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St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church
8501 Calumet Avenue, Munster, IN 46321
Mission Statement : The Roman Catholic Saint Thomas More Parish Family welcomes and invites
every person to join us on our journey in faith and celebration. With the grace and guidance of the Holy Spirit, and through
Sacred Scripture and Tradition, we proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all, especially in loving service to those in need.
As part of the Universal Church, we affirm the dignity of every person. All this we do to give glory and honor to God.
Pastoral Staff
Pastor .......................... Reverend Michael J. Yadron, KCHS; Ext. 312
[email protected]
Associate Pastor...............................Reverend Ted J. Mauch; Ext. 314
[email protected]
Senior Deacon............................................ Dr. Napoleon Tabion, OFS
Deacons ................................................................ David Kapala, KHS
............................................................................ Joseph Stodola, KHS
......................................................................... Daniel Zurawski, KHS
Director of Finance ........................................ Noreen Bickel; Ext. 330
Pastoral Care Coordinator.......................... Madeleine Moya; Ext. 313
Director of Music......................................... Angie Lorandos; Ext. 338
Director of Religious Education .................... Emily Hackett; Ext. 332
Director of Development ................................ Amanda King; Ext. 342
Parish Office Staff
Hours: Mon-Friday 8:00 am-8:00 pm • Saturday 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Web Site.......................................................... www.stm-church.com
Email address .................................. [email protected]
Email address for bulletin ...................... [email protected]
Office Phone………. 836-8610
Office Fax ....................836-9185
Bulletin Editor ..................................................... Pam Pasyk; Ext. 309
Daytime Receptionist........................................ Susan Strain; Ext. 310
Evening Receptionist .................................... Veronica Brtos; Ext. 310
Building Maintenance…………………………Dale Slosser 836-8610
Pastoral Ministries
Environment & Art ............................................. Jean Bados 836-8610
Eucharistic Ministers ................................... Carole Mackey 808-9732
Hospitality/Greeters ................................... Chris Shearman 923-1419
Lectors ...................................................... William McDunn 922-9459
Nursery ..................................................Kaaren A. Mashura 836-5079
St. Vincent de Paul ................................. Michael Martinelli 836-8610
Vocations Committee ...................................... Mary Kochis 322-7262
2014-2015 Pastoral Council Members
Leslie Dernulc.................................................................. Joe Dubczak
Christi Kordeck......................................................... Michael Korfiatis
Mary Kretz................................................................... Jim Landowski
Paul Liszewski, Chairperson............................................ Bill McDunn
Jesse Montenegro ..............................................................Joe O’Brien
Cindy Thompson ......................................................... Ruth Yothment
St. Thomas More School
Pre-School through 8th Grade
Office Hours: Monday– Friday ~ 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Web Site........................................................... www.stm-school.com
School Phone ......... 836-9151 School Fax ..........................836-0982
President ........................................................ Noreen Bickel; Ext. 330
Principal............................................. Chet Nordyke, KCHS; Ext. 328
Assistant Principal ......................................... Cynthia Block; Ext. 328
School Administrative Assistant……….. Jennifer Gonzalez; Ext. 328
School Reception & Office Associate………. Sandra Steele; Ext. 329
Home & School Association.................. Kris Miller; (312) 909-8156
Parish & School Offices Associate .............. Mary Jo Biscan; Ext. 311
Parish & School Offices Associate ................. Pam Wadycki; Ext. 339
School Admissions .............................................. Pam Pasyk; Ext. 309
Weis Center
8635 Calumet Avenue ~ Munster, IN 46321
Phone .....................................................................................836-2660
Fax .........................................................................................836-2655
Sacramental Information
Confessions
Saturdays ............................................................ 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
First Friday .............................. 1/2 hour before the 6:30 a.m. Mass
Baptisms .............................. First and Third Sundays at 1:00 p.m.
Parents must be registered parishioners and regularly
attending at least six months before the Baptism. At least
one of the godparents must be a practicing Catholic.
Pre Baptism Class ..................................... 2nd Tuesday 7:00 p.m.
Parents must call the Parish Office to schedule class and/or Baptism.
Marriage .............. Must be a registered, practicing member of the
parish at least six months before beginning the six month
preparation program for marriage.
Communion calls and visits to Hospitals and Homebound: Call
the Parish Office for Sacraments at hospital or at home.
New Parishioner Registration
To make it as convenient as possible for you, new parishioners may
register at any time in the Parish Office.
St. Thomas More Religious Education
Kindergarten through 8th Grade
Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday & Friday — 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday — 1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Religious Education Phone ........................................................... 836-8610
Director .................................................................. Emily Hackett; Ext. 332
Administrative Assistant ...................................... Carolyn McGill; Ext. 336
Grades K through 8 ~ Wednesday or Thursday from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Pastoral Commissions Chairpersons
Formation/Education ........................................................... Barbara Topete
Parish Life ........................................................................ Elaine Herrmann
Peace & Social Justice ............................................................. Mary Silvasi
Spirituality & Worship....................................................... Kaaren Mashura
Stewardship ........................................................................... Noreen Bickel
Parish Organizations
Altar & Rosary Society .................................... Kathleen Pagorek 972-0539
Blue Army ...................................................Rose Marie Malburg 836-8779
Boy Scouts ................................................................ Curt Anglin 902-5126
Career Networking Group…………………… Christine Spencer 836-8610
Circle of Prayer………………………………..Mary Jo Humpfer 836-5002
Cub Scouts .............................................................. Chris Bedenk 595-2470
Finance ................................................................ Barbara Shaver 838-9200
Gabriel Project ............................................... Carolyn Grskovich 836-8610
Garden Club................................................................. Al Carollo 836-8268
Gifts of Love & Warmth……………………..Bernadine Nemeth 513-6544
Girl Scouts ............................................................................ Renee Whelan
Holy Name Society ..................................................... Joe Adams 865-3566
Knights of Columbus ....................................... Richard Alvarado 614-3743
K of C Columbian Squires…………………........Ralph Konkoly 588-4559
Moms’ Group .......................................................... Ann Meduga 629-6531
Oblates……………………………………………...Denise Gard 836-9115
Respect Life ............................................................ Alice Wohler 836-5337
Senior Citizens ........................................................... Herb Cleve 670-2982
The Travelers Club…………………………………..Lois Quinn 836-7902
Ushers Club .................................................... ….Jim Marmalejo 836-1463
Venture Crew……………………………………....Fr. Ben Ross 322-4505
Please remember St. Thomas More
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2 your Will and Estate Planning
The Commemoration of All The Faithful Departed
November 2, 2014
Saturday, November 8
5:30 p.m.
Fr. Ted Mauch
Sunday, November 9
6:30 a.m.
8:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
12:00 Noon
Fr. Ted Mauch
Fr. Ted Mauch
Fr. Mike Yadron
Fr. Mike Yadron
SUNDAY, November 2 — All Souls Day
6:30 am For Our Parish Family Living and Deceased
8:00 am Delbert Henson by Wife Bernadine & Family
10:00 am Thomas Gilboe by Joyce Klisser
12:00 pm Raymond Humpfer by Duffy Family
MONDAY, November 3 — St. Martin de Porres
6:30 am Frank Zatorski by Bill & Dorothy O’Brien
8:30 am Mary O’Donnell (Ann.) by Don & Ceil Noworyta
MONDAY, November 3
8:30 am
A. & L. Forszt
TUESDAY, November 4
8:30 am
A. Kleszynski, M. Queroz
SATURDAY, November 8
8:30 am
M. & M. Hrinda
5:30 pm
T., T. & T. Pappas, J. & W. Roe
MC ~ Ricky
SUNDAY, November 9
6:30 am
G. & I. Scalzo, T. Speranza
8:00 am
N. Kunas, S. Lyons, A. & M. Nahnsen,
M. Sharp
MC ~ Scott
10:00 am
A. Berkley, J. Burns, A. & C. Burzynski,
X. Cano
MC ~ Will
12:00 pm
A. & M. Reynolds, N. Anglin
MC ~ Tim
Pastoral Care Ministry
Hospital Visits
In compliance with HIPAA legislation (patient privacy),
hospitals do not notify our parish about parishioner
hospitalizations unless requested to do so by the patient or
patient's family. If you or a family member are at Community
Hospital, please notify the Parish Office at (219) 836-8610.
TUESDAY, November 4 — St. Charles Borromeo
6:30 am Asuncion F. Serrano (Ann.) by Serrano Family
8:30 am Edwin Wolak by Michael Wolak
10:00 am Intention of Dorothy Giannini by
William & Dorothy O’Brien
(MASS AT MED-INN CHAPEL, Group 1)
WEDNESDAY, November 5
6:30 am Michael Kwiatkowski by Mr. & Mrs. John Gryn
8:30 am Richard Wilson by Wife & Family
THURSDAY, November 6
6:30 am Dorothy LaMere (Ann.) by Family
9:00 am Rose Marie Arent by Family
FRIDAY, November 7 — First Friday
6:30 am Florence Kochis by Rose Yothment
8:30 am Patricia Reppa by Joseph & Loraine Hanusin
SATURDAY, November 8
8:30 am Robert Gregor by John & Dorothy Beaty
5:30 pm Maxine Urbanczyk by Wanda Marlowe
SUNDAY, November 9 — Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
6:30 am For Our Parish Family Living and Deceased
8:00 am Intention of Terry Shaver Family by Paul & Arlene
Larson
10:00 am Josephine Bonefacic (Ann.) by Family
12:00 pm John & Cecilia Kennedy by Kennedy Family
Home Communion
Bulletin Articles
If you or a family member would like to receive home
Communion, call Pastoral Care at (219) 836-8610, ext. 313.
All bulletin articles must be submitted at least 2 weeks in advance
via email to meet printing deadlines. Thank you.
Readings for Week of November 2
Sacrificial Offerings
Sunday: Wis 3:1-9/Rom 5:5-11 or Rom 6:3-9/Jn 6:37-40
Monday: Phil 2:1-4/Lk 14:12-14
Tuesday: Phil 2:5-11/Lk 14:15-24
Wednesday: Phil 2:12-18/Lk 14:25-33
Thursday: Phil 3:3-8a/Lk 15:1-10
Friday: Phil 3:17--4:1/Lk 16:1-8
Saturday: Phil 4:10-19/Lk 16:9-15
Next Sunday: Ez 47:1-2, 8-9, 12/1 Cor 3:9c-11, 16-17/Jn 2:13-22
October 26, 2014
Adult
Loose
Children
$ 19,625.00
$ 2,719.00
$ 185.36
TOTAL
$ 22,529.36
Thank you for your generosity and stewardship to our parish!
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The Commemoration of
All The Faithful Departed
"I will not reject anyone who comes to me." Today, as we remember
the faithful departed, we can rejoice in these words from Jesus. He
promises that he will welcome those who come to him. He is so
anxious to embrace us! As the catechism puts it, "All who die in
God's grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed
assured of their eternal salvation" (CCC §1030).
Jesus' whole message here is important. Eternal salvation is available
to all, but it does involve a level of participation on our part.
"Everyone who sees the Son and believes in him may have eternal
life," Jesus says in today's Gospel. When it's authentic, of course, this
belief is more than mere lip service. Understanding that Jesus is our
savior and our God is one thing. Coming to him is another; it takes
belief to the next level of personal commitment. This involves
choices, decisions, and actions. Coming to Jesus means being near
him-through a spiritual life that involves a real relationship with himas well as being focused on him by charting our life's course in the
light of faith. This is what we strive to do during the ups and downs of
this life. But it isn't always easy. Even as faithful Christians we often
fall short of perfect cooperation with God. But this is not cause for
despair! Today we remember that even Christians who die still
"imperfectly purified" can ultimately share the blessing of heaven.
We pray for these souls in purgatory to come closer and closer to
perfect union with the Lord. And meanwhile, we strive to increase our
own union with Christ in the hopes of sharing eternity with him and
with the whole communion of saints, including our loved ones who
have gone before us in faith.
c lease pray for the sick of our parish...
Joshua Alvarez
Margaret Amatulli
Doris Aurelio
Maria Aurelio
Irene Baker
Antonio Belmonte
Michael Berry
Michael Blazevich
Laverne Blumka
Michael Boston
Cheryl Bostrom
Robert Boyle
Stephany Burney
Dorothy Campbell
James Campbell
Thomas Cak
Al Carollo
Carol Carollo
Janet Cattanach
Jacqueline Morrow
Christian
Frank Coman
Vincent Corsello
Mike Curtain
Margaret Demkovich
Ann D’Orazio
Lucille Detterline
Irene Dettmer
Ann DeVoy
MaryPat Devoy
Irene Dickey
Jeanine Doescher
Alex Eiland
Sherlon Evans
John Forde
Phyllis Garber
Denise Gard
Andrea Garritano
Margaret Geary
Dorothy Giannini
Emily Gibson
Dorothy Gillespie
Jacqueleen Gonzalez
Margaret Good
Howard Gralewski
James Grunewald
Amy Hayes
Eleanore Heggi
Marie Henke
Evelyn Hennes
Marisol Hernandez
Becky Hill
Megan Homcho
Mary Jo Humpfer
Steve Izzo
Dennis Jablonski
Elizabeth Jacob
Barbara Jamrose
Stanley Jayjack
Rosemary Jerzak-Staszel
Penny Jurkash
Debbie Kaczka
Robert Kalka
James Klein, Sr.
Carol Keilman
Janet Knight
Susan Kolodziej
Miller Krizmanic
Jerome Kula
Annika LeMonier
Debbie LeMonier
Richard LaVigne
Gene Leahy
Mary Leahy
Jo Lisiniewicz
Edward Liskiewicz
Stanley Liskiewicz
Maria Lovell
Charlene Madura
Mary Manchak
Brady Martin
Jenny Mendoza
Faye Meny
Sandi Merlo
Stephanie Mueller
Olga Mihalo
Andrew Moll
Elissa Moll
David Moll
Jean Narvid
Donna Nichols
Steven Nowaczyk
Valerie O’Donnell
Danny Ogren
Emily Orosco
Christine Osmulski
Johanna Petruch
Andrew Pieczyrak
Elizabeth Pilones
Sylvester Porras
Timothy Ribble
Jackie Roach
Burt Robinson
Kristen Rubin
Ann Sardella
George Sauer
Marie Schultz
Marianne Schwartz
William Schwartz
Zachery Scriff
James Secviar
Jim Seul
Renee Shehan
Thomas Skarbek
Dennis Skarupa
Nick Skinner
Lydia Skorupa
Carolyn Smiley
Deborah Stareck
Florence Stevens
Georgianne Suto
Celine Szczepaniak
Carrie Szumelda
Barbara Szypczak
Rose Theis
Gerardo Trevino
Kathie Trudgian
Anthony Ubuane
Tony Vanden Heuvel
Raymond Vanderbok
Julia Vrbanich
Pam Wadycki
Adele Wall
Don Woszczynski
Cecilia Ziegler
Cody Ziemkowski
SUNDAY, November 2
Altar & Rosary Bazaar from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
MONDAY, November 3
Fall Break —No School — St. Thomas More School
7:00 pm
Blue Army ~ Chapel
7:00 pm
Schola ~Church
7:00 pm
Vocations ~ Conference Room
TUESDAY, November 4
Fall Break —No School — St. Thomas More School
9:15 am
Eucharistic Adoration (until 6:30 p.m.) ~ Chapel
1:00 pm
Prayer/Vocations ~ Chapel
6:00 pm
Divine Mercy Chaplet ~ Chapel
7:00 pm
RCIA ~ Conference Room
WEDNESDAY, November 5
9:30 am
Bible Study ~ Conference Room
4:30 pm
Religious Education Classes (until 6:00 p.m.)
5:00 pm
RCIC ~ Conference Room
6:00 pm
Handbell Choir Practice ~ Church
THURSDAY, November 6
4:30 pm
Religious Education Classes (until 6:00 p.m.)
6:30 pm
Scripture Study ~ Conference Room
7:00 pm
All Seasons Chorale ~ Church
FRIDAY, November 7
9:00 am
Gifts of Love & Warmth ~ Conference Room
SATURDAY, November 8
10:00 am
Oblates ~ Conference Room
“Under the Sea” Casino Night ~ 6:00 in the Gym
You Did It For Me
After losing her home and almost everything she owned
due to a natural disaster, Maria* turned to her
local Catholic Charities for help.
“Without their help, I would not mentally be where I am now.
Without Catholic Charities, I would not physically be where
I am now. I’m happy. I have a feeling of belonging.”
Catholic Charities USA and its member agencies are ready to
respond whenever natural or man-made disasters strike. To learn
more, please visit: www.CatholicCharitiesUSA .org.
Vocations Committee
Give Us Holy Priests, O Lord!
National Vocation Awareness Week is here,
November 2- 9.
The Parish Vocation Committee is committed to offer all
helpful material to make our celebration a successful one.
For this purpose, you will find a list of prayer cards, booklets,
wristbands for the children at each entrance of the Church to
spread Jesus’s message to pray that God send
Apostles to His Church.
Prayers for Vocations are the central theme of the week.
Please accept a prayer to use for future days.
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The Pastor’s Page
SAFELY IN THE HANDS OF GOD
The souls of the just are in the hand of God,
and no torment shall touch them.
They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead;
and their passing away was thought an affliction
and their going forth from us, utter destruction.
But they are in peace. (Wis 3:1-3)
Every coin has two sides, commonly called “heads” and
“tails”.
Yet, whether a coin lands on heads or tails, it is still the
coin.
A dime is a dime whether or not it lands on heads or
tails. If a dime lands on heads nine times out of ten, the one
time that it lands on tails, it’s still a dime.
Today, we celebrate the Feast of All Souls. It is the other
side of a very important coin. Yesterday, we celebrated the
Feast of All Saints. However, all the saints and all the souls
are part of the same “coin”: all the redeemed.
God made us in His immortal image and likeness. He
loved us into existence. He cared so much about us that He
sent us His only Son so that we might be set free from the
corruption of sin and death.
His Son loved us so much that He died on the cross for
us.
In that, we were redeemed.
Yesterday, on the Feast of All Saints, we celebrated those
men and women who lived exemplary lives and who the
Church holds up as models of virtue. They inspire us and
help us to live our lives better.
Today, the Feast of All Souls reminds us of all those who
have gone before us, including our mothers and fathers, our
husbands and wives, our brothers and sisters, our
daughters and sons, our nephews and nieces, our relatives,
friends, neighbors, and co-workers.
All the people who died are in need of prayer so that they
make their final destination: heaven. Some of those who
have died are already there. Others may be in purgatory. It
is for them that we pray, that they reach the full glories of
heaven soon.
The celebration of the saints and the souls both remind us
that we have been redeemed. We give thanks to God for
that great gift!
We fondly remember all of those whom we have lost. May
God bless them and give them peace!
FAITH ACTION: Remember the faithful departed in your
prayers today.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Our school students have been
working very hard on this year’s fall
musical: Disney’s Peter Pan, Jr.
We hope you can join us Thursday,
Friday, or Saturday, November 20-22 at
7:00 p.m. in the school gymnasium.
Come and bid your cares goodbye...
You can fly, you can fly, you can fly!
Coming sooner than you would think,
November 23-25 are the dates for our annual
Forty Hours devotions.
Each morning, after the last Mass, the
Eucharist will be left exposed on the altar in
the church for adoration.
It is very important that the Eucharistic Lord exposed on
the altar never be left unattended. Please try to come some
time during the day to dwell in the presence of the Lord as
well as to pray before the Lord.
Each evening, at 7:00 p.m., we will have services that
include a talk from our Forty Hours presenter.
The speaker at this year’s Forty Hours will be Fr. Ed
Tlucek, OFM, the pastor of Holy Name Church in Cedar
Lake. Fr. Tlucek has a wit and a wisdom that appeals to
many people and I am confident that you will go home each
evening with a renewed sense of the wonder and glory of
God.
ON THE LIGHTER SIDE
The rain was pouring and there was a huge puddle in front
of the local restaurant.
A ragged old man was standing there with a rod and
hanging a string into the puddle. A curious passerby came
over to him and asked what he was doing.
“Fishing,” the old man said simply.
“Poor old fool,” the man thought and he invited the ragged
old man to go into the restaurant for a cup of hot coffee.
Just the thing, he thought, to cheer the man and warm him
up from the rain and cold.
As he felt he should start some conversation while they
were drinking their coffee, the gentleman asked, “And how
many have you caught?”
“You’re the third,” the old man answered with a grin.
Eternal Rest grant to them, O Lord.
And let perpetual light shine upon them.
May the souls of all the faithful
departed, through the mercy of
God, rest in peace. Amen
PLEASE REMEMBER THEM
Please pray for the priests and deacons who
have served the Diocese of Gary so faithfully
and whose anniversaries of death are this
week:
November 5: Msgr. Timothy F. Doody (2004)
November 7: Msgr. Joseph J. Viater (1996)
November 8: Deacon Melvin Jefferson (2003)
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Religious
Education
Benefit for St. Clare’s Kitchen
The Secular Franciscans of Our Lady of Lourdes Fraternity
invite you to attend their Fifth Annual
Benefit for St. Clare's Kitchen
Friday, November 7, 2014
. The event will be held at Great Oaks Banquets,
13109 Wicker Avenue in Cedar Lake.
Cocktails, Music, Silent Auction from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Buffet dinner at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets —$25 per person (Cash or Checks only).
Contact STM Parishioners:
Sharon Marmalejo, OFS, (219) 718-4452 or
Kathy Georgelas, OFS, (219) 741-1591.
November Schedule
5/6
12/13
19/20
22/23
26/27
Class
Class
Class
Class
No Class — Thanksgiving Break
3/4
9
Class
Confirmation Retreat —All 8th Grade Students
8:15 a.m.—2:30 p.m. in the STM Gym
Class
Class
No Class — Christmas Break
No Class — Happy New Year!
December Schedule
10/11
17/18
24/25
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Andrean Open House
Andrean High School is hosting an upcoming
Open House —Sunday, November 2
for prospective students and their families
from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m..
Faculty, administration and athletic coaches will
be available for questions and our student ambassadors will
provide tours of the school building.
Please enter through Door L (the Gym Lobby) at the back of the
school. If you have any questions, please contact
Mrs. Dawn Wojkovich,
Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at
(219) 887-5281 ext. 228 or email at [email protected]
Lectors & Greeters for the Week
Sunday, November 9
6:30 am Mass
Jayne Gardner & Loretta Krawczyk
8:00 am Mass
Jim Kaspar & Linda Stefanich
Saturday, November 8
5:30 pm Mass
Ann Harkenrider &
Jeff Urbaniak
10:00 am Mass
Julius Ballanco & Terri Tratar
12:00 Noon Mass
Leonard & Valerie
Czapkowicz
Saturday, November 8
5:30 p.m. Mass
Chapel: Rob & Dorothy
Mangus
Bishop Noll News
Come tour our campus & meet our
faculty and staff at the Bishop Noll Institute
Open House — Sunday, November 9
Sunday, November 9
6:30 am Mass
Main: Jan Holka
Chapel: Lyle & Shirley
Fralich
Choir: Karen & Tim Rutz
10:00 am Mass
Main: Denise & Tim Szorc
Allison Rusnak
Chapel: Zuccarelli Family
Choir: Dwight & Mary Ann
Reed
8:00 am Mass
Main: Dennis & Lucy Perz
Chapel: Mary Silvasi
Choir: Lois Quinn
12:00 am Mass
Main: Diane Gralewski
Chapel: Kreig Family
Choir: Pat Batchelder
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
1519 Hoffman Street in Hammond.
Marriage Encounter Weekend
BNI Raffle
Couples who attend Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekends
not only rediscover the joy, intimacy & romance in their
relationships, but also become more active in their parish.
Let God be the strength of your marriage by attending the next
Marriage Encounter Weekend in Elk Grove Village, IL
on one of the following weekends:
December 5-7, 2014
February 13-15, 2015
April 17-19, 2015
Early registration is recommended.
For reservations/information, call Jim & Kris at (630) 577-0778
or http://www.wwmejoliet.org.
2014 Reach for the Stars Fall Raffle
Grand Prize: $20,000 Cash
2nd Place Prize: $5,000 Cash (or 1 year’s BNI tuition)
3rd Place Prize: $2,000 Cash
4th-7th Place Prizes: $500 Cash
Donation: $10.00
Drawing: December 2, 2014
Tickets are available in the St. Thomas More
Parish Office or through the
BNI Advancement Office at (219) 932-9058.
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November 2, 2014
St. Thomas More School
ST. THOMAS MORE SCHOOL PARENT ASSOCIATION PRESENTS
Under the Sea
Carson’s
Community Days
Fundraiser
Support Our School & Save
Coupon booklets are available for
Carson’s Community Days
Friday, November 14th
8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. &
Saturday, November 15th
6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Use at any Carson’s store!
Your $5 donation
will get you
over $500 in
savings &
St. Thomas More
School
gets 100% of the
profit!
Saturday
November 8, 2014
6:00 p.m. to Midnight
St. Thomas More School Gym
8435 Calumet Avenue • Munster, IN
(219) 836-9151, ext. 350
Hurry! Hurry!
Tickets: $20 at the Door
Casino Night is
Next Saturday!
Don’t Miss It!
• Includes all food & beverages.
• Must be 21 to attend.
• Everyone is invited. Bring your friends.
License #135738
Proceeds benefit St. Thomas More School.
Cash only accepted for chip purchase.
Checks & VISA/MC accepted for Silent Auction items.
Casual Attire.
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Booklets will be
sold during
regular office hours through
November 12th in the School or
Parish Office.
Or order online with free shipping at
http://bit.ly/1rtEiON
Pass it on to family & friends!
Community Days coupons can be
used on over 100 Bonus items!*
(*Exclusions apply)
A $10 coupon to use on an item of
$10 or more.
A 30% off Early Bird Coupon valid
both days until 1:00 p.m.
Tiered shopping pass for 25% / 20% /
10% off each regular or sale priced
item. 2 Web Exclusive Offers, too.
Thank you for your support!
STM Travelers Club
St. Vincent De Paul Society
A Fireside Christmas
Help Those in Our Community
Fort Atchison, WI on December 18, 2014
$89 per person • 7:00 a.m.- 6:30 p.m.
We invite you to join us for a special
Christmas trip to The Fireside Inn in
Fort Atchison, WI on December 18th.
We will be attending a well-known
Fireside Christmas show in a
theatre-in-the-round.
Enjoy beautiful Christmas songs, stories
and breath-taking dancing to rekindle our
joyous holiday spirit. No doubt there will
be much laughter and “toe-tapping”
among all our travelers.
We will also enjoy a full dinner in one of their elegant dining
rooms. The Inn is well known for their delicious dinners and our
menu will begin with Seafood St. Jacques with freshly baked
bread, followed by an entree of Chicken Monterey with Madeira
Wine Sauce, Escalloped Tomatoes, Zucchini Squash and a
Potato Croquette enriched with Canadian bacon. Dessert will be
a Trilogy of Holiday Delights served with coffee or tea.
The leaves will soon begin changing color as autumn is upon us.
Let us all reflect in God’s wonder as we watch the colorful
display and prepare for the upcoming holiday season.
As we continue to assist families in need during the upcoming
months, please consider a donation to our food pantry.
We are currently in need or anticipate the
need of the following items:
Thank you so much for your ongoing & generous support.
Cereal
Canned Meat
Canned Yams
Stuffing Mix
Canned Pumpkin
Cake Mixes
Frosting
Soup
Crackers
Jiffy Mix
Jell-O
Canned Fruit
Cranberries
Ramen Noodles
Laundry Soap
Bar Soap
Toilet Paper
Your help enables us to help others!
Thank you in advance for your support!
Respect Life Corner
Forty Days for Life
The successful Forty Days for Life, the pro-life response
to the legalization of abortion, will end Sunday, November 2nd.
Please continue to pray to put an end to abortion.
Holy Name Society
Real Men Pray!
All men of the Parish are invited to join us for our next meeting.
Monday, November 17th at 7:00 p.m.
in the Solar Room. We will begin with praying the Rosary,
followed by our regular business meeting and refreshments.
This will make our day a special one, but wait…there is more to
come. The Inn is noted for their specialty gift shops and we
know that will appeal to many of our excellent shoppers! You
may browse through the different shops and even complete your
last-minute Christmas shopping.
The cost of the trip will include transportation, theatre ticket,
dinner and all gratuities.
Reservations are being taken at this time in the
STM parish office.
Save the Date!
The Annual Lenten Fish Fry/Raffle Friday, February 27, 2015.
Catholic Charities Counseling
Catholic Charities offers counseling services to individuals,
families and children on a sliding fee scale.
For more information please call: (219) 844-4883.
There is a reservation dead-line of November 17th.
Hurry, this trip is sure to fill up quickly.
Caps for Kids
The Northwest Indiana Catholic newspaper is accepting donations
of new or handmade winter caps, gloves,
mittens, and scarves for its 17th annual
Caps for Kids Campaign.
These donations are sorted and distributed to
area needy by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul,
social service agencies, and other groups.
Monetary donations also help in the purchase of
these items. Donations are being accepted through December 19
at the Pastoral Center, 9292 Broadway, Merrillville IN 46410.
Call (219) 769-9292, x249 or email: [email protected]
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Gabriel Project
If you would like to help the Gabriel Project Ministry raise
important funds through their Baby Bank project and did not
receive a bank previously at Mass, extra
banks are available in the Parish Office.
Please fill your bank with spare change, or dollars, and
return it to the Parish Office when it is full.
Monies raised will be used to help expectant mothers and
mothers of newborns who are in need of some extra assistance.
Thank you for your generosity. Please continue to pray
for all of our mothers and their families.
STM Career
Networking Group
80% of Jobs are Unadvertised
82% of Jobs are found through Networking
15% Found through Search Firms • 10% Found through Want Ads
4% Create Their Own Jobs • 2% Blindly Send Resumes
Altar & Rosary’s Annual Bazaar
Today!
Thursday, November 20, 2014
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 2
Lee Junkans
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Independent Career Counselor
Past Recruiter for University of Notre Dame,
Duke University and Eaton Corporation
Bakery • Food • Raffles
Crafts of All Kinds • Holiday Gift Items
Something for Everyone!
Topic: A Mock Interview
Don’t Miss It!
• Help reduce the stress and anxiety of interviewing
• Help boost your confidence
• Constructive feedback in a low-stress environment
provided
• Get help to prepare yourself for behavioral-based
interview questions
STM Weis Center
8635 Calumet Avenue • Munster, IN
When:
The 3rd Thursday of Every Month
Time:
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Email:
[email protected]
Regular Meetings are Free! Open to All!
For those who are unemployed (in transition), new to the job
market, employed but changing careers or those who can offer
employment opportunities through their current
professional connections.
Have your cover letter, resume or thank you
note critiqued by a professional.
Senior Citizens
If you are a Senior in our parish family and have not yet
joined us, we invite you to come and be a member of the
Senior Citizens’ Ministry at St. Thomas More.
Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m. in the Kish Community Room,
10000 Calumet Avenue in Munster (unless otherwise noted).
Where:
Annual dues of $10.00/year are now due.
Wednesday, November 5th
Business Meeting
Guest Speaker: Gary Bonk, Attorney Specializing in Elder Law
Counseling, Estate Planning, Living Trusts, Wills, Probate &
Power of Attorney.
Wednesday, November 19th
Social Gathering
Thursday, December 11th
Share Your Blessings
Open Your Heart & Home to a Foster Child
Foster parents provide a safe, nurturing and stable environment
for children who can no longer remain in their own homes due
to the risk of abuse or neglect. Foster parents provide care with
the intention of helping children safely reunify with their
families. If you feel called to help a child, youth or sibling
group by opening your home during a challenging time, you
can make a difference, one child at a time. To learn more, visit
DCS Foster Care websites at www.in.gov/dcs/foster.
Christmas Luncheon
12:00 Noon to 4:00 p.m. at Tiebel’s Restaurant in Schererville.
Holiday entertainment performed by the Chansonettes.
Advanced reservations are required no later than November 26th.
2105 Schedule of Events
Wednesday, January 7th
Business Meeting followed by social time with
cards and board games.
Wednesday, January 21st
Social Gathering & Bingo
Mother Guerin Shrine Open
Wednesday, February 4th
The Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods are happy
to announce the opening of the Shrine of St. Mother Theodore
Guerin in its permanent location at the Providence Spirituality
& Conference Center in St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN.
St. Mother Theodore Guerin is the United States’ 8th saint.
Tours can be scheduled by contacting Rita O’ Donohue at (812)
535-2945 or [email protected]
Business Meeting
Guest Speaker will be a Representative from the
Treasure Chest Foundation
Saturday, February 21st
Pizza Party
12:00 Noon to 4:00 p.m. in the Solar Room
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Wounded Healers
Polish Fest Dinner
Anyone grieving from the loss of a loved one or friend is
encouraged to attend Wounded Healers. Separate sessions for
those dealing with the loss of a spouse, parent, sibling or friend,
child or grandchild & separate groups for both adults and teens
dealing with loss due to suicide. Meetings are
Wednesday evenings at St. James Church in Highland from
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Non-denominational. Only one regular
meeting remains for the fall session: Wednesday, November 5th.
Special Meeting in November:
Healing Through the Holidays
Sunday, November 16th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
at the St. James Hall, 9640 Kennedy Avenue in Highland.
If you are dreading the holidays and wondering how you can get
through them during your time of grief, please join us as we hear
the insight of a nationally recognized speaker who will help those
who are grieving this holiday season. Share questions and ideas
with one another during a “round table.” To make a reservation,
please contact Wounded Healers at (219) 924-5577 or
www.woundedhealers-nwi.com.
Saturday, November 8th from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at St.
Andrew’s Church Ameling Hall, 801 West 73rd Avenue in
Merrillville. Advance tickets-$11/ $12 at the door. Dinner
includes Polish sausage, stuffed & sweet/sour cabbage, Pierogi,
mashed potatoes & sauerkraut. Tickets: Rich at (219) 769-2833.
Holupky/ Sausage Dinner
Enjoy a traditional ethnic dinner sponsored by the ladies of
Whiting’s Immaculate Conception Church, the K of C and the
FCSLA Branch #452. The Holupky/Sausage Dinner (stuffed
cabbage rolls) fundraiser will be held on Sunday, November 9th
from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Whiting K of C Hall (119th
Street & Atchison Avenue). Dine in or carry out available. For
tickets call Mary Ann at (219) 659-2454, Flo at (219) 659-3510,
or the K of C (219) 659-1168 (leave a message). Dinners include
2 holupky, sausage, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad, bread,
dessert and a drink. Adults-$10.00/children-$5.00.
Holiday Luncheon
The Slovak Ladies Association,
Branch 81, is holding a Holiday
Luncheon at Andorra’s Banquet
Hall, 1112 Indianapolis
Boulevard in Schererville on
Sunday, November 16th at
1:00 p.m. Free to members.
Guest price is $20. Make a
reservation (November 10th
deadline) by calling Gerri at
(219) 310-8428 or Marjorie at
(219) 659-4546.
Shrek the Musical
Live on stage! Presented by the
Marian Theatre Guild in the
St. John Marian Auditorium,
119th & Lincoln Avenue in
Whiting. Saturdays, November
1st, 8th & 15th at 8:15 p.m.
Sundays, November 2nd, 9th &
16th at 3:00 p.m. Call (219) 4737555 for tickets Monday-Friday
from 7:00-9:00 p.m. $15 General
Admission/$12 Senior Citizens
$6 Kids (up to 8th grade) on
Sundays with an adult admission.
Dinner packages/group rates
available.
Spaghetti Dinner &
Auction
Spirits of St. Joseph Wine Tasting
Join Calumet College of St. Joseph for “Spirits of St. Joseph”
Wine Tasting Scholarship Fundraiser on Sunday, November 2
from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Innsbrook Country Club in Merrillville.
Sample wines and appetizers for only $50/person. Christmas shop
for wine connoisseurs or holiday hosts. Proceeds go towards
student scholarships. Buy tickets online: http:/spiritsccsj.bpt.me.
“Share Our Dreams” Gala
The Share Foundation with the Handicapped, a community for
other abled adults in Rolling Prarie, IN is hosting Share Our
Dreams Gala on Friday, November 7th at the Center for Visual &
Performing Arts in Munster. For tickets or information, please
contact call (219) 778-2585 or email [email protected]
St. James Holiday Bazaar
St. James in Highland is hosting its annual Holiday Bazaar on
Saturday, November 8th in the Parish Hall, corner of 45th &
Kennedy Avenue, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Find crafts, holiday
items, strudels, nut & poppy seed rolls, kolacky & rosky,
clothespin cookies, pierogi and more. A light lunch will be served.
Info? Call Diane at (219) 924-1778 or Helen at (219) 924-5783.
St. James the Less in Highland is
hosting a Spaghetti Dinner and
Silent Auction on Saturday,
November 22 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. in their church hall. $8Adults/ $5-Children. Dinner served until 8:30 p.m. and includes
spaghetti, salad, bread, cookies, and pop/water. Beer & wine
available in the bar. Over 70 Silent Auction items: sports tickets,
bikes, guitar, kids’ baskets & more. Call for info: (219) 924-4220.
Christmas Wigilia Meal
Reserve your spot now for the Polish Women's Alliance Wigilia
Meal on Saturday, December 6th at the Carmelite Banquet
Hall,1628 Ridge Road in Munster. Doors open at Noon. Dinner at
1:00 p.m. Adults-$35/ Children-$17.50 (age 5 to 11). Raffle
proceeds benefit the group's scholarship fund. Reservations due
by December 1st. Call Delphine Huneycutt at (219)218-4420.
Homemade Pierogi
St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church, corner of Ridge & White
Oak in Munster, is offering its weekly Pierogi Sale. All orders
must be received prior to Thursday of the pick-up week. Pick-up
on Friday afternoons Noon to 4:00 p.m. at the church. To order,
call (219) 838-9811 (leave your name, phone & quantity/flavor
desired). Choices: potato, kraut, cheese & prune.
Cost: $9/dozen & $4.50/half-dozen.
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