Tuesday, October 21st

Confessions • 6:00am
Mass • 6:30am
Confessions • 7:45am - 8:10am
Mass • 8:15am
Rosary Makers • 9:00am - 11:00am
Boy Scouts • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
5 pm Mass Choir • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Wednesday, October 22nd

Confessions • 6:00am
Mass • 6:30am
Chess Club • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Confessions • 6:00pm
PM Mass • 6:30pm
Adult Faith Formation: Acts • 7:00pm
Thursday, October 23rd

Confessions • 6:00am
Mass • 6:30am
Confessions • 7:45am - 8:10am
Mass • 8:15am
RCIA Class • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, October 24th

Confessions • 6:00am
Mass • 6:30am
Confessions • 7:45am - 8:10am
Mass • 8:15am
Saturday, October 25th

Trunk or Treat
Confessions • 7:30am - 7:50am
Mass • 8:00am
Confessions • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Vigil Mass • 5:00pm
 
Evening Prayer for the Dead PDF Print E-mail

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Please join us in remembering all our parishioners who have entered eternal life in the last year at the Evening Prayer for the Dead, which will be held on Sunday, November 2 at 6:30 p.m.

If you have other loved ones who you would like to have remembered at the service, please contact the church office, at Church@StThomasWichita.com or 316-683-6569, by October 28, 2014. 

 
October is Respect Life Month PDF Print E-mail

October is Respect Life Month..please mark your calendars for the following events:


October 2 -- Paul Kulas of Justice for All and St. Thomas Aquinas Parish on Taking Abortion From debate to Dialogue:  Sharing the Gospel of Life in Everyday Conversation.  Learn practical techniques to effectively engage others without compromising your principles.  In Allen Hall at 7:00 p.m.  (Middle School Age and Older; Parish University Credit)

October 5 – Annual Life Chain at the corner of Rock and Central from 2:00-3:00 (all ages).

October 9-10 – Veneration of the Black Madonna icon which is making an ocean to ocean tour (“In Defense of Life”).  See the Bulletin and Catholic Advance for scheduled events.

October 13 -- Valerie Alexander of A Better Choice and Church of the Magdalen on Contraception and STDs.  Learn up-to-date, factual information with Catholic compassion.  You’ll hear real life stories and learn about local resources consistent with Catholic teaching.  In Allen Hall at 7:00 p.m.  (Middle School Age and Older; Parish University Credit)

October 16 – David Gittrich of Kansans for Life and Blessed Sacrament Parish on Massive Cures vs. Massive Catastrophe.  Learn the differences between adult and embryonic stem cell research from an expert on the science and the moral implications for all Catholics.  In Allen Hall at 7:00 p.m.  (Middle School Age and Older; Parish University Credit)

October 31 – Rally for Religious Freedom with Bishop Kemme.  At the Sedgwick County Courthouse at 12 Noon.

November 20 - Gerard S. Brungardt, MD will give guidance on personal and medical decisions which we and our loved ones inevitably face.  At the monthly meeting of the Over 60's Fellowship, in Allen Hall at 12 Noon.

 
Trunk or Treat PDF Print E-mail

The annual Trunk or Treat event is scheduled for Saturday, October 25, 2014, from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.  For the safety of those who attend the event, the parking lot will open at 6:10 p.m. and close at 6:30 p.m.  It will reopen at 8:00 p.m.

Donations forTrunk or Treat parking spaces can now be made in the school and church offices and after all Masses the weekend of October 18 and 19.  Suggested donation* for each space is $10.

Pizza can be ordered when tickets are bought and picked-up the night of the event, from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Fun and fellowship will be had by all who attend Trunk or Treat, which is a safe alternative to trick-or-treating.  Contests for Best Decorated Car, Best Individual Costume (by age group) and Best Group Costume will be awarded.

Don't forget the candy - please plan for 300 little goblins!

*Proceeds from Trunk or Treat will benefit the STA High School Youth Group

 
Why Commit to Stewardship? PDF Print E-mail

Why is it so important to make stewardship pledges, each and every year?  Because doing so is key to on-going conversion to living stewardship as a way of life!

Through the annual stewardship commitment process, parishioners learn more about stewardship – what it is and how to live it or show how they are already living it.  The process gives parishioners the opportunity to examine their own gifts and realize how they can be applied to serve God.  The process informs parishioners of all the opportunities available in the parish and it encourages a deeper faith development all.  Lastly, making annual stewardship commitments provides an opportunity for new parishioners to become involved in parish life.  All in all, the annual stewardship commitment process is essential to ensuring that St. Thomas Aquinas Church is a vibrant stewardship parish!

 
Stewardship Commitments for 2015 PDF Print E-mail

God continues to entrust us with the work of Christ as together we strive to build God’s kingdom.  Here at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, we embrace the spiritual principles of stewardship that center around our belief in God as the Giver of all good gifts.  As good stewards, we recognize these gifts, develop them, and use and share them with others, in the likeness and image of Christ.

As we embark on Stewardship Commitment 2015, “Stewardship: The Joy of the Gospel, Faith Working through Love”, all parishioners will soon be asked to learn stewardship in terms of their personal spiritual lives and the life of our parish and then pledge stewardship commitments for next year.  To help parishioners through this process, each of our families will receive a copy of the 2015 Stewardship Directory.  The Directory will include general information about stewardship, descriptions of parish Apostolate Groups in/through which to serve God and a 2015 Stewardship Commitment Form. The Directory should arrive in the mail around the first of November.

For those wishing to get a jump start on making their pledges for 2015 commitments, click here to access the Online Stewardship Commitment Form, which includes an electronic authorization for auto-debit of ordinary and extraordinary stewardship of treasure commitments. (No submission of paper form or voided check necessary!) Upon submission, the form will be routed directly to the church office for processing.

All parishioners are asked to submit their 2015 stewardship commitments as soon as possible yet no later than November 22 and 23 which is the diocesan Stewardship Commitment Weekend.  In concurrence with our Holy Father in the “Evangelii Gaudium”, parishioners of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church are encouraged to “…try a little harder to take the first step and become involved” (24) and follow Jesus’ lead in His washing the feet of His disciples.  As He told them, “You will be blessed if you do this,” (Jn. 13:17).

“Stewardship – The Joy of the Gospel, Faith Working through Love!”

 

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