5-3-2020 Celebrate Sunday

This weekend would have been a "Family Together" Mass with an emphasis on families serving and singing together at our Sunday liturgy. That's not happening, but you can still pray and sing together this Sunday as we celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Easter.
We are hoping this note will help you celebrate Sunday in these times of social distance. Walking through the note step by step can guide your prayer. Know that you are missed and loved. God will bring us together again!
Along with several announcements, we  have an invitation to a night of Praise and Worship for youth (adults can join to, I did last week).
This note includes a new feature: a Question of the Week
Be sure to go to the bottom of the note for treat.
Thanks for being the Amazing Catholic community that you are!
Dcn. Lincoln
 
Read through the readings found here for this Sunday. Or, you can watch Mass online or on TV (see below for some options).
 
2. Ponder the Question of the Week...
In today's Gospel, we hear that sheep recognize the voice of their shepherd. How do you know when God is speaking to you? 
This question can be discussed with your household right away or at a meal together this week (this might be even better than a homily!) or reflected on personally or in a journal. Spend some time with Mary pondering the Word of God.
This week's question of the week comes from the resource 52 Sundays. Consider signing up for their weekly resources.
 
3. Pray in response to God's Word...
Speak to God about what is on your heart. Attached are some prayers you could pray with others you live with but you can also include your own intentions or just talk to God.
 
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4. Give...
We want to thank those who have continued to support St. Thomas More during this challenging time. Our regular Sunday giving is what enables us to continue our ministry and maintain our staff. Continuing your weekly giving is as simple as mailing your check to:
 
St. Thomas More Parish
1810 b N. McDonald St.
Appleton, WI 54911
you can also give by visiting our parish webiste and clicking on the donate button on the left side.
Thank you for your ongoing financial support during these tough times.
 
5. Stay connected...
Check out the announcements below and in the bulletin.
This week, on Wednesday, May 6, we are inviting you to a virtual Holy Hour at STM* Join us on our Facebook page for a live Holy Hour from 6:30-7:30 pm.
 
You're Invited again this Sunday...
to join us virtually  at STM* - Sunday Talk and Music. STM* will begin 10am on Sunday we will be live streaming music from St. Thomas More with a short talk to prepare us for Mass with Bishop Ricken at 10:30 am (see below for details on Bp. Ricken's Mass) While we can't gather physically, we can gather virtually. Find STM on our Facebook page or click here.
Tune in after STM
Local 5 will be broadcasting a 30-minute Mass celebrated by Bishop Ricken each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on-air and online.
To watch Mass online, visit the link below. The stream will begin precisely at 10:30 a.m., so don’t be alarmed if you don’t see the feed prior to that time.
Other Mass options
Sunday Mass is also available diocesan-wide via broadcast television on ABC affiliate WBAY at 5:30 a.m. Sunday morning, and on CW14 at 8:00 am. Mass is also available on Relevant Radio, 1050 AM at 9 a.m.
St. Thomas More church is open every day from 7:30 am to 4 pm for prayer.
Please no more then 10 in the church at a time and keep social distance. Come and pray!
Fr. Jack will be available at church for the sacrament of Reconciliation from 2-4 pm on Saturdays.
 
“For the one who is least among all of you is the one who is the greatest.”  
Lk. 9:48
“"An exceptional divine mission calls for a corresponding degree of grace."
– Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange
Several parishioners and I celebrated (virtually) a consecration to St. Joseph on May 1, the Feast of St. Joseph the worker. We have been preparing for the last 33 days using the book “Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father” by Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC....
 
Many of our youth have experienced Spiritus at a Wendesday night at the parish or through a Confirmation retreat. Stay connected with these familiar missionaries this Wednesday night. You can join this live event by clicking here on Wed. at 8 pm or going to www.spiritusministries.org for more information.
 
Here's your treat...