It is with great enthusiasm that I welcome you to St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Parish! At S.T.A. we believe that all human beings have worth and dignity, regardless of age, status, state of life, or cultural background. We want our Church to be a place of God’s mercy and hope, where all feel welcomed, loved, forgiven, and encouraged to live according to the good life of the Gospel. Our doors here at STA are wide open so that all may enter.
These same doors are also wide open so we can go out to proclaim the Gospel to our world. From our uplifting Masses and Liturgies that echo all the beauty and richness of our Catholic faith to our outreach and pastoral care ministries, everything we do at St. Thomas Aquinas leads us out into the world to build up the Kingdom of God.
With your participation in our parish family, we can live out the joy of the Gospel in our own lives and find even more ways of spreading the Good News to the world. Together may we grow to love God, love others, and make disciples!
Fr. Bart D. Timmerman, Pastor
Deepen Your Faith During Lent!
In Lent we invite you to deepen and enrich your relationship with Jesus and prepare to celebrate His resurrection at Easter. One thing you can do on your own schedule at home is take part in Best Lent Ever, a free daily email program featuring video reflections from Matthew Kelly and other team members from DynamicCatholic. In addition to insights to inspire and encourage you, the emails include simple action steps and prayers to help you apply what you learn to your everyday life. To sign up, go to dynamiccatholic.com/bestlentever/.
For some extra prayer time, we invite you join us for our Lenten Evening Prayer service on Thursday, March 9, at 6:30 PM. On Saturday, March 25, you are invited to an afternoon of prayer, music, and reflection on our core beliefs at our retreat, “The Heart of Our Faith,” from 1:00-4:00 PM. In addition, we will be praying the Stations of the Cross twice a week during Lent: Tuesdays, at 6:00 PM and Fridays at 12:15 PM.
Ash Wednesday/Miércoles de ceniza
March 1/ 1 de marzo
Masses with distribution of ashes at
8:30 AM, 12:10 PM, and 6:30 PM
6:30 PM Mass is bilingual (English/Spanish)
Misas con la imposición de la ceniza
8:30 AM y 12:10 PM en inglés
6:30 PM (misa bilingüe en inglés y español)
Adult Confirmation Classes Start Soon
Are you a Catholic who never received the Sacrament of Confirmation? Listen to the Spirit calling! During Lent we will offer a 5-week preparation process for adults who are practicing their Catholic faith and want to receive Confirmation. To get started, please contact Jennifer Ludtke as soon as possible.