Our Parish Festival is fun for all ages, so plan on joining us for this special, FREE event on our STM property from 1:00-4:00 pm. There will be food, drinks, fun games and activities for the kids, contests, music and dancing, face painting, balloon artist, caricature artist, a raffle, and more! Important Note: There will not be a 5:30 pm Mass on this day.
DONATIONS NEEDED: We are currently looking for raffle/silent auction prizes for our annual parish festival. Here is a list of examples of things we are hoping to get...
- Various Bottles of wine $20 and up
- Gifts Cards for shopping $25 and up
- Gift Cards for Restaurants $50 and up but will take $25
- Las Vegas Raiders tickets, apparel, misc. team items, gift cards to sports shops
- Vegas Golden Knights tickets, apparel, misc. team items, gift card to sports shops
- Henderson Silver Knights tickets, misc. team items, gift card to sports shops
- Spa package Gift Card
- Family destinations: Disney, Legoland, Six Flags, etc. Park tickets, gift cards, or misc items
- Hotel comps/show tickets/Las Vegas experiences
- Electronics: Apple products, TVs, Game Consoles
- We will take cash donations
- Business sponsorships
If you are able to contribute, please bring donations to the Parish Office as soon as possible. All donations help to offset the overall cost to the parish. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Fairweather at 725-214-5655 or [email protected]
NEW BIBLE STUDY STARTING THIS WEEK: Welcome to Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come! Jeff Cavins takes on one of the most misunderstood books of the Bible. Instead of bogging us down with worry about the end times, Revelation describes how the Mass is the vehicle that connects the kingdom of heaven with the Church on earth. Click here for more information and to register.
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: A new support group for current and surviving cancer patients and their loved ones/caregivers is meeting every third Thursday of the month (through May of 2024) from 6:00 to 7:00 pm in the Community Center! This group is being led by Patti Simmers, who has been an oncology nurse for most of her 34 years in the medical field. She currently works as a Breast Nurse Navigator, but she has experience caring for all types of pediatric and adult cancers. If you have any questions, please contact Patti at 702-445-3610.
SPECIAL EVENT: Deacon Dennis Lambert is the author of, FOR REAL? Christ’s Presence in the Eucharist, (Liguori Publications) is coming to St. Thomas More in October! He was once among the 31% of regular Mass attendees who Pew Research found did not believe in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. Flash forward a number of decades and now Dcn. Dennis finds himself on mission to promote the absolute reality of Christ’s presence in the Eucharist. Click here for more information and to sign up to attend (it's free).
LECTOR TRAINING: If you attended the first part of the training, you will attend the second part on September 30th at 9:00 am.
SOMETHING NEW: We offer Spiritual Direction at St. Thomas More now. Karen Schwaner Sheehy is an Ignatian Trained and Certified Spiritual Director. She joined our staff in July of 2023 as the Coordinator of Spiritual Direction and Scripture Studies. Click here to read more.
FAMILY PROMISE: This successful program helps families in transition, to a self-sufficient life and it's back at STM. It had to pivot since the pandemic to the new program called the “Just Neighbors” Support Network. For more than 25 years, Family Promise has been a joint effort program with the help of many Southern Nevada faith communities. Working together, hundreds of families have been assisted as they find a path back to having their own home. “Just Neighbors” will continue this compassionate program with your help. The family is set up in temporary housing provided with the guidance and direction of Family Promise. A congregation like St. Thomas More adopts the family. Like the adage about teaching someone to fish rather than fishing for them, we will walk along with our adopted family for up to 90 days while they are in the program. We will become their liaison checking in weekly, organizing items needed, tutoring children, and planning family special events. It is essential that each person who has contact with the family is properly trained; training provided by Family Promise. All volunteers will also need to meet the Diocesan volunteer safety requirements (CMG training & fingerprints/background check). If this program speaks to you and you want to get involved, please contact Cheryl Schwarz at 725-205-0606 or at [email protected]
ARCHDIOCESE NEWS: On May 30th, 2023, it was announced that Pope Francis elevated the Las Vegas Diocese to an Archdiocese and named the Most Reverend George Leo Thomas, Ph.D., as the first Metropolitan Archbishop of Las Vegas. Click here for more information.
IMPORTANT APP INFO: We're in the process of making some updates and our mobile app might not work for a little while. In the meantime, please stay updated through our website and social media! We'll let you know when things are back up and running! Thank you for your patience!
CSA: The 2023 Archdiocese of Las Vegas' Catholic Stewardship Appeal is underway. Click here to learn more!
ADORATION: Join us on the first Friday of every month from 8:30 am to 10:00 am for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
HOLY COMMUNION FOR THE SICK: If you are homebound, please call Patti Sabo at 702-269-3110 and an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion will visit you. In case of hospitalization, inform the hospital staff that you are Catholic and would like to receive Communion.