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

October 25, 2020: The 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Christ the King Sunday (Traditional Latin Rite)

Worship Aid and Weekly Bulletin

Mass Intentions - 10/19 to 10/25

Mass Intentions - 10/26 to 11/1

Join us at te 11:30 a.m. Latin Mass this Sunday (10/25) for a special orchestral High Mass. 
Mozart's Missa Brevis in D-major will be sung. A Eucharistic Procession will follow after Mass around the church.


 

ELECTION 2020 - FORMATION OF CONSCIENCE

Letter from Bishop Jugis

Catholic Voter Guide

ADORATION FOR OUR NATION:  Tuesday, November 3 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. conclude with Benediction

 




Thank you to all of our volunteers, vendors, and patrons for another great day of food and fun. 
SAVE THE DATE: OCTOBER 16, 2021

 



Christ the King Sunday - Traditional Latin Mass: 
October 25, 2020 11:30 a.m.

Join us during the Sunday Latin Mass for a special High Missa Cantata.  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Missa Brevis in D-Major will be sung by the schola and accompanied by a string ensemble.  Seminarians from St. Joseph College Seminary will assist at Mass.  Following Mass will be a Eucharistic Procession around the grounds. Click here for the history of the feast day promulgated by Pope Pius XI.



All Souls Day - Monday, November 2

Mass Times: 8:30 a.m. 12:15 p.m. (English)
7:00 p.m. (Latin Mass Requiem)

 



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

All Saints Day Treat Collection
Sunday November 1 after the 11:30 a.m. Mass

Have your child dress up as their favorite saint and collect candy in the Courtyard.

Adoration for Our Nation -
Election Day, Tuesday November 3

1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Will conclude with Benediction.

BINGO! - MONDAY NIGHTS

We are looking to restart our Bingo evenings and are forming new teams to help run the event.  Please volunteer one Monday a month and join the fellowship! Call the parish office for more information on the tasks needed.

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 16 and 30 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.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, 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!

 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!

 

 

Daily Mass Schedule
 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 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 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)
First Saturday of the Month, 8:30 a.m. (Holy Hour of Reparation to the Sacred Heart)


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 weekly 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 

Sacred Music & Special Liturgies
Tom Savoy

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.

Mass attendance has stabilized, therefore there are no sign ups for Sunday Liturgies.
However, we ask that all who attend to please exercise prudence:


Observe proper distancing between different families

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

Utilize the full lenght of the pew instead of the ends.  Ushers may ask you to slide toward the middle to accomodate more of your fellow parishioners. We want to avoid climbing or passing by others, including during Communion

Show patience and charity to others around you

Wipe down the pew when you leave church

Follow all of our previous methods and procedure, especially for lining up and receiving Holy Communion

For reference, the Vigil and 5:00 p.m. has less attendance. You can also continue to sit in the Courtyard if you are concerned about spacing and Coronavirus