MOMS (Ministry of Mothers Sharing): The Ministry of Mothers Sharing (MoMS) creates an awareness of the inner sacred self, while at the same time teaching us new ways to inspire, encourage and affirm each other. Through the process of personal and spiritual growth, women have the opportunity to clarify their values, claim their own giftedness, and bring new strengths to their family relationships and to the Christian Community.
What is MoMS? MoMS is a small-group, faith-sharing, peer ministry that begins with an eight-week journey that leads a group of women through an experience of self-discovery, mutual support, fellowship, and prayer. it is designed to develop a deeper awareness of your own spirituality as a mother and to greater appreciate your ministry of motherhood.
Is this a parenting class or a support group? No. The trained facilitators who guide your ten-week journey are women in the ministry who have already been through the program. They will guide you through the MoMS Journal covering such topics as self-esteem, self-acceptance, stress, worries, anxiety, spirituality, feelings, personal growth, and friendships.
For more information, please contact one of the Coordinators; Joanne Greser (702-521-9697 or [email protected]) or Kathleen Walters (702-274-4038 or [email protected])
WOMEN’S GUILD: The STM Women's Guild provides service to the parish and the wider community, supporting women's issues and fostering spiritual opportunities. This group is open to any women (18+) who are active members of the parish.
Who Do We Serve? We serve the women of STM, who may be in need of various forms of assistance, we help parish organizations and local groups who may need personal or financial support. As a group, we accept ideas from members and discuss how we may be of assistance.
We Have Achieved: Provided support, food, and financial aid to parishioners, prepared food for families who are in the grieving process, volunteered at parish picnics/festivals, supported local organizations such as Living Grace Homes, provided volunteers and baby items to the Women's Medical Resource Center, made sandwiches for the homeless, made chili and sold it for Superbowl Sunday, volunteered at the parish rummage sale, organized and provided baked goods for annual bake sales, organized and made gift baskets for raffles, and much more!
Meeting Information: We generally meet September through June on the third Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm in the Community Center. Annual dues are $10 per person. The meetings begin with prayer and then go into socializing, discussing parish news and the activities that we are developing, enjoying delicious food, and having some fun and we close with a prayer. We strive for spirituality, service to the community and social gatherings to get to know each other. Come join us...make new friends and help our community!
For more information or questions, please contact Barbara Wagner at 702-561-7727. For the most current information on our meetings/events, please see our weekly bulletin.
LEGION OF MARY: The object of the Legion of Mary is the glory of God through the holiness of its members developed by prayer and active cooperation in Mary’s and the church’s work. Its priority is the spiritual and social welfare of each individual. The members participate in the life of the parish through visitation of families, the sick, both in their homes and hospitals, and through collaboration in every apostolic and missionary undertaking sponsored by the parish. The praesidium holds a weekly meeting where prayer is intermingled with reports and discussion. Every legionary is required to carry out weekly apostolic work in the spirit of faith and in union with Mary. If you’re interested in joining, please contact Linda Dayawon at 702-956-4272.
PIECEMAKERS: We meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month (unless otherwise announced) from 9:30-11:00 am in the Community Center. Help us make scripture quilts to support those experiencing illness, loss, or hardship, in a friendly and creative ministry. Sewing skills are not required. For more information, please call Pat Burkitt at 702-376-5410.
ROSARY MAKERS: Rosary Makers provide handmade rosaries to various organizations including Nellis Air Force Base, St Therese Mission, and Society of St Vincent de Paul to name a few. We gather on the third Monday of the month at 1:15 pm in Community Center. If you are interested in joining the group or have any questions, please contact Deb Mailhot at 702-407-8244. We will train you, no previous experience is required.
SENIOR LUNCHEON/GAMES: On the second Thursday of each month at 11:30 am, all seniors (55+) are invited to join us for lunch and games. During this time, we’ll recognize birthdays, anniversaries, and other high points. For more information, please contact Salvy Mc Ilvaine at 702-617-4547.
SINGLE SENIORS: Are you an active single senior 55+, looking to meet new friends in our St. Thomas More Community? Join us on the first Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am in the Community Center. For more information, please contact Carol Carpino Sturm at 702-606-3900.
SMALL CHURCH COMMUNITIES: In the earliest history of the Christian movement members met in each other’s homes for prayer, mutual support, a communal discernment of the presence and movement of the Holy Spirit in their lives, and the sharing of Eucharist. In recent years, around the globe, this original design is being re-created in both rural and urban settings. St. Thomas More joins with many other Catholic parishes and communities in embracing the concept of Small Church Communities and in offering this opportunity to its parishioners. Small Church Communities provide people the opportunity to connect with other Catholics who strive to integrate their faith with their ordinary daily lives in families, in careers, in citizenship, and in social responsibility. Each SCC determines its own schedule and place for meetings; they use the Sunday Scriptures for the coming week as the focus for their reflection; they pray together in simple ways, and they often undertake some social service as a group. To join a group or for more information, please contact the Parish Office at 702-361-3022.
NEVADANS FOR THE COMMON GOOD: Nevadans for the Common Good, or NCG, is a broad-based coalition of institutions in the Las Vegas area. We have more than 40 religious congregations, nonprofits, and other members. This coalition has been built to cross the lines of race, religion, neighborhood, and political affiliation. We are an NCG member. Our core team meets on the third Thursday of the month in the Community Center. Our meetings are open to all. Please come and check us out. Natalie Eustice (702-630-3543) is the STM contact...please call her for more information!