christmas Mass!

Christmas Eve, December 24th at 4pm, 6pm, and 10pm

Christmas Day, December 25th at 10am

 

 

The Giving Tree 2014

Thanks to everyone at STM for their generous support of the St. Andrew Nativity School Giving Tree.  Our elves provided a ton of gifts and a Fred Meyer gift card to all 20 families.  Additionally, the STM School collected a gift for each student at St. Andrew Nativity School.  God Bless All You Elves!  Merry Christmas to all.

Marilyn Whitaker and Robin Becic

Building Homes, Building Lives

St. Thomas More is helping Habitat for Humanity with their Interfaith Build.  We are looking for volunteers the first Wednesday of each month and a designated weekend each month.  If you are interested, sign up sheets are in the church entry.  No experience is necessary!  If you have any questions, please contact Heather Daron at heatherdaron@yahoo.com.

RCIA 

If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith or becoming Catholic, RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) Classes are on Thursday evenings at 6:30pm in the Church Office conference room.

If you would like to participate or accompany a participant, please contact Kim Zea at kzea@stmpdx.org or call 503-222-2055.

Religious Education (R.E.)

Religious Education classes for children in grades 1-5 meet in the Parish Hall on Monday evenings at 6:45pm.  These classes are designed for both Non-Catholic and Catholic school children.  For more information, contact Kim Zea at kzea@stmpdx.org or call 503-222-2055.

 

 

Little Angels Sunday Preschool (2 1/2 – 4 1/2 years)

The Little Angels Sunday Preschool meets on Sundays during the 10am Mass.  Parents check their preschool children in at the church entrance and then be seated.  The children will exit the church right after the opening prayer and go to the Kindergarten classroom during Mass.  Preschool childen will be picked up at the Kindergarten classroom door after Mass.  Parents of participating families will be expected to take turns being classroom helpers.  If you have questions, contact Kim Zea at kzea@stmpdx.org or call 503-222-2055.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)

All parish children in grades K-5 are invited to join us during the Liturgy of the Word at the Sunday 10am Mass.  During this time, the children will hear the Sunday readings in a story they will understand.  They will have an opportunity to share with each other what Christ’s message is for all of us.  The children will return to Mass to rejoin the congregation at the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

Shawl Ministry

The Shawl Ministry meets once a month.  Jeannie Vermilya is leading the group.  If you love to knit or crochet and would like to donate your work to those who are ill or in hospice, please contact Kim Zea at kzea@stmpdx.org or call 503-222-2055, ext. 14.

Volunteer Opportunities

We have one more date in 2014 to volunteer at the Blanchet House soup kitchen, Wednesday, December 10. We are committed to providing 10 volunteers each time. Children who volunteer with a parent must be in the 6th grade or older. To sign up, please call Kim Zea at 503-222-2055. If a conflict arises and you’re unable to fill your spot, please contact Kim.