Louanne K. Bachner, Ph.D. is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Emory University. She has been involved with catechesis and Adult Faith formation across the Archdiocese for over thirty years. She has led many retreats as well as offering spiritual direction.

Class Description:

On Tuesday afternoons men and women of this parish gather to pray and prepare for Sunday liturgy. Heeding the words of Pope Francis, we find the deep and lasting joy of the Gospel. The scripture readings for the coming Sunday are read aloud, explored from a historical and theological perspective, and reflected upon. Through mutual sharing, the meaning of the scriptures for day-to-day living are explore. The entire community is welcome.

RENEW meets in the STM parish library. Classes are Tuesdays 1:30-3pm during the school year.


The Word – Bible Study

thewordposter.Join Jerry Pendrick for The Word Bible Study on Sundays from 10:40-11:50 in the Parish Library.Jerry Pendrick

Jerry was born and raised in New Jersey and graduated with bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from Columbia University in the City of New York. He been a parishioner at St. Thomas More since 1988 and has taught ancient Greek and Latin at various high schools and colleges for 27 years.”


So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

Romans 10.17

Walking With Purpose

WalkingMonday Evenings
7:00 – 8:30 PM STARTING SEPT. 12TH

This course is designed for women who are new to WWP as well as those experienced in Bible study. It will enable all women to take a deep dive into the fundamental questions of our Catholic faith and our relationship with Jesus Christ.

  • How can I conquer my fears?
  • What is the role of the Holy Spirit in my life?
  • What are the limits of Christ’s forgiveness?
  • Why and how should I pray?
  • What is the role of suffering in my life?

DVDs will be shown during the Connect Coffee Talk evenings which will be held once every 4 lessons. We will take several breaks during the weeks of holidays.

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Everyone is welcome – please bring friends! You do not have to be a parishioner to attend.

Bible Study Dates:

Sept 12, 19, 26
Oct 3, 10, 17, 24
Nov 7, 14, 28
Dec 12
Jan 9, 16, 23, 30
Feb 6, 27
Mar 6, 13, 20

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