In October of 2020, St. Thomas More bid the first phase of our master plan with the unanimous support of the parish and finance councils and the Diocese of Baton Rouge. This phase includes the construction of a new parish office building, an updated plaza in front of the church, additional church parking, a bathroom addition for the church, and the demolition of the current church office. The project bid came in under the projected cost and Faulk & Meek have been awarded the contract. In the coming months, the entrance to St. Thomas More's campus will change dramatically. All who visit STM will soon be welcomed by our new plaza in front of the church, and the flooding and drainage problems that have plagued the campus for years will be solved. It truly is an exciting time to be a part of St. Thomas More.
On the weekend of January 8-9, 2022, Father Michael unveiled the design plan for the interior of the church. Most areas of the church will be touched by renovation: new altar table, tabernacle moved to the sanctuary, wood/stained glass feature wall, crucifix corpus refurbished, new patron saint niche, devotion space where tabernacle currently resides, new pews, new baptistry, renovated vestibule, stations of the cross framed and back lit, new bathrooms, and new overheard lighting. Renovations were set to begin soon after the unveiling, and without the congregation having to relocate for Mass.