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Annual Aquinas Guild Rummage Sale

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Sign up for Faith Formation!

2016-2017 FF Registration form

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Daniel Oberreuter Devotional Concert

Daniel, lead singer of the band The Thirsting which played this summer at World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, as well as at the Ignite Your Torch Youth Conference in Lacey, WA, will offer a special acoustic concert for St. Thomas Aquinas parish on Sunday evening, Sep. 11, at 7pm in the church. You will have a chance to hear Daniel sing at the Masses that weekend and we invite all parishioners, especially youth and young adults, to return that evening to join Daniel as he takes us deeper into prayer through his music, prayers, and stories. The Eucharist will be exposed for Adoration for a portion of the evening so this will be a great way for anyone to consider different forms of prayer in general and Eucharistic Adoration in particular. Since prayer is the foundation of all of our faith formation efforts, this will be a great start to our new year.

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Together, we can protect our Church

The Archdiocese of Seattle has established a confidential telephone hotline and website for parish staff and parishioners to anonymously raise concerns about suspected unethical behavior by church personnel. You can find more information about this hotline on a poster and in brochures located in the back of the church or by going to seattlearchdiocese.ethicspoint.com. This program is run under contract by an independent third party with a long record of providing these services both in the secular world and for other dioceses.

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Annual Catholic Appeal Donate Button

We have reached our Parish goal of $86,220.  THANK YOU! Funds collected beyond our Parish goal will go towards reburbishing the Fireside Room.   Please consider using the donation envelopes found in the church or clicking on the link below.

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Welcome to our newest staff members
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Fr. Brian Thompson
Parochial Vicar

We welcome Fr. Brian Thompson as our new Parochial Vicar. Fr. Thompson is a native of Vancouver and grew up in the Holy Redeemer Parish. He was ordained in 2014 with Fr. Dean. It will be a pleasure to welcome Fr. Brian Thompson to our parish, as he begins his ministry with us on July 1st.

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Ted Meany
Pastoral Associate

As a former Pastoral Assistant for Adult Faith Formation here at St. Thomas, from 2003 to 2008, Ted is already known to many of you. Ted will have responsibility for coordinating all faith formation in our parish, from children through adults, and will collaborate in the overall coordination of parish life. Ted has a Master’s Degree in Theology from the Catholic University of America and extensive experience in parish ministry.

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David Lester
Pastoral Assistant for Social Concerns Ministry

This new position will help us grow in our understanding of Catholic Social Teaching and respond to its call for us to engage our faith in serving the needs of our brothers and sisters here in our community and beyond. With a Master’s Degree in Theology from the Jesuit school of Theology at Berkeley, David brings solid education as well as rich experiences to his new role. He currently serves as an adjunct professor of theology at the University of Portland and coordinator of service learning immersion experiences in the Dominican Republic.

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Natural Family Planning

Christ and His Church call us to holiness in our everyday lives and in and through our vocations.  In the Sacrament of Marriage, a particular kind of conjugal chastity is demanded by the nature of love and God’s order of Creation. In marriage, the two have become one and are called to continually make that gift of self-donation to the other as they strive to build up one another in faith and love.  The two, in imitating the Trinity by their union and love, also share with the Trinity in the great work of co-creation.  Part of this, of course, is the bearing and raising of children.  Marriage in many ways is oriented towards children, which are always a great good.

The couple must remember God’s dominion over Creation as they remain open to life, and must not cut these off through contraception and sterilization.  While these are illicit, the Church does allow spouses, with prayer and discernment, to plan their families in a natural way.

The NFP Apostolate Coordinator, can be reached at camasnfp@gmail.com with questions or inquiries.

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5/8—Mother’s Day

No Elementary FF or Middle School Youth Group

**HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP CANCELLED**

 

5/15—Pentecost

FF & MSYG Meet for Final Session

HSYG Meets

 

5/22—Feast of the Holy Trinity**

**HSYG Meets for Closing Party!**

 

**These are changes to the previously published calendar.** Thank you for your flexibility!