New Summer Mass Schedule
The new schedule will be in effect until July 31st.
MASS SCHEDULE (JUNE & JULY)
Monday-Friday: 7:00am, 5:15pm
Saturday: 8:00am daily Mass
Sunday: 9:30am, 11:45am, 6:00pm
Pastoral Council Election Results
Congratulations to the newly-elected members of the St. Thomas More Pastoral Council:
Thank you to all parishioners who voted in the election!
The Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee
"The Church Fully Alive"
St. Thomas More Co-Cathedral plays a part in the Diocesan function of Teaching, Serving and Worshiping. Your help is greatly needed to assist us in this vital task of the Church. Thank you!
Corpus Christ Sunday Photos courtesy of Ann Ford Tyson, click here.
Holy Thursday Photos courtesy of Ann Ford Tyson, click here.
Good Friday Photos courtesy of Ann Ford Tyson, click here.
Easter Vigil Photos courtesy of Ann Ford Tyson, click here.
Palm Sunday Photos courtesy of Ann Ford Tyson, click here.
To view 2017 Confirmation Photos courtesy of Ann Ford Tyson, click here.
Red Mass Photos courtesy of Ann Ford Tyson, click here.
Rite of Election
Click here to see photos of the Rite of Election Mass on March 11, 2017. Photos courtesy of Ann Ford Tyson.
Marriage Jubilee Mass
See photos of the 2017 Marriage Jubilee Mass here. Photos by Ann Ford Tyson.
If there is one thing we prize it is our freedom. I would say freedom on all levels. And freedom of religion is a prized gift we have here in the United States. A gift that must be monitored and protected. This week we will be celebrating our Patron Saint- St. Thomas More. He has been the face of Fortnight for Freedom. The word Fortnight comes from the old english word for 14 days or 14 nights. It usually refers to something happening at the end of the 14th day. That fourteenth day for us would be July 4th; our Nations Independence. Fortnight for Freedom is a National prayer and reflective time where you can be cognizant of your freedoms and ability to protect them. Please find the link below where you pray, reflect and act on these most important areas of freedom. Fortnight begins today June 21st and end July 4th.
Calling all young adults and those who know, live, or work with young adults
To involve young people in preparations for the Synod of Bishops on youth in 2018, the Vatican has released an online questionnaire to better understand the lives, attitudes and concerns of 16- to 29-year-olds around the world. The questionnaire can be found on the synod’s official site: youth.synod2018.va/content/synod2018/it.html and is open to any young person, regardless of faith or religious belief.
In keeping with the October 2018 synod on “Young people, faith and vocational discernment”, the diocesan young adult ministry has developed two surveys so that we can better meet the needs of the young adults in our diocese.
If you are a young adult between 18 and 39, please complete the survey found at
If you are a person who lives with, works with, or know young adults, please complete this survey.
A MESSAGE FROM OUR NEW-BISHOP ELECT
STATEMENT FROM BISHOP-ELECT BILL WACK, CSC
May 29, 2017
by Bishop-Elect William Wack
I am incredibly humbled by the Holy Father’s appointment to serve the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee as bishop. Now I know for sure that God is merciful, having called this sinner to serve in this capacity. The first words which came to mind when I heard of the appointment were, “Lord I am not worthy … but only say the Word…” With joy and zeal, I accept this appointment, and I am thrilled to begin service to God’s people as a bishop.
I have always loved being a priest. For me there is nothing higher than the privilege of celebrating the Eucharist and the other sacraments. Over the past 23 years I have grown tremendously in my faith, through the very mysteries I have served. As a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross, I know of the power of the cross of Christ, and the hope that it brings to all creation. We in Holy Cross strive to be “educators in the faith” wherever we go, and I am happy to continue to do this in the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee.
While I embrace a leadership position in the church once again, I believe that I stand to learn much from the very people I will serve. We are all God’s children, for we have been given God’s Spirit. It is our sacred duty to celebrate and practice our faith together, and to make God known, loved and served in all that we do. This is the mandate that Jesus Christ gave the church after the Resurrection, and it remains in force for us today.
As a community of faith, we will always face trials and difficulties. Indeed, Jesus said that we must take up our cross if we wish to follow him. But if we come together to support, encourage, and challenge each other, there is no doubt we will not only survive; we will triumph in the end. We know how all of this will end: all is swallowed up in victory. Knowing this gives us hope to endure and to invite others to join us in loving God and neighbor.
While I am very sad to be leaving the parish of St. Ignatius Martyr in Austin, TX (where I have served as pastor for the last 8 years), I couldn’t be more excited to move in and get to work here in the diocese. I hope this will be the beginning of a long tenure, so that we may continue to build up the church in this local Church.
May God have mercy on us all! Please know of my prayers for you every day. At the same time, remember me in your prayers. Without your help and your prayers, I can do nothing. With God, however, all things are possible.
50th Anniversary News
Unleash your inner artist. The Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More turns 50 this year, and you can be a part of the celebration. Our theme is "50 Years of Grace"; our signature colors are the red of the Holy Spirit and the gold of the golden anniversary. Here's where you come in -- we need a logo and we're asking you to design it. Registered parishioners and their families are eligible to enter, and we'll use the winning design on everything related to the anniversary. Designs must be limited to a maximum of three colors, one of which is the background color, and one or two colors for the drawing of the logo. Two of the colors must be the theme colors of red and gold. Submit your design on an 8 1/2x11 sheet of paper; DO NOT put your name on that sheet. Instead, include your name and contact information on a separate sheet or card. Send your design to Kathy Grobe at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than July 15 to be considered. The winner will receive two free T-shirts displaying their work and their St. Thomas More spirit. Turn on your imagination and join in the celebration!
One of God's great gifts to us are memories. Sometimes we live on them and savor them. We here at St. Thomas More would love to savor the memories with you. As we celebrate our 50th Anniversary this year we are trying to gather some of your greatest memories in pictures. If you have any pictures you would like to share with STM, please send them to us via email. The older the better. We can't guarantee that they will all be used, but we'll certainly try. The older the pictures the better. If you would like us to scan them here at the office we can do that for you.
Please send them via email to the care of Michael Alderman at email@example.com