Welcome to St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Parish! (1)

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Celebrating the Jubilee Year of Mercy

News & Events

Time with Sisters from the Servants of the Lord & the Virgin Matara was touching and sweet!  Please keep them and all those they serve in your prayers!

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Sr. Asterone, a missionary sister with the Servants of the Lord, along with two other sisters from her order, presdented to the children, youth, and adult parishioners of St. Thomas Aquinas about the demands and joys of missionary life. She shared her own experiences of the foreign mission, how St. Thomas has helped support these missions, and invited parishioners to collaborate in the missionary adventure in their own homes and parish.

 Sister Asterone was received into the Catholic Church here at St. Thomas in 2007 and remained an active parishioner until she entered religious life in 2011. She is very thankful to all of the parishioners for their support of her vocation and is excited to be able to share with them her mission and her life.

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workshop poster 2016

 

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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!