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Entries for September 2017

Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, October 7th
Join us as we celebrate the Feast Day of St. Francis with a "Blessing of the Animals" on Saturday, October 7th at 1 p.m.  We will gather on the lawn in front of Msgr. Smith Auditorium on Westminster Road.  The rain date for this event will be Sunday, October 8th at 1:30pm.

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Youth Group BBQ Kickoff this Sunday!

Posted on September 21, 2017 in: General News

Youth Group BBQ Kickoff this Sunday!

The St. Thomas Youth Group will kick-off the new year with a BBQ on Sunday, September 24th from 1-5pm in the school courtyard. All Youth Group members in gardes 6-12 are free with $50 Registration Fee! Any additional guests, parents or siblings, are $10 each. There will be Food! Friends! Music! Fun!  CLICK HERE for more details.

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Meetings for All Liturgical Ministers
Msgr. Maniscalco is asking all Liturgical Ministers to come together for a brief meeting to discuss some new changes and review the responsibilities of each function. This would include eucharistic ministers, ushers and lectors. There will be two sessions to choose from (you only need to attend one session): DATES: Sept. 23 or Sept. 30 TIME: 10am - 11:15am LOCATION: Parish Center.

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Make Plans to attend our Dinner Dance!
Invitations and raffle tickets for our annual Dinner Dance have been mailed out.  If you did not get yours, please call the Rectory (489-8585) and one will be sent to you.   This annual social event and fundraiser will take place on Saturday, November 18th at nearby Cherry Valley Country Club from 7pm-12am.   This year our honorees will be: Richard Seery, Sr., Irmi and Richard Seery, Jr., and Regina and Chris Todd.  Our theme of "Partners in Grace" speaks to the partnerships of dedicated parishioners such as the Seerys and Todds who have wor...

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VIRTUS for New Volunteers

Posted on September 12, 2017 in: General News

VIRTUS for New Volunteers
There will be two VIRTUS sessions in October for new St. Thomas volunteers.  The first is on Saturday, October 14th, from 10am-12noon in the Parish Center.  The second is on Monday, October 16th, from 6:30-8:30pm, also in the Parish Center.  If you serve in any ministry or organization at St. Thomas Parish or School, you are required to attend a VIRTUS training session, also known as "Protecting God's Children."  This training provides a set of standards when working with children and helps you understand the signs of child abuse. &nbs...

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Fifth Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima, September 13th

 On Wednesday, September 13th the Legion of Mary, Knights of Columbus and the Divine Mercy Ministry invite you to celebrate the100th Anniversary of the Fifth Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima at 7pm in the Parish Center.   CLICK HERE for more information.

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Bible Reading Classes Begin Soon!

Posted on September 04, 2017 in: General News

Bible Reading Classes Begin Soon!
READING THE BIBLE WITH MSGR. MANISCALCO When: Mondays, Sept. 25 through Dec. 4 (10 weeks, except Columbus Day) Time: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Where: Parish Library What: Luke-Acts. The two books written by St. Luke -- his Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles -- present a panorama of God’s saving work beginning in Jerusalem with the foretelling of the birth of John the Baptist to the preaching of the Good News of Jesus Christ by St. Paul in Rome, the capital of the known world. “The word of God is living and effective, sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrat...

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