Hospitality

 

“When I was a stranger, you welcomed me.” (Mt. 25:35).

Jesus Christ teaches that whenever we welcome one of the least of our sisters and brothers, we welcome Christ Himself. Parishioners of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church seek to see the face of Christ in one another.  In an effort to promote and encourage meaningful participation in the life and mission of the parish,  the parish strives to foster a culture of hospitality throughout.

Parishioners are given opportunities to give back to God through the following Parish Apostolate Groups which are aligned with the Hospitality Pillar of Stewardship:

 

Altar Society

Shelby Steincamp
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(316) 617-5004

The Altar Society provides the altar and sanctuary needs of the church as well as fellowship for women of the parish.  Each year, all women of the parish are asked to support the work of the Altar Society by making a donation of at least $20. Click here to make a dues donation by credit card, for 2016.

Coffee & Donuts

Scott & Marlene Grim
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636-2562  

Members are invited to host a time of fellowship for parishioners in the Assembly Room following the 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12 Noon Sunday Masses.     

 

Church Greeters

Rachel and Matt Phillips
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992-1949

Members open doors, welcome parishioners, and guide visitors as needed.  Occasionally, volunteers will be asked to greet at other church functions.  Both adults and children are welcome.

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Alice Daood
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239-6772  

Members help with placing eggs on the lawn, distributing candy and prizes, photographing the event, and helping with set-up and clean-up.    

 

Hospitality for Events

Patty Cordoba
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210-9199

Joyce Jabara
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768-0667

Members plan, coordinate and host special parish events and receptions such as the Confirmation reception, RCIA reception following the Easter Vigil, STA parish leaders conferences, etc.

 

Knights of Columbus

Grand Knight Trent Shepherd
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Council 10242 Page

Lenten Soup & Bread Suppers

Diana & Greg Arterburn
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361-0365      

Members host, prepare, serve and clean-up soup and bread meals following evening Stations of the Cross on the Fridays of Lent.

 

Military Support

Sarah Mendoza
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850-630-8716

Members provide support to our Military through activities such as a cookie drive at Christmas for our local airmen at McConnell Air Force Base, and a Veteran's Day Mass and reception.

M.O.M.S.

Katherine Schneider
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620-755-4532

Jenny Wilson
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316-200-2156

MOMS offers fellowship and support to women in their vocation as wives and mothers, as well as involvement in service projects in the Catholic community.  The group meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Free childcare is available.

M.O.M.S. page

Over 60's Fellowship

Jim and Mary Sheldon
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683-6710  

This fellowship consists of individuals who are age 60 or older who want to joyfully experience all that life has to offer at all ages.  Events are scheduled regular and advertised through the church bulletin.

Parish Photography

Church Office
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683-6569

Parishioners are invited to photograph meetings and events for the parish newsletter, Reflections, and for other purposes as deemed appropriate by parish staff. Both amateur and professional photographers are welcome.

 

Parish Picnic

Josina Sharau
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518-0013

Members plan and facilitate the annual parish picnic.  Individuals will volunteer to help the night before and/or day of the picnic.

St. Paddy's Day Bash

Cheryl Barnard
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973-868-942

The annual St. Paddy's Day Bash provides fun and fellowship in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.  Help is needed in the areas of marketing, set-up, volunteer coordination, decorations, and clean-up.  Planning begins in January and time requirements vary, depending upon the area of  volunteer focus.

St. Thomas Feast Day/Parish Dinner

Shelly & Cameron Prichard
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250-6345

Members are invited to help plan and host the annual parish dinner, which is held on the Saturday closest to January 28, the feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas. 

 

 

The STArlight Gala

Marie Fiebach
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612-2592

Patricia Wegeng
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308-0680

The STArlight Gala is a benefit for our church and school. Help is needed with general event planning, auction solicitation, marketing, sponsorship, food and beverage, entertainment, décor, hospitality, set-up, check-out, and clean-up. Time requirements vary, depending on the area of volunteer interest.

The STArlight Gala Page

Senior Class Breakfast

Lori Jacob-Smith
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734-9038

Members are responsible for planning and executing Mass and Breakfast in cooperation with the Knights of Columbus.  Planning begins in April and time requirements vary depending on the area of volunteer focus.

Welcome Committee

Krista Onofrio (staff)
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683-6569

Members are responsible for delivering welcome gifts and assisting with planning and hosting new parishioner welcome events.