About Us

Mission Statement

The mission of St. Thomas More Parish is to know, love, live and spread the Good News of Jesus Christ and our Catholic faith. Guided by the Holy Spirit, we share our time, talent and treasure in serving the spiritual, liturgical, educational and social needs of all God's people.


Saint Thomas More Catholic Church of Paradise, California was first founded as a Mission of Saint John the Baptist in nearby Chico in the early years of WWII. In the beginning, masses were held in the local Veteran's hall but the community soon raised funds for their own church. As soon as war time shortages ended, the church was constructed and opened in 1949. Today a newer building serves the needs of this parish community which has grown to over 1,000 registered families. We seek to serve the Lord and our brothers and sisters in the Paradise and Magalia area and today our parish is again a growing community with a variety of ministries of more that 40 ministries for all age groups. We have the largest food bank on the ridge and server more that 100 families in our community. We distribute food 4 weeks in each month.