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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!
Acts of the Apostles Bible Study
Catholic Scripture Study International
Registration for the Catholic Scripture Study International, The Acts of the Apostles, is currently underway. Classes meet weekly for 28 weeks beginning the first week of September. Evening Classes will be held on Tuesdays in the GYM from 7 to 9pm. Morning Classes will be held on Wednesdays in Aquinas Hall from 10am to noon. The fee for the materials is $30. Please pick up a registration form located in the Narthex and drop off or mail to the Church office by August 29. Please contact Lainie Lord with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-517-9967.
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!
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 Universial 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 Saturday, September 13th at 7:30pm for our next procession.
Our Lady of Czestochowa, August 24th
On Sunday, August 24th at 2:00 pm, St. Thomas Aquinas Church will host our Third Annual Diocesan Polish Mass in Honor of Our Lady of Czestochowa. Polish priest, Rev. Matt Nycz of Buffalo, NY will be Celebrant and Rev. Mr. James Witulski of St. Thomas Aquinas Church will assist as Deacon. This Mass will fulfill your Sunday Mass obligation.
Confessions in Polish and English will be heard beginning at 1:00 pm. There will also be a Polish Choir singing traditional Marian hymns. Children in their native attire will also be present to honor Our Lady and Pope Blessed John Paul II.
After the Mass, the faithful will have the opportunity to venerate a 1st Class Relic of Pope SAINT John Paul II; a drop of his blood from the day he was shot in 1981 on a piece of his cassock! There will also be a reception with delicious Polish food!
Your donation of Polish or American food is appreciated and can be dropped off before the Mass at Aquinas Hall, which is located across the courtyard from the Church.
So, if you are Polish, or are of Polish heritage, or just love Our Lady and Saint John Paul II, or if you would like to experience another culture, you are invited to attend this very special Mass.
For additional information, please phone Mary Witulski at (704) 290-6012.
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 email@example.com.
Men of Veritas Retreat: September 26th to 28th
Once again we are making plans for our annual men’s retreat this fall and we would like to extend an invitation to any men who desire to strengthen their Catholic Faith to join us for our next retreat that is scheduled for Friday Sept 26th – Sunday the 28th. Surrender to the Lord and Retreat with us to Maggie Valley for a time of reflection with Fr. Winslow. To register please contact Charlie at (704) 724-5713 or email. The cost is $150 per person and you must register by Aug 31st. Please join us for this rewarding weekend.
Want to experience more? Check out the talks from last year!
click above for registration forms and a larger flyer!
What's Father Reading?
Parish News and Events
9:30am Fellowship - 7/13/14
Father Winslow on Liturgy
Divine Mercy Holy Hour - 08/01/2014