a Catholic Parish serving the University Area of Charlotte North Carolina

"Look, my daughter, at my Heart, surrounded with thorns with which ungrateful men pierce me at
very moment by their blasphemies and ingratitude. You at least try to console me, and say that I promise
to assist at the hour of death, with the graces necessary for salvation, all those who, on the first Saturday
of five consecutive months, shall confess, receive Holy Communion, recite five decades of the Rosary,
and keep me company for 15 minutes while meditating on the 15 mysteries of the Rosary,
with the intention of making reparation to me.”
Our Lady of Fatima to Sr. Lucia

September 27, 2020: The 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Worship Aid and Weekly Bulletin

Mass Intentions - 9/21 to 9/27

Mass Intentions - 9/28 to 10/4

 

Confession Schedule Update

Due to RCIA classes on Tuesdays, there will no longer be Confessions offered that evening.  We will still have the sacrament available on Monday, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 6 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 4 to 5 p.m.

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!

Knights of Columbus BBQ & Raffle: October 30 & 31

$8 for pork. $9 for chicken. Ticket sales happening after Masses.

KoC Raffle: $5 per ticker 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

Life Chain - Sunday October 4 after the 9:30 a.m. Mass

Join us along Suther Rd and 49 to witness to life.  Meet in the Courtyard after the 9:30 a.m. Mass


Blessing of the Animals: Sunday, October 4 at 2:00 p.m.

Bring your family pet for a blessing to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

 


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 September 30 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Training will also be held on October 5 and 19, and November 16 and 30.

Blood Drive

Donate life! St. Thomas Aquinas's Fall Blood Drive is Saturday October 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sign up online only: www.redcrossblood.org

Holy Hour of Reparation
1st Saturday: October 3  at 8:30 a.m.

"Make reparation for the ingratitude of men. Spend an hour in prayer to appease Divine justice, to implore mercy for sinners, to honor Me, to console Me for My bitter suffering when abandoned by My Apostles, when they did not watch one hour with me."

Other News:  Please see the bulletin for more details
 

  • RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, will begin 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!
     
  • Ministries, groups, and events have resumed in person on campus.

     
  • WORLD FEAST 2020 - Saturday October 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Click the image above for more information on our changes and to volunteer!

Daily Mass Schedule

Daily Masses will be offered Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m,
and Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (Latin)
Daily Mass on Saturdays will be at 10:00 a.m, and First Saturdays are offered in the Extraordinary Form (Latin).

The Parish Office is open for normal business hours from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
for all of your scheduling, sacramental, and appointment needs. 
All ministries can begin to meet again on campus!

Sunday Latin Mass Announcement
The 11:30 a.m. Sunday Mass is now being offered in the traditional Latin form.

Visit this site often for resources and videos to learn more about the Latin Mass!


Father Matthew's announcement on the installation of a Sunday Latin Mass

Your Guide to the Latin Mass

Suggestion for Those New to the Latin Mass

Latin Mass Responses

Latin Mass Postures

A Brief History of the Roman Rite

Inteview with Dr. Scott Hahn about the Traditional Latin Mass


Audio Talks, Sermons, & Homilies on the Liturgy and more! 

Why Do Women Veil?
 

Sunday Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil: 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, 7:30 a.m, 9:30 a.m, 11:30 a.m (Latin), & 5:00 p.m

You must signup to attend Sunday Mass via the signup below (no signup is necessary for Daily Mass). You can find the readings online.


We are live streaming via Facebook Live. To join the live stream, either utilize the Facebook app on your smartphone or tablet, login to Facebook on your device, or scroll down to watch the feed below.

Confession
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
No Confessions Tuesday
Saturday, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Eucharistic Adoration & Benediction 
Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

First Fridays of the Month, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Divine Mercy Holy Hour) in the church.

Personal Prayer in the Church
The church is open for personal prayer at the following times:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
Saturday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 7:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m, & 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Financial Update
We understand that financial hardships are all around us, especially when so many businesses are closed.  As a parish, we rely on our weekly offertory to help pay our bills:  heating, air conditioning, maintenance, administrative, etc.  Without you, we would be in dire straights.  If you can, please continue to give. You can mail your offertory envelope, drop it off when you visit to pray, but online giving is the easiest.   


Church Cleaning & Disinfecting
We are having the church disinfected with a hospital grade disinfectant twice a week by a professional cleaning company, and we have also left spray disinfectant bottles in the narthex.  If you come to pray, please use the disinfectant bottles to help us keep the church clean by spraying down the part of the pew you use for your visit to Our Lord.  Thanks!

Do You Need a Mask?
Do you need a mask? E-mail us at church@stacharlotte.com and we'll connect you with a parishioner who is making them! We also have a limited supply in the Narthex.

Parishioner Pandemic Support
Do you have the ability to aid those in need during this difficult time?  There are many parishioners that need support.  If you are able to help, please submit the following form, and we will be in touch with needs that have come to our attention.

Contact Information

Pastor:
 Fr. Matthew Codd

Parochial Vicar:
 Fr. Matthew Bean 

Sacramental Needs and Documents:
Marie Aymar Watkinson

General Inquiries, Scheduling, and Mass Intentions:
Valerie Gebhardt  

Financial Questions:
Gina Schafer 

General Parish Functions and Operations:
Tim Flynn

Website, Newsletter, Facebook Communications, and Volunteer Opportunities:
Monica Bailey 

For Emergencies: call the parish office at (704) 549-1607 and follow the prompt to be directed to the emergency line.

Sunday Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas

Sunday Mass Times are Saturday 5:30 p.m. (Vigil), 7:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. (Latin) and 5:00 p.m. 

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.

To attend Sunday Mass, we are asking each family to sign up online before attending.  You must do this every week.  With proper spacing in the pews, we can have 70 families attend each Mass. The 7:30, 9:30, and 11:30 a.m. Masses tend to fill up faster, but we typically have a lot of space open at the 5:30 p.m. Vigil on Saturday, and the Sunday 5:00 p.m. Mass. We ask that you carefully read all of the posted instructions on the signup page. 
There are new protocols in place, so please watch this video prior to attending Mass.


Please practice proper social distancing and leave plenty of space between other attendees. If you can, bring some sanitizing wipes to clean off the area of the pew you use. We still have cleaning supplies in the narthex, as well.

If you are still uncomfortable participating in Mass inside the church due to coronavirus concerns, you are welcome to attend Mass in the courtyard. There will be speakers set up so that you will be able to hear and participate. Please prepare for the weather.  Please understand that the courtyard is really only meant for those who have legitimate concerns about coronavirus.  Please do not sign up to attend Mass outside for lesser reasons.

We're also collecting non-perishable food donations for the Missionaries of the Poor. Please drop off non-perishable food items in the large bin in the narthex.


Sign Up Here!