Knights of Columbus BBQ
The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a BBQ in honor of the 25th anniversary of their Council, this Saturday, August 1. All current Council members, men of the parish interested in joining the Council, and their families are invited to attend.
The BBQ will be held at 6:30 p.m., on the south side of the STA gym. The Council will provide the meat. All who attend are kindly asked to bring a side dish.
Please click here to register for the event and sign-up for side dish of choice.
For more information, please contact the Church Office at Church@StThomasWichita.com or 316-683-6569.
School Supply Drive 2015
The St. Thomas Mission Outreach Apostolate is sponsoring a School Supply Drive, July 24th – August 2nd. The school supplies will assist children, grades PK-8 who struggle financially to purchase supplies. Benefiting schools will include: Holy Savior, St. Anne, St. Joseph, St. Patrick, and St. Margaret Mary.
A list of needed supplies can be found by clicking "read more" below. Please drop your donations in the collection boxes located by both the front and back church entrances. Parker Uniform certificates are always much needed. Cash donations are accepted - just drop a check off at the church office payable to STA Mission Outreach and add “school supply drive” to the note. Thank you!
Mark Your Calendars!
Event reservations for The STArlight Gala 2015 will open on Wednesday, August 5th – two weeks from today!
Individual seats or tables of eight will be available for reservation. All parishioners and school families will receive an email with full details about reservations and a link to the online reservation form.
Thank you, in advance, for helping to “light the way for today and tomorrow” by attending The STArlight Gala 2015!
Parishioner donations to The STArlight Gala 2015 are classified as gifts of extraordinary stewardship.
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 and Saturday, October 10th from 7:30-2:30 each day. To sign up for this wonderful opportunity please select either October 3rd or October 10th. Volunteers must be at at least 16 years of age and all volunteers must complete a waiver prior to volunteering.
Click here for an Adult Waiver
Click here for a Minor Waiver(must be 16+ to volunteer)
"A Lively Faith"
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church is proud to introduce a new summer speaker series entitled “A Lively Faith”. All parishioners and those interested in learning more about their Catholic faith are invited to attend one or all sessions of the series, all of which are sure to be meaningful faith formation opportunities, in accordance with the goals of our parish Pastoral Plan.
“A Lively Faith” presentations will be held on three consecutive Wednesday evenings, July 22, July 29 and August 5, at 7:15 p.m. in the Assembly Room. The presentations, which will all be delivered by local guest speakers, will be approximately 30-45 in length. Guests will be given ample time to ask questions following each.
Wednesday, July 22. Guest Speaker: James Lewis III. “Defending Your Faith without Raising Your Voice”
Mr. Lewis is a religion teacher at Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School in Wichita as well as an adjunct professor at Newman University. He and his family live outside of town on a piece of land that they have dubbed “Purgatory Ranch.” There, he and his wife raise cattle, poultry, sheep and many types of produce. This endeavor, along with his family life, leaves him plenty to do when not instructing students at KMC.
Wednesday, July 29. Guest Speaker: Matthew Umbarger. “The Beauty of Catholicism: One Convert’s Journey”
Dr. Umbarger grew up on a farm in Southeast Kansas. After meeting his beautiful wife, Robin, at Bible College, he was ordained in the independent Christian Churches (Restoration Movement) as a preaching minister and missionary, and took his young family to Israel in 2002 to serve in Beer-Sheva, Israel. While there, exposure to the Jewish origins of Christianity and early Christian literature drew them into the Catholic Church. Matthew completed his graduate studies in Hebrew Bible over the course of his nine years in Israel, before moving back to Kansas. Matthew is an assistant professor of theology at Newman University.
Wednesday, August 5. Guest Speaker: Rose Healy. “Man and Woman He Created Them: Proclaiming and Living the Church’s Teachings”
Originally intent upon the Broadway stage, Miss Healy is now pursuing her second degree in Theology. It was first at the University of Dallas where she encountered Saint John Paul II's "Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body," and this past year she led a 'Theology of the Body' reading group at Wichita State University's Saint Paul's Catholic Student Center. Rose is also a Gospel singer/songwriter and pursues music ministry across the plains when she is not working as a Campus Minister at Newman University.