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a Catholic Parish serving the University Area of Charlotte North Carolina

August 9, 2020: The 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Worship Aid and Weekly Bulletin

Mass Intentions - 8/3 to 8/9

Mass Intentions - 8/10 to 8/16

 

In lieu of a food donation, please consider bringing a back to school item for our local charter school, United Community School. You can place your item in the bin in the Narthex.  Items needed are: 

-Paper Towels
-Disinfectant Wipes (any brand)
-Disinfectant Spray (any brand)
-Cloth Masks
-Play Dough
-Pipe Cleaners
-Markers
-Buttons
-Beads with Large Holes
-Multicultural Crayon Packs (Skin Tone Colored)

 

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!

Adult Education Opportunity at STA!

Parishioner Michael Coyle, who has been teaching the faith for many years, and who has taught some wonderful adult education classes here over the last few years, will be leading this study on the Messiah: Discover the One the Prophets Foretold.  Classes will be held on Thursday evenings in the parish center, from 7-8:30 p.m. Classes dates: September 3, 10, 17, October 1, 8, 29, and November 5 & 12.  For more info and to register, please see Michael in the Narthex after Masses!

 

Other News:  Please see the bulletin for more details

  • The 2020 Eucharistic Congress has been cancelled.  St. Thomas Aquinas will have a small event on campus in its place on Saturday, September 12
     
  • RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, will begin Tuesday, September 1.  Visit the website to register
     
  • Youth Religious Education for the Fall is still open. Register your child online.
     
  • WORLD FEAST 2020 - Saturday October 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Other changes are in the works to make the event safe for our families.  Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks!
     

Permanent Daily Mass Schedule Change

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. 
Ministries, meetings, and events are still postponed, but check back soon for more details as to when we will resume activities!

Sunday Latin Mass Announcement
The 11:30 a.m. Sunday Mass will now be 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! NEW!
 

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-Friday, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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.

Rosary with the Sisters (live streamed)
Sr. Zeny & Sr. Edeva invite you to join them for their live streamed rosary at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday  


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.   

Religious Education 2020-2021 Registration
Be sure to register your child for Religious Education for the 2020-2021 school year.  Registration fee is normally $90 per child, but if you register in June and July it will only be $60, so be sure to sign up early!  You can find more information on the Religious Ed pageFind the form here. 

As of now, there has been no indication of plans to move to remote learning for the fall school year.  However, included with this year's fee is access to all of our catechetical materials online, so that your child will still be able to learn about the faith from home, should students be not allowed to meet in person.  We will make a decision about this as we get closer to the start of the school year.

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 50 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 5:00 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.

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!