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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 29, 2020: The First Sunday of Advent

Worship Aid and Weekly Bulletin

Mass Intentions - 11/20 to 12/6

 

Please see the following attachments for more information on potentially invalid Baptisms that occurred at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish from 1996 to 2004 by Deacon Carl Macero.

PASTORAL LETTER

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Monday, December 7 - 7:00 p.m. (Vigil)
Tuesday, December 8 - 8:30 a.m. 12:15 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

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.

Holy Hour of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Saturday, December 5 at 8:30 a.m.
 

Sandwiches for Shelters

Join us on Monday, December 14 at 10 a.m. in the hall to help make lunches for various womens and children's shelters around the city.  Donations of items can be viewed here

 

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!