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
Parish Honors Our Lady of Guadalupe
Monday, December 12, Bilingual Mass at 6:30 PM
Fiesta follows in the Social Hall
We invite everyone to gather at St. Thomas Aquinas for our annual bilingual Mass (English/Spanish) honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe with presentation of flowers, joyful music, and Aztec dance and drumming. Then after Mass all are invited to continue the celebration by enjoying delicious Mexican food and beverages in the Social Hall. We hope you can be with us.
Christmas Food Basket Collection
From now through Friday, December 16, we are collecting food and personal care items for Christmas food baskets for people in need in our area. In order to make sure those baskets are full and have some fun at the same time, last weekend, Fr. Bart challenged each Mass to see which one could bring the most food by next weekend, December 10 and 11. You can take part by buying items from the list below and dropping them off by December 11 at the table set aside for the Mass you want to support. Thank you for helping create a happy Christmas for our neighbors.
Children’s Mass with pageant and music from STA Choristers
Vigil Mass (bilingual/bilingüe English/español)
Choral Mass during the Night
Prelude and carols start at 8:15 PM
Masses at 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM