We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. - Winston Churchill
Please visit www.StThomasWichita.com and search under Parish Groups, Service and Community Service Opportunities to learn about the many ways to give back in our community. The list is updated on a regular basis so parishioners know about ongoing service opportunities and special events. Upcoming events include a Halloween Event at Tanganyika Wildlife Park or helping with the Culture Dash or Jingle Bell Walk/Run. There are always ongoing needs at Catholic Charities, the Red Cross and the Kansas Humane Society. For questions, please contact Krista Onofrio at 316-683-6569 or konofrio@StThomasWichita.com .
Stewardship Commitment Campaign
Parishioners at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church seek closeness with God through prayerful commitment to stewardship. Each year, we pledge our loyalty through specific offerings of our own talents and resources. These promises are carried out in such faithfulness that our church and school thrive vibrantly. As 2016 approaches, it’s time again to pray about and consider our commitment to God and one another.
The tradition of our unique stewardship model began in 1985, and we believe that perhaps it’s now time to think about our responsibilities to God and to each other in a new and different way. We pray that a new way of approaching our personal commitments will buoy us as we respond to the invitation to become stewards of God for our vibrant parish.
Here at St. Thomas, we will practice Stewardship as a Way of Life. We will:
We will worship at Mass weekly and on Holy Days of Obligation, all the while spending daily time and effort on our relationship with God. We will spend time in adoration, praise, thanksgiving and petition.
We will pray.
We will prayerfully consider which personal talents and skills we possess and can gratefully share with God through serving our parish and our community.
We will participate.
Financial support given in gratitude of God’s shared treasure is part of stewardship. Our financial gifts make immense positive impact on the spiritual aspect of our lives individually and as parishioners. Of course, financial support is also the means by which we maintain our parish, school and outreach programming.
We will give.
We will share information about stewardship and committing to live stewardship as a way of life here on our website, in our bulletins, through social media, during Masses, and with visual reminders throughout our church. Each parish family will in turn prayerfully consider and decide upon their 2016 stewardship commitments to St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church on or by the weekend of November 21-22, responding via our online link or the paper form in our new Stewardship Directory.
Social Media for STA
Social media will transfer St. Thomas’ mission into social experiences that will resonate with parishioners and the greater Catholic community. To participate:
Follow Us! “Like” the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church Wichita, KS Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @STAwichita. With our presences here, we will share parish and Church-related news and try to enrich the faith of all who follow us.
Share! Please “like” and “retweet” our tweets and posts.
Spread the Word! Please tell others about our social media presence and ask them to help promote it. For those active on Twitter, use the hashtag #STAwichita to organize all parish-related tweets.
We look forward to providing valuable news and faith enrichment to our parish community and beyond through our social media presence. If you have content suggestions such as photos from an event or links relevant to our parish, the Church or our faith, please send the information to TKennedy@StThomasWichita.com.