Church of St. Thomas More
6806 McClean Boulevard
Baltimore, Maryland 21234
Our Parish - Our People
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LITURGY FORMATION SERVICE
Altar Servers -
Young people and adults who have received First Holy Communion, who assist the priest and deacon in the celebration of the
Lectors (Readers at Mass)-
Proclaim the First and Second Readings at weekend and Holy Day Masses,and proclaim the Prayer of the Faithful in the absence of a deacon. Each lector receives personal training by the Coordinator of Lectors who makes Mass assignments.
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist-
The primary purpose of ministers of the Eucharist (EMs) is to assist clergy in bringing Holy Communion to the sick and homebound, whether in private homes, nursing homes or assisted living facilities. This is a special ministry that helps keep the homebound members of our parish in communion with us, and helps ensure that they regularly receive Communion with Jesus through the Sacrament of the Eucharist. Ministers of the Eucharist also can be assigned to assist the priests and deacons in the distribution of Communion at Mass on weekends and certain Holy Days. All Ministers of the Eucharist witness by their life's example, especially through active participation in the life of the parish and by adherence to the teachings of our Faith.
Music Ministry -
We have an Adult Choir that sings at the 11:00 Mass every Sunday from October through May. We have an Adult Contemporary Choir that sings at the 8:30 Mass. Rehearsals are every other Tuesday from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. We also have a Resurrection Choir that sings for funerals, requiring availability during the week and on Saturday.
Serve the congregation by greeting people before Mass, handling inquiries, distributing bulletins, escorting the gift bearers, and seating late comers. Ushers take up the collections, assure safety and give assistance to ill or handicapped parishioners or visitors. They also guide the lines of people going to Communion.
Gift Bearers -
They are the people who bring the bread and the wine to the priest during the offertory at
For Young People
Religious Ed. is for children in every grade from Kindergarten through High School, and meets between 9:30-10:45 every Sunday from mid-September to
mid-May. Classes are meant to help all
of our young people know and love Jesus, and to know, love and live their
Catholic Faith. Sacramental preparation
for First Communion, First Reconciliation (Confession) and Confirmation is
offered yearly for children who have either been in
Children's Mass -
On the third Sunday of each month at the 11:00 Mass, year round, we have Children's Mass, where young people in our parish serve as lectors, ushers, greeters
and gift bearers. This is an awesome
opportunity for our young parishioners to become involved at Mass and in the
life of our parish. It helps them to
better learn the meaning of the
Scripture Studies - .
We currently have a Bible Study Group that meets every other Wednesday from Sept-May at 9:30
am in the
Why Catholic ? Group -
This group is for adults and meets on Sundays between September - May from 9:40 -10:45 am in the
Charismatic Prayer Group -
Meets year round from 7-8 pm on Thursdays in the
Rosary Group -
This group prayerfully recites the Rosary following the 11:00 Mass, for public and private intentions. This is an awesome opportunity to seek our Blessed Mother's intercession for our parish, our community, our country and our world.
Provides an opportunity for men of all ages to come together for fellowship, mutual support, and spiritual growth. Meets second Saturday of the month from 9-10 am in the Thomas More Room.
R.C.I.A (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) -
These are Christian Initiation sessions foradults interested in becoming Catholic, or for baptized Catholics who have not received other Sacraments.
Ministries of Service to the Parish and the Community
Beans & Bread Casserole Ministry-
Beans and Bread is an outreach local ministry of the St. Vincent de Paul Society that serves hot meals to the poor and homeless in
Perring Parkway Center Nursing Home Ministry -
Every other Monday afternoon, members of St.Thomas More go to this nursing home at the corner of
Baltimore Pregnancy Center-
We have members of St. Thomas More who volunteer at the Baltimore Pregnancy Center on Harford Road, which is a pro-life, non-profit organization that helps women and children in need. The center is looking for more volunteers, including people to answer phones. Our parish has a giving tree every year that yields gifts for women and children who go to the center.
Parishioners collect nonperishable foods and seasonal wearable clothing on the second
weekend of each month to take to the
St. Vincent de
Currently, we serve the poor of ourcommunity by offering annual gift cards from Shop Rite to individuals or families in need. In the past, this ministry offered other forms of emergency assistance to those in need, and held quarterly "Bundle Weekends" where clothing was donated in our parking lot. It would be great to see this ministry become more active again!
Hospitality & Decorating Committee -
Meets about every other month to discuss, plan and organize social events in the parish, including monthly hospitality Sundays, The Thomas More Feast celebration, and other social events. They also organize the decorating of the Church for Christmas & Easter.
Evangelization Committee -
Meets periodically to brainstorm, discuss and plan ways to strengthen the faith experience of our parishioners and to reach out to fallen away Catholics and those who do not have faith. This group hosts periodic series and events in the parish to help us grow as Missionary Disciples of Christ.
Widow and Widowers and Singles Group
Meets periodically to share fellowship among those who have lost a spouse. or are alone.
Faith based support group providing practical, emotional and spiritual assistance to women facing a crisis pregnancy in a spirit of Christian solidarity.