St. Thomas More Parish, in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, is located in Withamsville, Ohio, 20 minutes east of downtown Cincinnati. With approximately 1600 families, the parish is served by a full time Pastor, Deacons, Pastoral Associates, Director of Religious Education, a Director of Music, Maintenance staff, and Business Manager. The parish elementary school serves students in pre-school through grade 8.
Winter 2018 Dedicated Disciples Groups
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SYMBOLON, Part 1 (5-10 sessions): Too often we try to live a faith we don't know or understand. Symbolon: Knowing the Faith explains the essentials of the Catholic Faith in a way that will inform our minds and inspire our hearts. (Led by Fr. Bill)
FOOTPRINTS OF GOD: THE STORY OF SALVATION FROM ABRAHAM TO AUGUSTINE (5-9 SESSIONS): This is a video series hosted by popular Catholic author, speaker, and apologist Steve Ray. Meet the people and see the places that shaped the salvation story through Scripture and Church history.
LECTIO EVANGELIZATION: (6-10 sessions): Who better to look to for guidance on evangelization than the Apostles and disciples of the early Church? And what better place to read their stories than in the firsthand account of the Acts of the Apostles? In the ten-part series Evangelization and the Acts of the Apostles, Dr. Mary Healy combines insightful biblical study with Church teaching and practical advice to show how modern Catholics can effectively impact their world for Jesus Christ.
BELOVED, LIVING MARRIAGE (4-6 sessions): Understanding the true meaning of marriage is one thing, living it out is another. Beloved: Living Marriage examines the day-to-day challenges of being united as husband and wife, while maintaining individuality. (Led by Deacon Michael)
WHO AM I TO JUDGE? (5-8 sessions): What is “right” and “wrong”? Is there a right and wrong for everyone, all the time? These are difficult questions to discuss in our culture. We live in a society that supports the opinion that each person should make up his or her own morality—that there is no moral truth that applies to everyone. This program will explore the classical view of morality and find that it’s not merely a set of guiding principles for theoretical situations—it is an entire way of life.
HAPPINESS (5-7 sessions): Using Fr. Spitzer's proven paradigm, "The Four Levels of Happiness", we move through episodes dealing with unhappiness and depression, and then to evidence for our transcendent and eternal life. We examine the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and finally, we learn how to properly deal with and benefit from suffering.
NEW! MODERN MEDIA (1-5 sessions):Smartphones, social networks, apps, data plans, texting, Wi-Fi, tablets, headphones… these things are not necessarily good or bad, but they are incredibly powerful. Using modern media can either hinder our ability to discern God’s voice in the silence of the heart, or it can be a tool for learning and evangelization. This study looks at modern media from a Christian perspective, dives into the unprecedented influence it has on our lives, and gives us some practical tools to live vibrant Christian lives in a media-saturated culture.
NEW! BOOK STUDY ON ISLAM: Inside Islam: A Guide for Catholics utilizes a popular question-and-answer format so that all Catholics—both the theological novice and the well-catechized—can learn the basics of Islam. Co-authors Robert Spencer and Daniel Ali, a convert from Islam, give you a solid understanding.
Will take place on Saturday, February 10, 2018 after the 4:00 pm Mass. Those couples who have celebrated their 25th, 40th, 50th, 60th, 65th and 70th anniversaries in 2017 should have received an invitation to be our guest. All married couples are invited to attend. Reservations are accepted for $40 per couple, which includes a fabulous meal as well as unlimited drinks consisting of beer, wine, coffee and soft drinks (the $40 fee must be paid at the time the reservation is placed). All RSVPs must go through Kate at the Parish Office 753-2550 and be received no later than Friday, February 2nd.