Announcements

Take note!

Check out the bulletin on-line for upcoming events & parish info!

 

  • Mon, Dec 18 – 7:00 pm Christmas Mass Music Rehearsal
  • Tues, Dec 19 – 4:00-6:00 pm Food Bank in gym
    7:00 pm STA Finance Committee Mtg
  • Thurs, Dec 21 – 6:30 pm SM Pastoral Council
  • Thurs, Dec 28 – 6:30 pm Knights of Columbus

 

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses

Sun, Dec 24 at 4 pm Mass – St Thomas

8 pm Mass – St Mary

Mon, Dec 25 at 10 am Mass – St Thomas

Tues, Dec 26 NO MASS

*Please note that Sun, Dec 24 Masses at 8 am & 10 am are for the 4th Sunday of Advent, the evening Masses are the Holy day of Obligation.

Mary, Holy Mother of God

Mon, Jan 1, 2018 NOT a Holy day of Obligation this year, NO MASS.


The next Mobile Food Pantry will be December 19th from 4-6 pm in the Parish Center. We are collecting donations of paper supplies such as toilet paper, paper towels, and kleenex to pass out to clients that day. If you are able to donate please leave the supplies in the Parish Center. Any Parishioners interested in helping out with the Pantry please contact Jean Ripley at 515-297-0741. We especially need help with grocery carry out.


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
stephenkesten@gmail.com 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.


DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR UPDATE

Using Life Insurance To Make Charitable Donations

Donors who wish to leverage their cash donations to the church or school or the charity of their choice can use life insurance as an excellent means of accomplishing their goal. By either gifting a policy outright or naming a charity as beneficiary, they can provide the charity of their choice with a sum of money that can provide a lasting legacy for a cause that they believe in. Donors can use charitable riders on their cash value insurance policies to
provide a gift. For more information on the use of life insurance as a gifting tool, consult your insurance agent or financial advisor. The development office can also provide you with more information.


The church now has a Facebook page!

For those of you on Facebook, look us up and “like” our page and “follow” us. https://www.facebook.com/stthomaswc/
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. https://www.facebook.com/stthomasaquinaswc/


Our Faith School Tuition Organization (STO)

65% Tax Credit Too Good to be True? Not at all. If you file an Iowa Income Tax Return, your contributions to the Our Faith School Tuition Organization (STO) receive a 65% tax credit. That means for every $1000 you donate, you receive an Iowa income tax credit of $650, which reduces your Iowa tax liability by $650. In addition, the entire amount of your gift qualifies for federal deductibility. And that gift you made? It helps make a Catholic school
education affordable for every child, regardless of their families’ financial situation. It really is that simple. Visit www.OurFaithSto.org or call the Archdiocese of Dubuque at 800-876-3546 ext. 219 or 307 to learn more.


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.


ATTENTION ALL PARISHIONERS:

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.


Current Calendar

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SCRIP

Get your SCRIP before & after mass each weekend!

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Click Here to see HOW EASY it is to buy & use SCRIP!


USCCB NATIONWIDE BULLETIN – Click to read !!


Legislative Alerts

ICC (Iowa Catholic Conference)– Please click on this link to view the latest legislative concerns.