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Room In The Inn (RITI)

We are ready to begin our 14th season of Room in the Inn, a social outreach ministry providing shelter and meals for our homeless neighbors.  This year we will join forces with Newell Presbyterian, Advent Lutheran, and Harrisburg United Methodist each Monday evening from December 1st through March 30th.  To have a successful season we need many volunteers for the following opportunities: Set Up help, Dinners, Breakfast, Bag Lunch, Sleepover, PM Driver, AM Driver and Pillow Treats.  The supplies needed include: men’s white undershirts (all sizes), men’s boxers (all sizes) and Wal-Mart, Target or K-Mart gift cards (used for emergency re-supplies).  Sign up to volunteer and donate supplies at our table in the Narthex the weekends of November 9th and 16th.  Any Questions or to volunteer, contact Deacon Joe Diaz.

Latin Masses Begin (MEF)

In his document "Summonrum Pontificum," Pope Benedict XVI decreed, "In parishes where a group of faithful attached to the previous liturgical tradition exists stably, let the pastor willingly accede to their requests for the celebration of the Holy Mass according to the right of the Roman Missal published in 1962." (source)

Beginning the first Wednesday in Advent, December 3rd, and ongoing, the 7pm Mass will be Mass in the Extraordinary Form (MEF) said in Latin.  Come join us in this new tradition.

Experience Mass from All Saint's Day

Laudetur Iesus Christus - Rorate Solemn High Mass

Father Kauth will celebrate a Rorate Mass at 6am on Saturday, December 6th, in the Extraordinary Form.  This is a pre-dawn Mass held "in media rocte" (in the middle of the night) and lit only by candlelight.  It will be quite a site to behold.  The Mass is an ancient Church custom held during Advent in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  

A Rorate Mass is so named from the opening words of the Introit which is taken from Isaiah 45:8 which reads:

Latin: 'Rorate, Caeli, desuper, et nubes pluant justum; aperiatur terra et germinent Salvatorem, et Justitia oriatur simul: ego Dominus creavi eum.'

English: 'Drop down dew, you heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain the just: let the earth be opened, and bud forth a savior: and let justice spring up together: I, the Lord, have created him.'

Angel Tree

Holy Angels, located in Belmont, N.C., provides specialized, round-the-clock care for children and adults with intellectual developmental disabilities and delicate medical conditions. Holy Angels is a nonprofit organization that depends on the support of others to provide the highest quality of medical, educational, vocational, spiritual, and emotional support and healing. This year’s Angel Tree donations will assist Holy Angels as they strive to provide each individual with the highest quality and dignity of life.  The items are used in the daily care, routine, as well as therapeutic activities.  Some of the requested items may seem cumbersome on your holiday budget, we encourage several families to get together and split the cost of the larger items. For example, an iPad in the hands of a resident becomes a means of communication and allows them to become more independent.  For more information regarding Holy Angels, please visit the website at http://www.holyangelsnc.org

If you would like to help with the Angel Tree organizing and planning efforts this year, please contact Andi Walsh in the office at 704-549-1607 x207 or by emailing volunteers@stacharlotte.com.  Thank you for your prayerful consideration as we begin this year's Angel Tree Efforts.  More information can be found in upcoming week's bulletins leading up to the Angel Tree collections beginning Thanksgiving weekend.

BINGO at Saint Thomas - EVERY Monday beginning November 17th!!!

STA will begin our Monday BINGO events on Monday, November 17th at 7pm in Aquinas Hall!  Doors open each week at 6:15pm for early bird games.  We will also have concessions available each week to make for the perfect game night!  BINGO Card Prices will be $12 for the Entry Pack with regular games (minimum entry price) and Special Packs range from $1 to $12 depending on games and prizes!  Jackpots will be paid based on the number of players - the more people who play the more money there is to win!  Be sure to bring your friends for an excellent game night out!

Interested In volunteering for Bingo or looking for more information? Sign up to be on a Bingo Team!

Ordinary Miracles Project

It is important for all of us toshare the experiences of faith in our lives.  We are collecting stories from our Parish Family about how the Lord has worked an 'Ordinary Miracle' for them in their life.  These stories shape and grow us as a community and individuals in faith.  Find our more information and share your story here or ordinarymiracles@stacharlotte.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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Father's Letter to Parishioners
Father Christian's Catechesis on Liturgy

Mass Schedule

Weekends:
Saturday (vigil):  5:30pm
Sunday:  7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am, & 5pm
 
Daily:
Monday:  8:30am, & 12:15pm
Tuesday:  8:30am & 12:15pm
Wednesday:  12:15pm & 7pm
Thursday:  8:30am & 12:15pm
Friday:  8:30am & 12:15pm
Saturday:  10am & 8:30am (1st Saturday - MEF)
 

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Confession Times

Wednesday: 6-7pm
Saturday: 4-5pm

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Parish News and Events

9:30am Fellowship - 7/13/14

We are looking for more volunteers to help with our 9:30am Family Mass Fellowship! Each week we have doughnuts for families to enjoy some sweet treats and fun fellowship over in Aquinas Hall! If you can volunteer, check out this page! Read more

Father Winslow on Liturgy

A Series on the Liturgy Each week Father Winslow writes on different aspects of the Liturgical Life in the bulletin. Read the entire series here Read more

Divine Mercy Holy Hour - 11/07/2014

Our monthly Divine Mercy Holy Hour will be at 7pm in the Church. Read more

 

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