Welcome to St. Thomas Aquinas
It is important for all of us to share 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign-Up for our Photo Directory!
It's time for a new Photo Directory for STA! We've got 10 days beginning September 9th available for photos - and it's easy to sign up ... check out the link below to get your time! Sign-Up now - and the system will remind you about your appointment the week before! You can register in the narthex, or online! If you register on line you receive a $10 off coupon!
We are in need to volunteers to help members complete forms for the photographer. If you are able volunteer to Host/Hostess during the photo sessions, please sign up by using this link to volunteer!
Mark Your Calendars for World Feast 2014!
An Annual Community Event for Families and Friends to celebrate our diversity with ethnic food, cultural music, festive dance, and much more! World Feast is an all-day event featuring the food, devotions, dance, songs, and life of over 30 countries. There will be games, rides, raffles, food, BINGO – something for everyone!
To create an event big enough to invite all of our community neighbors and UNCC students, we need your help! Volunteers are needed to prepare food, lead games, serve meals, set-up and tear-down, move trash, sell tickets, find entertainment, and much more!
We are still seeking many more volunteers! To sign up your family visit our World Feast Page!
Get Pumped at our Fall Blood Drive
Our next parish blood drive will be held on Sat. Sept. 27th from 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM in Aquinas Hall. Your donation is very important and will help insure an adequate blood supply for all the hospitals in the area. We would like to collect 40 pints during the drive. Sign-ups will be held in the narthax the week-ends of Sept. 13-14 and 20-21 or you can call Don Seifert, our drive co-ordinator, at (704) 209-4428 or (704) 737-2165. Appointments can also be made by visiting www.redcrossblood.org and entering the sponsor code "Universitychurches" Thank you for your donation.
Annual Mira Via Banquet
MiraVia (formerly Room At The Inn) a non-profit, Catholic maternity and after-care program, cordially invites you to attend its 20th Annual Fundraising Banquet, “Twenty Years of Life, Love, and Service,” on Thursday, October 23, 2014 in the Crown Ball Room at the Charlotte Convention Center. This year's guest speaker is EWTN's Raymond Arroyo. Our annual banquet generates about 30% of operating funds for the year and helps us provide material and emotional assistance to pregnant mothers and children in need. Reserve your seat today at www.miraviabanquet20.eventbrite.com. For more information, to make reservations, or to host a table of 8 to 10, please contact 704-525-4673 ext. 10 or email@example.com by October 10, 2014. Reservations are free, but REQUIRED.
Our Lady of Fatima Procession
Our Lady of Fatima appeared to the children on the 13th of the month from May to October in 1917. Each year pilgrims relive this experience with a candlelit procession.
Pope Francis dedicated his papacy to Our Lady of Fatima so let us pray for our Universal Church for Our Lady's help and protection. Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.
A procession is representative of our life journey as the Church, the Bride of Christ, going to meet her Divine Spouse. We offer these processions for an increased devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the conversion of sinners, and for the souls of the faithful departed.
Join us on Monday, October 13th at 7:30pm for our next procession.
Providing Meals for the Families of Residents
Levine-Dickson Hospice House
St. Thomas Aquinas parish provides meals for families of residents of the Levine-Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville, N.C. each year during the month of October. We prepare, deliver and set-up the meals for approximately 15-20 family members of residents at the facility. The meals are a blessing to the residents and their families because it allows them to spend a greater amount of time as they visit their loved ones.
If you are interested in assisting in this ministry or have any questions, please contact the coordinators, Rita & Jim Healy. They can be reached at 704-274-5291 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Parish News and Events
9:30am Fellowship - 7/13/14
Father Winslow on Liturgy
Divine Mercy Holy Hour - 10/03/2014