HOLY COMMUNION TO THE HOSPITAL
We have a great group of men and women who bring Holy Communion to patients at Memorial Hospital. They visit every day except Saturday. There is a list kept in the Hospital Chaplain’s office that should contain the names of all patients who are from St. Thomas the Apostle Parish. However, we have come across times when there is someone from St. Thomas Parish whose name is not listed.
When you or a family member is in Memorial Hospital, it is very important that you make sure on the admission forms that you let them know that you are Catholic and that you are from St. Thomas the Apostle Parish. Sometimes when admissions go through the Emergency Room, the patient’s religious affiliation is not listed. If you want to receive visits and/or the Eucharist while you are at Memorial Hospital, be sure the Admissions Office has your religious affiliation and you are listed under St. Thomas the Apostle Parish.
We certainly do not want to overlook anyone. Please help us make sure everyone who wants to be visited is listed under St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church.
Announcing exciting changes for our 6th – 12th grade School of Religious Education
We are very excited to announce that the Life Teen Program will become the Catechetical model of religious education for our students in grades six through twelve effective September 2016!
Instead of meeting on Wednesday evenings, our middle and high school youth will gather on Sunday evenings after the Life Teen Mass for religious education. Weekly Life Teen nights (9th through 12th grade) and Edge nights (6th through 8th grade) replace the traditional classroom catechesis and offer a large group, interactive atmosphere where teens can grow in their understanding of God’s relevance in their lives while building community within the parish. Teens experience a large-group format that removes the classroom desks and draws them into an interactive learning experience.
If you will have a child in the 6th through 12th grade next year, check your mail for a letter with more details about this transition. Life Teen is a complete, comprehensive and interactive model of religious formation. If you have any questions, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or drop a question in the collection basket at Mass. We will gather all questions and respond to them in a series of upcoming mailings. We want to hear from you!
Lighthouse Catholic Media Stand…East foyer
St Vincent de Paul Society….9:30am-12:30pm,
Mon (closed for 4th of July) & Thurs, open to help
Adoration in the Chapel….8:00am-7:00pm, Fridays
Youth Gift Cards (Scrip) sales…after all Masses &
during office hours, 9am-4:30pm weekdays
Knights of Columbus, Council #4898….6:30pm,
every first & third Thursday of the month
St. Joseph’s Helping Hands….Work day is every first
Saturday of the month; meeting is every fourth Thursday
WELCOME NEW PARISHIONERS