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
Farmers Market and Special Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, January 22, 9 AM-noon, in the Social Hall
Here’s your chance to shop from local farmers and vendors selling a variety of products. You can also enjoy a delicious breakfast of locally-sourced pancakes, sausage, eggs, and applesauce. Tickets are required for the breakfast: $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under, and $30 for a family of 4 or more. You can skip the line by buying your ticket from Mary in the parish office by the Gathering Area or from Dominick in religious education. Proceeds will go to help local farmers. St. Thomas Aquinas 8th and 9th graders will be serving the breakfast. If you want to help, too, please contact Dominick Meyer.
Loving Others ~ Serving Others
Recycle the Warmth
January 28-29 at St. Thomas Aquinas
St. Vincent de Paul provides hundreds of people in Madison and surrounding communities with good-quality recycled or new bedding. On the last weekend of January, you can donate new or gently used, clean blankets and other bedding at the parish. Of Friday and Saturday of that weekend, St. Vincent de Paul members will also be at area Shopko stores to accept donations.
A 6th-grade parishioner of St. Thomas Aquinas is organizing a diaper drive as a community service project for school. If you would like to help, please bring boxes of diapers to church the weekends of January 14 and 21. There will be a table in the Gathering Area for them. Thank you on behalf of the babies and mothers who will benefit!
Explore the Big Questions at Alpha
Wednesday evenings, starting February 1, 5:45-7:30 PM.
Alpha is starting up again at St. Thomas Aquinas! 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 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.
If you are interested or want to find out more, contact Jenny Ludtke or call 833-2600.