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Sunday Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas

Please note that Bishop Jugis has the Sunday Obligation lifted. You still do not need to attend Mass if you are high risk, immuno-compromised, care for those who are, or are feeling ill in any sense.  If this is the case, we encourage you to watch our 9:30 a.m. live stream through Facebook.  Log into your account, or view the livestream at the bottom of the website.

Observe proper distancing between different families

Stay home if anyone in your family is sick, even with a cold

Utilize the full length of the pew instead of just the ends.  Ushers may ask you to slide toward the middle to accommodate more of your fellow parishioners so that no one is climbing over each other.

As you approach the altar for Holy Communion, you can stand in the center of each aisle (transcept or middle) so that more distance remains between you and those who are sitting at the ends of the pews to your right or left. We also encourge those sitting at the ends of the pews to give some extra space on the aisle-sides.

Avoid climbing or passing by others, including during Holy Communion, so if you are not receiving Holy Communion, it is important that you still come out of the pew, and go through the line to receive a blessing.  Simply cross your arms to indicate that you are not receiving when you are at the Communion Rail, and the priest or deacon will give a blessing instead.

Show patience and charity to others around you

The courtyard is also available, and we have speakers outside that will allow you to participate

November 22, 2020: Our Lord Jesus Christ the King of Universe

Worship Aid and Weekly Bulletin

Mass Intentions - 11/16 to 11/22

Mass Intentions - 11/23 to 11/29

Indulgences for the Holy Souls in Purgatory have been extended through the month of November. 
Click here for how you can help relieve the temporal punishment of sin for your loved ones who have passed away.

 

Holiday Hours

Wednesday, November 25 - Offices Close at Noon; Confessions at 6 p.m.
Thursday & Friday, November 26 & 27 - No Confessions or Adoration
Thursday & Friday, November 26 & 27 - Mass at 10:00 a.m. ONLY
Thursday, November 26 - Thanksgiving Lunch in the Hall at Noon
Saturday, November 28 - Regular Mass, Confession & Adoration 
Monday, November 30 - Office reopens at 9:00 a.m.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Thanksgiving Basket Collections

We are partnering with Catholic Charities to collect food items for Thanksgiving dinner baskets.  Please stop by the tree in the Narthex to pick up a leaf or two and return the items to the bin by Sunday, November 22. If you are a parishioner in need of assistance for food this holiday, please call the parish office.  You can also refer anyone in need to Catholic Charities at (704) 370-3262.

Veterans Day Outreach

The Columbiettes are collecting new sweatsuits for the Veterans in the colors of navy blue, dark grey, or black.  Sizes needed are Large to 4XL.  Collections will take place through November 29. Please see the bulletin for more details. 

Consecration to Jesus Through Mary

Purchase "33 Days to Morning Glory" by Fr. Michael Gaitley and participate in a
do-it-yourself retreat that begins Sunday, November 29 and ends on January 1, the Feast of Mary the Mother of God.  You can join others who are making the journey to pray the Consecration prayer after the 12:15 p.m. Mass on January 1.  See the bulletin for more information

 

Knights of Columbus Raffle

 $5 per ticket or 5 for $20. Drawing scheduled for the end of November.

  • 1st prize: 2 Carolina Panthers PSL for Life (Permanent Seat License Rights) - please see the Knights for more information
  • 2nd Prize: 40 inch Visio Smart TV
  • 3rd Prize: A basket of spirits

Thanksgiving Lunch at St. Thomas

If you are a parishioner who needs a group of people to share a table with over Thanksgiving, you are invited to join us for a Turkey Dinner in Aquinas Hall on Thursday, November 26 at 12 Noon.  Please RSVP in the Narthex with the number of people attending, and the side dish you will be bringing.  Turkey will be provided!

Angel Tree Collection

Our annual Angel Tree will be up in the Narthex beginning on November 29.  Each tag on the tree will have the wish list of the residents of Holy Angels in Belmont, NC, a non-profit which assists special needs and "differently abled" individuals.  This year, they are asking for all gifts to be sent directly to Holy Angels.  You can view their wishlist here.  If you prefer to mail a gift card, view the list here.  Please have all gifts sent by December 18 in order for them to be on time for their Santa Party.

St. Thomas Youth Choir

Youth Choir will meet on Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. beginning December 2 in the choir room to prepare music for the 4:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Vigil Mass.  Contact Deb for more information at deb.savoy@gmail.com

Altar Server Training

Any young man who has recieved Holy Communion, or has served at St. Thomas before the pandemic are asked to attend a training session with Deacon Martin on November 30 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

It's Time for the Cookie Walk!

Our Annual Cookie Walk in support of our Religious Education Program is scheduled for December 5 and 6. Check out the links below to
pre-order cookie trays, make a donation, or signup to bake cookies and specialty items! 

You can also purchase a poinsetta the weekend of the cookie walk and drink some cider.  Poinsettas will sell for $6 each.

Online Orders and Donations here!  

Signup to Bake Cookies and to Volunteer!

Confession Schedule

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday - 4:00 p.m. -  5:00 p.m.
No Confessions on Tuesdays

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Thursday - 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Saturday - 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
First Friday: Divine Mercy Holy Hour - 7:00 p.m.
First Saturday: Holy Hour of Reparation - 8:30 a.m. 

Latin Mass Resources 

Visit our page for articles and videos about the Traditional Latin Mass.

 

 

 

 

RCIA Sponsors needed 

RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, began Tuesday, September 1.  Visit the website to register  We are in need of sponsors and godparents for those who are entering the Church Easter 2021.  Please e-mail rciastaclt@gmail.com to assist in this capacity!

GATE Pregnancy Drive

Back at the beginning of Lent, you may have taken a baby bottle to fill with cash or change for our local pregnancy center, GATE.  If you haven't done so already, you can fill up your bottle and drop it off in the Narthex before Mass.  Thanks for supporting families in need!