Year of Mercy Pilgrimage to St. James Cathedral in Seattle: Sep. 24
St. Vincent De Paul Friends of the Poor 5K Walk/Run: Sep. 24
Start of Faith Formation classes: Sept 25
Endow sessions begin: Sep. 27
Parish Ministry Fair after all Masses: Oct 8-9
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Parish Faith Formation 2016-17!
A new season of parish faith formation began Sunday, Sep. 11. All parishioners are encouraged to participate: in addition to classes on Sunday mornings for children and youth, there will also be a new session for adults (whether you have a child in Sunday school or not) in the hall between the Masses.
- Sep. 25:
- Adult Faith Formation with Ted Meany, 9:45am, Hall
- Youth Confirmation class begins, 9:45am, Library
- Children and Middle School Youth Faith Formation Classes begin, 9:45am, Classrooms
- High School Youth Faith Formation begins, 12:30pm, Fireside Room
Visit the Faith Formation page on this website for more information about these classes and sacramental preparation. Click below for registration forms to sign up children and youth for Sunday Faith Formation classes (forms are also available in the church vestibule, hall, parish office, and on the faith formation webpage):
- General Registration Form for Children and Youth Programs 2016-17
- Medical Waiver to accompany Registration Form 2016-17
- Sacramental Prep (1st Penance & 1st Holy Communion) Registration Form 2016-17
- Youth Confirmation Registration Form 2016-17
Help our local St. Vincent de Paul by supporting the 4th Annual Vancouver/Camas Friends of the Poor 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, September 24th. We need runners and walkers to sign-up to help local residents in need. To join or donate to our St. Thomas Aquinas Parish team (Tommies Tennies) go to http;//www.svdpstthomas.com. For questions or help registering, contact Helen Sentesy (360) 834 4824.
Educating Women for the New Evangelization
Women of all ages are invited to experience fellowship and learn more about their faith. Using the archdiocesan-approved book series by Endow, an evening weekly session will be held to study St. John Paul II’s Letter to Women. There is no homework! This group is limited to 14 participants and will meet on Tuesday evenings, 7-9pm. There will be 8-10 weekly sessions from September 27th through December 6th (no meeting during Thanksgiving week). Cost is $29.95 per person for the book and shipping; scholarships available through Lisa Meany. Early sign up is encouraged at www.endowgroups.org/join-a-group. Questions? Contact Lisa Meany at (360) 903-1530 mobile.
Parish Ministry Fair
Oct 8-9 after all Mass in the Hall
Plan to join us in the hall on that weekend to see the various ministries and pray about how God may be calling you to serve.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com with questions or inquiries.