a Catholic Parish serving the University Area of Charlotte North Carolina

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 below.  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 communion rail 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 encourage 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. 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


January 17, 2021 - The Second Sunday in Ordinary Time/The Second Sunday after Epiphany

Bulletin and Worship Aid

Mass Intentions: 1/11 through 11/17

Mass Intentions: 11/18 through 11/24


Scroll to the bottom of our front page for our new Livestream using Streamspot.  We are no longer using Facebook Live for our Masses and event streaming.  We hope you appreciate the upgrade of video and sound quality!

Please see the links below regarding Baptisms performed by Deacon Carl Macero from 1996 to 2004.

Letter from Fr. Matthew

FAQ

Parish Office Closed

Please be aware that the office will be closed on  January 18 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  We will reopen on Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.

Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas - Vigil

We are having a special vigil Mass in honor of our patron, St. Thomas Aquinas on Wednesday, January 27 at 7:00 p.m.

Shelter Sandwich and Lunches

Join us on Monday, January 25 at 10:00 a.m. to help make bagged lunches for various women's and children's shelters around the city.  Please see the sign up to see what you can contribute.  


St. Thomas Aquinas Book Drive

We are hosting a duel book drive to support Read Charlotte, Promising Pages and the Forsyth Prison Ministry

 

Children’s Books

We are accepting new or gently used baby board books and books that are aged to 5th grade readers.  We ask that you carefully inspect your books and make any necessary repairs.  We also ask that books are cleaned out (prayer cards, bookmarks, etc.) and wiped down.

Adult Books

All of our adult aged reading material will be donated to the Forsyth Prison.  There are a few items that are restricted:

**** No hardback covered books*****

*****No subscribed materials that are aged (magazines, prayer book subscriptions such as Magnificat)*****

Both non-fiction and fiction are welcome!  Books in foreign languages are also welcomed.  There are many inmates that speak Spanish and French.

The prison ministry is also collecting funds to purchase multiple copies of “A Father Who Keeps His Promises” by Scott Hahn.  You may consider purchasing a copy and donating it to the drive, or making a donation to the prison ministry program at Forsyth Prison. Here is a link to purchase directly through the publisher.

Please place your donations in the appropriate bin in the Narthex, keeping the adult and children’s books separate.  Collections will run through February 7. If you are homebound, call the parish office to arrange a pick up.

COVID-19 has greatly affected the way we can reach out to the community, so we appreciate this small gesture of letting our brothers and sisters know we care. Thank you for your contribution! 

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 Classes in Session

Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the hall.  All are welcome to learn about the Catholic faith -- even current Catholics!

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!