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- Mon, Dec 2 to Wed, Dec 4 – Individual interviews for feasibility study
- Thurs, Dec 5 – 7 pm STA Finance Committee Meeting
- Fri, Dec 6 – 9am-6pm Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
10 am STA Social Justice Meeting
- Tues, Dec 10 – 7pm STA Pastoral Council Meeting
- Wed, Dec 11 – 3:30 pm KC’s Free Throw Contest-gym
- Thurs, Dec 12 – SM Finance council meeting
- Sun, Dec 15 – 4 pm Communal Reconciliation
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.
WEBSTER CITY COMMUNITY CHORUS TO PRESENT ANNUAL HOLIDAY CONCERT
The Webster City Community Chorus, under the direction of Dane Barner, will present its 33rd annual holiday concert on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 8, at 3 pm at Asbury United Methodist Church, 921 Des Moines St., Webster City. The concert will feature sacred and secular holiday songs, the Asbury Bell Choir, instrumental soloists, and piano students of accompanist Jeannie Vande Zande.A free-will offering will be taken, which goes toward the purchase of music and other group expenses.
Our Faith School Tuition Organization (STO)
This holiday season give the gift of a Catholic education. The Our Faith School Tuition Organization (STO) exists solely to make a Catholic education more affordable for every child who’s family income is at or below 400% of the federal poverty rate. As an Iowa tax payer, you can help families with demonstrated financial need through a contribution to the STO. In return, you will receive an Iowa tax credit equal to 65% of your donation. The amount you contribute also may qualify as a charitable donation on a federal tax return. The available Iowa tax credits are filling up fast so visit www.OurFaithSto.orgor call the Archdiocese of Dubuque at 800-876-3546 ext. 219 or 307 to learn more.
Sidewalk Snow Removal Needed for Church/School
We are in need of someone who would be responsible for doing the snow removal of the sidewalks/steps for the school and church this winter. Please call the office if you are available, 832-1190 or email Rita at email@example.com
Needed: Candy, small gifts, or monetary donations
Christmas can be a very difficult time for some families, so once again, on December 4, St.Thomas Aquinas Parishioners will have a great opportunity to fill over 100 stockings with candy and gifts for children in need within our area communities. Please support these children by either donating candy and/or small gifts or making a monetary donation. Any money collected will go towards the buying of gifts, candy, and stockings. Last year, we were able to provide over 120 children in need with stockings and a gift. Please contact Dan Hurt with any questions. I am asking that all monetary donations be turned in by Sunday, November 24. Stocking Stuffers and candy can be turned in anytime before December 4. Thank you for supporting families in your local community.
Development Director Update
As people may or may not know, St. Thomas Aquinas is currently considering a capital campaign to raise the funds needed to make renovations to our church, parish center and school.As a preliminary step to this effort, we’re conducting a Fundraising Feasibility & Planning Study to obtain member feedback and assess our financial potential. Toward that end, you are cordially invited to attend one of our special informational meetings where we’ll share our plans and welcome your comments, questions and suggestions. The meetings will be held next weekend after both the Saturday and Sunday Masses. All members are cordially invited and encouraged to attend.
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.
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