Community Service Opportunities for the New School Year
Christ’s followers are not individuals caught up in a privatized spirituality,
but persons in community, devoting themselves to others.”
The school year is beginning and it isn’t too soon to begin thinking about community service hours. In addition to ongoing volunteer needs, special events are posted on the website. Click here for a detailed list of volunteer opportunities. Let’s follow Pope Francis’ encouragement and find ways of devoting ourselves to others in the Wichita community. For questions, please contact Krista Onofrio at 316-683-6569 or email@example.com
RESERVATIONS NOW OPEN
Seats are limited so act fast - click here to make reservations!
The STArlight Gala is a benefit event for St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church & School.
This year's event will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2015.
The STArlight Gala 2016 is proudly sponsored by many fine supporters including
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers.
For more information about The STArlight Gala, please click here,
or contact Traci Kennedy at TKennedy@StThomasWichita.com or 316-683-6569.
Parishioner donations to The STArlight Gala 2015 are classified as gifts of extraordinary stewardship.
Contact Info Updates & Business Listings for Stewardship Directory
The parish is pleased to announce that a parishioner family directory and a parishioner business directory will be printed in the back of the 2016 Stewardship Directory.
To update your family contact information, please click here to access, complete and submit a Contact Information Update form.
To register your business in the parishioner business directory, please click here to complete an online Business Listing Registration Form.
All registrations must be received by Friday, August 28. For questions, please contact the Church Office at Church@StThomasWichita.com or 316-683-6569. Thank you!
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church cordially invites all sophomores of the parish to prepare for and receive the sacrament of Confirmation this fall.
All sophomores students and their parents are invited to an organizational meeting for the Confirmation program on Sunday, August 23, at 7 pm in the STA School Cafeteria. Information about the program, including schedules and requirements, will be covered during this meeting.
Please click here to register for the Confirmation 2015 program.
Sign up for the Pope Francis Build!
"The 'home' represents the most precious human treasure, that of encounter, that of relationships among people, different in age, culture and history, but who live together and together help one another to grow. For this reason, the 'home' is a crucial place in life, where life grows and can be fulfilled, because it is a place in which every person learns to receive love and to give love."
Pray, Participate and Give! Don't miss out on an opportunity to get involved and build a home for a family in need. Whether you make a gift financially or with your time on the build site, please pray for the workers and families that will live in these homes.
Groundbreaking for the homes located at 1802 and 1808 N. Green in the Holy Savior Catholic Church Boundaries begins August 27th. St. Thomas Aquinas will be volunteering on Saturday, October 3rd(all slots are full) and Saturday, October 10th from 8:00-4:30 each day. Volunteers must be at at least 16 years of age and all volunteers must complete a waiver prior to volunteering.
The Diocese has asked our parishioners to use the following website for signup. This will allow them to utilize electronic waivers, which is more efficient and cuts back on paper use (however, any volunteers 16-17 will still need a paper waiver so that a parent/guardian can sign it as well). Volunteers must sign up through the site ahead of time with our reservation code (see below). If for any reason someone is not able to sign up online, please email or call me and we can work something out.
The basic steps for signing up include:
- Enter reservation code stthomas (this is very important because if you don’t enter the code, the date will show as full!)
- Scroll toward the end of the page and click “Register for an event” and follow the instructions to create a profile or sign in
- Once profile has been created, you’ll be able to select the event (Pope Francis Builds) and select which date you are volunteering
- Select either October 10th 7:30 am -11:30 am or 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
A confirmation email will be sent to each participant, including the site location, shift time, what to wear/bring, and volunteer expectations.
If you have any trouble with the sign-up process. Erin Tombaugh is available for assistance. She can be reached at 316-269-0755 ext. 119 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view pictures of the type of home the Diocese of Wichita will be building click here.
Waiver for 16+ volunteer