Everyone in our parish family is called to discipleship and service through our baptism. The Catholic Community of St. Thomas More is enriched by the presence of those who are active in our many ministries and groups. As you have much to offer St. Thomas More, St. Thomas More has much to offer you for your spiritual development, varied interests and desire to serve, and sense of community. We invite you to help build the kingdom of God and our parish community. We offer many opportunities to serve our faith and local communities in ways that match your interests, your gifts and talents, and your family schedule. Below are just a few of the many opportunities currently available. For information about our parish ministries and groups, please click Liturgy, Community, Evangelization and Service in the left column. On each page are links to numerous opportunities for involvement in the life of our parish. Our Spanish-language ministires are listed under Ministerio Hispano.
If you have questions about our ministries or your desire to serve, please contact Laura Stewart in the Parish Office. Email Laura...@stmchapelhill.org or call 919-942-6229.
Using a relationship-based model Support Circles empower individuals and families --“Partners” -- who are transitioning out of homelessness, or at risk of homelessness, to become independent and self-sufficient in the local community. For more information visit the parish website at http://www.stmchapelhill.org/support-circles . Training for Support Circles volunteers will be held Saturday, October 15 at 9:30 AM in the St. Teresa Room of the Parish Center. For more information contact Shannon Gigliotti, Program Coordinator at Interfaith Council (IFC): firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-929-6380 x-16 .
New Horizons is a monthly luncheon meeting for all who are widowed in our Community. We are looking for volunteers to make phone calls for invitations, reminders, and follow up. If you are interested, please contact Joyce Loebsack at 919-403-8256 or email@example.com
Instead of trading in your old car, you can donate it! There is a parishioner in need of a car who does not have funds to buy a new one, and your donation through the church may qualify as a tax deduction. For more information, contact Carlos Lima or Mary Ellen McGuire at 919-942-1040.
Caring and Sharing Center
Volunteers are needed to help sort clothes. Please visit the Caring and Sharing Center page for contact information.
IFC Food Pantry
Food donations are always needed at the IFC Food Pantry. The most-needed items are: Macaroni & cheese boxes; Canned peas, fruit, tuna; Cereal and peanut butter; Dried Beans or canned baked beans; Spaghetti—and Sauce; Rice and Instant potatoes; Personal care products.
Daily Mass Sacristans
Additional sacristans needed for Daily Masses. This ministry is easy to do, and gives the opportunity to attend daily Mass. Whether you can serve once a week or once a month, there is a place for you! Contact Deacon Bob Troy at 919- 942-6235 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Contact Jane Hathaway, 919-612-2759 if you have a truck and can assist with furniture pick-up and delivery, or if you can donate storage space or twin beds. Please visit the Furniture Project page for more information.
Inter-Faith Council (IFC) Community Kitchen
Volunteers needed to prepare and serve lunch with our parish work crew at the Inter-Faith Council (IFC) Community Kitchen on Rosemary Street. Once per month, at most, 3rd Fridays, 9:45am-12:30pm, or negotiable. Please contact Lucia Stadter, email@example.com.
Assistance is needed for ongoing projects. Some involve computer work. Flexible volunteer times; most require weekday availability during business hours. Contact Laura Stewart at 919-942-6229 or LStewart@stmchapelhill.org if you're interested!
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Create or present the gift of a prayer shawl to express love, friendship and caring. Contact Doris Thibault at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-489-3760 for more information.
Restocking Pew Cards and Envelopes
Please contact Laura Stewart at LStewart@stmchapelhill.org or 919-942-6229 if you can help!
St. Benedict Ministry
We’re seeking smiling faces and friendly people to warmly welcome people to all weekend Masses. Please contact Laura Stewart at 919-942-6229 or LStewart@stmchapelhill.org.
St. Matthew Ministry
Will you help take up the offertory collection at the weekend Masses you regularly attend? Please contact Coleen Siekierski at 919-942-6250 or email@example.com.