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Novena for Pentecost PDF Print E-mail

Come holy spiritNovena in Preparation for Pentecost

Nine days passed between Ascension Thursday and Pentecost. The followers of Jesus chose these days of prayer to prepare for the coming of the Holy Spirit. This Novena, or nine days of prayer, we also set aside to prepare for the Gifts of the Holy Spirit that we hope to receive at Pentecost. Please take a few minutes each of these days to ask God's Spirit for the gifts we need.

Friday, May 6 -Come, Holy Spirit, fill us with the clear light of your wisdom. Help us to pray for what we need to follow Jesus faithfully. Help us to use the gift of wisdom to serve one another. Help us to see that wisdom is a gift to all those you have gathered, not just a few. Give us the wisdom to embrace the truth wherever we may find it.  Amen.

Saturday, May 7 - Understanding

Come, Holy Spirit, make alive in us the gift of understanding. May we grasp how much you love us and all creation. Help us understand how we might better live our faith in our ordinary, everyday lives. Guide us as we struggle with difficult decisions.  Amen

Sunday, May 8 - The Gift of Counsel

Come, Holy Spirit, nourish in our hearts the gift of counsel that we may know when to speak and when to be silent. By your gift of counsel, strengthen us in our ability to advise and guide one another as we respond to your guidance in our lives. Help us, as a community of faith, to counsel our society in ways of love, not condemnation.  Amen.

Monday, May 9 - Gift of Fortitude

Come, Holy Spirit, full us with your gift of courage. Help us see that life's sufferings and troubles do not last. By your gift of courage, may we face each day with the determination to act in all things with love and compassion. "Do not let your hearts be troubled."

Tuesday, May 10 - The Gift of Knowledge

Come, Holy Spirit, increase in us your gift of knowledge that we may know you more intimately. Help us to see more clearly what we are to believe. We live in such a complex time! Our knowledge is so limited, help us know how you would have us act so that our behavior may show forth your infinite love.  Amen.

Wednesday, May 11 - Reverence

Come, Holy Spirit, renew in us your gift of reverence that we might treat one another with honor and respect. In our homes, with family members, at work, in our relationships, and even with people we do not know, help us show respect. Help us above all to have a faith that is deeply reverent.  Amen

Thursday, May 12 - Awe-Fear of the Lord

Come, Holy Spirit, increase in us your gift of awe and fear of the Lord. Help us see with the eyes of faith God's tremendous love for us. Through this gift, deepen the spirit of prayer in our lives, and help us to share more generously our time, talent and financial resources.

Friday, May 13 - Patience

Come, Holy Spirit, slow us down so that we may take time to be present to one another. Help us to realize we are not going to accomplish anything worth-while unless people come before any other priority in our life. Help us each day to realize we show our love for you by our concern for one another.  Amen.

Saturday, May 14 - All Gifts for the Parish

Come, Holy Spirit, open our hearts to receive and use the gifts of the Holy Spirit in our St Thomas More Parish community. May we support and encourage each other to be the living Body of Christ. Send your Holy Spirit upon each of us as we work together to give glory to God.




Pentecost Sunday, May 15, 2016

Covenant of Love Date Night PDF Print E-mail

Date Night

What have you done for  Y O U R  marriage today?

Decide to join us for Covenant of Love Date Nights!

The DATE NIGHT is a monthly gathering of married and engaged couples.  It’s a fun opportunity to meet other couples, learn more about God’s plan for marriage and spend quality time with the one you love.  Each month is a different topic so join us when you can and choose to do something to make your marriage better today!

Please join us for our next Date Night on May 13th.

Date nights will continue every 2nd Friday of the month

6:15pm – Gather & Drop Off Kids     *     6:30 to 8:00 pm – Program & Social

St. Thomas More Fellowship Hall

Free childcare available for children 12 months and older – children under 12 months are welcome to attend with parents.  Please contact us by Tuesday the week of the Date Night to reserve spaces for child care.

Evenings are free but please RSVP by the end of the day Tuesday for planning purposes.

For more information or to RSVP contact:  Anna Donnermeyer at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 920-739-8172

If you would like to bring an appetizer, dessert or drink to share, please check out our Sign Up Genius here.

COL Date Night

Confirmation 2016-2017 PDF Print E-mail


A parent and candidate meeting for the 2016-17 Confirmation program was held on April 27, 2016.  The Confirmation program began with this meeting and Confirmation will be held next February.  Please contact Anna Donnermeyer asap at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 920.739.8172 if you missed the meeting but would like to enroll in the Confirmation program.  Thank you! 

Each candidate and his or her sponsor will be interviewed during May.  Please click on the dove above or go to Sign Up Genius directly to schedule your interview today.  Please carefully read the Sign Up Genius and bring all items with you to your interview.  Thank you!

Spiritual Adoption PDF Print E-mail

Angel with babyTo find how you can participate in our parish's new Spiritual Adoption Program, please click here.

Faith Formation Registration for 2016-2017 PDF Print E-mail


Registration is now open for the 2016-2017 year of Faith Formation!

Classes are offered for preschool through 11th grade. 

Confirmation is offered to both high school juniors and seniors.  An important Parent and Candidate Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 27th for the Confirmation program.  Please rsvp for this meeting / the 2016-17 Confirmation program to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

For more registration information, please see the following. 

2016-2017 Registration Letter.docx
2016-17 Blank Registration Form - 2 Sides.pdf
2016 Registration Check Off Sheet.pdf
2016-17 Parent Volunteer Request Form.pdf
2016-2017 Faith Formation Calendar.pdf
Full Year Liability Form General 2016-2017.pdf
Safe Environment Social Communications Policy and Form to Return.pdf
2016-17 HS Retreat Options.pdf
Invitation to 2016-17 Confirmation Class - Parent Meeting April 27.pdf


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St. Thomas More Parish

1810 N McDonald St

Appleton, WI  54911

Parish Phone: (920) 739-7758

Parish Fax: (920) 749-3743

E-mail: stmparish@stmcath.org

Parish Office Hours: 8:30 - 4:00 Monday - Friday

St. Thomas More 

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This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it Faith Formation Phone: (920) 739-8172

Faith Formation Office Hours:

8:30 - 4:00 Monday,Tuesday & Thursday

2:30 - 8:30 Wednesday

8:30 -12:00 Friday

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