Eight priests to serve you
The eight priests in the Priory work hard to ensure to Florida the richness of Tradition. They travel to their missions every weekend to instruct, give the sacraments, visit the sick, and celebrate the Latin Liturgy. Back in the priory, they live together as a community and help each other to perform their religious duties, prayers, and studies. In the priory, they rest and observe a charitable spirit which includes the recreational activities they need to stay balanced.
Will you join the supporters who have already committed to a monthly gift in support of the SSPX?
A recurring donation of $30, $60, or $75 is no more than the cost of a daily cup of coffee or of lunch or dinner out a few times a month, yet it will enable us to perform our work of “restoring all things in Christ” for the glory of God. Would you commit to sacrificing one cup of coffee per day for the priests who sacrifice so much every week to bring you the Blessed Sacrament?
Building for the future
In order to better answer the need of our growing community, we have a plan to increase the seating capacity in the nave of the church, construct a separate social hall and office complex, and to build a new comprehensive lower grade school (K-8) and Girls high school (9-12) facility with administrative support wing. The children are our future!
Preparatory step: extension of the church sacristy with four extra altars for the daily masses. We have just received the approved permit and are breaking ground October 3, 2022, the feast of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, patron saint of sacristans! Our full staff of eight priests requires daily altar space.
Phase one: construction of an all-grade-inclusive cloister-style, single-story building which will house all classrooms for K-8 lower school and the 9-12 girls high school. These classrooms will allow for one grade per room. There will also be activity rooms for special subjects (art, music, sewing, etc.) as well as additional storage space and bathrooms. The location of this building will allow for the present portables to remain in use until it is fully opened. Then three portables will be completely removed. This is estimated to cost $2.5 - 3.5M. Donations made now will go directly to fund the cost of Phase one.
Phase two: addition of the school's administrative support wing which will include computer and science labs, library, and more storage. Upon opening of this building at completion the remaining two portables will be removed. This will be the space needed for the construction of the social hall.
Phase three: construction of a separate social hall, commercial laundry and kitchen, new bathroom facilities, book store, priests and priory staff offices, priory support facilities, and more storage.
Phase four: expansion of the seating capacity of the nave of the church such that all walls of the church will be removed and the entire area filled with more pews. The stairs to the choir loft will be relocated to a covered exterior portion of the church to free up much-needed space. The two confessionals will be relocated to the far back of the church, and a full baptistery will be added. The capacity will nearly double.
Yes, I want to contribute to this endeavor!
Pledge cards are available in the vestibule or can be mailed to you by calling (407) 872-1007, ext. 107.
Be assured that 100% of the monies collected through this link will be kept in the stable patrimony of the Priory and Academy.
May God bless you for your generosity!
What about the future?
St. Thomas More Academy is a private Catholic school K-8 dedicated to the formation of our children.
By helping us with the school, you are building the future!
Your donation can go for maintaining the Academy, the scholarship fund or the building fund. Together we can form the leaders for tomorrow.
In advance, thank you for your help!
Send a check
If you prefer to send a check, please write your check payable to "St. Thomas More Church". We thank you very much for your generosity.
St. Thomas More Church - 500 Riverview Ave - Sanford, FL
St. Thomas More Church is set as a 501(c)(3) organization that is able to receive tax-deductible contributions. Perhaps you are able to make larger gifts as a result of the tax deductions you can claim later. All monetary gifts of $250 or more require additional documentation; we will provide you with the necessary receipt for your IRS tax declaration.
Donating online using the Paypal Giving Fund in our favor is an easy way for you to keep track of all your donations for your tax preparation. Do not hesitate to contact us to learn about our accomplishments, goals, and challenges.
Other ways to give
You might not be able to help us today but you want to help us tomorrow. Please consider remembering St. Thomas More Church & Priory or/and St. Thomas More Academy in your will. If you have another plan to help us, please contact us >
We ask God to thank you and bless you for your gift. Every day, the Rosary prayed by the community at St. Thomas More Priory is offered for its benefactors. We are honored and glad to know you are part of them!