Backyard Band Party at STA
STA will host the first ever Backyard Band Party,
featuring live entertainment by Remedy,
on Saturday, June 6!
A local favorite whose members have close ties to STA, the band Remedy has performed at Margarita’s Cantina, The Candle, and Stearman’s at the Benton Airport as well as at our own STArlight Gala. Remedy will play songs from a wide variety of artists including The Rolling Stones, Zac Brown, Tom Petty, Eagles, CCR, Doobie Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, and Darius Rucker.
While all are welcome to this bring-your-own-everything event, the party is being hosted especially for our parishioners whose children are in high school, college or beyond. The back lawn (by the school playground) will open at 6:00 p.m. and Remedy will play from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Christ has no body on earth but yours, no hands but yours. Yours are they eyes through which He is about doing good. Yours are the hands with which He is to bless people now.
-St. Teresa of Avila
As part of our commitment to stewardship, we are challenged to use our unique talents to serve Him. Our calling is to be of service not only in our parish but in our community. To help with this, we have compiled a list of service opportunities for parishioners of all ages and abilities. Please visit our website to learn about the many available service opportunities. This list will be updated on a regular basis so our parishioners will know about ongoing service opportunities as well as special events.
To easily access the information, please click here. For questions, please contact Krista Onofrio at 316-683-6569 or konofrio@StThomasWichita.com.
A New Vision
It is with great joy and excitement that we announce a new Vision for St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church!
The Parish Council, including members Karen Balbierz, Diane Ball, Ball, Bengtson, Travis Brock, Marty Cornejo, Peggy Duick, Kevin Kelly, Jim Korroch, Tim Link, Mary Lou McKenzie, Ana Salgado, Nano Salgado, Sounida Truong and DeAnn White, developed the new Parish Vision, following a series of exercises to define the optimal future state of an organization. While the Council Members discussed many potentially ideal characteristics for our parish, the principles of our Catholic faith and stewardship were recognized as the most fundamental and became the foundation of our new vision:
It is the vision of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church to unite and lead all disciples of Christ to life eternal through the Eucharist, love and service.
To complement our new Vision, the Parish Council will develop a new Mission for our parish in the coming months. Different from our Vision which defines our ultimate future position, our Mission will define our purpose as a parish and give us guidance in obtaining our vision. The Council will also adopt an updated Pastoral Plan which will lead us in fulfilling our Mission.
As have they, the Parish Council prays that parishioners learn and devote themselves to the new Parish Vision so that we may continue to worship, serve and grow in faith as one community of believers.
Christ is alive and truly present in the Eucharist!
Explore the Catholic belief in the Eucharist as Sacred Meal, Sacrifice and Real Presence in a multi-media study series produced by Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and hosted by Father Robert Barron, an acclaimed author, theologian and podcasting priest.
The Eucharist: Sacred Meal, Sacrifice and Real Presence study sessions will be held on Sunday mornings in the School Library, from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., for six consecutive weeks beginning May 31, 2015. Parishioners are encouraged to attend as many of the sessions as they can, no matter if that is one or six! Those who plan to attend a majority of the sessions are encouraged to purchase the study materials for Eucharist, for a fee of $25. Those who plan on attending only a few need not purchase the materials, just come and learn!
To register online for Eucharist: Sacred Meal, Sacrifice and Real Presence, please click here. (Payment for study materials can be made through the online registration form.) For questions, please contact the Church Office at Church@StThomasWichita.com or 316-683-6569.
Prayer & Action Chaperones
Seeking adult chaperones for Prayer & Action, a summer program designed to allow parish teens to experience a low-cost mission week without leaving the diocese, July 5-10 in Independence, KS. Click here to download the chaperone form.
Questions? Please contact Rachel Hittner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 316-518-9671.
For more information about Prayer & Action, please click here.