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The parish office has returned to normal operating hours, 8 am - 12 noon, 1 - 4 pm. Please be aware that the church office is NOT open to the public at this time and parishioners are discouraged from dropping by without first calling. If you have questions or concerns, please call us at 225.275.3940.

Community Life Ministries

CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAS

CDA, Court of St. Francis #1915 is one of 99 local courts in the state of Louisiana, instituted on February 2, 1964. The group does works of charity and service through the Circle of Love program. The seven points of the Circle of Love program are Family, Quality of Life, Youth, Education, Legislation, Leadership, and Spiritual Enhancement. In addition to works of charity, the group enjoys social activities such as potlucks and trips. CDA, open to women over 18 years, meets the second Monday of the month (with the exception of July and Dec.) at 6:30pm at STM. Contact: Regent Patricia Schmit, 225-272-2847, cda1915@gmail.com

DONE IN A DAY

Want to get more involved but your schedule won't allow you to commit to a regular day and time? This is the committee for you! Our STM ministries have various projects throughout the year where extra hands are needed. It requires no prior planning on your part or homework. You just show up, help and then you're 'Done in a Day!" Committee members will be notified of upcoming needs and can volunteer as their schedule permits. Contact: Jennifer Harris, 225.275.7734, jennifer_harris@cox.net

HOSPITALITY MINISTRY

The Hospitality Ministry is responsible for planning, hosting and implementing various receptions throughout the year. Volunteers are needed to help set up, decorate reception area, welcome guests, serve refreshments, and clean up after the event. Receptions include, but are not limited to the 80th Birthday Celebration, Confirmation reception, Christmas Open House, First Eucharist receptions, Easter Vigil reception and more. Volunteers are asked to serve at least two receptions a year. Contact: Tomi Neames, 225.202.7387, tomi@neames.com and Beth Broussard, 225.405.8708, tigfan@bellsouth.net

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

The Knights of Columbus is an international ministry which began at St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Connecticut and chartered as a fraternal benefit society on March 29, 1882. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity. KC Council 5530 is open to all men of the parish. The Knights sponsor numerous parish and diocesan programs to benefit youth, seminarians and the needy, including fundraising, cook-outs, seasonal parties, service projects and more. Its work also supports pro-life initiatives and other Catholic causes worldwide. Contact: Garrett Doucet, 225.892.1724, gjdoucetbrla@gmail.com

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS AUXILIARY

The Fr. Maynard E. Hurst Jr. Knights of Columbus Auxiliary was organized on April 27, 1987. The current purpose of the organization is to assist St. Thomas More Knights of Columbus Council 5530 in all their aims and goals, and to help promote fellowship through religious and social activities. The group is open to any female, 18 years of age or older, who is related by blood or by law to a Knight in good standing with his council or who was in good standing at the time of his death. The lady need not be Catholic. Dues are $12 per year with the year beginning July 1. Dues are prorated for those joining after July1. Business meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month in the Mother Teresa meeting room on the church campus beginning at 6:30 pm with the recitation of the Rosary, followed by a light meal. The Auxiliary participates in many activities that are intended to assist the Council, the church parish, the youth and the needy. Contact: President, Shirley Bonaccorso, 225.926.7939, bonacs@bellsouth.net

MEN’S CLUB

The STM Men’s Club is a social and service organization chartered for adult male members. It is committed to enriching the lives of its members by providing them the opportunity to fully experience the STM tradition of faith and fellowship. As a member of this organization, you will have the opportunity to meet fellow parishioners, make new friends, socialize with old friends and provide valuable services to our parish and school. The Men’s Club aids in projects around the church and school, as well as sponsors spiritual and social programs. Contact: Chad Bradley, 225.751.7757, cbradley@turner-industries.com.

55 & ALIVE

Senior Ministry activities at STM, our 55 & Alive Ministry, are open to any parishioner 55 years or over.

  • 55 & Alive offers a monthly meeting of Prayer & Fellowship. Seniors usually gather on the first Thursday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or prayer, followed by lunch. Birthdays, holidays, holydays, and big Church feasts are celebrated together
     
  • 55 & Alive also offers two Prayer, Fellowship & Formation days each year. These days feature guest speakers on topics suggested by our seniors, as well as time for prayer and fellowship.
  • 55 & Alive also plans two bus trips per year to nearby places of interest, including a stop for lunch.

SINGLE SENIORS

This ministry supports men and women who have never married or have lost a spouse through death, divorce or separation, through a variety of spiritual and social activities. To join, contact Jeannie Latil at 225.385.1828, cjlatil@gmail.com, or David Longwell, 225.650.8120, delongwell@cox.net

WELCOME MINISTRY

The Welcome Ministry is a group of parishioners that welcome newcomers to St. Thomas More Parish. Each welcome minister will meet and share an information packet provided by the parish office to the newly registered parishioners. This is a great opportunity to make our new families feel welcome and at home. Contact: Liz Core, 225.936.5759, lizgcore@aol.com

WOMEN’S MINISTRY

The Women’s Ministry is a group of women whose mission is to form a network of mothers and families of the parish by providing spiritual, social and service opportunities. The ministry provides family activities, service projects (Angel Tree and Bishop Ott Shelter) and aid to many in need throughout the parish and the Baton Rouge community. This is a perfect opportunity to connect with other families and create lasting friendships. All women in the parish are urged to get involved. Contact: Sara Kleinpeter, 225.235.2332, sara.kleinpeter@gmail.com