RIP Anna

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Thank you to everyone who joined in the virtual prayer vigil in remembrance of Anna Donnermeyer, a parishioner and staff member of St Thomas More parish. Please continue to pray for the Donnermeyer family and all who loved Anna who are affected by this news.

During the prayer vigil, the sun shone a little brighter outside. We like to think that was Anna's big smile to all of us in thanksgiving during this time together.

If you did not have a chance to view the prayer vigil or would like to watch it again, please click the link below to access the recorded video. A program for the prayer vigil is also available for download.

Grief Support at St Thomas More Parish Available...

If you are grieving the loss of Anna and would like to talk with someone, ministers at the parish are standing by to assist you. Please contact Irene Skarban, Pastoral Associate, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. (You do NOT need to be a parishioner to talk with someone.) We are happy to serve everyone in need and to provide referrels when necessary for further counseling. We are walking this road together. Please share this contact information with anyone who you think would benefit from talking with a compassionate listener in this time.

Click the 'read more' link below for additional resources, including videos and a link to Anna's obituary.

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Connecting with Faith at College

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Heading to college?  Stay connected to your faith through your college Newman Center and/or FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students)!  Make friends in faith and have positive experiences that will last a lifetime!  Use the links above to find contact information for your school!

Share this information with other college-bound friends and family members!

Please share college / other new addresses as young adults move out of home.  This will assist with young adult ministry efforts.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Thank you!

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Other Young Adult Opportunities

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STM Young Adult Ministry

Warming Shelter - Help prepare / donate food or serve a meal at the Warming Shelter.  STM is providing meals on November 6-9, 2019.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

Pillars - STM is scheduled to help with child care at the Pillars Adult & Family Shelter (formerly the Emergency Shelter), 400 N Division St, one  Tuesday per month from 6:30PM-8:00PM.  We will be caring for children ages 0-5 while their parents attend a group support meeting.  Youth and Young Adults, as well as families are invited to volunteer.  Interested?  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up.  Thank you for considering assisting with this special need for the homeless in our community.

Program & Pie - All are invited to attend the monthly CIA-Faith Mission Operatives programs at the Xavier Fine Arts Theatre!  For presentation dates and themes: https://sites.google.com/site/ciafmo/events-1. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you'd like to attend together and meet for food / refreshments afterward to discuss!

Coffee & Conversation - Join us at 8:30 am at Copper Rock across from Appleton North High School on AASD’s monthly Late Start days. This is a time for high school students, as well as college-aged young adutls! Enjoy a 12 oz drink – our treat. We’ll visit, share a scripture verse of the day, and pray together.  Rsvp by 3:00 PM the day before to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Cookies & Conversation - XHS juniors and seniors, stop by our table in the Gathering Area for a cookie & visit during your lunch hour on Mass days!  No need to RSVP, but if you'd like to email any prayer requests, please do so at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Coming up next summer - Faith Factor!  - Faith Factor is a local youth service week during the summer.  This year's dates are still TBD.  Young adutls, we'd love to have you as chaperones as we make a difference in our community!  For information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  *Must be VIRTUS trained.

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Young Adults (ages 18-39) – You are valued members of our parish community!
God Bless You! ~ Anna Donnermeyer, Coordinator of YA Ministry

Fox Valley & Diocesan Young Adult Ministry

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Fox Valley Catholic Young Adults - This group holds various events throughout the year, such as Brewing the Faith, social events and more. Connect with them on Facebook!

Diocese of Green Bay Young Adults - 'Like' this group on Facebook to connect with diocese-wide Young Adult events, information and more!  

Young Adult Faith Sharing Group - Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm, beginning in October. Hosted at St. Therese Parish, Appleton. https://www.st-therese.com/87

Cor Jesu - Speaker followed by Adoration and Confession. Offered the First Thursday of the month, starting in October. Hosted by St. Mary Parish, Appleton by Spiritus Ministries. https://www.spiritusministries.org/cor-jesu

Young Adult and Young Family Potluck Brunch - Each 2nd Sunday of the month, join in the 8:30 am Mass at St. Pius X Parish, Appleton. Potluck brunch follows Mass. https://www.stpiusappleton.org/ministry/young-adult-ministry

Frassati Group (17-24 year olds) - Sunday Morning Brunch and Reflection, held every Sunday from 11:30-1 pm. Join in 10:30 am Mass, beginning on September 16th. Hosted at St. Mary’s Parish in Menasha, 522 Second St, Menasha, WI 54952

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Weekend Young Adult Retreats – Check out Catholic Youth Expeditions! (18-29 year olds)
Expedition Dates: Oct 12-14, Nov 2-4, Dec. 28-30, Jan 18-20, Feb 8-10, Mar 15-17, Apr 18-21 Triduum
Silent Retrets: Oct 26-28, Jan 4-6, Feb 1-3, Mar 29-31 http://cyexpeditions.org/expeditions-1/

Praying for Families

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We are praying for you!  St. Thomas More is praying for each parish family by name during the weekday 7:00 a.m. Masses!  This is the 2nd year we are doing so.  We believe in the power of prayer!

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