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(The newsletter formerly known as Family Flyer)
MoreFest 2016 is this Saturday - we look forward to seeing you there!

Thank you all who have signed-up to volunteer, donated soda, donated wine, and for those of you who plan to attend MoreFest this Saturday! Your assistance is greatly appreciated! See you Saturday! Remember to continue to spread the word and invite friends, family, and neighbors, and I look forward to my first MoreFest and Dunk Tank experience!

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam,

James Olsen
Advancement Director

Special Note: 

As a community, it is our privilege to come alongside those among us who are in need. We have been asked to communicate this special request and I ask each of you to prayerfully consider partaking in helping this family in crisis! Thank you for considering!

Dear STM families,
A family at my school (Ascension in North Minneapolis) lost everything due to a flood.  They have an 8 year old boy, 13 year old boy, and a 17 year old girl.  I'm collecting sheets, blankets, towels, etc.  If you happen to have anything that you would like to donate, I'll be at Morefest this Saturday afternoon.  If you can't find me, you can give them to Laurie Barrett. 
Thank you SO much!

Tracy Carpenter, former STM 2nd grade teacher

Thursday, Sept. 29
Pack 45 Cub Scouts Meeting in STM Auditorium

Saturday, Oct. 1

Sunday, Oct. 8
Blessing of Animals Mass
Mass of the Holy Spirit

Our students had a blast at the Catholic Schools Center of Excellence (CSCOE)  Outdoor Mass of the Holy Spirit at CHS Field! The weather held as we celebrated our Catholic unity in Christ!

MoreFest 2016

MoreFest 2016 is only weeks away!  Come join the party on Saturday, October 1 from 

For the kids, there will be games, crazy hair, and inflatables! This year, we will also feature our new Advancement Director, Mr. Olsen, in the dunk tank along with Ms. Koenig, Mr. Pryor, and Rob, our resident Jesuit Novice!

Dunk Tank Tentative Schedule:
12pm - Ms. Koenig
1pm - Mr. Pryor
2pm - Mr. Olsen
3pm - Rob 

For the adults, there will be a beer and wine tent as well as the ever popular Wine Ring Toss and Prize Lotto.   

You also don't want to miss the  RAFFLE DRAWING!  Grand prize is $1500, with two secondary winners of $500 each.

12PM-4PM Festival
4:30PM Mass
5:30PM-8:30PM Spaghetti Dinner ($5 Indiv/$20 Family), bingo, and raffle draw

 Come for the food, stay for the camaraderie, and have some fun!
Thank you to our current sponsors:  
I f you would like to explore sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to James Olsen at or call 651-224-4836

Earn Cash for STM with Box Tops
Buy, Clip, Send and Earn!
We NEED your Box Tops!!!  Get busy clipping those Box Tops.  October is the month to turn them into cash for our school.  We collected almost $700 last year for our school.  
A few places to look for boxtops.....
1.  Check your kitchen cupboards, the pantry, and even the refrigerator.
2.  Do not forget your tissue boxes and office supplies. 
3.  Ask your family, friends, and even your neighbors! 
Do you have a Smart Phone?  Box Tops for Education has launched a Box Tops Bonus App to help schools earn even more.  Download the App, find offers, buy products and scan your receipts.  And you can still clip the boxtop for cash for our school!
Do you want to send your kids on a scavenger hunt to find boxtops?  Print a collection sheet and have fun finding those boxtops.  Each one is worth 10 cents.
Collection boxes are located outside of the School Office, downstairs on the Preschool table and in the "Community Corner" at the Church.  
Thanks so much and keep clipping!!!

Join Us For a  Blessing of the Animals!

Saturday, October 8, we will be hosting a special blessing of the animals in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi at 10AM on the front (Summit Avenue) steps of the church.  

The equine (horse) division of the S aint Paul Police Department will be joining us this year; and we're hoping to host their canine division as well. Bring your beloved pets from cats & dogs to birds & fish & everything in between.  The ritual will be short and sweet; with plenty of fun and animal crackers. 

Sign-Up for the Saint Thomas More Youth Choir 

Open to Singers in Grades 3 thru 8!

Our Youth Choir sings for scheduled Sunday masses throughout the choir season - often joining forces with our Adult Choir.  If we can get at least 12 voices together, Youth Choir rehearsals will start on Wednesday, October 26 (from 4:15 to 5pm) in the Church (enter through Pastoral Center).  

This is a great opportunity to have fun while meeting other kids to make music and serve the worshiping assembly.  Active in sports? Don't let that stop you. Where there's a will, we find a way!  

Contact Dana at or leave a message at 651-227-7669 x 306.

Volunteers Needed

Our Advancement Director, James Olsen, needs volunteers with knowledge in the following areas:
                • Marketing
                • Branding
                • Video Production
                • Print/Publishing
                • Graphic Design
                • Archiving
                • Database data entry
If you are able to assist in these areas, or know of others with the skills and interest to do so, please reach out to James Olsen at - thank you!
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