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Thanksgiving Mass

Please join us on Thursday, November 27th at 9am for Mass on Thanksgiving morning.

Advent Ignatian Prayer Experience 2014

All are invited to the Advent Ignatian Prayer Experience we are offering at STM on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30pm from Nov. 19-Dec. 17.  Each evening will include a presentation on prayer, quiet time to practice the prayer form presented, and an opportunity for faith sharing with the group.  Advanced registration is encouraged.  A free-will offering is requested.  To register or for more information, email info@seelportland.org or call 503-223-4190.

Make a Family’s Christmas Bright

The 2014 Giving Tree will arrive in the church entry on Saturday, Nov. 22nd.  St. Thomas More will provide Christmas gifts to 20 families in need at St. Andrew Nativity School.  The tree is decorated with 3-part tags labeled with a gift requested by the children and parents.  There are tags with $10, $20, and $50 cash donations.  Any tag you choose helps toward our efforts to bring joy to these families on Christmas Day.  Please consider taking a tag (or two) to help these families.  All gifts and cash are due back by December 14th.  WE ARE IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH MANY JOBS!!!  If you can help, please call Robin Becic at 503-297-4639 or Marilyn Whitaker at 503-799-6418.

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.

Care Ministry

The Shawl Ministry will begin soon.  Jeannie Vermilya has offered to lead 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 fall dates to volunteer at the Blanchet House soup kitchen. The following Wednesdays include: December 3 & 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.