To get a download link for the parish app text APP to 55321

STM has going mobile with our exciting new app! This free, interactive app will be a daily resource with many useful features to help strengthen and enrich your Catholic faith life every day.

With the app, you will be kept up-to-date through important announcements about events, special Mass times for holy days and other updates.

Today’s Mass readings, easy prayer reminders, Catholic news from around the world, homilies and bulletins are all quickly accessible. This dynamic app can replace multiple other apps, including prayer apps, daily reading apps and confession guide apps, streamlining your mobile experience. The app is a wonderful complement to our website.

To download the app, use your smartphone to click the link below for your device or search for “myParish – Catholic Life” in your app store.

Apple App Store

Android App on Google Play

Once you have installed the myParish app (and navigate through the intro screens), select “Find My Parish” and “Search.” St. Thomas More Catholic Parish will probably be a top choice, based on GPS. Then, press “Get Started” and explore all the exciting features in the app!

Features include:

  •  Readings: Daily Mass readings provided by the USCCB from the NAB(re) version of the Bible.
  •  Prayers: Traditional Catholic prayers with the ability to set reminders for any of them or your own daily prayer time. Submit prayer requests to prayer line.
  •  Confession: Set your Next Confession reminder and view available Confession times, how-to guide, examination of conscience and act of contrition. (View our video tutorial explaining the confessions feature!)
  •  Messages: Receive, favorite, share and reply to messages.
  •  Calendar: View or share time and location of upcoming parish events and RSVP when relevant or add to your phone’s calendar.
  •  Parish Info: All the important and helpful contacts are only a tap away with a directory of parish and school staff.
  •  News: The latest Catholic news from around the world, provided by the Catholic News Agency.
  •  Mass Times: All the Mass times for the week with MassMode™ time or location reminders to silence your phone before Mass.
  •  Giving: Easily access online giving.
  •  Bulletins: View this week’s and past bulletins.
  •  Homilies: Listen to or read weekly homilies.

For more information, contact Laura Hiatt at 303.221.9181 or email.

As we say farewell to all our listeners we are offering one final episode about vulnerability. Both John and Jo have been vulnerable through the past two seasons, but you too can be vulnerable and it’s critical to evangelization and developing strong relationships. Use your vulnerability to bring you closer to Christ and each other. It’s not about winning…it’s about the journey.

As parents we want our kids to be successful. There’s a debate out there about how much we should be involved in the process and setting the bar of success. Do we let our kids find their own motivation and drive, or do we guide their steps? Jo and John have different approaches that they will share, especially how it connects to college. Listen in! If your currently discerning your next steps, we hope our conversation will help.

I’m sure most of you are prepared for Christmas. If not, or your desperate for gift ideas for a teen in your life, listen in! Jo provides some ideas for both young men and women, with of course a little unexpected humor from John.

Thanksgiving is a time of giving thanks to all those we know, and how they’ve positively impacted our lives. We can’t be too serious on this podcast, so why not thank our kids for the ways we’ve been challenged as parents. This list is meant to make you smile and bring a little humor to your day.



We also further our boundary discussion by discussing the influence of friends – why it’s important as parents that we model this for our kids, and how social media plays a critical role. Are our teens finding authentic friendships? What are a few practical things that parents can do to encourage their teens to use discernment in their search for friends?

Have you established boundaries in your family? Boundaries are healthy for all relationships, especially with our teens. John shares a story about recent events in his life that empowered him and his wife to define and follow through with boundaries. It’s sometimes hard to follow through on consequences, but doing it together can strengthen your bond as a couple and reclaim your family.

If you haven’t been there yet, brace yourself! When it’s time to teach our teens to drive it can be overwhelming and stressful. It’s also difficult to release your control of the pedals!! Listen in as Jo and John share their stories and advice.