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The Year of St. Joseph

Bishop Jugis has announced the Diocese of Charlotte will celebrate 2020 as the “Year of St. Joseph,” commemorating the 150th anniversary of St. Joseph being solemnly declared Patron of the Catholic Church by Pope Pius IX. The Year of St. Joseph began January 1st and will conclude December 31st, 2020. Visit the Year of St. Joseph website throughout 2020 for a list of activities, pilgrimages, devotions, prayers, and more. 

Fraternity of St. Joseph Men's Group

Men of all ages are invited every 1st and 3rd Saturday for a morning of prayer, study, education, fellowship, and support. The group meets at 8:30 a.m. in Aquinas Hall. Visit their page for more information.

Eagle Scout Pancake Breakfast

Support our future Eagle Scout Cameron by enjoying a free will pancake breakfast on Sunday, January 26 after the 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Masses.  All donations will go towards updating the outdoor Stations of the Cross and repairing the benches.  $1200 is needed to complete the project.  Thank you for your support!

Respect Life

Please join us as we pray in front of Planned Parenthood on Saturday, February 15 at 11:00 a.m. The location on Torrance Street is now performing abortions, so it is up to witness to the sanctity of Life!

Exodus 90

Men from St. Thomas are forming a group to participate in Exodus 90.  Visit exodus90.com and then contact Jim DeSart @ 704-840-4077. Program begins February 26 and runs to May 26!

Family Fellowship Coffee and Donuts

Held in Aquinas Hall after the 9:30 a.m. Mass, we need new volunteers to join our team in picking up donuts and setting up and cleaning up the hall.  If you can assist once a month, visit www.stacharlotte.com/donuts to see the schedule.

Valentines Dinner and Dance

Saturday, February 15 @ 6:30 p.m.
Skip the busy restaurants during the holiday and join us for a dinner and dance.  Children under 12 eat free.  BYOB or wine. Tickets on sale in the Narthex.

40 Hours Devotion

In anticipation of our patronal feast day for St. Thomas Aquinas on Tuesday, January 28, we will have 40 Hours of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament beginning Sunday, January 26 at 6:00 p.m. There will be a devotional talk and Rosary led by one of our deacons on Monday, January 27 at 7:00 p.m.  Exposition will conclude with Benediction at 6:45 p.m. prior to a special Liturgy for our patron on Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m.  A light reception will follow in Aquinas Hall. Please sign up in the Narthex or online: www.stacharlotte.com/40hours.  We cannot leave the Blessed Sacrament alone, so consider an hour in the late night/early morning or during work hours.

Adult Bible Study: Romans

Paul’s letter to the Romans has been at the center of reflection, conversion, and controversy from the very beginning.  Romans: The Gospel of Salvation is a new eight-week Bible study we are offering that will help you make sense of the difficult passages regarding faith, works of the law, and justification.  It will give you an authentically Catholic, comprehensive, and simple way to understand this challenging epistle. The study will begin on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 with two class options:  1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. in Aquinas Hall.  Participants will meet every Tuesday for eight consecutive weeks to view an engaging video presentation by Dr. Andrew Swafford and Jeff Cavins, followed by a time of lively group discussion and fellowship.  The registration fee is $30 and includes a study guide and online access to the videos. Submit your payment by cash or check to the Parish Office. Payment deadline:  Monday, February 3, 2020 by 12:00 noon.  Questions:  Lainie Lord, quattrolords@aol.com or 704.517.9967.

STA Disciples Small Groups

 A new session of small groups will begin the week of January 12.  This season's session will be on the video series "Elements of the Mass".  Click here if you are interested in joining a group.

Room in the Inn

We need volunteers to help with overnights for Room in the Inn on February 17, March 9, and March 20.  You can also help with donation by purchasing an item from the wish list:  https://amzn.to/2NkcUIT.  Advent Lutheran is also having a free will Chili Dinner on Saturday, January 25 at their church on University City Blvd.  

 

 

Did You Know the Dominican

 Sisters' Foundress is on

the Path to Sainthood?

Mother Francisca del Espiritu Santo de Fuentes has been declared Venerable by the Church! She is now on the road to canonization as a saint! If you or a loved one needs a miracle, please consider praying for her intercession with God! More info here and here!