The Cathedral of Saint Thomas More News:

Evangelization and Outreach

Legion of Mary The object of the Legion of Mary is the glory of God through the holiness of its members, developed by prayer and active cooperation in Mary’s and the Church’s evangelizing work, under the guidance of a priest.  If you are interested in this ministry, contact Peter Hickman, (703)528-0297.
Bereavement Committee The Bereavement Committee will host a reception after a funeral Mass at the Cathedral.  For more information on how to help, contact Ann Wester, 703-521-2841 or by email.
English as Second Language (ESL) The Cathedral of St. Thomas More offers English as a Second Language (ESL) program on Sunday afternoons at 1:45 – 4:15 and on Tuesdays from 6:45pm to 9:15 pm.  If you are interested in helping out, contact the Rectory, (703)525-1300 or Nanda by email.
Gabriel Project Gabriel Project Arlington (GPA) helps pregnant women with long or short-term needs by offering assistance at the parish level. It involves a network of churches, crisis pregnancy centers and other agencies working together to assist the mother with physical, material, spiritual, and emotional support. The church community responds in a loving, unconditional and non-judgmental manner to the mother, witnessing to the infinite and healing love of God.  If you are interested in this ministry, contact Gertrude Creed,  by email or call 703-920-0622.
Meals on Wheels Volunteers of the Cathedral of St. Thomas More provide deliveries of meals to elderly and disabled persons in community as part of Meals on Wheels of Northern Virginia, serving the Arlington community. STM volunteers deliver on the 2nd and 5th Tuesdays and Thursdays to the homes of Meals on Wheels participants from the distribution point. If you are interested in helping out, contact Ann Wester at (703)521-2841.
Natural Family Planning Natural family planning (NFP) is fertility awareness, which is simply knowledge of a couple’s fertility. It is a means of reading the body’s signs of fertility and infertility. A married couple’s prayerful and virtuous application of this knowledge either to try to achieve a pregnancy or to postpone a pregnancy is called responsible parenthood.  NFP is 100% natural.  Unlike artificial contraception, there are no drugs, chemicals or devices involved.  Unlike artificial contraception, NFP honors our dignity as human persons by respecting the natural rhythms and functions of the body. It is very common to hear couples who use NFP speak of: an increased awe for how we are wondrously made by God; an increased respect for femininity and a couple’s mutual fertility; and a greater sense of empowerment through self-knowledge.  Prayerful and virtuous use of NFP is consistent with the Church’s teaching on family life. For more information contact Peter and Marjorie Hickman (703-528-0297) or visit Arlington Diocese website.
ProLife The STM pro-life group is a loosely organized collection of about 50 parishioners who have committed to standing up for their belief in the sanctity of life. These parishioners put their faith into action in different ways. They are called prayer warriors. Some attend the monthly pro-life Mass while others lead the pro-life Rosary that follows the Mass.  Others will come to the abortion center to pray the Rosary with a group or to join a pro-life rally and some even make weekly visits to the abortion center all year long. Many pray privately at home or in Church for the end of abortion.  If you are interested in getting more involved, please contact Loren Wilee at 757-323-9172 or by email.
St. Thomas More Credit Union The St. Thomas More Federal Credit Union has been a vital part of our parish ministry since 1971. Membership in the Credit Union is open to all parishioners and employees of the Cathedral and school.  For more information, contact STMFCU President Bill Wester ar 703-521-2841.