Visiting a new church can be intimidating: What should I wear? Where do I park? Where do my kids go? We understand the many thoughts that can come from visiting a new church, so we want you to feel completely comfortable when you visit. Below are some frequently asked questions. If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to contact us or talk with a staff member or volunteer when you visit. Our staff and volunteers wear name badges indicating their name and role.
When are services? Weekend Masses... Saturdays at 4:00 pm and Sundays at 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 5:30 pm and Weekday Masses... Mondays--Fridays at 8:00 am. * Mass times may change during some parts of the year (Holidays, Holy Days of Obligation, etc.).
When is confession available? Saturdays from 2:30-4:00 pm. Confessions are also available by appointment. You can call our Parish Office at 702-361-3022 to set up an appointment.
What should I wear? We want you to feel comfortable. After all, we are thrilled that you're joining us and want you to be more focused on the service than what you're wearing. In the summertime, it's not uncommon to see people wearing sandals, shorts, and a shirt. Others prefer to still put on their "Sunday best," and that's fine too! However, we do request that shorts/skirts/dresses be of a conservative length (no “short-shorts”) and that in general, clothing be respectable and conservative.
How do I get to St. Thomas More? We are located at 130 N Pecos Road in Henderson, Nevada. Our church is on Pecos between Wigwam and Windmill, next to the park. Here is a map.
Where should I park? Please park in our parking lot. We do have businesses next door and we want to be respectful to them and their customers.
Where do my children go? We encourage families to attend Mass together whenever possible. We do not have a "cry room" or "nursery" at this time. If you need to leave Mass for a few minutes with your child, we do have a beautiful outdoor garden and an inside foyer. We understand the need for breaks.
I’m not Catholic ... is it okay for me to participate in communion? Communion, or The Eucharist, is the most intimate expression of our faith. Catholics believe that the host is literally the body of Christ, transformed from bread by the priest presiding over the service. Most evangelicals think of Communion as symbolic, so it makes sense that they are not as strict about having the right relationship to it as Catholics and Orthodox Christians who believe it is a sacrament and the true presence of Christ. So, if you are not Catholic, we ask that you not receive communion. However, those not receiving the Body of Christ and Precious blood are invited to come forward with their hands crossed over their chests for a special blessing.
Am I expected to put money into the offering? It is entirely up to you. We recognize that giving comes in many forms, such as time, talent, and treasure and we truly appreciate all forms. If you consider St. Thomas More your church home and you're able to contribute, we'd love for you to prayerfully consider giving to our parish on a weekly basis. You can give by check or cash during the service or you can sign up for online giving here.
Where can I register to become a member of the parish? You can fill out a registration form in-person (they are available in our church foyer and parish office) or online by visiting this page.