St Thomas More Catholic Church

Coralville, North Liberty and Iowa City

We’re moving websites

Posted by brancamp21 on April 3, 2014

St. Thomas More has updated its website.  Find the most current news and information at


Thanks and Have a Blessed Day

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Ash Wednesday Masses

Posted by duncanjudy on March 5, 2014

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Masses will be held on Wednesday, March 5 at 9am and 6pm at St. Thomas More Church

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Social Justice Commission-Food Collection Report

Posted by duncanjudy on February 17, 2014

St. Thomas More 2013 Food Collection Report

“What you have done for the least of my children, you have done for Me”

2013:  3346 pounds

11/2011-present:  7150 pounds

“What you have given, with nothing left to give, you have given Me”

2013:  $1808.75   (1/3 to each pantry); additional individual donation of $200 to NLFP 12/13; additional individual donation of $200 to Iowa City Free Lunch Program Kitchen Appliance Fund 12/13.

10/11-present:  $4794.84

Benefitting:  Johnson Co. Crisis Center, Coralville Ecumenical and North Liberty Food Pantries

Thank you for your amazing generosity!

Social Justice Commission

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Coming Soon-Ash Wednesday Soup Supper

Posted by duncanjudy on February 15, 2014

soupOur Ash Wednesday Masses will be held at 9am and 6pm on Wednesday, March 5th.  There will be a soup supper following the 6pm Mass.  All are welcome!

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Religious Education Classes Underway

Posted by duncanjudy on October 1, 2013

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Religious Education Classes have now begun and are off to a great start!

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“Make A Difference” Day

Posted by duncanjudy on September 15, 2013

September 28, 2013, is our bi-annual Make A Difference Day in collaboration with the Ministry Outreach (all churches in North LIberty and Saint Thomas More). Volunteers are needed to perform indoor/outdoor tasks such as yardwork, small repairs, painting, etc. Anyone with a specialty such as carpentry, plumbing or electrical skills is asked to consider volunteering their talents. Hours are 9am-12pm, 12pm-3pm, or the whole day if you wish. St. Thomas More parishioners who reside in North Liberty may also apply to have tasks done around their home–no eligibility requirements.
St. Thomas More–let’s make a difference on September 28th!

Contact Cecilia Roudabush at 665-2749 for more info.

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Stewardship Tailgate Ministry Fair

Posted by brancamp21 on September 9, 2013

Stewardship Fair

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Posted by reoffice on August 28, 2013

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**Are you a faith-filled person who cares about young people?
**Are you excited about being Catholic and eager to share your faith with others?
**Do you recognize your baptismal call to share your gifts in service to others?
**Are you willing to give a few hours a week in preparation time and class time to invite children to learn about God?
**Are you open to the challenge of learning more about your faith?
**Are you willing to be a model of what it means to be a healthy, caring Christian person living in the world today?

If your answer to most of these questions is “Yes,” then you should consider being a catechist for St. Thomas More religious education / faith formation classes!

Our class schedule:
Sundays, 9:45 -10:45, kindergarten – 2nd grade
Mondays, 6:30 - 7:45, kindergarten – 5th grade
Wednesdays, 4:00 – 5:15, kindergarten – 5th grade
Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:15, 6th – 8th grade

Please contact Joan Garrity:, or 319-337-4231

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Sacrament of Confirmation Registration

Posted by duncanjudy on August 6, 2013


Registration for the Sacrament of Confirmation will be held August 17-18 and August 24-25 in the Narthex after each Mass.

Students in grades 9-12 may register for the Sacrament of Confirmation.  Families must be registered members of St. Thomas More Parish.

Confirmation Fee is $130.00 (checks made payable to St. Thomas More RE)

Please contact St. Thomas More Youth Minister Michelle Montgomery at  for further info.

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St. Thomas More Youth Group

Posted by duncanjudy on August 6, 2013


St. Thomas More T-E-A-M:   Together Everyone Achieves More

Youth Group will be meeting once a month to:

  • Grow as a young community
  • Grow spiritually
  • Learn to live out the Gospel by word, actions and deeds
  • Play, laugh, sing and enjoy each other as  young Catholic youth

Monthly Youth TEAM News “Bulletins” will be sent to your email address  when completed registered forms are in.
This TEAM News “Together Everyone Achieves More” will be written and designed with photos of youth events by the youth of St. Thomas More.

Come and invest in your faith and the love of God!

Registration for Youth Group is August 17-18 and August 24-25 in the Narthex after each Mass.

Youth Group Fee $25.00 (checks made payable to St. Thomas More RE)

Please contact St. Thomas More Youth Minister Michelle Montgomery at for further information.

Youth Group TEAM Schedule 2013-2014 (2)

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Welcome to Michelle Montgomery

Posted by duncanjudy on June 26, 2013

St. Thomas More Parish welcomes Michelle Montgomery as our new Director of Youth Ministry!
Michelle’s email address is:
and her phone will be: 337-2173 ext. 111

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2013-2014 Religious Education Registration

Posted by duncanjudy on May 28, 2013

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Registration Materials are available by clicking on the “Religious Education” tab at the top of the page or on the kiosk in the Church Narthex.

Classes begin the week of September 22, 2013.

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Saint Thomas More Tithing Grant Application

Posted by duncanjudy on May 20, 2013

The St. Thomas More Social Justice Commission is accepting applications for June 2013 Tithing Grants due by May 29th. A total of $7150 will be distributed due to your generous donations of $14,300 for tithing grants in December 2012.

Applications must be submitted by current members of STM.


Tithing Grant App 2013

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Letter from Cheryl Campion, St. Thomas More Office Manager

Posted by duncanjudy on April 16, 2013

In July 1990 I received a phone call from my friend Father Bob Busher. He was pastor at St. Patrick’s, IC, having left St. Thomas More a year prior. Fr. B. said Fr. Hitch and STM were looking for someone to replace Irene Baxter, who was retiring after 12 years. I met with Father Hitch and the rest is history. In June I will finish my 23rd and final year as your office manager.
What a great job this has been. Fr. Hitch and Fr. Wally have made the time fly by – two great bosses! I have seen many changes over the years. We bought our first computer in late 1990 and my days of composing the bulletin on a typewriter were behind me. The biggest change would have to be leaving the old location. I loved that old frat house and all the headaches that came with it.
My personal life brought changes as well. I married my long-time friend, Bear. He spent countless hours over the years on “honey-do” lists for me at STM. One of my favorites was the installation of a hand rail in the stairwell at the old Parish Center so Maxine and Louise could still stop in for a visit and attend their Bible study. Fr. Hitch officiated at my mom’s funeral in 1997. The large plant outside my office door is from her funeral. Please see that it continues to flourish – it loves that spot Jake – my grandson, is now a freshman in college and he welcomed a brother, Dylan in 2009. I plan to spend more time with them (hope Jake isn’t reading this or he will run like the wind!). Along with more grey hair, age is bringing a desire to see old friends and new places. Bear hopes to retire this December so we want to camp more and catch up on home projects.
My plan is to welcome Father Page in June, help train my replacement and use some of my vacation days. My last day will be July 31.
I have met many wonderful people at STM, some have become like family. I also gained life-long friends I get to take with me when I leave! Thank you for the opportunity to work for and with you. I will truly miss my days at St. Thomas More.

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Holy Week Schedule

Posted by duncanjudy on March 28, 2013


Holy Thursday, March 28-6pm Mass

Good Friday, March 29-6pm Service

Holy Saturday, March 30-8:15pm Mass

Easter Sunday, March 31-8:30am Mass and 11:00am Mass

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