Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 9:37 AM
Beginning August first, our Mass times on Sunday are 8:30 and 10:30. Saturday Mass time remains at 5 pm.
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Welcome to St. Thomas More Parish

Our mission is to become the real presence of Christ through prayer, education, worship and service

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DAILY MASS: 
TUESDAY-FRIDAY-  9:00 AM
WEDNESDAY 8:30AM (SEPT-JUNE)


WEEKEND MASS:
  Saturday- 5:00 PM
Sunday- 8:30AM and 10:30AM

ONLINE MASS:
Saturday and Sunday Mass will be available every Saturday at 7pm


CONFESSION:  3:30pm every Saturday in the Church
OR BY APPOINTMENT

 

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time | 09.19.2021

 

Click the link below for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Mass recording from St. James Cathedral

 

CURRENT MASS IS RECORDED 
check HERE to view the previous  Masses
 

 

 

St. Thomas More INVITES you to the CHURCH'S DEDICATION AND CONSECRATION OF THE ALTAR 

SEPTEMBER 26, 2021
12 NOON - 2:30 PM

SPACE IS LIMITED
Please RSVP to Cathy
425-743--2929 ext 100 or
email:  cathyb@stmp.org

COVID 19 GUIDANCE

No Catholic Religious Exemption for COVID-19 Vaccination
For Catholics, there is no religious ground for refusing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The Holy Father and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith have clearly stated that it is morally acceptable to receive the exisiting COVID-19 vaccines. Beyond that, the Holy Father has made it clear that receiving the vaccine is in keeping with our Catholic faith. 

Yesterday, Archbishop Etienne sent a letter to all parish leaders, which read:

“Regarding religious exemptions to any COVID-19 vaccine mandate, the Archdiocese of Seattle is instructing its clergy not to provide or sign documents claiming a religious exemption. Similarly, it is not our place to sign any exemptions based on personal conscience. That is between each individual and their employer. ...

“As you decline these requests, be gentle and pastoral with those who ask. They are our brothers and sisters in Christ. Affirm that the Church also emphasizes the voluntary nature of vaccinations. Share your desire to accompany them and encourage them to consider what other steps they will take to protect the vulnerable and look after the common good.”



 

New Mandates
The COVID case count in Washington is extremely high and exploding across the state. Due to this exponential growth and the desire to keep people safe and open schools this fall, Governor Inslee announced two new mandates yesterday. We are waiting for the final proclamation from his office, which means there are nuanced areas that we do not yet have answers toPlease be patient as we wait for the final legal language, which may impact how we approach these mandates.

In the meantime, the main points are:

  • Indoor Mask Mandate:
     This universal indoor mask mandate will take effect Monday, August 23. This means: 
    • All employees, volunteers and visitors must wear a mask while inside any building on a parish campus.
    • All teachers, staff, volunteers, students, and visitors must wear a mask while inside any school building.
    • All parishioners must wear a mask during all indoor Masses.
      • Please note, anyone with a medical exemption should not be turned away.
         
  • Vaccination Mandate for Schools: K-12 educators, staff, coaches, bus drivers and school volunteers will have until October 18 to be fully vaccinated. This means:
    • All Catholic school staff, teachers, administrators, coaches, bus drivers and volunteers must be vaccinated.
    • Medical exemptions are allowed.
    • There is no religious exemption for Catholics.(See conscience exemption explanation below.)

 

 

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PARISH LIFE UPDATE

2021-22 Faith Formation Programs

CHILDREN'S FAITH FORMATION FALL CLASSES
 Registration is now OPEN for Kindergarten through 5th grade. Registration form is available HERE. For questions about the program, please contact Sharon in the Parish Office

YOUTH, CONFIRMATION and YOUTH PROGRAMS
Will begin again in September, please CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


ADULT SCRIPTURE STUDY
The Adult Scripture Study group will explore “Angels in the Bible”
by George M. Smiga of Little Rock Scripture Study. 
It’s a 7 session class  that  meets every Monday through zoom at 1:30 pm
and Tuesday in-person at a 10 am
beginning Oct. 4 –Nov. 15, 2021.
Contact Violeta Juzon at violetaj@stmp.org 

 

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)
Our Inquiry Sessions are on Mondays at 7pm starting in September via Zoom. Please join us. There is no commitment. If you are interested in the Inquiry Sessions, please contact Sharon, the RCIA Coordinator at sharong@stmp.org for more information or the Zoom link.

 

 

For more information contact:
Sharon Guerrero- Pastoral Assistant for Faith Formation
sharong@stmp.org
Kelly Orozco- Pastoral Assistant for Youth Mnistry
kellyo@stmp.org

425-743-2929

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STMP SCHOOL UPDATE

   

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Health and Wellness
Virtual Cardio❤︎Pump classes
 

 

 

 

Mass during
COVI
D 19

August 19, 2021
August 11, 2021
JULY 4, 2021
Masks Optional/ updated Covid 

JUNE 2021
May 13, 2021 Religious and Faith Based Guidance

COVID GUIDELINES

FUNERAL

 

WEEKLY CALENDAR

 

GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD HE GAVE

 

link to your diocese

 

Archbishop Paul Etienne, DD, STL
Reflecting the Good
News of Christ
Pastoral Letters, blogs.....

 

 

 

 

CATHOLIC WEB LINKS
Sacredheartradio.org

www.marriageuniqueforareason.org
www.21stcenturycatholicevangel
ization.org

Washington State Catholic Conference
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Catholic Refugee and Immigration Services
Fr. Jim Northrop
Northwest Catholic Magazine

https://catholicmasstime.org/church/st-thomas-more/17489/

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