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Our Parish: St. Thomas More | Centennial - CO
The Parish Team

Welcome to St. Thomas More Parish, a vibrant and lively community nestled in Centennial, just south of Denver. Our parish offers a range of facilities and services to cater to the needs of our members, including the Church, the Social Complex, the Youth Center, the Padre Restaurant, and the Elementary and Middle Catholic School.

At St. Thomas More, we highly value the unique individuals and varied backgrounds within our community. and strive to provide ministries that embrace individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and stages of their faith journey. We encourage everyone to explore our ministries and programs, where you can actively engage and contribute your unique talents and willingness to serve God, those in need, and our neighbors. We firmly believe that there is a place for everyone here, and we invite you to become a registered parishioner today. Visit the "Get Involved" section on our parish website to discover how you can utilize the special gifts bestowed upon you by God.

To all those who are new to our parish, we extend a warm and heartfelt welcome on behalf of the Knights of Columbus and the entire St. Thomas More community. We are genuinely grateful that you have chosen to join us, and we are committed to assisting you in your spiritual growth and fostering a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. For more information about our church and the numerous opportunities for involvement, please explore the provided link.

Who was St. Thomas More?

St. Thomas More, also known as Sir Thomas More, was an English lawyer, scholar, and statesman (1478-1535). He is famous for his unwavering commitment to his conscience and refusal to compromise his religious beliefs, leading to his execution.

More held various government positions under King Henry VIII, including Lord Chancellor. He was known for his intellectual brilliance and strong advocacy for the rule of law.

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However, More's life changed dramatically when Henry VIII sought to annul his marriage to Catherine of Aragon and break with the Catholic Church. More opposed these actions, believing in the supremacy of the pope and the unity of the Catholic Church.

Refusing to support Henry VIII, More resigned as Lord Chancellor in 1532 and was later charged with treason for not recognizing the king as the head of the Church of England. Despite his close friendship with Henry VIII, More remained steadfast in his convictions.

In 1535, More was tried, found guilty of treason, and executed by beheading on July 6. He is considered a martyr for religious freedom and conscience. Canonized as a saint in 1935, More is honored as the patron saint of lawyers, politicians, and statesmen. His life and legacy are celebrated in literature, such as the play "A Man for All Seasons" by Robert Bolt.

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