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St. Thomas More Catholic Parish

Baptism of the Lord

Pastor's Notes - Baptism of the Lord

Msgr. Thomas Fryar By Msgr. Thomas Fryar

This week’s celebration of the Baptism of our Lord calls to mind the importance of that great sacrament in each of our lives. It is the initiator of grace that brought us into the family of God, enabling us, as Paul so beautifully says, to call God “abba,” or father.

Prayer

Prayer and Penitence

Msgr. Thomas Fryar By Msgr. Thomas Fryar

This month marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. The violence, cruelty and inhumanity that was uncovered after the war was so horrible that even today there are some who say it couldn’t have actually happened.

Couple on Bench

Faith - Fully, Courageously and Joyously

Msgr. Thomas Fryar By Msgr. Thomas Fryar

There is no little irony in the fact that last weekend I was away to celebrate a family wedding at the same time that our nation turned the definition of marriage in a completely new direction with the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriages.

Father Son Walk

Blessed Father's Day

Msgr. Thomas Fryar By Msgr. Thomas Fryar

Blessed Father’s Day to all the fathers, godfathers and foster fathers in our community. As we take this day to remember the blessing you are in our lives and families, know that we are truly grateful for the way you help show us not only your loving care, but most especially the love and care...