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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 the Cavalier Powerlifting Team! On Saturday, seven Cavaliers competed in a powerlifting meet at Cudahy High School. Five of the seven athletes medaled, and two of those students are going to state!

“Coach Litscher and I are proud of these student athletes for the hard work and dedication to training," said powerlifting coach and STM science teacher Mike Fricke. "Strength training has a unique way of instilling confidence and growth in young men and women, and in the end that is the most important outcome anyone would want of our students at St. Thomas More High School.”

Stay tuned for more updates on our powerlifting team as some of them compete in Germantown in February and then at the state meet in Appleton on March 2 and 3.

Pictured: Dianeli, Jorge (qualified for state), Steve (won a 3rd place medal), Jeff (won a 2nd place medal), Evan, David (won a 2nd place medal) and Dylan (qualified for state).
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Mr. Kelly and Ms. McIntosh had a great morning with the STM First Robotics Team 1714 at the First Launch Party 2019 at WCTC on Saturday! Special thanks to FIRST Robotics and the Rockwell Automation FIRST affiliation, who helped Team 1714 get back on track with very generous grants. Stay tuned to our social media for more updates on our FIRST Robotics team!

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Way to go, Cavaliers!So proud of this team! They overcame many obstacles these last few weeks, including learning new formations and choreography for some..and came out so much stronger because of it, today at Oshkosh!

Congratulations, STM on placing 2nd in division 2 kick, 5th in jazz and tying for 6th in pom!
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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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