View our latest listing of upcoming offerings and programs. Adult Faith Offerings
MORE Theology is a series of St. Thomas More classes on topics that affect us as Catholics, including theology, church history, spirituality, liturgy, and church teaching. To attend you MUST register. In order to maintain an engaging class dynamic and to allow for group work, registrations are limited.
Financial Peace University Returns to STM
August 29 – October 24, Thursdays at 7pm
How, as Christians, are we supposed to handle money and personal finance? Join our Financial Peace University group for a 9-week course to learn how to beat debt and make a plan for the future for your family. This program will offer you tools, insights, and scenarios for simple budgeting, fighting debt, planning for retirement, real estate, and using insurance. Course fee: $109 per family (includes workbook, online budgeting tool, online videos). Register now
Parenting is Hard
A mini-series of workshops geared toward parents with children of all ages. The registration fee for each workshop is $20. Click here to see our listing and to register.
Ignatian Retreats at STM
In collaboration with Ignatius House, St. Thomas More will begin offering Ignatian style directed retreats beginning this fall. These retreats will occur “in everyday life”, meaning retreatants will commit to at least 30 minutes of prayer time each day at home and meet periodically with a spiritual director with whom they will share their prayer and receive suggestions for prayer. The next 8-day retreat will be Sept. 29-Oct. 5 ($75). We will also be offering the full Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, done over the course of 8 months (has specific prerequisites and requires an application). Learn more.
Join us some Sundays after the 9:30am Mass in Mulhern Hall for a chat with a local expert on various themes and topics while enjoying a cup of joe.
STM Coffeehouse meets during the school year.
Scripture Study with Louanne
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.
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
Join our biblical scholar, Jerry Pendrick each Sunday morning to unpack the weekly scripture readings. The primary focus will be on explaining the literal meaning of the texts, especially the Gospels. 10:40-11:50am in the Parish Library, beginning August 19.
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.