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
Explore the Big Questions at Alpha
Alpha is for anyone who has questions about the Christian faith or wants to get to know Jesus better, including people who do not consider themselves strong Christians or regular church-goers. Guests have the chance to explore the basics of the faith and the big questions of life in a comfortable, casual environment. Gatherings start with a meal, a time for fun and relaxation–perfect for making friends–followed by a short video exploring aspects of the Christian faith. Then they break into small groups where everyone can share thoughts and ask questions in a nonjudgmental, relaxed setting.
Religious Education at the Parish
Religious Education at St. Thomas Aquinas aims to life up the spirit and soul of our young people, teaching them how to be disciples of Christ and allowing them to grow in love of Jesus. Programs for children from pre-school through grade 9 start in September and registration information is available now.
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Interested in Learning About the Catholic Church?
Do you want to develop your relation with Jesus Christ, learn more about our Catholic Christian faith and Sacred Scripture, have an opportunity to grow closer to God through prayer, or decide whether you want to receive the sacraments and become a member of the Catholic Church? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process that gives you a chance to do all those things. If you want to explore whether this might be right for you, please get in touch with Jenny Ludtke, Director of Adult Formation, to start looking for answers to your questions.