St. Thomas More Catholic School exist to assist committed families and this parish celebrate and live their faith in our community. When examining the early Church and how Jesus lived with His disciples we find six consistent elements of their life together. They are welcoming, celebrating, learning, reconciling, serving and praying with each other and the larger community. We must seek the same things in our parish and school relationships.
At Vatican II, the Church shifted its emphasis from institution to community. Its Declaration on Education said a “Catholic school is distinguished by an attempt to build community, permeated by the Gospel spirit of freedom and love.” The Catholic school must include the larger concept of community, embracing the parish, the school and the family. At St. Thomas More this is a reality. Parish, school, and family all work together to provide support and strength to one another as we strive to live out our call to know, love, and serve God.
Building this community requires hard work and dedication. It requires strength to work together, acknowledging each other’s importance and each other’s talents and gifts. We seek opportunities to illustrate this partnership to student and their families. We are a stronger Catholic community because we give words to what we profess.
Stakeholders in St. Thomas More are encouraged to participate as much as they can in the life of the school and the community. Doing so gives great witness to our children and to the community at large of our commitment to educate the whole child, Spiritually, Intellectually, Socially, and Physically.