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					St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church                                                                                   8501 Calumet Avenue, Munster, IN 46321
                  Mission Statement : With the grace and guidance of the Holy Spirit, and through Sacred Scripture and
                  Tradition, the Saint Thomas More Parish Family welcomes all to join us on our journey in faith and celebration
                  as we proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ, especially in loving service to those in need. As part of the Universal
                  Church, we witness to the dignity of every person. All this we do to give glory and honor to God.
Pastoral Staff                                                                                                Sacramental Information
Pastor ........................................ Reverend Michael J. Yadron; Ext. 312                          Confessions
                                                                      myadron@stm-church.com                  Saturdays ................................................................ 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Associate Pastor .....................Reverend Michael J. Hoffman; Ext. 314                                   First Friday ..............................1/2 hour before the 6:30 a.m. Mass
                                                                    mhoffman@stm-church.com                   Baptisms .............................. First and Third Sundays at 1:00 p.m.
Deacons ................................................................... Mr. Joseph Stodola                          Parents must be registered parishioners and regularly
.............................................................................. Dr. Napoleon Tabion
                                                                                                                        attending at least six months before the baptism. At least
Director of Development ................................ Noreen Bickel; Ext. 330
                                                                                                                        one of the godparents must be a practicing Catholic.
Pastoral Care ................................. Deacon Napoleon Tabion; Ext. 315
Dir. Religious Formation ... Sister Marilyn Hettinger, O.S.B.; Ext. 332
                                                                                                              Pre Baptism Class .....................................2nd Tuesday 7:00 p.m.
                                                                                                              Parents must call the Parish Office to schedule class and/or Baptism.
                                                                                                              Marriage.............. Must be a registered, practicing member of the
Parish Office Staff                                                                                                                    parish at least six months before beginning the
Office Hours:M-F 8:00 ~ 8:00 / Sat. 8:00 a.m. ~ 4:00 p.m.                                                                              six month preparation program for marriage.
Web Site www.stm-church.com                                                                                   Communion calls and visits to Hospitals and Homebound: Call
E-mail address is: parish.office@stm-church.com                                                               the Parish Office for Sacraments at hospital or at home.
Office Phone………. 836-8610                                Office Fax ........... 836-9185
Bulletin Editor ............................................. Mrs. Candy Ally; Ext. 311
E-mail address for bulletin is: bulletin@stm-church.com                                                       New Parishioner Registration
Bookkeeper .........................................Mrs. Barbara Gondeck Ext. 307                             To make it as convenient as possible for you, new parishioners may
Daytime Receptionist .................................Mrs. Susan Strain; Ext. 310                             register at any time in the Parish Office.
Evening Receptionist ..............................Ms. Veronica Brtos; Ext. 310
                                                                                                              New Parishioner Orientation
                                                                                                              New parishioners are invited to attend a New Parishioner Orienta-
Pastoral Ministries                                                                                           tion at 9:00 a.m. in the Solar Room on the last Sunday of every
Circle of Prayer ......................................... Mary Jo Humpfer 836-5002                           month. If you have not yet registered and want more information
Environment & Art ..............................................Jean Bados 836-8610                           about our parish, you are welcome to attend the orientation.
Eucharistic Ministers ...................................Mr. Jerry Reach 322-5754
Hospitality Ministry .........................................Jim D’Orazio 838-9343
Lectors ...............................................................Jo Ann Long 836-5678                   St. Thomas More Religious Formation
Music Ministry .................... Miss Angie Lorandos 836-8610, Ext. 338                                    Pre-Kindergarten through 8th Grade
Nursery ................................................... Kaaren A. Mashura 836-5079                        Office Hours:M-F 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
St. Vincent dePaul ........................... Mrs. Sharon Marmalejo 836-8610                                 Formation Phone............................................................................. 836-8610
SVDP Youth Conference .........................Clare McCullough 838-4104                                      Director .......................................Sister Marilyn Hettinger, O.S.B.; Ext. 332
Vocations Committee .............................. Mrs. Mary Kochis 322-7262                                  Administrative Assistant ..................................Mrs. Audrey Frigo; Ext. 336
                                                                                                              Grades K through 8 ~ Wed. & Thurs. 4:30 ~ 6:00 p.m.
Pastoral Council
Margot Blocher ................................................................ David Kapala                  Pastoral Commissions Chairpersons
Cathy Delgado..............................................................Nancy Klawitter                    Formation/Education ...................Sister Marilyn Hettinger, O.S.B.; Ext 332
Wendy Depa ...................................Kaaren A. Mashura, Council Chair                                Parish Life....................................................................... Mrs. Jean Thornton
Jim D’Orazio ..................................................................... Paul Propson               Peace & Social Justice .................................................. Mrs. Barbara Shaver
Patrick Feeney................................................................ Virgil Ramirez                 Spirituality & Worship ....................................................Mrs. Joyce Stodola
Lynn Tabion                                                                                                   Stewardship...............................................................................Diane Houser

St. Thomas More School                                                                                        Parish Organizations
Pre-School through 8th Grade                                                                                  Altar & Rosary Society ...............................................Ruth Banas 836-5387
                                                                                                              Elizabeth Ministry ............................................Kathy Dominguez 924-9212
Office Hours: M-F 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.                                                                      Holy Name Society.......................................................Joe Adams 865-3566
School web site ~ www.stm-school.com                                                                          Senior Citizens ..................................................Eleanor Schveiger 836-2025
School Phone.......... 836-9151 School Fax .......................... 836-0982                                Respect Life ..............................................................Alice Wohler 836-5337
Principal ....................................................Mr. Chet Nordyke; Ext. 322                      Knights of Columbus ............................................... Dave Blocher 836-2168
Dir. of Religious Formation ....Sr. Marilyn Hettinger, O.S.B.; Ext. 332                                       Blue Army ....................................................Rose Marie Malburg 836-8779
School Administrative Assistant.......Mrs. Jennifer Gonzalez; Ext. 328                                        Finance .................................................................. Barbara Shaver 838-9200
School Reception & Office Associate ..Mrs. Mary Jo Biscan; Ext. 329                                           Planned Giving ....................................................................... Ken Krupinski
Dir. of Student Special Services ................. Mrs. Tina Boyle; Ext. 323                                  Building Maintenance ..................................................... Bob Ray 924-6472
Home & School Association. ................ Mrs. Chris O’Brien 934-9284                                       Boy Scouts ............................................................Patrick Gorman 923-5156
Parish & School Offices Associate......... Mrs. Pam Wadycki; Ext. 339                                         Cub Scouts .................................................................. Curt Anglin 844-2178
                                                                                                              Girl Scouts ...............................................................Cheryl Meyer 922-9237
Cornerstone Center                                                                                            Catering/Hall Rental ..........................................Kathleen Pagorek 972-0539
8635 Calumet Avenue ~ Munster, IN 46321                                                                       Mom’s Group...............................................................Dawn Hein 923-6352
Phone ....................................................................................... 836-2660        Ushers Club ...........................................................Jim Marmalejo 836-8607
Fax ........................................................................................... 836-2655      Youth Group ............................................................ Pam Ratajack 923-2031




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Second Sunday of Lent                                                                                       March 4, 2007

                 CELEBRANTS
  Saturday, March 10
  5:30 pm      Father Mike Yadron                                SUNDAY, March 4 ~ Second Sunday of Lent
                                                                 6:30 am    For Our Parish Family
  Sunday, March 11                                               8:00 am    Carol Shreibak by Kelsey Dal Polo & Family
  6:30 am      Father Mike Yadron                                10:00 am   Leonard Grothouse (Ann.) by Marguerite Grothouse
  8:00 am      Father Mike Yadron                                12:00 noon Arthur O’Bryan (Ann.) by O’Bryan Family
  10:00 am     Father Michael Hoffman
  12:00 noon   Father Michael Hoffman                            MONDAY, March 5
                                                                 6:30 am  Rev. Albert Pereira (Ann.) by O’Bryan Family
                                                                 8:30 am  Mary & Joseph Rossi by John & Dorothy Jurkash

                                                                 TUESDAY, March 6
                                                                 6:30 am     Intention of Al Carollo Family
Wednesday, March 7 ~ Lenten Mass                                 8:30 am     Cyril Moran by Wife & Daughters
7:00 pm    D. & D. Straka, A.J. Argamasilla                      10:00 am    Richard Wilson by Wife Mary & Family
                                                                          (MASS AT MED-INN CAFETERIA, Group 1)
Friday, March 9 ~ Stations
7:00 pm     A. Gonzalez, B. Hanusin, E. Jachna                   WEDNESDAY, March 7 ~ St. Perpetua & St. Felicity
                                                                 6:30 am Alvina Brazina by STM Altar & Rosary Society
Saturday, March 10                                               8:30 am Annie Novak by Megan Rippey
8:30 am     P. & R. Heuer                                        7:00 pm For Our Parish Family
5:30 pm     W. Kasprzycki, Z. Kennedy, T. Klawitter,
            D. Kretz, A. Martin
                                                                 THURSDAY, March 8 ~ St. John of God
                                                                 6:30 am  Florence Heili (Ann.) by Michael Mercier & Family
Sunday, March 11
                                                                 8:30 am  John J. Kisel by Dal Polo Family
6:30 am    A. Jurich, J. Matz, R. Gorman
8:00 am    C. Slivka, C. Hinojosa, J. Mulesa,
           M. & M. Pukoszek                                      FRIDAY, March 9 ~ St. Frances of Rome
10:00 am   E. Secviar, J. & S. Smith, M. & M. Blocher            6:30 am   Antonia Grskovich by Violet Warholic
12:00 noon L. Dileonarde, J. Foster, K. Kennedy                  8:30 am   Dr. Victor DePorter by Serrano Family

                                                                 SATURDAY, March 10
                                                                 8:30 am   Charlotte Madajczyk (Ann.) by Family
Readings for the Week of March 4, 2007                           5:30 pm   Deceased Members of Terranova Family by Rose
                                                                           Terranova
Sunday: Gn 15:5-12, 17-18/Phil 3:17-4:1 or 3:20-4:1/Lk
9:28b-36                                                         SUNDAY, March 11 ~ Third Sunday of Lent
Monday: Dn 9:4b-10/Lk 6:36-38                                    6:30 am    For Our Parish Family
Tuesday: Is 1:10, 16-20/Mt 23:1-12                               8:00 am    Rene Lippman by Ed & Clarice Bednarz
Wednesday: Jer 18:18-20/Mt 20:17-28                              10:00 am   Agnes Blocher (Ann.) by Family
Thursday: Jer 17:5-10/Lk 16:19-31                                12:00 noon Joseph Sharpe by Wife Jean
Friday:Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a/Mt 21:33-43, 45-46
Saturday: Mi 7:14-15, 18-20/Lk 15:1-3, 11-32
Next Sunday: Ex 3:1-8a, 13-15/1 Cor 10:1-6, 10-12/Lk 13:1-9

                                                                                        John Narvid




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               Second Sunday of Lent
 How do you greet the day? For most of us, the alarm sounds                SUNDAY, March 4
 well before the sun is even a hint on the horizon. Perhaps                6:30 pm  STMS Youth Group ~ Cornerstone
 after hitting the snooze button a time or two, we begin the
 morning rituals and routines without so much as a thought of              MONDAY, March 5
 the day to come. But what if we knew all of the wonderful                 7:00 pm  Fr. Mike ~ Adult Catechism ~ Solar Room
 things that would happen to us during the day? Would we                   7:00 pm  Parish Life ~ Teachers’ Lounge
 leap out of bed without need of an alarm, anxious to take                 7:00 pm  Peace/Social Justice ~ Conference Room
 part in these events?                                                     7:00 pm  Vocations ~ Small Conference Room
 In today's Gospel reading from Luke, Peter, James and John                TUESDAY, March 6
 are sleeping after Jesus has taken them up the mountain to                9:15 am - 6:30 pm ~ Eucharistic Adoration ~ Chapel
 pray. Upon their awakening, they find a Jesus whose face                  1:00 pm       Prayer/Vocations ~ Chapel
 has become radiant and his clothes a brilliant white. A cloud             6:00 pm       Divine Mercy Chaplet ~ Chapel
 surrounds them, and the voice of God tells them to listen to              7:00 pm       RCIA ~ Solar Room
 his Son, the chosen one. These men were awakened                          7:00 pm       Video Bible ~ Conference Room
 spiritually.
                                                                           WEDNESDAY, March 7
 God wants to reveal his glory to all of us, to awaken                     9:30 am       Bible Study ~ Conference Room
 spiritually. In order to do this we must immerse ourselves in             1:00 pm       Senior Citizens ~ Solar Room
 vocal, meditative, and contemplative prayer. The Catechism                4:30 pm - 6:00 pm ~ Religious Formation Classes
 of the Catholic Church teaches us that if the feelings of our             7:00 pm       HSA ~ Cafeteria
 heart are present in our prayers, we will be heard and we will            7:00 pm       Lenten Mass ~ Church
 awaken spiritually (CCC 2700). Have you been hitting a
 snooze button in your relationship with God? Today, rise                  THURSDAY, March 8
 and speak to God with your heart and allow the glory of                   4:30 pm - 6:00 pm ~ Religious Formation Classes
 heaven to be shown to you.                                                7:00 pm       SVDP ~ Conference Room

                                                                           FRIDAY, March 9

P      lease pray for the sick of our parish....
                                                                           2:15 pm
                                                                           7:00 pm
                                                                                     School Stations of the Cross ~ Church
                                                                                     Stations of the Cross ~ Church

Santa Agnello           Amy Hayes                  Audrey Ostroff          SATURDAY, March 10
Coleen Alexander        Eleanore Heggi             Marciala Perez          10:00 am Oblates ~ Conference Room
Deborah Ancich          Marie Henke                Gertrude Peters
Rudolph Asanovich       Evelyn Hennes              Johanna Petruch
Doris Aurelio           Theresa Hester             Elizabeth Pilones       SUNDAY, March 11
Maria Aurelio           Ray Humpfer                Julia Radde             1:00 pm  SVDP Youth Conference ~ Teachers’ Lounge
Irene Baker             Steve Izzo                 Irene Rompola           2:30 pm  Padre Pio Cenacle ~ Chapel
Maxine Bellamy          Elizabeth Jacob            Ted Rutkowski
Antonio Belmonte        Feliciano Jimenez          Bernice Rybicki
                                                                           7:00 pm  “Called by the Spirit to Mission” ~ Church
Tom Bernacki            Jo Jusko                   Ann Sardella
Michael Boston          Joseph Justynski           Mary Sarnowski
Stephany Burney         Debbie Kaczka              George Sauer
Dorothy Campbell
James Campbell
                        Carol Keilman              Jean Schultz
                                                   Marie Schultz
                                                                                    UKRAINIAN EASTER EGG
                        Josephine Knesek
Al Carollo              Janet Knight               Zachery Scriff               DECORATINGWITH MARY VAUGHN
Carol Carollo           Ken Kors                   James Secviar
Kathleen Cecil          Helen Krull                Grace Sheridan
Jacqueline Morrow       Julia Kukta                Ed Sidor                    Is scheduled for March 10th in the Solar Room from 10:00
Christian               Jerome Kula                Wallace Skierge         AM till 2:00 PM. Reservations are required (Mary Vaughn
Frank Coman             Lois Kus                   Joseph M. Smelko        provides an egg for each person). Please call the Parish Office –
Vincent Corsello        Irene Kwiecien             Carolyn Smiley
Mike Curtain            Stefan Kwiecien            Greta Standish          836-8610 or Elaine Caco – 838-6973 to let us know that you
Garrett De Vries        Maria Lovell               Deborah Stareck         wish to attend, or how many are in your group! There is no fee!
Clarena Della Rocco     Horace Lyle                Jean Strych             However, Mary will have her two books – Ukrainian Egg
Margaret Dubczak        Julia Lyle                 Carolyn Sutley
John Fetzko             Gregory Mahoney            Georgianne Suto         Decorating for Christmas Tradition, Folk Customs and
Sr. Beatrice Flahaven   Kathryn McBride            Rose Theis              Recipes and Ukrainian Egg Decorating for Easter Tradition,
Elizabeth Follmer       Faye Meny                  Gerardo Trevino
John Forde              Sandi Merlo                Anthony Ubuane
                                                                           Folk Customs and Recipes for sale along with the Krista (tool
Phyllis Garber          Olga Mihalo                Madeleine Vranken       for decorating) Kits @ $10.00 and 20 assorted colors dyes @
Andrea Garritano        Clarence Miller            Adele Wall              $1.00 each.
Joseph Gasiorek         William Modrock            Sally Walters
James Gaskey            Gerald Moran               Margaret Wegrzyn            You will be provided with a Krista, egg, dye, candle and
Dorothy Gillespie       Robert Mudroncik           Annette Wilson          directions! Please come and join us for a fun filled day with it
Marguerite Grothouse    Jean Narvid                Tammy Wollersheim       ending as you take your beautiful decorated egg home with you!
James Grunewald         John Nelson Jr.            Lucille Wonnell
Rich Haak               Steven Nowaczyk            Bill Wyherek            Please register soon! The Religious Formation Commission.
Virginia Hale           Valerie O’Donnell          Cecilia Ziegler
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                                                  The Pastor’s Page
                                                                                          MANY THANKS!
                                                                                     You know that we are
                                                                                   going to donate our Ash
                                                                                   Wednesday Collection to St.
                                                                                   Thomas the Apostle Church
                                                                                   in Long Beach, Mississippi
                                                                                   in order to help them
                                                                                   rebuild. The final collection
                                                                                   was $18,184.94. We will
                                                                                   round it up to $20,000. On
                                                                                   their behalf, thank you for
                                                                                   your generosity!

                                                                                       ON THE LIGHTER SIDE
                                                                                      A noted psychiatrist was a
                                                                                   guest at an academic function,
                                                                                   and his hostess naturally
                                                                                   broached the subject in which
                                                                                   the doctor was most at ease.
                                                                                   "Would you mind telling me,
                                                                                   Doctor," she asked, "how you
                                                                                   detect a mental deficiency in
                                                                                   somebody who appears
                                                                                   completely normal?"
                                                                                      "Nothing is easier," he
                                                                                   replied. "You ask a simple
                                                                                   question which anyone should
                                                                                   answer with no trouble. If the
                                                                                   person hesitates, that puts
                                                                                   you on the track."
                                                                                      "What sort of question?"
                                                                                      "Well, you might ask him,
                                                                                   'Captain Cook made three
                                                                                   trips around the world and
                                                                                   died during one of them.
                                                                                   Which one?'"
                                                                                      The hostess thought a
                                                                                   moment, then said with a
                                                                                   nervous laugh, "You wouldn't
                                                                                   happen to have another
                                                                                   example would you? I must
                                                                                   confess I don't know much
                                                                                   about history."


Missions celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Diocese of
Gary are taking place throughout the diocese these next
few months. We will host a mission in one week. Please
mark your calendars for March 11-14th and plan to join us
and parishioners from neighboring parishes
as we celebrate God’s love together!




Priests and deacons have served the Diocese of Gary for a
number of years now. Others have served in the territory
that is now the Diocese of Gary. Please pray for those men
who have been called to God and whose anniversaries of
death are this week:
        March 4: Msgr. Robert B. Weis (1992)
        March 8: Rev. Patrick A. Meehan (1969)
        March 9: Rev. Rocco J. Guerriero (1968)
                                                                  Talk about an abrupt climate change!
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                                                                    CONTINUING THE JOURNEY
        God's Kingdom                                             The journey over Madre Gras weekend and Ash
                                                              Wednesday took me to San Antonio, Texas. This was my
                                                              second visit. My first visit four years ago was a chilly rainy
Jesus made it amply clear that his                            experience. This time I enjoyed watching festive floats
kingdom was not of this world. It is                          fishtail down the waterway on a sunny Sunday afternoon.
neither temporal nor political, but                           The Riverwalk was a carnival of colors, red and white
                                                              begonias lining the water. Pansies of all color cheered me
rather is of the spiritual realm. As                          along my walk.
inheritors of the kingdom of heaven,                              San Antonio is a vibrant festive city with a lot of history.
Christians are in this world, but not                         The Alamo is almost hidden along the river overgrown now
                                                              with hotels, shops and office buildings. The Alamo
of it, and therefore must exercise                            originally was a link in a chain of Spanish Franciscan
extraordinary care where we place                             missions. Only one of these missions, all part of the
our allegiances. When we rely on                              National Park System, still offers Sunday liturgies. These
                                                              small missions gave birth to a large thriving Catholic
property, possessions, material                               community.
objects, and wealth, we make                                      The small missions and their small churches played a big
"things" our sovereign and place our                          part in history and it was just a short time ago, 170 years,
                                                              the Franciscans with the Spanish government established
trust in them rather than in the King                         missions in this area. Mission brought people to the Church
of kings. Stewardship helps us to                             by tending to all their needs, not just spiritual. The missions
put first things first.                                       also became outposts of the Spanish government and then
                                                              eventually Mexican, Texan, and finally the United States.
                                                              The Battle of the Alamo in 1836 came 40 years after the
                                                              original missions were secularized and the surrounding land
Are you a single Catholic woman between the                   given to the native inhabitants. Fewer than 200 men
ages of 19-35? Are you wondering if God is                    occupied the Alamo when the battle began. It only lasted 13
                                                              days. But that Battle is famous. What is also impressive is
calling you to something more in your life? The               the faith that has grown from those small missions. A
Andrian Dominican Sisters invite you to join other            thriving vibrant Catholic community is alive there in the
women like yourself for a weekend of                          southern Texan desert.
conversation, prayer and discernment at their                     It is desert, the land needed irrigation from the beginning
Motherhouse in Michigan. For more information                 of it settlement. No life could survive without plans for its
contact Sister Carleen Maly, O.P. at 517-266-3537             future water and food. With good plans for securing water
                                                              in times of little or no rain, when temperatures are baking
or vocations@adriandominicans.org.                            the soil into dust, this desert can bloom. The Riverwalk
                                                              beauty today testifies to good planning.
                                                                  As we begin Lent we are reminded how we also need to
                                                              plan for our future. We are all on a journey home. Jesus’
                                                              forty days in the desert and Moses’ forty years remind us of
                                                              time of preparation and time of journey. Our life on this
                                                              earth is a time of preparation, a time to plan, to find our way
                                                              home to God. Heaven is our final destination, we are just
                                                              visitors, tourists, on earth. How are we planning to get
                                                              there? Are we providing ourselves with the nourishment we
                                                              need for the journey?
   Sacrificial Offering for February 25, 2007                      I had many wonderful days with my family in Texas.
  Adults                        $22,246.50                    We visited Gruene an old mill town and now home to many
  Loose                            $838.00                    good restaurants and music festivals in shacks along the
  Children                          $19.75                    river. Old mills seem to flourish now as restaurants and we
                                                              visited many. We nourished ourselves and our friendship
       TOTAL                    $23,104.25                    and love over long meals. This was fun and good, but I also
  Church in Eastern Europe       $3,164.00                    took a couple days to get away to pray and read. It did feed
          Thank you for your generosity!                      my soul and I came back
                                                              refreshed and was ready for
                                                              Lent and my preparation for
                                                              Easter. I hope you find time to
                                                              feed your soul his Lent.

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                                                                                    March 4, 2007




                                                      Mardi Gras was a HUGE success, with
                                                       profits anticipated at over $35,000!!!
                                                On behalf of the Home and School Association, we are grateful to
                                                those who attended Mardi Gras and contributed to our school.
                                                Without your support and the support of those who participated in
                                                Fall Family Fun Night, the cost of educating our children at St. Tho-
                                                mas More School would be much greater that it is today.
                               As you can see on this and the next page, it takes many people to make this event
                               successful. We would like to thank those individuals and businesses who supported
                               us by making donations or by working to make this a great event. Special thanks to
                               those who purchased ads and generously donated to our event, those who
                               assembled baskets, set-up and stayed late to clean up, the teachers, students and
                               parents for contributing exciting classroom baskets and supporting the kids’ raffle, Fr.
                               Mike, Mr. Nordyke and the entire school, parish, maintenance, and administrative
                               staff for all of their hard work and support, the school students for their creative Mardi
                               Gras artwork, Jacky Surma and the STMS Art Club for their mosaic creations!
Mardi Gras would not have been possible without the dedication and hard work of our planning committee.

                             2007 Mardi Gras Committee
                         Co-Chairperson: Kathy Foster & Marci Grim
       Committee Members: Barb Andrews * Pauline Brett * PJ Caraher * Carla Covelli *
   Kathy Davidson * Laura Doctor * Sue Doherty * Jim Foster * Peg Gonzalez * Cathy Hauer *
        Kim Haugh * Missy Loughlin * Cathy Lyons * Jeanine Maloney * Chris O’Brien *
     Tammy Paskewicz * Pam Pasyk * Deb and Jim Pillarella * Debbie Straka * Jane Surd

            Raffle Winners                                              Hat Raffle
   1st Prize - Florida Vacation - Arroyo Family                Hat 1 - Bob & Marchell Barkey
   2nd Prize - $250 - Kaniewski Family                         Hat 2 - Missy Loughlin
   3rd Prize - 3 - $100 - Zabrecky Family, Whelan Family       Hat 3 - Dan & Mary Lou Zurawski
                          Rosie R
                          Mardi Gras King & Queen: John Doherty & Marci Grim




  See Next Page For Our Donor Listing. Please remember to support these businesses!


                 Run for Tomorrow
        7th Annual - 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, April 21, 2007 - 8:30 am Race Time
      For more information and registration application requests:
     Call: 219-836-9151 or Go Online: http://runfortomorrow.tripod.com/
            Online Registration: http://www.signmeupsports.com

                         Registration for the 2007/2008 school year has begun.
              For more information or to schedule a personal tour please call 219-836-9151
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                                                        Thank you to the following individuals and business
                                                                          that sponsored our event!

                                                                                  Event Sponsors

                                                         Bennigan’s Grill and Tavern * First National Bank
                                                                             McShane’s

                       Platinum Donors (cash/goods/services valued over $500)
Andama Consulting * Andrean High School * Mr. And Mrs. Fred and Patricia Beckman * Bennigan’s-Highland * Peter and Ann
Chovanec * CCL Construction/Peter and Jolaine Boudart * Easy Clean Car Wash * Fairmeadows Pharmacy * Kathy and Jim Foster *
First National Bank of Illinois * Steve and Marcy Grim Family * Cathy Hauer * Duane and Cathy Lyons * Mike Madura-Sports Worx *
Matchpoint Tennis & Fitness Club * McShane’s * Orthodontics, Inc./Dr. Michael Koufos * The Sweet Tooth / David and Debbie Straka
* David and Carolyn Waite

                        Gold Donors (cash/goods/services valued $250 to $499)
The Ackermann Family * Marchell Barkey * Ron and Noreen Bickel * Bosak Auto Group/Cary and Jennifer Bosak * Calumet Harbor
Lumber/Fred and Wasson Beckman Families * John and Susan Doherty * Dennis and Gayle Flynn * Gluth Brothers Roofing Co., Inc.
* Mr. and Mrs. Patrick and Carolyn Gorman * Highland Jewelers * Dr. and Mrs. Alan and Kim Jones * Mr. and Mrs. Chris Morrow *
Munster Donut * Dan and Chris O’Brien * Mr. and Mrs. William O’Brien * People's Bank * Pride Cleaners * Peter and Melissa Reardon
* Mr. Eric Mirich * Seyfarth and Shaw LLP / Lou Chronowski * South Shore Arts * St. John Sports * Susan's School of Dance * Jeff
and Kellene Urbaniak *

                       Silver Donors (cash/goods/services valued $100 to $250)
85 Degrees Tanning Salon * Amerihost Inn * Mr. and Mrs. Curt Anglin * Balmoral Park * Better Organized * Burns Kish Funeral Home
* PJ & Margaret Caraher * Calumet Windows and Doors * Chicago Cubs * Childrens Museum of Indianapolis * Kevin and Julie
Cloghessy * Cooper’s Hawk Winery * Culver's * Curves of Munster * CYO Camp Lawrence * Danceworks NWI, Inc. * Greg and Kathy
Davidson * Terry and Anne Dempsey * Dinner's Done * Ken and Laura Doctor * Dunhill Tuxedos * Dyer Indoor Soccer Arena * Ms.
Eileen Edinger * First Financial Bank * Fitness Pointe * Joel and Peg Gonzalez * Gymboree Play & Music * Ms. Rita Hajduk * The
Hamill Family * Harrah’s of Joliet * Ms. Melissa Hecimovich * Joy and Dave Herrin * K.A. Mashura Promotions * Joel Korczak DDS *
Ms. Phyllis Krakowiak * Lansing Cleaners * Largus Printing * Little Guys * Lost Marsh Golf Course/Hammond Port Authority * Marian
Catholic HS * Marriott-Chicago Midway * Mother's Touch * Mount Carmel High School * Chet Nordyke * Northwest Indiana CYO *
Omni 41 * O'Neill Family/ FABSCO,Inc. * Tom and Margaret O'Sullivan * Plaza Lanes & Pro Shop * The Pasyk Family * Ramada Inn,
Hammond Indiana * Jerome and Patricia Reppa * Sarkey's Florist * Schererville Glass and Mirror * Smith Chevrolet/Pontiac * Spirit of
Chicago - Navy Pier * STM Catering –Kathy Pagorek * Mr. and Mrs. Joe and Joyce Stodola * Jane Surd *Dr. and Mrs. Napoleon
Tabion * Texture Pointe * Three Floyd's Brewing Company * Tony & Tina's Wedding * Tranformations by Terry * Tranquil Nail Salon *
Trimboli Chiropractic * Tuckaway Golf Course * Untouchable Tours * Zanies

                          Friend Donors (cash/goods/services valued $1 to 99$)
Akropolis * Albert's Jewelry * American Savings Bank * Barbara and Steven Andrews * Basket by Design/Extravagance * Cynthia and
Sophia Becker * Fred and Lillie Beckman * Bennett-Curtis House * Bob & Jack's Pizza * Ms. Linda Braun * Brumm's Bloomin' Barn *
Café Elise * Cakes by Karen * Calumet Electric Supply Company * Ms. Sylvia Cantwell * Casa Del Rio * Cavalier Inn * Centier Bank *
Chicago Architecture Foundation * Chicago Bulls * Chicago Cubs * Chicago Wolves * Cold Stone Creamery * Commander Restau-
rant * Crescent Jewelers * Cub Scouts Weebloes Den 6 * Dave Griffin's Sports Complex, Inc. * Deep River Water Park * Donna Brum
School of Dance * Thomas and Holly Duffy * First Midwest Bank * Formal Accents * The Gage Family * Giovannis * Glenwood Oaks
Restaurant * Hancock Observatory * Joe and Jo Ellen Helmer * Inn at Aberdeen, Ltd. * Jewel/Osco-Highland * Joey's Seafood & Grill
* Joseph and Mari * Kilwin's Chocolate Fudge/Ice Cream * Lan-Oak Lanes * Leary's Floorcoverings, Inc. * Leisure Time Vending, Inc.
* Little Locks * The Lusk Family * Mama i Beba * Ms. Nina Mandujano * Mary and Martha * McFarland Homes * Michaels Restaurant
* Thomas and Kathryn Montella * Munster High School Athletic Dept. * Munster Republican Central Committee * Northwest Indiana
Symphony * Mr. Thomas O’Rourke * Alicia Ortiz Family * The Paskewicz Family * Phaze I * The Rademacher Family * Railcats
Southshore Baseball * Rainbow Connection * Riah Salon * Rico's Pizza * Schererville Golf and Fun Center * Sci-Tech Hands-On Mu-
seum * Second City * John G. Shedd Aquarium * Siam Marina * Smarti Pants Toys * Ms. Cheryl Steinhauer * Stones Bones * Strack
and Van Til * The Envelope Please * The Color Room * Tortilla Grill & Cantina * Tumacder Family * Vanis Salon and Day Spa * Villa
deBruno * Walt's Food Center * Yoga and More * Wal Mart-Schererville

                                   Mardi Gras Dessert & Refreshment Donors
Calumet Bakery/Kerry Moore * Munster Donut * Kathy Davidson * Sue Doherty *       STM Catering/Kathy Pagorek * The Sweet Tooth *
Three Floyd’s Brewery

                  Sincere apologies to any donor inadvertently omitted. Blessings to all!!

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                                                                                               Are you a Catholic Youth,
     Religious Formation                                                                         at least 13 years old?
                                                                                              YOU CAN BE A VINCENTIAN
                God, you are near — always.                                                               TOO!
  This Lent, may your goodness and grace shine through us
          so that others, too, might know your love.                      SERVICE ACTIVITY                   DATE AND LOCATION

 Confirmation Date: Confirmation for the 8th grade                        Planning Meeting                   Sun. Mar 11, 2007
 students will be Saturday, March 31, 2007, at 10:30 a.m.                 Help Plan our Service Activities   1PM, Teacher’s Lounge
 There will be a practice for sponsors and candidates on
                                                                          Bunco                              Sat. Mar 17, 2007
 Friday, March 30, 2007, at 6:45 p.m.
                                                                          Play bunco with residents          9:45-11:00 am,
 Registration-2007/08: Registration Forms for 2007/08                     Meet at Hartsfield
 went home with the students last week. Please complete                   Holy Innocence                     Sat. Mar. 24, 2006
 one form for your family. Make sure you circle the class                 Play Day                           9:00 – 11:30 am,
 day of your choice. Return the registration form with a
 deposit of $25, which will be applied to your family’s                   East Chicago
 tuition, as soon as possible. Checks should be made                      Planning Meeting                   Sun. Mar. 25, 2007
 payable to St. Thomas More. There will be a $10 late fee                 Help Plan our Service Activities   1PM, Teacher’s Lounge
 charged for registrations received after July 1. Registration
 forms are also available on www.stm-church.com.                          Permission slips available in the Parish Office and are
                                                                          required for any activity outside of Munster. Please drop
 Please be extremely careful in the parking lot before and                your child off at the Buncos as noted on the schedule. For
 after class. The safety of all children must be everyone’s               more information, please call President Clare McCullough
 priority.                                                                or Adult Leader Joy McCullough at 838.4104

 Mark Your Calendar:

 Mar. 7/8     Class
 Mar. 14/15 No Class—Parish Mission
                                                                                                   Greeters
 Mar. 21/22 Class                                                                                    For March
 Mar. 28/29 No Class—Spring Break
 March 31 Confirmation—10:30 a.m.                                          Saturday, 5:30 pm
 April 4/5 No Class — Holy Week                                            Cheryl Steinhauer                          Main Entrance
 April 11/12 Class                                                         Colleen Schock                             Chapel Entrance
 April 18/19 Class                                                         JoAnn and Bill Karr                        Choir Entrance
 April 25/26 Class
                                                                           Sunday, 6:30 am
                                                                           Marilynne Ciric                            Chapel Entrance

          DO NOT BE CAUGHT UNAWARE —                                       Sunday, 8:00 am
             DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME IS                                       Marge Szafranski                           Main Entrance
         DIFFERENT BEGINNING THIS YEAR!                                    Christina Green                            Chapel Entrance
                                                                           Denise and Allison Rusnak                  Choir Entrance
The U.S. Energy Policy Act of 2005, passed by the
U.S. Congress July, 2005, extended Daylight Saving Time                    Sunday, 10:00 am
(DST) in the U.S. by approximately four weeks. As a result,                Don and Carol Kopenec                      Main Entrance
beginning in 2007, DST will start three weeks earlier on March             Lawrence, Sandi, Ashlie &
11, 2007, and end one week later on November 4, 2007,                      Alyssa Albrecht                            Chapel Entrance
resulting in a new DST period that is four weeks longer than               Joe Arent                                  Choir Entrance
previously observed. These four weeks are referred to in this
article as the "extended DST period".                                      Sunday, 12:00 noon
                                                                           Diane Gralewski                            Main Entrance
Previously DST started:       With the new law,                            Joyce Stodola                              Chapel Entrance
                              DST will start on:
First Sunday of April         Second Sunday of March
                              (03/11/07)
                                                                                     Northwest Indiana Catholic Newspaper
Previous DST ended on:        With the new law, DST                        Subscriptions to the NWI Catholic newspaper expire on
                              will end on:                                 March 8th. Don’t miss a single issue! Use the envelope
Last Sunday of October        First Sunday of November                     in your packet. Payment can be placed in the collection
                              11/04/07                                     or in the Parish Office. Cost is $23.00.

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                         St. Thomas More’s 8th                                             All Junior and Senior High
                                                                                           Students are welcome to
                               Grade Class                                                 come to Youth Group. We
                                                                                           meet regularly on Sundays
                             is sponsoring a                                               from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
                                                                                           at the Cornerstone Building,
                                                                                           8635 Calumet Ave.
Lake Perch / Fried Shrimp Fish Fry
                                                                          Next Meetings:
                                                                          Sunday, March 4th & March 18th, 6:30 p.m.
            Friday, March 9, 2007                                         until 8:30 p.m. at the Cornerstone Center.
                                                                          Details to follow.
           4:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.                                          A Note to Parents:
      St. Thomas More Social Center                                       Please remember to come into the big room
                                                                          in the Cornerstone to pick up your pre-teen/
                                                                          teen.
       Adults $9.00                 Children $4.50
                                                                               We pray and work for vocations to the
                                                                           priesthood and religious life. We feel that it
                                                                           is the greatest, most challenging, most
                    Dinners include:                                       rewarding life in the World.
                                                                               Join us when we meet next Monday,
 Lake Perch, Fried Shrimp, or Combo                                        March 5th at 7:00 pm for one hour in the
   French Fries, Cole Slaw, Beets,                                         small conference room.
                                                                                       The Parish Vocation Committee
Bread & Butter, Coffee, & Condiments
   Macaroni & Cheese is available.
                                                                                Ladies Save This Date
    Desserts available for a donation.                                          Sunday, April 15, 2007
     Carryouts are also available!                                          Altar & Rosary Society will be
                                                                          celebrating their 60th Anniversary
 Thank you in advance for your support!                                         at the 10:00 am Mass.
 All proceeds benefit the 8th grade class                                    Watch the Bulletin for more
     trip to Washington D.C. in June.                                                information!
    Call Kathleen at 836-2660 for more
                information.                                                        CONFIRMATION DATE
                                                                            Confirmation for the 8th grade
                                                                            students will be Saturday, March 31,
                                                                            2007, at 10:30 a.m. There will be a
     On Sale Now!                                                           practice for sponsors and candidates
                                                                            on Friday, March 30, 2007, at 6:45 p.m.

 Just in time to get your chocolate bunnies for Easter!
Forms for the St. Thomas More School Fannie May candy sale may be         Bishop Noll 1967 Reunion Committee is
 picked up at all church entrances, or at the church or school offices.
      Orders must be returned to the school office by 3-12-07.
                                                                          seeking our class mates for our 40th reunion
                                                                          which will be held on June 23rd 2007. Please
 Candy pick up date: 4-3-07 in the gym from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
                                                                          call Anne (219) 924-3279 for more
      Any questions, please call Chris O’Brien at 219-934-9284.           information.

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