STM Flocknote Mar 04 - Mar 11
THIS LENT PLEASE SHARE IT!
Have you chosen a good sacrifice for Lent? Share it!
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Have you chosen a good spiritual book to read for Lent? Share it!
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Have you found a good way to give back or share your treasure with others? Share it!
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Have you found a new Lenten meal? Share it!
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St. Thomas More Catholic School lost a treasured teacher and friend on February 27th. Mrs. Melissa Craig left us all with heavy hearts. Mrs. Craig dedicated 35 years of education excellence to our school and taught generations of STM families.
Mrs. Craig was known for her love of American history and guided students through the years with the History Fair and essay contests. Many students went on to regional and state competitions and some even to nationals! Their achievements were mirrored by Mrs. Craig’s hard work and dedication to their success.
Outside of the classroom, Mrs. Craig tutored many students to help them achieve their potential. She was also always willing to volunteer and help out. She never missed an STM fundraiser and was admired for her willingness to work a drive-thru or run a race if it meant STM benefited in some way.
At home, Mrs. Craig was the loving mother of three children. She exemplified the balance of teacher and mother, as demonstrated by the love and devotion of her children. She was very creative and loved doing crafts, but what won everyone over was her big heart and kind soul. She will be deeply missed by all those who knew her and loved her.
Stations of the Cross are every
during Lent. Join us in the church, no tickets required, or join us via live-stream on
Congratulations to the children and families that celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time last Saturday. May the peace and joy of God’s forgiveness fill their hearts.
with Fr. Browning
Fr. Browning’s Wednesday night classes
can be viewed LIVE on BOTH
Always something new to learn!
The Ten Commandments
March 10th Teachings:
The Holy Eucharist & Mass
tickets are made available every week on Thursday evening at 6:00pm.
Use the link below for tickets.
Click the link below to view our
days and times
March parent recording, video lessons
and extras were sent this morning.
Check your spam folder if you didn’t get the March Flocknote.
There will be an important parent live-stream information meeting March 11th at 6pm.
2021 First Communions will take place in June.
Enter this Solemn and Holy Season
Check out the Lent page for family ideas, games and resources -
This week at STM Scho
- Early Dismissal
- Mrs. Craig's wake at Laird from 3 - 9 PM
- Mrs. Craig's funeral at STM at 10:30 AM
- IOWA testing continues for the week
- Reconciliation for grades 3 - 8
- School Stations of the Cross
(closed to public)
ALL ABOUT CAMP!
In the last year, through your gifts, St. Vincent DePaul has brought love and the care of Jesus to the poor in our community by assisting 532 households with financial assistance totaling $63,970.
In January, 2021, your donations helped 93 individuals with financial assistance totaling $9,168.55. $5,258 of this went towards rent and mortgage payment that kept families from being evicted or from foreclosures. Eight households received $1,410 in financial assistance to keep their lights and gas on, and their water running. The remainder of funds were given in gas cards, bus passes, and gift cards that helped individuals with work, medical needs, transportation, and food.
Donations for the month of January totaled $2,981.30.
We cannot do this work without you. Donations can be made payable to St. Vincent DePaul Society. They can be placed in an envelope marked to St. Vincent DePaul Society and dropped in the collection basket at church, the parish office or online by visiting our website at
. Please refer us to your business if they make charitable donations.
We thank you for your past support of our Chili for Charity event which will be canceled this year but we are reaching out to the parishioners to kindly ask if they can support this great cause with a monetary donation. This is the biggest fundraiser that the Knights host locally to benefit our four catholic schools, those in need in our community and our youth sports programs.
Please send donations to the address below:
Elgin Knights of Columbus
Monsignor Henry Schryer Council #654
PO Box 1427
Elgin, IL 60120-1427
Hope For Haitians
Having a secure home is a transformational moment for a poor family in Haiti. In the areas where Hope for Haitians works, many families take what shelter they can in stick and mud dwellings that most of us would not use as a garden shed. In the rainy season, roofs leak and dirt floors become mud.
The first thing Hope for Haitians does when it begins a village project is ensure families have a small, secure home. Smaller than the average one car garage in the US, these homes are an amazing blessing. For many families, this is the first time they have had a secure,dry place to raise their children. The small solar light in each home makes it possible for children to work on their homework and for parents to do household tasks after dark.
You can visit these homes on our virtual mission trip March 21st at 4PM. Register at
This Lent, our parish, as a house of prayer, is helping build houses of hope for Haitian families. We are also raising money to help fund the building of the medical center and the medical supplies as well as medicines. Thank you to all who picked up a donation box last week. If you need more time to decide how you can share financially with this ministry, take a box home and after some time in prayer, fill it with what God places on your heart. If you would like to find out more about this ministry, or donate online, scan the code with your phone, call 815-847-0656, or visit
on Thursday, March 4 at 7:00PM