The Altar and Rosary Society Ladies broke all previous records at their annual Yard Sale. Parishioners pulled together and put in several days of sweat and sunburns in the Florida heat to make this a huge success.
Thanks be to God!
Selling furniture, clothing (lots of clothes!), tools, electronics, toys, glassware and bric-a-brac brought in over $5,100. Proceeds benefit our school, St. Thomas More Academy, K-8.
“The yard sale is an opportunity of practicing poverty,” said Fr. Marc Vernoy, Prior of St. Thomas More Church and Priory. He explained how trying to re-use material goods and offering second-hand articles to the needy is a great virtue we can easily forget in our materialistic world. “Practicing this kind of poverty is being closer to Our Lord Jesus Christ,” he followed.
It was very touching to see how some people —finding here an easy solution to their need— filled with joy and gratitude a big bag of clothes for $1.
St. Thomas More community is growing. A global project of expansion is on study to offer more space for the cult by increasing our church and a definitive structure for our school in order to replace the old portables that we currently use. They serve their purposes, but for how long?
The project includes three phases:
The construction of a parish hall and bathroom complex on the North side of the actual church. This new building, connected to the parking lot and the church entrance will offer extra space for after church gathering and school functions with a new bookstore and offices.
Expansion of the church by suppressing in the actual building the meeting room, bookstore and bathrooms and utilizing all this space for the congregation. Expansion of the actual sacristy.
Construction of the K-8 Academy classrooms to accommodate the estimated 100 students.
The Altar and Rosary Society, a church group open to all ladies of good will, is happy and proud to contribute to the funding of this great project. How rewarding it is to collaborate to the formation of the future Catholic leaders who will come from our school. Building a school is not only building the future of our families, it is building the future of our country and of the Church.