St. Thomas More
6806 McClean Blvd
Baltimore, Md. 21234

(410) 444-6500

About Us

OUR MISSION

St. Thomas More is a Roman Catholic parish comprised of various economic, ethnic, and age groups dedicated to welcoming everyone into our parish family to share our lives, our love, the Sacraments and the Word of God.  

  • At St. Thomas More Church We worship God in sacramental liturgy,especially Eucharist,  prayer, and lives surrendered to His will.
  • We are a community of believers in Jesus Christ dedicated to spread the Gospel to all people by word, witness, action, education and evangelization.
  • We seek to increase our parish population through evangelization efforts in the communities surrounding our parish. 
  • We are led by the Holy Spirit to serve our community with love, compassion and humility by sharing our time, talents and treasures.
  • We will provide at all times a safe environment for our parishioners.


MASS TIMES / STAFF

MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday:

 4:30 p.m. 


Sunday:

 8:30 a.m. and  11:00 a.m.


Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri. - 

8:30 a.m.


(See Bulletin for Holy Day Mass schedules)


CONFESSION
Sat. 3:45 - 4:15 p.m. or by appointment.


STAFF / CONTACTS

Msgr. James Farmer, Pastor

Mr. Michael P. McCoy, Permanent Deacon

Mr. Michael Baxter, Permanent Deacon

Mrs. Jane G. Brown, Music Director        

Mrs. Ana Rosario Trujillo, Coordinator, Religious Education

Ms. Maria Boling, Office Manager


Parish Center 410-444-6500

Religious Education     410-444-6500

Cardinal Shehan School 410-433-2775


Email  stmmail@churchstmore.net

HISTORY

In the late 1950's the neighborhoods around Perring Parkway were burgeoning. To help alleviate the crowded conditions in the four surrounding parishes, twelve acres of land were purchased on McClean Boulevard in 1959, and the following year, plans were drawn up for a school, rectory, and convent before the parish had a name. Construction soon began with cornerstones for the church, parish center, and convent laid in 1960.

          

In January, 1961, the newly appointed pastor, Father Thomas Kelly, held meetings with volunteers in a rented store in the

Hamilton Park Shopping Center. With directories borrowed from other churches, lists of potential parishioners were established and St. Thomas More’s first Mass was celebrated on September 10th of that year. Classes at the school began that same week under the guide of Mother Charlotte Marie and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Chestnut Hill.


 Pastors succeeding Father Kelly were Fr. Edward Staub, Fr. George Loskarn, Fr. Richard Murphy, Fr. Victor Galeone, Fr. John Cunningham,  Fr. Brian Zielinski, O. Praem., Fr. Pete Literal (Temporary Administrator), and Fr. Richard Gray.  Msgr. James Farmer is the current pastor.

         

With a dwindling population of children, St. Thomas More School was closed in June, 1988. The school and convent buildings were leased to The Children’s Guild in August of 1988 while the

Cardinal Shehan School was officially incorporated and merged with St. Thomas  More and St. Matthew schools. 

         

The parish mortgage was paid off in full to the archdiocese on January 10, 1997, and was celebrated later that year.