Check out the bulletin on-line for upcoming events & parish info!
- Tues, Feb 18 – noon-5:30 pm Food Bank in gym
- Thurs, Feb 20 – 6:30 pm SM Pastoral Council Mtg
- Thurs, Feb 27 – 6:30 pm Knights of Columbus
- Fri, Feb 28 – 5 pm STA Stations of the Cross
5:30 pm Fish Dinner
St. Thomas Aquinas
Monday Friday 8:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. OPEN during lunch.
By appointment. Call Father at the STA Church Office or the rectory to make an appointment.
Please call the parish office if you would like Fr. Meyer to visit you during a hospital stay, or you are in need of pastoral care or prayer support. With the privacy laws, health care facilities can only call us if specified by the patient. Call 832-1190. Also, if you or a loved one are home-bound, please call the parish office to make arrangements for a minister to visit and bring communion.
IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER
Mass cancellations 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.
Lenten Fish Dinners
There will be sign up sheets to bring salads each week to the fish dinners, and also to help before/during/after the dinners. Check the bulletin board in the foyer.
Summa and Contribution mailings
Because the Summa & contribution statements were sent by bulk mail, anyone who had an address change or are away for the winter were returned to the office. Everyone, please use the form on the inside flap of the bulletin to update all of your current information, or your winter address and dates you are gone. Also, since many people are getting rid of their landlines, we would like to collect cell phone numbers. Thank you in advance.
Ladies Lenten Luncheons
Lent is coming and this year the luncheons will be a little different, the church responsible for the devotion is also the HOST for the luncheon. St Thomas’ day is Tues, March 17, we will HOST and have the devotion. Please let us know if you are interested in doing the devotion or helping with the meal.
Development Director Update
The Project Committee continues to work with RMH Architects on the facility assessment and projects to include in our upcoming capital campaign. Our campaign consultants have been onsite twice to prepare the campaign schedule and to work on campaign materials. We continue to invite you to express your thoughts and ideas related to the projects that have been identified and point out any others we may need to be looking at. We will also be reaching out and asking for volunteers to help with the campaign. There are many areas of need for the campaign that you might consider sharing your talents for. From prayer to hospitality to communications. We look forward to sharing more information with you as we move forward. Exciting times ahead!
SAVE the DATE: Sat, May 2, 2020-Friends of St. Thomas Ball.
SENIOR COMPANIONSHIP MINISTRY
Senior Companionship Ministry is a ministry that supports shut-ins in our community. As part of this ministry, you will be paired with an elderly individual who may be homebound or in a nursing home. Your role will be to be a friend, visit this person, and listen and be present to this person. Other roles that fall under this ministry are possibly helping this person get to Mass, picking up prescriptions, and/or helping this individual get to an appointment. Please contact the office for more details.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is the first Friday of every month from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. We are in need of someone to take the 11am to noon hour. Please contact the office to volunteer. Some have asked if that is just for people who are scheduled because it is necessary for someone to always be present during those hours. The answer is that Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is for everyone. Come for any length of time that works with your schedule throughout that day.
There are greeting cards available for purchase in the parish office for Father Meyer’s 40th Ordination to the priesthood and Dan Hurt’s ordination to the Diaconate. They are $2.50 each. There are varied choices of cards.
Knights of Columbus Can Drive for Seminarians
The Knights of Columbus are collecting cans for Archdiocese of Dubuque Seminarians. You can call for pick-up: Dennis 297-1602, John 712-249-3060 or Kyle 515-293-0026. These Knights would stop and pick them up for you, or you can take them directly to the redemption center and designate to KC’s. Thank you.
The church 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/
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.
Click here to view this month’s calendar.
Get your SCRIP before & after mass each weekend!
ICC (Iowa Catholic Conference)– Please click on this link to view the latest legislative concerns.