Parish Ministries

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. Contact Nancy Endacott, 732-814-3907 or prepnancye@gmail.com.

Catechesis

PREP/CCD – Parish Religious Education Program for grades 1-7. Classroom Catechists, Catechists in Training, and Aides are needed. Contact Nancy Endacott, 732-814-3907 or prepnancye@gmail.com.

The Neocatechumenal Way – an itinerary of adult Catholic formation in small communities. For more information contact Erin or John Zakowski at 610-986-4127 or fiatski@gmail.com.

Music Ministry

The Music Ministry provides music for Liturgy. Includes cantors, adult choir, youth choir,and guitar group. Need for new members & training is always ongoing. Andrea Fowler, 610-324-5995 or ab_fowler@yahoo.com or Romana Coccia at 610-733-0276 or ro2292@aol.com.

Knights of Columbus

Knights of Columbus is an organization of Catholic Men dedicated to serving priests andvocations, parishes, families and youth. Through the Parish Breakfasts, Crab Cake Sales & Giant Grocery Card Sales held during the year, we raise funds to support the parish, charities and vocations. We also sponsor events like the annual Parish Picnic and ministries throughout the year. Contact Jeff Evans at 267-249-7947 or webviewmaster@comcast.netKOC Council 14090 website

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 (The dates for 2020 are July 17, 18 and 19). Charlie Palladino 610-310-2303, Greg Martin 484-942-3200 or Pete Sagona 610-517-3754

Ladies Auxiliary of Knights of Columbus

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. 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 patty.evans@live.com.

Saint Thomas More Book and Movie Club

Meets every second Thursday, after the 8:30 a.m. Mass and at 7:00 p.m. 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 wadced@aol.com or Sue Dutton at 610-842-4549 or srdslp@gmail.com.

Outreach

Coordinates donations from St. Thomas More Parishioners supporting local organizations directly helping the needy in our area. Contact MaryJo Valko-Warner at 610-970-9741 or mjaz@ptd.net.

Prayer Chain

Aprayer chain via email or phone for requested prayer intentions. Anna Marie Boore at 484-796-4557 or filfan06@gmail.com.

Nursing Home Ministry

Visits to Kadima for rosary on the first and third Wednesday at 2:00PM (contact Linda Slatcher at 610-442-1057 or cliffcourt@comcast.net or Joan and Spencer Claypoole at 610-323-1643 or esclaypoole@earthlink.net) and visits to Manatawny Manor each Tuesday at 11:00AM for a Communion Service (contact MaryJo Valko-Warner at 610-970-9741 or mjaz@ptd.net or Judy Tomarelli at tomarellij@yahoo.com)

Humble Helpers

Humble Helpers clean the worship area & sacristy. Includes washing & pressing of altar linens. Contact Harold Pickar or Jack Werkley at 610-327-0684.

Church Decorations

Church Decorations change the altar cloths & fabric accents for the various liturgical seasons. Assist with floral decorations and maintenance of plants and flower arrangements. 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. Donations are always welcome. Adult kitchen help is needed weekly. With enough volunteers, the need to serve can be once a month. 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 Larry Moran at 610-913-7008.

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 rolandfaust@comcast.net.

Monday Night Rosary

Rosary is prayed every Monday night at 7:00 pm in the Church. We have handouts to remind you of any of the prayers you may not be familiar with.

Parish Council

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 jbh8954@gmail.com.

Finance Council

The Parish Finance Council assists the Pastor in implementing the pastoral plans by making fiscally responsible recommendations. Contact the Pastor or Sally DeAngelo at steelplate@worldlynx.net.