Beginning this weekend, Bishop Dewane has lifted the general dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation. At the same time, please note this obligation does not apply to those who are ill, confined to their home, hospital or nursing facility, as well as those who care for them; those who believe they may have recently been exposed to COVID-19; those with underlying health conditions or are in a high-risk category; and those who have reasonable fear or anxiety of becoming ill.
The Diocese’s revised guidelines adjust safety protocols to acknowledge that most Catholics can now return to in-person worship at their Parish churches. You may read the Bishop's letter and the guidelines HERE. If you have any questions about the implementation of the guidelines here at St. Thomas More, please call the Parish Office 941-923-1961.
For all who will be attending Mass in person, please review the updated guidelines for attendance at Mass. For your safety and the safety of others, please follow these rules:
We we look forward to seeing you at Mass and thank you for your ongoing cooperation in following these guidelines. Together we will continue to keep St. Thomas More a safe and healthy place to gather for prayer and worship.
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Monday - Saturday
Saturday at 3:00pm
Saturday Vigil Mass
Text / Email Scam Alert
Parishes throughout the diocese have been made aware that someone is creating fake text/email accounts using the names of priests of the Diocese and /or parish staff. Theyare using these fake accounts to contact parishioners requesting donations in the form of gift cards, Pay Pal and/or wire transfers. The messages often greet the person by name and have the priests name in the closing signature of the message. The best defense against this sort of scam is to not respond or open any worrying attachments. It is Diocesan policy that no priest or staff within the Diocese request donations in the form of gift cards, PayPal, MoneyGram, etc..