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August 14, 2022 - The Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Religious Education Registration

Register for Religious Education here.

Polish Mass & Reception: August 28

Join us for a special Mass in Polish at 2:00 p.m.  Confessions will be heard (Polish & English) before and after Mass, and the homily will be delivered in both languages.  Veneration of relics and a light reception will follow Mass. See the bulletin for more details.

Children's Choir Registration

The STA Children’s Choir is open to children in 2nd–8th grade. We practice on Tuesdays from 6-6:30 p.m. for 2nd graders, 6-7 p.m. for 3rd-8th graders, and sing once a month for the 9:30 a.m. Mass. We also sing occasionally for the 7 p.m. Thursday Extraordinary Form mass.

The children’s choir focuses on building excellent vocal technique and choir skills. We sing music in both English and Latin, as well as Gregorian chant.  Each rehearsal includes choir training for 3rd-8th graders using the Voice for Life program, a graded program that uses workbooks to develop vocal technique and musicianship, as well as choir skills and music theory. There is no cost to participate in children’s choir, but we ask that families pay $8 per child (3rd-8th grade) to cover the cost of the workbooks. Register Here!

Five First Saturdays

Our Lady of Fatima did not just ask the Holy Father to consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart. She also asked the faithful to do the Five Consecutive First Saturdays of Reparation.  Have you done it yet?

Safety & Security Team

The parish is forming a Safety & Security Team to assist during Mass and parish events. We are seeking male volunteers who have military, law enforcement, or martial arts backgrounds for the security side.  For the safety side, we are looking for any volunteers with medical training or background. Those without the above backgrounds or qualifications are still encouraged to volunteer. We will assist in training to maximize participation and develop skills needed. This is a great opportunity for positive involvement in the parish life as well as the community.  For more info or to volunteer, please email the Safety & Security Team at  We will also have a table in the narthex in the upcoming weeks.

Last Chance to take our Daily Mass Survey - Please Take a Moment to Do if You Haven't

The Church does not require Daily Mass, but in the lives of the Saints of the Church, many of them went as often as they could. We are doing a brief survey to find out how we as a parish might make it easier for you to attend Daily Mass. You can take the survey here.

New Virtual Tours of the Church!

Paul Johnson recently put together a great new virtual tour of the church, the baldacchino, and more! Check it out here!

Fatima Processions

Every 13th of the month from May to October at 7:30 p.m.


Altar Server Training

If you are a young man who has received First Holy Communion, we encourage you to serve at the altar.  Many priestly vocations were birthed from assisting the priest at the altar!  If you are interested in serving the Novus Ordo Mass, E-mail Deacon Martin.
Latin Mass training:

Are You Striving for Sainthood?

This examination is adapted from the official questionnaire that is used when the Church is investigating the worthiness for beatification and canonization of Catholics. They are the questions that are asked of the witnesses who knew the person in question when they were alive. It is a truly great examination of how we are doing, and what type of goals we can set in order to truly live our Catholic faith.  Are we striving to be saints?  There are only saints in Heaven. 

World Feast: October 15

Is your country participating in World Feast? We need to know AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! New contacts are needed for India, Italy, Peru, Venezuela, and Vietnam. Many other countries have been represented in the past. If you are new to the parish and would like to get in contact with your country coordinator, or host your own food booth featuring unique cuisines from your ethnic nation, please e-mail to get in touch with your lead!

Amazon Wish List:  Are you able to help us with our Amazon Wishlist?  Some of these items will be used to make the feast run more smoothly, and others will be used for the Silent Auction!  Check it out here!

Silent Auction Donations:  Can you donate a gift basket of some item for our annual World Feast Silent Auction?  If so, check out the Amazon Wishlist above, or email us!

Volunteer at St. Thomas!

If you have been attending Mass, we hope you can assist us with basic needs during the Liturgy! E-mail Deacon Joe Diaz and thanks for your help!

  • Ushers
  • Readers
  • Collection of Offertory
  • Altar Serving for young men 

Prayer Apostolate of Reparation Through Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus

Every Tuesday morning at 6:00 a.m, folks will be gathering in the church for this devotion. Please consider attending if you can.  Why is this important?

In 1843, Jesus revealed to Sister Mary of St. Peter, a Carmelite nun in Tours, France, that reparation for the sins of atheism, blasphemy, and the profanation of Sundays and Holy Days was imperative. An Archconfraternity was established in 1885 to facilitate this work of reparation looking to St. Veronica as their model.

All STA parishioners are encouraged to seriously consider participating as much as possible in the work of reparation through this devotion, imitating the actions of the holy woman Veronica.

Great Audio Sermons! 

Replacing Old Aquinas Hall Units
Now that the new units are installed for the church building, with your continued generous support, we hope to tackle the units that need it in Aquinas Hall next! One of the units in the hall is from 1993, and desperately needs to be replaced. The other two units are also in need of replacement, and are from 2003.  These three units take an older style of refrigerant that is very expensive when repairs need to be done. Click the pic above or here to donate online!

Church Security Fund

Can you help us support having the Charlotte Mecklenburg Sheriff's Deputy at Masses here at the church?  We are again collecting for the Church Security Fund, and it is also active on our online giving platform. This expense is expected to cost us $15,000 per year. Any help you are able to give would be greatly appreciated.