Welcome to the Growing More in Faith Campaign
St. Thomas More Parish is well known as a very welcoming parish. In fact, we have reached a point where an addition to our current church is necessary to adequately welcome our growing parish family and we have begun a $7,000,000 campaign entitled “Growing MORE in Faith.” We hope you’ll find this campaign web page informative and that it will encourage you to be involved in the campaign’s success.
Our Current Situation
St. Thomas More Parish has expanded rapidly since moving to Coralville in 2009. When the parish opened in Coralville in 2009, 600 households were officially registered. As of Feb. 2020 we have nearly 1,400 registered households in the parish.
The current worship space is designed only to seat 475 people so at many weekend masses an average of 50 - 75 people must go to the multipurpose room or to the lower level for Mass. On Easter Sunday, the two Masses were attended by 900 and 950 people respectively.
Census numbers show that the Iowa City metro, which includes Coralville and North Liberty, was the second fastest growing metro area in Iowa between July 2010 and July 2016. Iowa City’s metro saw population grow 10.4 percent to more than 168,800. Clear Creek Amana Community School District recently indicated Tiffin Elementary likely will reach capacity by 2019, and North Bend Elementary will reach its capacity even sooner. Officials are considering building a new elementary near Tiffn Elementary and potentially expanding North Bend. The new Liberty High School is driving additional home building.
We must be prepared for future growth and look forward to Growing More in Faith with our Parish Community.