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The vision statement of St Thomas More Catholic Parish is 'St Thomas More Parish, Ruse, is a Christ-centred Catholic Community that is committed to living Gospel Values, united by faith as we bring God's Kingdom to life. Our Mission is to welcome all, and respect and support each other in our spiritual journey. We encourage the gifts of people building our Communityā€¯.

As Parish Priest, I celebrate Year level and whole school Masses and visit each class at least once per term. Every term, I administer the Sacrament of Penance to Years 3-6 children and also met each grade from Kindergarten to Year 2 in their classroom for class prayer liturgies or discussions about the content covered in the Religious Education curriculum.

As the Parish Church is located some 7 kilometres away from the school site, all students travel by bus to the Parish Church each term, to celebrate Mass with the Parish community.

The school also prepares weekend Parish Masses, which are led by St Thomas More Catholic Primary School children. Families and parishioners were invited to all the celebrations aligned with the Catholic Life and Religious Education of the school.

St Thomas More Catholic Primary School students are active participants in the Parish Sacramental Preparation Programs for Reconciliation (Confession), Eucharist and Confirmation which are conducted each year.

The school community has a wonderful and strong relationship with the Parish community.