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Parish Festival – Saturday June 17th

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017 at 2:46 pm

Join us for some family fun on Saturday, June 17th from 4:00-9:00pm at Veterans Memorial Park in Narragansett.  There will be something for everyone!  Children’s games, rides, bubbles, face painting, Toe Jam band followed by “2nd to None” band ’til 9.  Delicious food, baked goods sale, raffles and fabulous baskets.  Rain or shine.



Parish Council Minutes – March 7, 2017

Posted by on May 9, 2017 at 4:07 pm
Category:Parish Council

St. Thomas More Parish Council

Meeting Minutes – March 7, 2017

E. McLaughlin called the meeting to order and the meeting opened with a prayer.

In attendance at this meeting were Fr. Taillon, Deacon Sullivan, council members Ed McLaughlin, Victor Primavera, Eleanor McSally, Caroline Murphy, Patricia Reidy, Kenya Wilkins, Catie Carver & Matt Mannix AND liaisons Lynn Bamford (Festival), Jackie Baglini (Our Lady’s Guild), Joe Robenhymer (Knights) & Connie DiOrio (Religious Education) AND Pati Paolella (Staff).


  • P. Reidy discussed the conclusion to the Year of Mercy, K. Wilkins discussed the Election Day Adoration and P. Paolella & L. Bamford discussed the Ministries Fair.


The parish is in need of more Eucharistic Ministers and Lectors, especially lectors at St. Thomas More Church.  Father Casey’s upcoming Mission will be held on April 2, 3 and 4 at St. Thomas More Church.  “All-day” Confessions are scheduled at St. Veronica’s Chapel for March 25 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  The sound systems in both churches have recently been upgraded.


Vacation Bible Camp is scheduled for August 7-11.  C. Diorio will be working with Missie Antone and K. Wilkins on that project.  First Holy Communion will be held on May 7 at 1:00 pm at St. Thomas More Church.  Confirmation will be held on May 21.


J. Baglini discussed some upcoming events.  On October 13, The Sun Danced, a film 100-year anniversary of the Our Lady of Fatima, will be shown at the Pier Cinema.  The council decided to charge $2.00 for tickets to the movie.  On October 10, the Day of Reckoning is scheduled at Christian Brothers.  The Guild is currently organizing a Right-to-Life Baby Shower in May.


The 2017 festival will be held on June 17, 2017.  There will be a meeting of the “chairs” of committees at 6:00 pm on March 27.  The rides will include the slide a train.  The “Bubble Guy” will return as he was popular.  The festival still is searching for music from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  Second To None will play from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.


The well-received event will take place again on July 6, 2017, which is the anniversary of St. Thomas More’s beheading.  The Knights will work with the Boy Scouts to ensure the stage is set up properly.  The event will start at 8:00 pm as sunset is at approximately 8:20 pm.


J. Robenhymer updated the council on the Jacob’s Ladder event in Jamaica (January 14-21) and the Habitat for Humanity effort in Coventry.  He discussed the March for Life and the appreciation of the marchers for Vice President Pence’s address to the marchers.  He discussed upcoming events:

  • The weekly Stations & Soup on Fridays
  • The Candy Drive to raise funds for the mentally disabled (April 27-29)
  • The May 28 Breakfast at St. Veronica’s
  • The May 15-22 Food Drive
  • The June 10 Mass on the Mountain
  • The August 6 Special Needs Fishing Trip
  • The August 19 Golf Tournament to raise funds for vocations
  • The Enders Island Retreat, scheduled for May 12-13


  • The Consecration(s) to Mary is an Ancient church tradition that Fr. Taillon explained can lead up to the Assumption of Mary.  It basically is a 33-day consecration and would be appropriate during this Marian Year.  The council discussed incorporating this tradition into the July 14-August 15 timeframe.
  • P. Paolella reported that the website had “crumbled” and a new effort was underway to update the website.
  • Fr. Taillon spoke about the new St. Thomas More APP, updated website and stronger technology presence.  He discussed the 7-year effort to work with a company called LIVESTREAM to improve our streaming of church services.
  • The Mission Trip fundraiser will be held at the Dunes Club this year on Sept. 22 at 6:00 pm.  The theme will be a Caribbean theme.
  • Fr. Taillon proposed the idea of a pilgrimage to Washington, D.C.  It would likely include an overnight stay.
  • The Marriage Fellowship will begin with a March 11 “witness” on marriage.  Fr. Taillon indicated that he would like to see this fellowship grow.


Fr. Taillon announced that Joe Robenhymer will be awarded the Lumen Gentium Award for Outstanding Parish Service.  This award ceremony will take place at Twin River Casino on May 17.  Joe is being recognized for his devotion to our parish and for his efforts in growing the Knights.  He encouraged the council members to come to the event.


  • May 9, 2017 at 7:00 pm


Deacon Sullivan closed the meeting with a prayer.  The meeting adjourned at 8:25 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Matthew M. Mannix



Parish Lenten Mission – April 2nd, 3rd & 4th

Posted by on Mar 11, 2017 at 12:01 pm

Please mark your calendars to join us for the Parish Lenten Mission –  Inside Out; The Imitation of Christ Through the Heart of Jesus. Fr. Casey Beaumier will offer the mission on three nights – Sunday, Monday & Tuesday – April 2, 3 & 4th at St.Thomas More from 7:00PM -8:00PM.  Fr. Casey Beaumier, S.J. is director of the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies at Boston College where he teaches and ministers to students, faculty, and staff.  All are welcome to join.



Pro-Life March for Life photos are now up in our photo gallery!

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 at 11:40 pm

The Knights of Columbus sponsored a trip to our nation’s capital to participate in the annual March for Life. Our parishioners took part in the celebration of the Eucharist, prayed the rosary and marched in unison with the people for life. Two days of togetherness and sharing is a celebration to reckon with! Life is a great gift of God, we celebrate life in gratitude to God. The Pro-Life March was a token of our concern for life; giving a chance for life is to recognize God’s love for human beings.



Shoe Drive – February 4th & 5th

Posted by on Jan 28, 2017 at 2:32 pm

Looking for new {or gently used} sneakers or casual shoes, all sizes from children to adults. Our missionaries will distribute them to the local villagers in the Dominican Republic on their trip on February 17th. Please drop in barrels at all church entrances on the weekend of February 4th & 5th. For more info please contact: jmcleod17@nssk12.org.



Jacob’s Ladder Mission Trip 2017

Posted by on at 2:30 pm

Please visit our photo gallery to view images from the 2017 Knights of Columbus inspired mission trip to Jacob’s Ladder in Jamaica.



Pro-Life March – January 26th & 27th – Washington, DC. Join us for a bus trip from St. Thomas More…

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 at 3:13 pm

It’s not too late to sign up! For more information contact Joe Robenhymer – jr@annobrienrealty.com – 401.741.5553

Thursday, January 26th:  Arrive at St. Thomas More Church at 5:30am for Prayer Service Depart from St. Thomas More Church at 6:00am Arrive at Catholic University around 3:00-3:30pm Check into DuFour Center at CUA at 4:00pm Open Mass – National Prayer Service – 6:30pm -The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Praise & Worship Adoration at DuFour Center, Meeting Room B – 10:30pm Benediction at DuFour Center, Meeting Room B – 11:30pm Lights out & Rosary at DuFour Center, Main Gym – 12:00am

Friday, January 27th: Lights on 5:45am Depart for Verizon Center, 2001 East Capital Street, SE. Washington DC at 6:30am -via Bus Verizon Center events: Rally & Confessions – 7:30am – 8:30am; Mass4Life at 9:00am Depart from Verizon Center for National Mall at10:30am -via Metro or walk Pro-Life March from the National Mall to Supreme Court -1:00pm Meet at bus at 2:45pm – Depart for Narragansett – 3:00pm Arrive at St. Thomas More Church – 11:00 -11:30pm

$75.00 per person Note: Participants are responsible for their own meals.




Posted by on Dec 24, 2016 at 4:10 pm

Let us pray for our Christian family and for peace for all of Syria. Watch and listen to the priests and children from our sister parish in Aleppo as they address you, the parishioners of St. Thomas More, with a heartfelt thank you.

Below is an article from the Narragansett Times about our efforts to help the people in Aleppo.







Children’s Christmas Pageant

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 at 11:10 pm

Please join us for the true meaning of Christmas as we enjoy our annual Children’s Pageant after the 10:00am mass on Sunday, December 18th. Afterwards, enjoy coffee ‘an along with a visit from Santa in the parish hall!  All are welcome to join!



Christmas Concert and Buffet Dinner

Posted by on at 11:07 pm

Please join us on Sunday, December 11th for a fun afternoon and evening in Providence.  We will travel by bus from St. Veronica Chapel at 2:00pm for a Christmas Concert at the Cathedral.  After the concert we will enjoy a delicious buffet dinner at Roma Restaurant.  Proceeds from this event will be used to support the Diocese “Keep the Heat on Challenge”.  In the spirit of Thanksgiving we help those less fortunate.  Your $50 ticket is available in the parish office and will include transportation, concert and a buffet dinner. We hope to see you there!


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