Ministries Associated with the Mass
Contact Parish Office (610-469-9304) to inquire about serving:
Altar servers – current need for both adults & children who have completed third grade.
Lectors – as needed, to prepare & proclaim the Readings.
Ministers of Holy Communion – provide the Holy Eucharist at Mass or take to those who are homebound.
Ushers – assist with seating & collections at Saturday and Sunday Masses.
Sacristan Ministry – this Ministry has the important function of preparing the altar and sanctuary for Mass and other services. Men and women 18 years or older may participate. No experience is needed; training is available.
PREP/CCD – The Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) begins Sunday, Sepember 12th. We meet weekly after the 8 am Mass, beginning at 9:10 am. Children in grades 1-7 are welcome to join us. Forms available in the narthex. You can download the registration form HERE. If you want to contribute to the formation of faith in our youth, contact Nancy Endacott at firstname.lastname@example.org. Catechists, Catechists in Training, and Aides are needed.
BECOMING CATHOLIC – Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
St Thomas More offers an opportunity to come together in a small directed group to learn more about our Catholic faith. Sessions are focused on providing your answers to questions about what it means to be a Catholic and prepares one to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist during the Easter season. Weekly Thursday evening sessions begin on September 16th at 7 pm. Contact Deacon Tim Murphy with questions. DeaconTMurphy@gmail.com
The Neocatechumenal Way – An itinerary of adult Catholic formation lived out in small communities within the parish. Anyone who has difficulties seeing the goodness of God in the struggles of their life or wants to rediscover the fruits of their Baptism is invited to come and listen to a
catechesis. Masses are celebrated @ 7:30pm on Saturday nights in the parish. For more information, please contact: John & Erin Zajkowski at 610.986.4127 or email@example.com.
Adult Faith Formation – Father Kozak will be offering Adult Faith Formation on Wednesday evening twice a month. The topic for this year will be Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s book “Jesus of Nazareth, Volume 1”. This formation will last until the end of May. You are cordially invited to attend. Father teaches a course on this topic at the seminary. Reading the book with Father will keep us all informed of what we should believe about Jesus, who He is and His mission. This book can be obtained through The Masters Mercantile for the price of $15. Contact Parish Office (610-469-9304) for more information.
The Music Ministry continues to serve the parish in adapted ways. We practice on Tuesday evenings from 7 – 8 pm. The choir sings once a month on Sundays and special feasts throughout the year. No experience necessary. We need cantors and musicians. If you are interested in being part of this vibrant group, please contact Romana Coccia at Ro2292@aol.com.
Knights of Columbus
Organization of Catholic Men dedicated to serving priests and vocations, parishes, families and youth. We raise funds and provide manpower to support the parish, charities and vocations. During this pandemic, we are seeking creative ways to connect with the men of the parish and to provide support where needed. Contact Jeff Evans at 267-249-7947 or firstname.lastname@example.org and put your faith into action!
Men’s Malvern Retreat
Men of our parish join men from other parishes in the greater Pottstown area for a weekend retreat at Malvern Retreat House in Malvern, PA. during July every year. Due to the pandemic, we are investigating the possibility of a ‘virtual retreat.’ Contact Greg Martin 484-942-3200 or Pete Sagona 610-517-3754
Ladies Auxiliary of Knights of Columbus
Assists the St. Thomas More Knights of Columbus Council #14090 in all matters pertaining to their general welfare. This would include helping at K of C sponsored events, fund raising assistance and set-up of facilities. They pray the Rosary on the 1st Saturday of each month at 8 am. Membership is open to all parish women age 17 years and older. For more information, please contact Patty Evans at (610) 326-4141 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Saint Thomas More Book and Movie Club
Meets every second Thursday, after the 8:30 a.m. Mass. We have instituted Zoom meetings to allow those who prefer to participate virtually. Every other month a book and/or movie is discussed. Members of the club select the books and movies. These selections help us grow more deeply in the love and understanding of our faith. Join any time! Carol Duffy at 610-469-6582 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Sue Dutton at 610-842-4549 or email@example.com.
Donations from St. Thomas More Parishioners in the forms of monetary (cash or checks made payable to St. Thomas More Outreach in box near Outreach Table or collection baskets) and physical assistance (at the table in the social hall) are collected on a monthly basis for distribution to the needy in our area and supporting local organizations who assist those in need. Contact Mary Jo Valko-Warner at 610-970-9741 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A prayer chain via email or phone for requested prayer intentions. Email email@example.com or call the Parish Office (610-469-9304).
Nursing Home Ministry
Visits to Kadima and Manatawny Manor are on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions. Contact Parish Office (610-469-9304).
Humble Helpers clean the worship area & sacristy. Includes washing & pressing of altar linens. Contact Harold Pickar or Jack Werkley at 610-327-0684.
Change of liturgical colors on the altar for the various liturgical seasons; seasonal set up of Christmas indoor nativity and wooden cross at Easter. Contact Joanne Bartelmo at 610-326-4316 or Bartelmo617@comcast.net.
CCD/PREP Sunday Kitchen
Offered Sundays after the 8:00 Mass, September thru May when PREP classes are in session (currently on hold due to Covid restrictions). Donations of snacks are always welcome. Adult kitchen help is needed weekly. Contact Joanne Bartelmo at 610-326-4316 or Bartelmo617@comcast.net.
40 Days for Life
A peaceful community-based campaign that draws attention to the evils of abortion through the use of a three-point program. Prayer, Fasting and Community Outreach. Provides the opportunity to offer hope and help to the women who are in most need at this time in their lives. Contact Rachel Hayes; 484-985-0154 or Rachel.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Offers married couples the opportunity to spend a weekend together away from the busyness of the world to focus on each other. It offers tools for building and maintaining a strong, Christian marriage in today’s world. For information – visit wwme-philly.org or call 1-800-456-8330 or contact Rod & Linda Faust at 484-944-4458 or email@example.com.
Flame of Love Rosary
We pray the Rosary, Monday – Friday at 6:30pm during the last half hour of Eucharistic Adoration Come join us! For more information, contact Carol Duffy at 610-469-6582 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of the Council are elected by the Parish or appointed by the Pastor. Council provides input to the Pastor regarding the Parish. Contact the Pastor or John Hughes at email@example.com.
The Parish Finance Council assists the Pastor in implementing the pastoral plans by making fiscally responsible recommendations. Contact the Pastor or Sally DeAngelo at firstname.lastname@example.org.