Adoration, Confession, & Benediction will be inside the church and not in the parking lot. Give some distance between others. Confessions will be in the corners of the church & not the confessionals.

a Catholic Parish serving the University Area of Charlotte North Carolina

We are Live Streaming Masses via Facebook. 

With public Masses being reinstituted, we are returning back to our regular Mass schedule. Beginning Monday, June 1, daily Masses will be streamed each morning at 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays 12:15 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Mass will be also livestreamed.  Please note that our Saturday Mass will be offered at 10:00 a.m.  

 

Daily Adoration will be implemented once the church office is opened.  We will continue our 'pandemic' Adoration hours until further notice.

Sunday Masses will be streamed at 9:30 a.m. only. You may attend Mass via the sign up below. The Saturday Vigil Mass will be implemented at a later date. We will lead a reflection at Communion time to make a Spiritual Communion. You can get the readings online.


To join the live stream, either utilize the Facebook app on your smartphone or table, login to Facebook on your device, or scroll down to watch the feed below.

 

PERMANENT SCHEDULE CHANGE - Daily Masses Effective June 15

Daily Masses will be offered MTWF at 8:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.
Daily Masses on Thursdays will be 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).

 

 

Congrats to our St. Thomas Graduates!  For our 8th grade, high school, college, and post-secondary students, please sign up for our Baccalaureate Mass on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

 

Be sure to register your child for Religious Education for the 2020-2021 school year.  Registration fee is normally $90 per child, but it is reduced in the month of May for the early bird discount of $50 per child.  Registration in June and July will be $60, so be sure to sign up early!  You can find more information on the Religious Ed websiteFind 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 as we get closer to the start of the school year.

Sunday & Daily Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas

We invite our parish families who are healthy and able to attend Mass INSIDE the church beginning Monday, May 18.  Masses will still be live streamed for the duration.  No sign up necessary for Daily Mass. 

Sunday Masses will resume inside the church for the Feast Pentecost: May 31, 2020. 
Mass Times are 7:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
There is no Saturday Vigil Mass


Please note that Bishop Jugis has the Sunday Obligation lifted.  You 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, 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.  With proper spacing in the pews, we can have 50 families attend each Mass.  We ask that you carefully read all of the posted instructions on the sign up page. 
There are new protocols in place, so please watch this video prior to attending Mass in our church so that you can familiar yourself to the changes.

If you attend, please maintain social distancing and leave plenty of space between other attendees. If you can, bring some santizing wipes to clean off the area of the pew you were sitting in. We still have cleaning supplies in the Narthex, as well.

If you prefer to attend Mass in the courtyard, we will have speakers set up for you to hear. Please prepare for the weather.

We're also collecting non-perishable food donations for the Missionaries of the Poor.


We're happy to be able to worship with most of you again!  Sign Up Here.
 

 

The Year of St. Joseph Speaker Event with Dr. Mark Miravalle


In congruence with the Diocese of Charlotte's 'Year of St. Joseph', St. Thomas Aquinas is hosting Mass by Fr. Kauth and two talks by Dr. Mark Miravalle on Saturday, June 13. Spacing is limited due to Coronavirus and is open to all in our Diocese, so you need to sign up for all events. Following the final talk will be our monthly Fatima Procession.
Please visit https://yearofstjoseph.org/fatima/ for information and the link to the sign up.

 

 

Communion Services at St. Thomas will continue to be offered for those who need to avoid large crowds of people. If you attend Mass this weekend, or received last week, please do not sign up. Spaces are limited and it is only for parishioners who sign up online. 
See the sign up for times and instructions.


These services change the hours the church is open, so please see the hours below

Sunday, May 31 - The Feast of Pentecost

Worship Aid

Mass Intentions - Week of May 25 - 31

Mass Intentions - Week of June 1 - 7
 

Looking for a way to support the parish, and grow in your faith? TAN Books has offered us a great way to do this!  Until May 31st, TAN Books is offering us 30% off!  And, when you put in our parish code of AQUIN28213, they'll donate back to the parish 30% of the sales! Simply go to TAN Books website, and don't forget to put in our parish code when you check out!  Also, please to spread the word to others! 

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Church Prayer

The Church will be open for silent prayer during the following times  
Please note the change due to the Communion Services: 

Monday & Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday through Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sundays: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Please park in every other spot. Please observe strict
self-distancing of at least 6-feet. 

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!

 

 

Rosary with the Sisters  

Sister Edeva and Sister Zeny will lead us in the Rosary Thursday through Saturday at 6:30 p.m. On Saturdays following the Rosary, you can pray the Evening Prayer with them. Join the livestream on Facebook

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.  https://www.osvonlinegiving.com/1828.  

We can't wait to worship with you soon! Stay safe and be assured of our prayers

 

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.

GATE Pregnancy Center
At the beginning of Lent, we passed out baby bottles to help collect funds for GATE.  However, at this time, we cannot collect the bottles back.  During this difficult time, it's important that we support these organizations that support mothers in need, especially when Pro-Life leaders are being
arrested unjustly.  You can show your support by donating here.  Thank you for your generosity!

 

 

Adoration & Benediction - Inside the church

Wednesday from 6-7 p.m.
Saturday from 4-5 p.m
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Confession - Inside the church

Monday-Friday - 6-7 p.m.
Saturday - 4-5 p.m.

Contact Information
 

Due to the nature of the pandemic, the office will be closed for the time being. The best way to reach the pastor and staff is by email:

For Father Matthew Codd: pastor@stacharlotte.com
For Father Matthew Bean: mpbean@charlottediocese.org
For Sacramental needs and documents:  Marie Aymar Watkinson  - maymar@stacharlotte.com
For general inquiries, scheduling and Mass intentions: Valerie Gebhardt - vgebhardt@stacharlotte.com
For financial questions: Gina Schafer— gschafer@stacharlotte.com
For general parish functions and operations: Tim Flynn— tflynn@stacharlotte.com
For online, newsletter, and Facebook communications & inquiries: Monica Bailey - volunteers@stacharlotte.com

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

Are you, or is anyone you know in need of a compassionate ear during this time of crisis?  More info.

 

 

Other Resources for Prayer, Inspiration, Live Streams,

of Holy Mass & Eucharistic Adoration

Below are some other prayer and devotional resources for you, as well as other places locally, nationally, and internationally that are offering live stream Masses.

Holy Mass

Inspiring & Motivating Video Messages

  • We have asked may people, both parishioners and other Catholics to put together some videos that can help us during this time.  Check them out here!

 

 

Prayers & Devotions

Below are many prayers and devotions that you can do in your home with your family.

Eucharistic Adoration