Office of Development and Alumni Relations Events
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all college events have been postponed. We look forward to inviting you back when we can safely gather together and celebrate our STM College community.
2019 Christmas Reception
Thursday, December 5, 2019
More than 60 alumni, staff, faculty and friends of the college gathered in the Shannon Library for a Christmas Reception hosted by the Development Office. The best part of the holiday season might be the chance we enjoy to reconnect with friends and loved ones.
That joyful feeling was in the air on Dec. 5, when the STM Development office hosted a Christmas Reception in the Shannon Library for friends of the college. On hand were many loyal alumni, donors and community friends, as well as staff, faculty and students. Everyone enjoyed the delicious fare prepared by Chef Chris Daniels Jones and the Choices staff, and the enchanting music provided by harpist Chris Lindgren. Thanks to all the friends of STM who came out to share their friendship .Please enjoy the slideshow (1:00 min.) from the evening:
2019 Red Mass
Thursday, November 28, 2019
A celebration to invoke the inpsiration of the Holy Spirit on those of all faiths involved in the administration of justice in our community. This event is hosted by the St. Thomas More Lawyers' Guild of Saskatoon with the support of the STM College Development Office.
GUEST SPEAKER: The Hon. Chief Justice Robert G. Richards, Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan
SPECIAL GUEST: Most Reverend Mark Hagemoen, Roman Catholic Bishop of Saskatoon
The Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the STM Chapel at 5:30 pm. Following Mass, a banquet and program was held in STM’s cafeteria beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The Red Mass was introduced in England in 1310, during the reign of Edward I. It is celebrated now, as it was then, to invoke the inspiration of the Holy Spirit on behalf of those involved in the administration of justice.
Each fall STM collaborates with members of the St. Thomas More Lawyers’ Guild, and the wider legal community, to celebrate Red Mass. The St. Thomas More Lawyers’ Guild of Saskatoon was incorporated in June 2002 by a group of local Catholic lawyers. The Guild seeks to foreground integrity and the highest ethical standards in the practice of law, as well as the administration of justice, as exemplified by its namesake St. Thomas More.
Each year members of the Lawyers’ Guild generously purchase tickets for students who are currently enrolled in the College of Law or considering enrollment. Students greatly appreciate this kind gesture. They enjoy the presentation and the opportunity to network with the legal community.
2018 Red Mass
Nov. 19, 2018
GUEST SPEAKER:Dr. Peter Stoicheff President, University of Saskatchewan
SPECIAL GUESTS: Bishop Mark Hagemoen, Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon, Bishop Bryan Bayda, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon
2018 President's Gala
June 8, 2018
The St. Thomas More College (STM) President’s Gala was held June 8, 2018 in the Adam Ballroom of the Delta Bessborough Hotel. The evening included a Champagne reception on the outdoor terrace, four course gourmet dinner and a special performance by world renowned artist Anna Maria Kaufmann, Tenor Jorge Jimenez, Rene Giesen, and several other musicians. The Gala proceeds will support STM student scholarships and bursaries.
Special guest, Anna Maria Kaufmann is a world-renowned artist, whose accomplished career includes lead roles in some of the most celebrated musicals of our time and noted success with a triple platinum album. Anna Maria is a celebrated artist in Europe for her beautiful and captivating voice, merging classical and pop music.
President Terrence Downey began his first term as President of St. Thomas More College in 2011. Under Dr. Downey’s progressive leadership STM has experienced continued growth and transformation. In July of 2018, Dr. Downey retired.