St. Thomas More Church is open for private personal prayer as follows
until further notice:
Sat & Palm Sun (Apr 4 & 5): 8 am - 11 am
Mon, Tues (Apr 6 & 7): 9 am - noon
Closed Wednesday (April 8)
Holy Thurs & Good Fri (Apr 9 & 10): noon-7pm
Holy Sat & Easter Sunday (Apr 11 & 12): 9am - 5pm

pleasenote blue A message from our Pastor, Very Reverend Andrew W. Cryans, Jr. - UPDATED 3/18/20

Dear Parishioners:
With the implementation of the President’s and CDC health guidelines, we are restricted from celebrating Mass for the general public.

Subsequently, we have been instructed by Bishop Libasci that “No Masses will be celebrated for the general public until further notice. I will offer Mass privately for the requested intentions and for the well-being of our Parish Family. (read Bishop Libasci's Letter Here)

Saint Thomas More church will be open for Prayer and Visitation:

Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday through Wednesday: 9:00 am – noon

Our Food Pantry will be open Thursday 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

May the God of all consolation walk with us through these difficult times. Please treat yourself and those around you with compassion and care.

God bless you and Shalom,
Fr. Andrew

Prayer of St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

+ My Jesus,
I believe that You
are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.

Be mindful and hopeful, stay healthy and at peace.
God's many Blessings upon you, your loved ones, and all who are at risk of illness or disease.

Fr. Andy



First, let me extend our gratitude for your desire to volunteer to work with the youth of our parish! As you may know, STM takes pride in offering our parishioners (especially our children) a safe, fun environment in which to learn more about the church and their faith journey! Thank you for taking the time to share your talents with our children.
As Ann McGurty, our Faith Formation Coordinator, may have told you, in order to volunteer to work with children in any parish in New Hampshire, you must complete child safety training. Part of the process also includes filling out paperwork for the Diocese.

All the information, training website, paperwork is explained and available on the Diocese website:


The training may give you an opportunity to print an acknowledgement page.  I do NOT need that.  It is noted on our database when you signed that form.

The only thing I physically need from volunteers is the background check form(s).  There are a few different ways to get them to me:

  • Drop them in the locked box in the back of the church;
  • Give them to Ann McGurty, Regina Attisano, or Felicia Sperry to give to me;
  • Drop them off at the church office during office hours
    • (6 Madbury Rd; Mon, Tues, Thurs 9am – 3pm and Weds 9am – 1pm)
  • Mail them to us, to my attention:
    • PO Box 620
    • Durham, NH 03824

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you, and may you be blessed!
Maura Slavin
Safe Environment Coordinator
(603) 868-2666

Saturday, 5pm; Sunday, 9am & 11:15am

Sunday, 5pm UNH Mass (when University is in session)

Mass or Communion Service
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesdays at 12:10pm
Services held in the Church
During the summer, services are held in the Student Center Prayer Room


St. Thomas More

STM Parish Office Business Hours
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 9am to 3pm
Wednesday, 9am to 1pm
(with the exception of holidays)
Summer hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs 9am - 1pm (June - mid August)
If you need a special appointment, please call: 868-2666










The 200 Monthly Raffle takes place at a coffee and donuts social after the 9:00 AM Mass on the 4th Sunday of every month