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Works of Mercy Service Program

rsz_gathering_kitchenJesus says that we love Him when we feed the hungry and thirsty, provide hospitality to the stranger, clothe the naked, care for the sick, and visit the imprisoned.  Jesus said to us, “I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do.”  (John 13:15)  STM students humbly serve one another and the community around them, in the imitation of Jesus Christ, who came not to be served, but to serve.

During their time at St. Thomas More, student will progress from exposure to Christ-like service to exploration of their unique gifts and interests; from commitment to a particular community to immersion in the day-to-day life of an organization.

Students will engage in various school-provided service opportunities.  Freshman service experiences will be tracked through Campus Ministry and the Servant Leadership Program.

  • Events sponsored through the Service Leadership Program
  • Every freshman student will be assigned a date to attend a school-provided service trip to “The Gathering” in downtown Milwaukee. Students are notified by the Director of Faith Formation when they will be serving at the Gathering.

Throughout the course of the school year, students will diversify their service ministry by choosing service opportunities from categories rooted in the Works of Mercy and Catholic Social Teaching.  This allows students the opportunity of discovering their unique gifts and interests.   Students are expected to have fulfilled all four categories by the end of the school year.  A diverse list of service sites are provided by Campus Ministry through the students Enrichment Schoology group.

  • Call to Community (local groups such as St. Thomas More, a student’s grade school, a local place of worship, or a neighborhood organizations)
  • Preference for the Poor (organizations specifically serving low-income populations)
  • Ministry of Presence (working directly with children, the elderly, or other people in need through a specific organization)
  • Justice & Advocacy (organizations that work for change on the level of policy and society)

Having experienced a wide array of service opportunities, students will commit to a particular community.  Students will select one service site to complete their service requirement, giving 15 hours of their time over the course of the semester.  Students can switch sites at the change of semester.  This requirement cannot be fulfilled at St. Thomas More.

In pairs, students will select, research, and visit a service site in the Milwaukee community.  During Senior Service Week, students will spend an entire week, a minimum of 35 hours, serving at their site.  Students share their experience of full-time service with the STM community via a comprehensive presentation following their week of service.  This presentation will be a component of the students’ first semester Theology course grade.

For specific details on the tracking of service events and hours, the qualifications for service, and consequences for failing to meet the requirement, please see the Parent/Student Handbook.

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Congratulations to juniors Melanie, Katie, and Josie and senior Marissa on earning All-Conference recognition for volleyball this year!

Additionally, two STM players from our boys volleyball co-op with South Milwaukee High School earned All-Conference recognition. Tyler Adams earned Second Team All-Conference Honors. As team captain and setter, Tyler led the team in assists (464), aces (36), and hitting percentage (0.374) for the season. He finished in the top ten in the state for assists.

Tony Czajka earned First Team All-Conference Honors. As the other team captain and outside hitter, Tony led the team in kills (267) and digs (187) for the season. He finished in the top ten in the state for kills. He was voted First Team All-Conference by all of the Woodland Conference coaches and voted Most Valuable Player by his teammates.

Way to go, volleyball players! Stay tuned for more news on our fall sports accomplishments.
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Father Christopher (TM '95) visited Lumen Christi yesterday! Read the full post below.

Lumen Christi Catholic School
Today our second grade students welcomed Father Christopher Klusman into their classroom. Father Christopher is the Chaplain at St. Thomas More High School, and is one of only 13 deaf priests in the world. The students learned a lot about Father Christopher's experience as a deaf child and priest. They also shared with him their "Hail Mary" song which they have been learning to sign for both the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and their First Communion.
Read more about Fr. Christopher at archive.jsonline.com/news/religion/127716843.html. It was truly a blessing to have him share his story with our students. See the comments for some pics from the visit.
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Support STM this #GivingTuesday! On Tuesday, November 27, STM will join the global non-profit community by participating in Giving Tuesday, the global day of giving. Because of your support for last year’s Giving Tuesday campaign, STM was able to purchase interactive Smart Boards for each of our classrooms, and this year, we are asking for your support to upgrade technology in the Jerry Huennekens Gymnasium. For this year’s campaign, STM is requesting donations to purchase a high-definition projector and large display screen for the gymnasium, drastically improving the quality of our all-school assemblies and Masses. As you can see in the video below from last week’s Veterans Day assembly, our out-of-date projector and small screen do not match the high caliber of our speaker system or the size of our typical audience. Will you support STM this #GivingTuesday, helping us raise at least $6,300 for these much-needed improvements? ... See MoreSee Less

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St. Thomas More High School
2601 East Morgan Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53207

Phone: (414) 481-8370
Fax: (414) 481-3382
Email: [email protected]

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