a Catholic Parish serving the University Area of Charlotte North Carolina

 

Sunday Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas

Please note that Bishop Jugis has the Sunday Obligation lifted. You still do not need to attend Mass if you are high risk, immuno-compromised, care for those who are, or are feeling ill in any sense.  If this is the case, we encourage you to watch our 9:30 a.m. live stream below.  

Observe proper distancing between different families

Stay home if anyone in your family is sick, even with a cold

Utilize the full length of the pew instead of just the ends.  Ushers may ask you to slide toward the middle to accommodate more of your fellow parishioners so that no one is climbing over each other.

As you approach the communion rail for Holy Communion, you can stand in the center of each aisle (transcept or middle) so that more distance remains between you and those who are sitting at the ends of the pews to your right or left. We also encourage those sitting at the ends of the pews to give some extra space on the aisle-sides.

Avoid climbing or passing by others, including during Holy Communion. If you are not receiving Holy Communion, it is important that you still come out of the pew, and go through the line to receive a blessing.  Simply cross your arms to indicate that you are not receiving when you are at the communion rail, and the priest or deacon will give a blessing instead.

Show patience and charity to others around you

 

February 21, 2021 - The First Sunday of Lent
 

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Mass Intentions: 2/22 through 2/28

 

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Prayers & Devotions

Below are many prayers and devotions that you can do in your home with your family.

The Year of St. Joseph

Lenten Examination of Conscience

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.  

Fridays During Lent

Dinners: Aquinas Hall 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Stations (Spanish): 6:00 p.m.
Lenten Reflections: 7:00 p.m.
Stations (English): 7:30 pm.

Lenten Dinners by the Knights of Columbus

Dine in or Take Out each Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  in Aquinas Hall. 
DINNER SPECIAL ON FEBRUARY 26:  Homemade Fried Rice & Italian Vegetable Soup

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

Aquinas Learning Program

ALP is a Catholic homeschool co-op that is centered on a classical style.  If you are exploring homeschooling this fall, there will be an information meeting on Saturday, February 27 in Aquinas Hall following Daily Mass.  

New Offertory Procedures

Beginning in Lent, we will have long handled baskets to help collect offertory envelopes in the pew during Mass.  We need individuals to help during this portion of the Mass.  If you can assist at the Mass you typically attend, please e-mail volunteers@stacharlotte.com

Living Stations of the Cross

Friday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the church.  This is a special Way of the Cross performed by our youth!

Sacramentals Blessing

Each First Saturday of the month following the Latin Mass, one of our priests will be available to bless any religious items you may have.  You can also have items blessed that require a unique ritual (such as salt). Do not be discouraged if you have an item that needs to be blessed   prior to or after this designated time.  This is simply a convenient and guaranteed way for you to be able to avail yourself of a priest for a blessing.

Catholic Men's Conference of the Carolinas

Register online for the 11th annual conference.  We are gracious to host the event this year.  Visit their website for more information and to purchase tickets.

Youth Choir Rehearsal

Every Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. in the choir room located next to the handicap lot in the old office building.  E-mail Deb at deb.savoy@gmail.com for more information.