Celebrating Saint Thomas More and His Prior

July 12, 2020
St. Thomas More Priory - Sanford, FL
In ten years St. Thomas More has become a spiritual oasis for all Florida.

Traditionally St. Thomas More Church honors its patron with a grand celebration. This year the festivity doubles to include Prior Father Marc Vernoy’s Silver Jubilee of his 25th anniversary to the Priesthood.

A Double Celebration

Please invite family and friends for the annual pig roast and potluck. The children will enjoy the water slides, and all will enjoy on-stage live music and talent performances. You may also take the stage to show your talents!

Growing Catholic Communities in Florida

Please take the opportunity to express your gratitude to Father Marc Vernoy on his silver jubilee for his ten years as Prior at St. Thomas More. The faithful have grown devoted to their pastor during these ten years of untiring labor. They have witnessed the expansion and the improvement of the buildings and the grounds, the annual Pascua Pilgrimage, the cheerful spirit of the volunteers and workers, and the increasing number of Catholic families- all testimonies to the fruits of the apostolate, not only at St. Thomas More but also in the Floridian Missions that have grown to six thriving parishes.

We are honored to announce the presence of Seminole County Sherriff, Dennis M. Lemma.

Schedule of the Day

8:45 am   Confessions
9:30 am   Solemn Mass

Pig-Roast at the Priory
Games and Entertainment for all!

We ask that those who attend the Pig Roast please bring a side dish for the potluck, and that those whose children use the water slide please make a donation. Thank you.

If you wish to participate in the Anniversary Gift for our Prior on the opportunity of his Jubilee and ten year dedication at St. Thomas More, please call (407) 212-3032 or email [email protected]

Fr. James Haynos congratulates our Prior!

Fr. Marc Vernoy, Prior

Fr. Marc Vernoy grew up in Normandy, France, a few miles away from Lisieux, home of the Little Flower. He is the eldest of four children of very generous and hard-working Catholic parents. From a young age he enjoyed attending the Mass of the retired Arch-priest Thomas, who had married his parents and who had baptized him. After the death of the faithful Arch-priest Fr. Vernoy was guided on his spiritual journey by Rev. Fr. Quintin Montgomery-Wright, one of the very first priests to support Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre.

After graduating from business school in Paris in 1988 and performing military service in Germany, Fr. Vernoy entered the seminary in Econe, Switzerland. He was ordained on June 29, 1995, and then was assigned to India where he served first as Assistant Priest and later as Prior. His apostolate covered all of Asia, focusing especially on the Philippines. After his assignment in Asia, Father served as Prior and Principal in Languedoc-Roussillon in the south of France, then as the first SSPX District Superior for all of Africa.

Father founded the SSPX priory in Florida on September 15, 2010 - the feast of Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows. Fr. Vernoy is now an American citizen and loves his apostolate in the state where the first Mass was offered on the North American continent.