Daily Reflection

Daily Reflection:
Thursday, June 11, 2020

Thank You Women’s Guild!
On Wednesday, May 27, Henrietta Black, President of the Women’s Guild, along with her Board of Officers met with me in the STM Parking Lot.
We all were masked and spatially distant from each other, in the event you were wondering!
It was there that I was presented with a check for $20,000 for our Parish. It was the net proceeds from their fundraising activities for this year.
What an amazing amount…especially in light of their curtailed fundraising efforts because of the pandemic.
Can you only imagine if the year was able to continue as planned!
Needless to say, I was “tickled pink” with the amount that was given to the Parish.
My directive from Henri and the Board was that this donation should be used as needed for the Parish especially in light of the challenges the Parish is facing during these difficult days.
Women of the Guild, thank you for the trust you extend to me and to our Business Manager/Director of Development, Ron Briseno, as to how these funds are to be directed!
The donations of the Women’s Guild were recently reviewed.
Since its beginning in 1989 and until today, the Women’s Guild has financially supported STM to the tune of $350,000!!
Each year when I meet with the Women for their Installation of Officers and for the opportunity to receive their donation for that year’s fundraising, the core of my talk to them is the same:
“Ladies, you are no fuss, no muss…you go about your activities…you are highly organized…you create so many fundraising activities and you have great fun along the way…it really is not fund-raising…it is fun-raising…you let me know when and where you need me…and you place those events on my calendar…you support me and do not burden me…what you do just ‘shouts’ the commitment you have to St. Thomas More Parish…you are so totally supportive of the Pastor and the Parish Staff…I think we have a ‘love fest’ happening…also you are so supportive of all the Parish women and you create so many opportunities for ways in which the women of the Parish can support and network with each other…Thank You…Thank You…Thank You!”
I think that my great love and support for the Women of the Guild was demonstrated at their last fun-raiser, “Pretty in Pink.” I wore pink pants, but I will save that story for another time!
Again, to Henri Black and her Board of Officers thank you for another great year. 
For all that has been “Thank you!” For all that will be “Yes!”
--Fr. Mike

Daily Mass for June 10

Welcome back to Mass in person!
If you wish to attend Mass in person, please choose just one of the following so that we can better accommodate all who wish to attend. Only 100 people may attend each Mass.

Saturday, June 13, 5:00pm
Sunday, June 14, 8:30am
Sunday, June 14, 10:30am
Sunday, June 14, 1:00pm (Vietnamese)
Tuesday, June 16, 8:15am
Thursday June 18, 8:15am

Many of us make our contributions when we attend Mass each week. Our Parish still needs our weekly contributions even though we cannot attend Mass, so that we can continue providing services and ministering to you. Please consider giving online, using text-to-give, or mailing in your contributions to STM at 1450 S. Melrose Dr., Oceanside, CA 92056. Thank you!

If you know Parishioners or have family/friends who do not have access to email, please share this information with them. Thank you!

If you or anyone you know needs anything, please contact the Parish Office. We are closed but checking voice mail regularly and will do our best to help. You may also call
2-1-1 for assistance with resources of various types.

The bulletin link is available in every email we send (see golden orange button below. People without email or internet access will be able call the Parish Office and leave a message requesting a bulletin via snail mail each week during this time. Thank you!
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The Larger Church 
Small Group Series Opportunity for Young Adults

Dear Friends,
Please join, seminarians, religious sisters, deacons and wives, and faithful Catholics who will host a seven week series called Baptized in the Lord. The series begins on the week prior to the Sunday of June 21 and concludes on August 2. These leaders are excited to host Zoom meetings for groups of up to ten members. Reflect on the Sunday’s Readings through the Christ in Our Neighborhood process. There are no fees for these meetings. It is simply our hosts way of letting you know you are loved. There is a limit of ten members per group, so register early.
Simply select a day and hour that meets your schedule and our Christ in Our Neighborhood Team will connect you with your host. 
Thank you and bless you!
--Bishop John Dolan

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