a Catholic Parish serving the University Area of Charlotte North Carolina

November 21, 2021 - Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

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Mass Intentions: 11/22 through 11/28

 

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Save the Date! Register your family now! Wednesday, January 12, 2022, from 6:30-8:30 p.m, St. Thomas will be hosting this 'Purified' event, with Jason Evert! Please be sure to click the correct registration button below, based on whether or not your family are parishioners at St. Thomas.

Parishioner Registration                      Non-Parishioner Registration

 

 

 

We have resolved the issues with the livestream camera and will be broadcasting the Masses and Holy Hours again!  Thank you for you patience!

 

 

 

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R.C.I.A. Registration

Interested in becoming Catholic? Baptized Catholic, but still need the Sacrament of Confirmation? Our Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (R.C.I.A.) program begins August 31st. Classes are held every Tuesday from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in Aquinas Hall. We're also in need of Catholic sponsors to accompany those who are on this journey to full communion with the Catholic Church. Learn more and register now! 

Praying for the Holy Souls in Purgatory 

Click here to read about gaining plenary indulgences for the Holy Souls in Purgatory
The provisions to gain the maximum 8 Indulgences has once again been extended through the month of November due to the pandemic, and not within the first 8 days of the month.

Youth Choir

Each Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the choir room located in the Catholic Campus Ministry building (in the handicap parking lot). Contact Deb for more info.

Volunteer at St. Thomas!

If you have been attending Mass, we hope you can assist us with basic needs during the Liturgy! E-mail Deacon Joe Diaz and Thanks for your help!

  • Ushers
  • Readers
  • Collection of Offertory
  • Altar Serving for young men 

Are You Striving for Sainthood?

This examination is adapted from the official questionnaire that is used when the Church is investigating the worthiness for beatification and canonization of Catholics. They are the questions that are asked of the witnesses who knew the person in question when they were alive. It is a truly great examination of how we are doing, and what type of goals we can set in order to truly live our Catholic faith.  Are we striving to be saints?  There are only saints in Heaven. 

Prayers & Devotions

Below are many prayers and devotions that you can do in your home with your family.

The Year of St. Joseph

Altar Server Training

If you are a young man who has received First Holy Communion, we encourage you to serve at the altar.  Many priestly vocations were birthed from assisting the priest at the altar!  If you are interested in serving the Novus Ordo Mass, E-mail Deacon Martin.  stmartinpfu@hotmail.com
Latin Mass training: daniel.carter@windstream.net

Gardeners Needed

If you have a green thumb, please contact us about helping take care of our beautiful gardens.  We are in need of more hands to help weed, water, and plant!  E-mail Monica for more information! 

Thanksgiving Hours

Our parish office will be closed at noon on Wednesday, November 24 and will reopen on Monday , November 29.  Thursday and Friday Mass will be at 10:00 a.m., with no Confessions or Adoration until our normally scheduled time on Saturday, November 27.  HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Way of the Cross for the Fallen Away

Join us November 28 and every fourth Sunday of the month at 3:00 p.m. to pray the Way of the Cross for the intentions of our loved ones who have left the Church.  Contact Marci for a copy of Fr. Kirby’s book used in congruence with this devotion for $10: 980-266-4723

Cookie Walk

Our annual Cookie Walk will be held after the Masses on December 4 and 5 (excluding the 5:00 p.m. Sunday evening Mass).  This event raises money for our Religious Education program and other various expenses in the parish. Bakers and volunteers are needed for our annual parish Cookie Walk. A variety of homemade cookies, baked goods, and desserts will be sold. Bakers and event
workers are needed in a variety of ways.  For more details on how you can help, go to www.stacharlotte.com/cookiewalk or stop by the Narthex after Mass.  

Tree Lighting

Join us to kick off the Cookie Walk on Saturday, December 4 after the Vigil Mass to light our Courtyard Christmas Tree.  Enjoy hot cider, Christmas music, fellowship, and purchase goodies from the Cookie Walk! Purchase a poinsettia for $5!

Room in the Inn

As part of our 18th year of supporting the Room In the Inn Homeless Ministry, which provides winter shelter and food for the Charlotte Area homeless, we are asking parishioners during the month of November to donate new men's and women’s underwear and socks. If you would like to donate, please drop-off donations at the STA front office desk during office hours.

Rorate Mass

Our annual Latin Mass at dawn in honor of Our Lady will be offered at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 4.  This will take place of our usual 10 a.m. First Saturday Mass.  Blessing of Holy Articles will follow Rorate Mass, and the Holy Hour of Reparation will be at 8:30 a.m.

Christmas Pageant

December 12, 2021 at 10:45 a.m. in the hall.  All kids are invited to participate.  Email Sister Jessica for more information

Angel Tree Collection

After Thanksgiving, please contribute to our annual Angel Tree collection, which provide gifts for the residents at Holy Angels in Belmont.  Holy Angels is an organization that supports special needs adults. Most of the requests you will see on the Angel Tree this year will be for gift cards to alleviate the burden of shipping and ensure that our residents have items to open on Christmas morning.  We ask the gift cards be packaged and if you are able to include another simple item like fuzzy socks, flavored chapstick, or small treat in the package, it would be greatly appreciated by the gift recipient! As in the past, please attach your angel to the gift so we can ensure it gets to the correct resident.  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Erica Bleffer at ebleffer@gmail.com  

Purified - with Jason Evert:
January 12

All familys of young teens are encouraged to attend this wonderful program provided by Jason Evert, who showcases a great way to promote chastity and purity in your family that abides by the tenants of the Church in a corrupt world.   Tickets are $15 for parishoners or $20 for guests, and includes a grab bag of great materials that will help you steer the course in living a life of grace and chastity.  Click here for more information.

 

 

 

Click here for photos of our April 25 Rogation Mass

We were featured on New Liturgical Movement!