Ministries
 
Faith Formation
 
Liturgy
  • Lectors Lectors proclaim the Word of God during all Masses offered throughout the year. Please contact Deacon Steve if you might be interested in learning and assisting with this ministry!  For our trained and currently active Lectors, please click here for our most recent Lector Schedule:  ./Lector Summer 2017 Schedule.pdf
  • Musicians Please consider sharing your musical talents with the community of St. Thomas More. Contact Donna donna@stthomasmoreusc.org
  • Altar Servers Please contact Deacon Steve steve@stthomasmoreusc.org
  • Ushers Please contact Kyle Michel at 803-546-2458

Music
Prayer to St.Cecilia: O glorious Cecilia, 
choosing Death
 over denying your King,
 We pray you 
please to help us,
 As His holy praise we sing!

 We lift our hearts 
in joyous song
 To honor Him this way,
 And while we sing,
 remembering,
 To sing is to doubly pray.

 In our hearts and 
on our tongues
 We offer humble prayer,
 Sent heaven ward
on winged notes,
To praise God dwelling there.

Please contact Donna donna@stthomasmoreusc.org if you play an instrument or would like to sing. Instruction is available. All are welcome. Rehearsals are TH 6:30-7:30 (not mandatory) and 45 min. prior to each Mass.
 
 
Carolina Catholics:  Ministries for USC Undergraduate Students

We have multiple opportunities for our Carolina Catholics (USC Catholic Undergraduate Students) to grow in their faith and intentionally build community.

On Sunday nights we have "Sunday Supper." It begins with the celebration of 5 p.m. Mass and supper follows in our Center, served family-style. It is an opportunity to break bread, make new friends and intentionally build community. You have to eat anyway so, why not eat here, together? For our students, the realization that there are so many others who are walking the same walk with them, having the same struggles and, how we need to support one another - just the importance of community - has been transformative.

'Trifecta Tuesday':

Adoration is from 5-7 p.m. in our Chapel where one can come and spend quality time with our Lord in the presence of His Blessed Sacrament.

We offer the opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation from 5:30-6:30 p.m. within this time on Tuesdays.

Our Daily Mass time on Tuesdays is at 7 p.m.

Daily Mass Wednesday-Friday is celebrated at 12:30 p.m.

For those who are interested in growing deeper in their faith, we have:

'Duc in Altum (which translates to 'Put Out In to the Deep') Faith Reflections. This is a perfect opportunity to gather together for some mid-week encouragement for our Undergraduate students who, together, spearhead the weekly themes which revolve around how to practically live out our beautiful and rich, Catholic faith in today's culture. The Word serves as the foundation and center for these themes. These gatherings are from 1-2 p.m. on the 2nd floor of our Center, upstairs in "The Holy Family" Room.

For those who desire to give of themselves and serve in community service, we have our 'Works of Mercy':

On Wednesday nights, we meet on our Center Front Porch at 7:30 p.m. and we drive together to Finlay Park to help serve food to the homeless, in conjunction with the 153 Project. We finish around 9:00 p.m.

On Thursday evenings, we meet on our Center Front Porch at 6:15 p.m. and walk together down the street to the Christopher Tower. It is low-income housing for senior citizens and is owned by the Knights of Columbus. We engage in a ministry of presence there and work to build relationships with the residents. It only costs 40 cents for each Bingo card you'd like to play alongside them. It is impossible to not leave with a smile on your face. We finish at 7:30 p.m.

Our Catholic Campus Ministry here at USC strives to offer opportunities for our young people to grow in one's personal relationship with Christ, as well as various opportunities to go and be Christ for others. Just about every night of the week offers something different. The Faith Formation Staff at St. Thomas More's goal in their walking with the students is single-hearted: to form intentional disciples. We are here to know, love and serve Him. And, we have a focus on Mission, as we are sent forth by the sacramental graces we abundantly receive by the extravagant Giver of every good and perfect gift.

"Mission is always the fruit of a life which knows what is it to be found and healed, encountered and forgiven. Mission is born of a constant experience of God's merciful anointing."

-Pope Francis

 
Please contact our Office of Campus Ministry if you are wanting to get more involved and tap in to community:  raquel@stthomasmoreusc.org

Religious Education/Youth Ministry/CCD
The first catechists in any child’s life are the family members with whom he or she lives. What happens at home – both positive and negative – provides lessons for life. In the family, faith is shared as part of the unfolding of daily life. The home or “domestic church” provides a real place in which a child learns to live his or her faith as well as understanding it.

Our goal at St. Thomas More is to create a program of lifelong faith formation that is centered in and flows out of the events of Church life with a particular focus on the spiritual and religious needs of the students at the University of South Carolina. The majority of our programs are directed at college aged students, but we also provide resources, including religious education, for parents wishing to educate their children in the Catholic faith.

Please contact Deacon Steve Brown for information about religious education.
We encourage you to join us either for the RCIA or to contact Deacon Steve Brown at 803.799.5870 or via email steve@stthomasmoreusc.org with any questions about Catholicism.
 
Spirituality
Adoration on Tuesdays from 5-7 p.m.
Prayer 
          - Devotion to Saint Mary Help of Christians and Sacred Heart of Jesus take place at the end of Mass on Wednesday and Friday, respectively.