Wednesday, September 17th

Assembly Room Closed for Testing
Confessions • 6:00am
Mass • 6:30am
MOMS Welcome Back Brunch • 9:00am - 11:00am
Chess Club • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Patriotic Rosary • 6:00pm
Confessions • 6:00pm
PM Mass • 6:30pm
Den 1 Cub Scouts • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Adult Faith Formation: Acts • 7:00pm
Thursday, September 18th

Assembly Room Closed for Testing
Confessions • 6:00am
Mass • 6:30am
Confessions • 7:45am - 8:10am
Mass • 8:15am
Cub Scout Meeting • 5:30pm - 7:00pm
RCIA Class • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, September 19th

Assembly Room Closed for Testing
Confessions • 6:00am
Mass • 6:30am
Confessions • 7:45am - 8:10am
Mass • 8:15am
Saturday, September 20th

Confessions • 7:30am - 7:50am
Mass • 8:00am
Confessions • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Vigil Mass • 5:00pm
Sunday, September 21st

Parish Picnic
Mass • 7:30am
Mass • 9:00am
Mass • 10:30am
Mass • 12:00pm
STA Parish Picnic • 4:00pm - 7:00pm
 
Helping Hands for Parish PDF Print E-mail

Newborn baby?  Accident?  Family crisis? Short-term illness?  Can’t get to Mass? Surgery? A friend in a situation which causes a short-term need for help?   If so, please remember that your parish family CAN and WANTS to help – through our Good Samaritans Apostolate!

Since inception, the Good Samaritans Apostolate has provided a helping hand to parishioners who have found themselves in temporary precarious life situations and volunteers of the parish group have sent letters of support to parishioners who are ill or grieving.  Realizing, though, that there several Apostolate groups which overlapped in services and a great need to expand the Good Samaritans scope, Rides to Mass has been moved under the Apostolate umbrella and the group now provides light-labor services and meals for fellow parishioners in-need.  In addition, in an effort to fulfill our obligation to serve the greater community as well as our own, parishioners can refer non-parishioners to receive a meal in a time of need through the Good Samaritans Apostolate.   The mission of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church Good Samaritans Apostolate is a to serve those in-need, on a short-term basis, through the example presented in the Parable of the Good Samaritan and in the likeness and image of Jesus Christ.

To request the services of the Good Samaritans Apostolate for your family, to refer someone else who finds themselves in temporary need  simply call the church office at 316-683-6569.

Please click here to volunteer to serve on the Good Samaritans Apostolate within the areas of light labor or meal provision.

 
Parishioner Survey - Please Respond PDF Print E-mail

After four years of working toward the strategies and goals outlined in our parish Pastoral Plan, the time has come to measure our success of implementation and to update the Plan.  To help in this effort, all parishioners will be asked to participate in the “Pastoral Plan Implementation Survey”.

The survey is aligned according to the strategies of our Pastoral Plan, which correlates with the Four Marks of the Church and Four Pillars of Stewardship:  Hospitality, Prayer, Formation and Service.  It also includes questions related to the Stewardship and Parish Support strategies of the Pastoral Plan as well as some questions for specific demographic groups of our parish.

Parishioners for whom the church has email addresses have been asked to complete the online version of the survey.  Parishioners for whom the church has no email addressed are asked to complete and return the survey they received in the mail.  The survey deadline is Wednesday, September 24th. Please be assured that all survey submissions will be kept completely confidential and used only for the purposes intended.

*For questions about the “Pastoral Plan Implementation Survey”, please contact Traci Kennedy, Director of Stewardship and Pastoral Planning, at TKennedy@StThomasWichita.com or 316-683-6569.

 
Parish Picnic - September 21 PDF Print E-mail

The annual Parish Picnic will be held on Sunday, September 21, 2014, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Parishioners will enjoy traditional picnic games, a scavenger hunt, a petting zoo, food, fun and fellowship!

As in year's past, parishioners are asked to bring a dessert to share for the picnic.  Desserts can be dropped-off in the School Cafeteria anytime the day of the Picnic.

New this year will be sand volleyball!  Our new court will be put to good use during the Picnic with three tournaments. STA volleyball teams will play from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., EDGE and STAY from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. and from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., will be the "Family Feud".

Volunteers are still needed for the Picnic.  If interested, please contact Erin Fulghum at erinmylynn@aol.com.

 
Discover Your Gifts! PDF Print E-mail

Each fall, parishioners are asked to participate recommit to living stewardship as a way of life.  All are asked to re-evaluate and accept their God-given gifts, revisit the true meaning of stewardship, pray about how they should give back to Him through working in the Parish and make commitments to do just that.

As easy as that may seem, the first step of the process - realizing and understanding one's God-given gifts - can be a stumbling block that prevents true personal commitment or even participating in the renewal process.   Frequently, yet for reasons unknown, good Catholics grateful to God for all they have, feel their qualifications  couldn't possibly meet the requirements of the Parish or honestly think they have nothing to offer for the benefit of the Church.  The fact of the matter; however; is that each of our parishioners has been given useful and unique gifts,  all gifts from God are precious with one being no better than another and our Parish success is witness of parishioners gifts being needed in the life of the Church.

Truly believing in this all, and in an effort to assist parishioners in discovering their own personal God-given talents,  St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church would like to remind parishioners about our Spiritual Gifts Inventory tool.  The online tool, which  generates a list of personal talents, correlating scripture readings and recommendations of Parish Apostolate Groups, consists of a total of 115 questions and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.  (For the personal gifts inventories to be generated with accuracy, each question must be answered, preferably spontaneously but with humility and honesty.)   Inventories can be printed directly from internet browsers and detailed results can be emailed, if so requested.

Click here to access the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church Spiritual Gifts Inventory tool to discover your God-given gifts!

 

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Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church & School
1321 Stratford Lane
Wichita, KS 67206
316.683.6569
church@stthomaswichita.com
 
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