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January 16, 2022 - The Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

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Register your family now! Next Wednesday, January 12, 2022, from 6:30-8:30 p.m, St. Thomas will be hosting this 'Purified' event, with Jason Evert! Fr. Matthew would love for as many parishioners to attend as possible!

Online registration is closed, but there are still spots available at the door.  Please make sure to arrive before 6:30 p.m.

 

 

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---PLEASE EXERCISE PRUDENCE THIS SUNDAY ---

The weather forecasts lots of sleet and ice that may make travelling difficult, as well as icy sidewalks and parking lots.  We have plenty of room at the Saturday Night 5:30 p.m. Vigil Mass.  If you are able to fulfill your Sunday Obligation then, we highly encourage you to do so.  REMEMBER:  your obligation is lifted if hazards and health keep you from coming to Mass.

Religious Education classes are cancelled for Sunday, January 16.

Our Daily Bread Ministry

We need new volunteers for Our Daily Bread. Drivers will pick up day-old baked goods from the Publix store off of Benfield Road and deliver them to designated food pantries once a week around the city. The days that need coverage are Sunday and Thursday. These hours are scheduled in the morning. For more information, please contact Carolina Willes at carolinawilles@att.net.

Heating Repairs

3 units inside the church are undergoing repairs.  It may be chilly inside the church because we cannot use these units until new parts are installed.  Please dress warmly and thank you for your patience!

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 

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

Gardeners Needed

If you have a green thumb, please contact us about helping take care of our beautiful gardens.  We are in need of more hands to help weed, water, and plant!  E-mail Monica for more information! 

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. 

MiraVia Drive

We will be collecting diapers and other baby items in the Narthex for MiraVia from January 23 through February 23.  Please drop off your donations in the bin in the Narthex.

Knights of Columbus Chili Cookoff

Join in for some fellowship and delicious lunch!  You can enter into the chili competition with cash prizes of $100, $50, and $25.  Ticket price includes chili, cornbread, and your choice of rice and beans OR mac 'n cheese.  Saturday, February 5 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Tickets are $12 and will be sold at the door. To enter the chili contest, contact Monica at volunteers@stacharlotte.com.

50 Hours Devotion for the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas

Please help us cover 50 hours of continual Eucharistic Adoration beginning Wednesday, January 26 at 1:00 p.m. through January 28 at 7:00 p.m. followed by Mass for the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas.  Visiting Friars from the Franciscans of Primitive Observance will preach at 7:00 p.m. in the Church on Wednesday, January 26 during the devotion. They will also preach at the 7:00 p.m. Masses on Thursday and Friday.  The Franciscans will also be available for Confession while they are here. A light reception will follow the Friday evening Mass and induction of new members of the Angelic Warfare Confraternity in Aquinas Hall.  Learn more about the Angelic Warfare Confraternity here.

Scott Hahn

Come and enjoy a morning with Scott Hahn on Saturday, February 19 beginning with Mass at 8:30 a.m. Tickets are required and are sold on his website: www.stpaulcenter.com/charlotte

Tax Letter 2021 - Note: We will not be mailing any tax letters this year.

  • For Online Givers: click here to receive a letter for your onlive giving (Please note that if you also give to the parish in others ways, such as in the offertory basket, by mail, check, or cash donations), you will need to follow the instructions below to receive a tax letter for your non-online giving).
  • For Non-Online Givers: Please stop by the offfice during business hours, Monday - Friday, the week of January 24-28, 2022 to pick up your letter, or click here to receive an email copy.

Levine-Dickson Hospice House Collection

The LDH is asking for donations of snacks for their pantry.  Requested Items:  granola bars/protein/cereal bars, chips, 100-calorie snack packs, cookie packs, Lance crackers (particularly peanut butter), fruit snacks, snack size nuts, snack size applesauce/fruit cups, fun size candy, juice boxes, mini muffins, microwavable soups, pasta bowls, Chef Boyardee meals. 
Please NO—gum, hard candy, microwavable popcorn, frozen meals

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