Save the date! Come join Bishop Parkes and your fellow parishioners at the Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More's Parish Picnic on Sunday, October 19th from 1:00-4:30pm. Dunking booth, bounce house, face painting, and more! Hamburgers, hot dogs, cold drinks, and snow cones will be provided by the Parish. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.
Sign-ups will be after all Masses September 27-28 and October 4-5. Interested in volunteering? Call Sue Steverson at (850) 322-6479.
Mass Time Change
Due to the large number of people traveling to Tallahassee for the October 18th Notre Dame vs. FSU game, we will move the 5pm vigil Mass to 4pm on October 18th. We recognize that many of these guests are our fellow Catholics. This is an effort to help everyone who may be attending that evening game to fulfill their Mass obligation. We thank you for your gracious hospitality. We hope this will allow us to worship together in Christian unity and fraternity. Thank you for your patience.
The Rite of Confirmation is a sacrament that continues the welcome and belonging that began with Baptism and has continued with Eucharist. Confirmation deepens our relationship with God and strengthens us to live lives of faith and mission. Baptized Catholics seeking confirmation in the faith should contact Deacon Andy at email@example.com or call the parish office at 222-6430.
Baptismal Preparation Classes
Deacon Andy will be holding a Baptismal Preparation Class on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 6:30pm in the Lewis Conference Room. All parents and godparents of children seeking the Sacrament of Baptism are welcome to attend. Call the office at (850) 222-9630 to register.
Check that Out!
This may be a common saying when someone has just experienced something good or amusing. New experiences are always the spice of a healthy and often young life. But, they can happen at any age. As we look ahead to another semester of studies (if you’re a student), you can be sure to have a lot of new experiences, both in and outside the classroom. Growth happens when we allow ourselves to be open to new experiences and go beyond our comfort zones.
Just a couple of weeks ago I returned from a new experience. I ventured to Nicaragua to experience a new culture with a dynamic history. After renting a car at the Managua airport I headed to Leon, the epicenter it seems of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN).
They have not forgotten their history. With so much history of Governmental over throws and dictatorships I felt I was back in my world history 101 class. I was able to explore some of the museums and Cathedrals and even climb a bell town in Granada-which is often recognized as the oldest city in Central America, founded by Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba in 1524.
After exploring the major colonial cities of Nicaragua
I set my sites on the southern region. The coastal appeal is the siren call to all who love the water and waves of Nicaragua. I was blessed to spend some ample time surfing the waves that I only see in glossy pages of Surfer Magazine. I found my bliss and blessings in Central America.
I was able to “check out” these and so many other experiences of Nicaragua. God reveals himself in so many ways, but sometimes it requires us to go beyond our comfort zones and explore a bit to find these revelations. Tallahassee has a lot of areas to explore. I might have to check these areas out too.
If you’re new to Tallahassee or St.Thomas More I hope you continue to “check us out” and see what you can discover.
Con todo mi afecto,