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  • Tues, Feb 13 – 7:00 pm STA Pastoral Council
  • Thurs, Feb 15 – 6:30 pm SM Pastoral Council
  • Fri, Feb 16 – 5:00 pm STA Stations of the Cross
    5:30 pm Fish Dinner
  • Sat/Sun, Feb 17/18 – STA Social Justice Collection
  • Sun, Feb 18 – 9:00 am Adult Apologetics-Bride’s Room
    4-6:30 pm SM Soup Supper
  • Tues, Feb 20 – 4-6:00 pm Iowa Food Pantry-gym
    5:30 pm SM Stations of the Cross
    6:00 pm Soup Supper
    7:00 pm STA Finance Committee

Ladies Lenten Luncheons

The Lenten Luncheons will be held this year at Asbury Methodist Church, 921 Des Moines Street on the Tuesdays of Lent (Feb 20Mar 20). Serving begins at 11:45 am down stairs in the dining room (use the Bank St entrance) with the luncheon concluding at 1 pm. The cost is $6 per person, paid at the door. We hope all you ladies will be able to join us. Reservations must be made by calling the STA Church office BY NOON on Monday before the luncheon. The first devotion will be given by Pam Doolittle on Feb 20.

Sister Water Project

A person can live a month without food, but only a week without water.  Did you know that, worldwide, one out of every five deaths for children under the age of five is from waterrelated diseases?  In several countries, less than half the population has access to clean drinking water.  The Sisters of St. Francis in Dubuque, Iowa have been providing villages in Honduras and Tanzania with wells that allow the locals to have access to safe, drinkable water.  St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Mary are joining forces this Lenten season to raise funds that support this amazing project.  Please prayerfully consider how you can help this Lent.

Designated Handicapped Parking Area

There will be a designated area for handicapped parking during the weekend Mass hours on Des Moines Street from the corner of Water Street north to the driveway for the elevator and from that driveway to the curved drive of the Parish Ctr doors. The area will be marked with blue cones.


Mass cancelations are called in to the local radio station KQWC and Pat Powers
also puts that on Facebook and other media sites. It is also called in to WHO and KCCI TV stations. Please listen to the radio, check the television stations and/or the TV websites. It may take some time for the TV notices to update, so please check frequently.

Young Adult Small Group

Are you considered a young adult? Would you like to share your faith with others who are close to the same age?  Please contact Stephen Kesten at 515-269-8240 or email to if you would like more information.

USHERS NEEDED: We are in need of more people to help with our Hospitality Teams. Please think about you and/or family to join us in greeting people for our liturgies.

ALTAR LINENS/LAUNDERING: We are in need of two more people to help in laundering the altar linens. You are scheduled for only one month at a time and that can be whatever is convenient for you. If we could add to the team, then each person would only have to do the
laundering twice a year. Let us know in the office or call Marty Doerning, 8322343.


Church Strategic Planning
Parish Council and the Board of Education are currently working on long range planning for St. Thomas Aquinas. It is difficult for any organization to know where to focus efforts and resources without being able to articulate what it is they are trying to do. Church and school leadership have been tasked with deciding where we are going and how we will get there. We have a mission and values statement and we would like to work on our vision. Where
to do we want St. Thomas Aquinas to be in five, ten, twenty years? Our mission and vision are what determines strategy, planning and budgeting of church and school resources.
If you would like to be a part of the process of determining the vision of St. Thomas Aquinas, contact the church office. We welcome your participation.

The church now has a Facebook page!

For those of you on Facebook, look us up and “like” our page and “follow” us.
We will continue to use email to communicate reminders and send the bulletin but you are now able to contact us through Facebook as well.

The school ALSO has a Facebook page!
If you are on Facebook and haven’t seen our page yet, please look for it and “like” our page and “follow” us.

Are you called? Do you have some time and talent? We are needing additional singers/
musicians and asking that you contact Marty Doerning through email or after Mass.

AND….Would you consider helping set up for Masses as a Sacristan? AND….taking a turn laundering and ironing the with cloths/purificators, etc. that are used at Mass? Talk to Marty for this also!!

The bulletin deadline is Monday at noon for any notices, announcements, etc. you wish to have included in the bulletin.  Please call, email or drop off the notice to the office.


Those having redeemable cans and bottles, may take them to Webster City Redemption Center and have them put the money in the Knights Fund there. The money will be used to aid a seminarian.

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Legislative Alerts

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