Our Mission

To guide. To inspire. To serve.

St. Thomas More is on a mission to provide spiritual guidance and Catholic education that goes beyond the church and classroom to inspire the hearts and minds of parishioners and students in the surrounding community with a unique spirit of service, knowledge and compassion.


Through faith and fellowship, the collective body of parishioners, students, educators and visitors of St. Thomas More represent a Greater Baton Rouge community that accepts the responsibility to serve others and embraces the challenge to be more for each other.

By challenging parishioners, students and educators to be more, STM provides a Catholic education that goes beyond the boundaries of parish and classroom to inspire the hearts of minds of students with a unique spirit of service, knowledge and compassion.

Our Values

Stepping up to help others in need.
Creating a Catholic community that guides, inspires and serves.
Embracing an inclusive atmosphere.
Making a real difference in the community.

Parish History

In early 1958, a group of about 25 men began thinking of a new church community in the area east of the Florida Boulevard and Airline Highway intersection. At the time Baton Rouge was in the Archdiocese of New Orleans. The Archdiocese anticipated such a need and purchased a 12-acre site for a new Catholic parish in the developing Sherwood Forest subdivision.

The parish was officially declared in 1958. Subsequently the original church was built in 1960. A year later St. Thomas More Elementary School grade Kindergarten through Eight was established. Later, to increase the ministry of Catholic education, St. Thomas More Preschool was founded in 1982.

For more than 60 years, St. Thomas More Parish has been a thriving faith community striving to live the message of Jesus Christ, as witnessed through our patron, St. Thomas More. The parish consists of the mentioned educational institutions, as well as over 65 active parish ministries serving the local and broader community.

To Guide. To Inspire. To Serve.