a Catholic Parish serving the University Area of Charlotte North Carolina

July 3, 2022 - The Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Mass Intentions: 6/28 through 7/3

Mass Intentions: 7/4 through 7/10

 

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Replacing Old Aquinas Hall Units
Now that the new units are installed for the church building, with your continued generous support, we hope to tackle the units that need it in Aquinas Hall next! One of the units in the hall is from 1993, and desperately needs to be replaced. The other two units are also in need of replacement, and are from 2003.  These three units take an older style of refrigerant that is very expensive when repairs need to be done. Click the pic above or here to donate online!

Church Security Fund

Can you help us support having the Charlotte Mecklenburg Sheriff's Deputy at Masses here at the church?  We are again collecting for the Church Security Fund, and it is also active on our online giving platform. This expense is expected to cost us $15,000 per year. Any help you are able to give would be greatly appreciated.  


Next First Saturday - July 2

Our Lady of Fatima did not just ask the Holy Father to consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart. She also asked the faithful to do the Five Consecutive First Saturdays of Reparation.  Have you done it yet?

8:30 a.m.
Holy Hour of Reparation
10:00 a.m. 1st Saturday Mass.  Check out the 1st Saturday Devotional Booklets in the Narthex.  Please leave the copies in the narthex when you are done with them. If you'd like a personal copy, they are available at the reception desk in the parish office. We also have the devotions, and a pdf of the booklet on our website here!

Safety & Security Team

The parish is forming a Safety & Security Team to assist during Mass and parish events. We are seeking male volunteers who have military, law enforcement, or martial arts backgrounds for the security side.  For the safety side, we are looking for any volunteers with medical training or background. Those without the above backgrounds or qualifications are still encouraged to volunteer. We will assist in training to maximize participation and develop skills needed. This is a great opportunity for positive involvement in the parish life as well as the community.  For more info or to volunteer, please email the Safety & Security Team at security@stacharlotte.com.  We will also have a table in the narthex in the upcoming weeks.

Daily Mass Survey - Please Take a Moment to Do if You Haven't

The Church does not require Daily Mass, but in the lives of the Saints of the Church, many of them went as often as they could. We are doing a brief survey to find out how we as a parish might make it easier for you to attend Daily Mass. You can take the survey here.
       

New Virtual Tours of the Church!

Paul Johnson recently put together a great new virtual tour of the church, the baldacchino, and more! Check it out here!

Fatima Processions

Every 13th of the month from May to October at 7:30 p.m. 

Rosary for the Poor Souls in Purgatory

Mondays at 11:00 a.m. in the Columbarium

Online Givers!

Credit Card and Bank Transaction fees amount to $14,000 a year.  You can help us cover these fees through a click of a button.  Please consider offsetting this 5% charge by logging into your OSV giving account and marking the box in the funds you contribute to!  

Altar Server Training

If you are a young man who has received First Holy Communion, we encourage you to serve at the altar.  Many priestly vocations were birthed from assisting the priest at the altar!  If you are interested in serving the Novus Ordo Mass, E-mail Deacon Martin.  stmartinpfu@hotmail.com
Latin Mass training: daniel.carter@windstream.net

St. Joseph 7-Day Family Devotional

In honor of this great saint, the Fraternity of St. Joseph invites you and your family to pray this special 7 day devotional with your family.  Download them here.

Are You Striving for Sainthood?

This examination is adapted from the official questionnaire that is used when the Church is investigating the worthiness for beatification and canonization of Catholics. They are the questions that are asked of the witnesses who knew the person in question when they were alive. It is a truly great examination of how we are doing, and what type of goals we can set in order to truly live our Catholic faith.  Are we striving to be saints?  There are only saints in Heaven. 

 

Volunteer at St. Thomas!

If you have been attending Mass, we hope you can assist us with basic needs during the Liturgy! E-mail Deacon Joe Diaz and thanks for your help!

  • Ushers
  • Readers
  • Collection of Offertory
  • Altar Serving for young men 

Monthly Way of the Cross

For the intention of loved ones who have left the church.  3:00 p.m. every fourth Sunday of the month.

New! Prayer Apostolate of Reparation Through Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus

Every Tuesday morning at 6:00 a.m, folks will be gathering in the church for this devotion. Please consider attending if you can.  Why is this important?

In 1843, Jesus revealed to Sister Mary of St. Peter, a Carmelite nun in Tours, France, that reparation for the sins of atheism, blasphemy, and the profanation of Sundays and Holy Days was imperative. An Archconfraternity was established in 1885 to facilitate this work of reparation looking to St. Veronica as their model.

All STA parishioners are encouraged to seriously consider participating as much as possible in the work of reparation through this devotion, imitating the actions of the holy woman Veronica.

Great Audio Sermons! 

World Feast: October 15

World Feast planning is active and underway! We are recruiting new countries to participate in our food tent village. New contacts are needed for India, Italy, Peru, Venezuela, and Vietnam. Many other countries have been represented in the past. If you are new to the parish and would like to get in contact with your country coordinator, or host your own food booth featuring unique cuisines from your ethnic nation, please e-mail volunteers@stacharlotte.com to get in touch with your lead!

Parish Office Closed

Happy Independence Day!  The office will be closed on Monday, July 4 and will reopen at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5.  Mass and Confessions will be available as normally scheduled.

Religious Education Registration

Take advantage of the early bird discount if your register for Religious Education through the month of July.  $75 per student.  Regular fee is $100 beginning August 1.  Visit the course site to register.

Hope & Healing for Broken Marriages

Join us on July 13 for a special presentation for those who need hope and healing from divorce or broken marriages.  6:30 p.m. in PC B. Register for free here: aboundingjoyministry.com/events More info: Call or text Catholic Divorce Healing Coach Carolyn Klika 608-547-9484