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Easter Message

Dear Friend of St. Thomas More Parish,

            Easter is the time of new life!  The Resurrection of Christ Jesus means that every human life is changed. St. Paul says, “We were indeed buried with him through baptism into his death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might live in newness of life

           Thus, new life means that the human body will not just die but it will be raised again at the end of the world.  It means that we now can live a new life because of the Sacraments:

Holy Week & Easter Schedule

Palm Sunday April 13 Processions

10:00 AM Outdoor procession with Blessed Palms

11:30 AM to 2:00 PM Palm Sunday Party with palm weaving,     

Easter egg coloring and Easter egg hunt, $5.00 person.

11:30 AM Outdoor procession with Blessed Palms.

Wednesday, April 16


8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Confessions every Sunday one half hour before Masses.

Holy Thursday, April 17

8:30 AM Morning Prayer

6:00 PM Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper

7:30 PM Bus to traditional seven churches

Fr. Fanelli Featured in the "Catholic New World"

Our Pastor Fr. Fanelli was recently featured in Dolores Madlener’s column in the Catholic New World called 5 Minutes With Father.  The Catholic New World is a publication of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Here is a link to the article.  While you’re there please take some time to explore the rest of this excellent publication.

Marriage: Why it Matters

The web site by The Heritage Foundation clearly defines the roll of marriage between a man and a woman in our society and the ramifications of its modification.  Read this excellent article here. 

My last ten burials/funerals with “Fr. Strangelove”

Do you remember the children?  When I was young the streets were alive with kids.  I remember playing with my friends in the alley, campouts in the back yard, hide and seek that spread out over half the block, and "calling out" friends by standing at the back door of their house and yelling "yo Joey"!   All the fun used to come to an end for the day when the street lights came on and I had to go in.  Having bought my parents house, I still live in my childhood home.  Often I ask myself “where have all the children gone”?  This excellent article on the Bellarmine Forum's web site expounds on