What does Justice mean to a Catholic in today’s world? What are Catholic Social Teachings and how do they apply to your life? Come and find out as the Growing in Faith Together (GIFT) ministry leads us on a journey June 28th from 1:00-3:00 PM in which we will share the Scriptural basis for Justice through prayer, group discussions, talks and a fun yet challenging global role play game. This event will be a prayerful, informative and an enjoyable afternoon ending with an ice cream social provided by O-Hi Frosty. Workshops for adults and younger participants will be provided as we grow in faith together. Come and share your faith with others as you dive deeper into Catholic Teachings on Social Justice. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you there.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Events
Novena for Our Lady of Guadalupe will be at 6:00 PM in the Church with Mass following on December 4,5,6,7,9,10th
December 8th the Novena will be moved to 6:45 PM with a Bilingual Mass at 7:30 PM for the Immaculate Conception
December 11th A procession will start at 5:00 PM, Novena should still be close to 6:00 PM
December 12th: Mañanitas at 5:00 AM; Daily Mass at 9:00 AM. There is a procession at 5:00 PM followed by Mass at 6:00 PM.
Refreshments after all events.
Communal Penance Service
Tuesday December 16th 7:00 PM is the Communal Penance Service
Anointing of the Sick
Saturday December 20 – Anointing of the Sick will take place after Mass at both vigil masses at 5:00 PM and 7:30 PM, and Anointing of the sick will be at all the masses on Sunday December 21.
Christmas and New Years Events and Services
The church will be decorated following the 9:00 AM daily mass. Volunteers are needed.
Family Mass at 5:00 PM; Spanish Carols at 7:00 PM; Spanish Mass 7:30 PM
11:00 PM Christmas Carols and 12:00 AM Midnight Mass
Christmas Day 12-25 Masses are 9:30 AM English and 11:30 AM Spanish
New Years Eve – 9:00 AM Mass and 7:30 PM Spanish Vigil
New Years Day – 9:30 AM Mass
NOTE: This is NOT a Holy Day of Obligation
No Adoration over Christmas and New Years
Christmas Eve December 24 the Parish Office will be closed.
The office will remain closed from December 24th through January 4. It will open again on January 5th, 2015
My sisters and brothers in Christ,
Mi hermanas y hermanos en Cristo,
It is with mixed emotions that I announce my reassignment to our Augustinian parish in Los Angeles, Our Mother of Good Counsel, as per my provincial’s and pastor’s request and recommendations. My start date there is January 21, 2012.
Es con una mezcla de emociones que anuncio mi cambio de destino a nuestra parroquia Agustinos en Los Angeles, Nuestra Madre del Buen Consejo, como por mi provincial y solicitar pastor y recomendaciones. Mi fecha de inicio es 21 de enero 2012.
I am humbled by your years of prayers and support, and I am grateful to God and all of you for having been assigned here at St. Thomas. I will miss all of you, as you have a special place in my heart.
Me siento muy honrado por sus años de oraciones y apoyo, y estoy agradecido a Dios ya todos ustedes por haber sido asignado aquí en St. Thomas. Voy a extrañar a todos ustedes, ya que tienen un lugar especial en mi corazón.
I must also see this as God’s will for me. He blesses us with so many opportunities, and this new assignment will give me more experiences that I need in my priestly formation. Hence I see this as something very good for me, something that I will benefit from in the long run, even though it’s painful to have to leave this wonderful parish for now. (I pray that someday I will be blessed to be able to return here.)
También debe ver esto como la voluntad de Dios para mí. Él nos bendice con tantas oportunidades, y este nuevo cargo me dará más experiencias que necesito en mi formación sacerdotal. Por lo tanto lo veo como algo muy bueno para mí, algo que se beneficiarán de largo plazo, aunque es doloroso tener que dejar esta parroquia maravillosa por ahora. (Rezo para que algún día voy a ser la suerte de poder volver aquí.)
I humbly ask that you keep me in your prayers, and I look forward to the time we have left together. Many of God’s best blessings to everyone here at St. Thomas, as I am gratefully,
Humildemente te pido que me mantengan en sus oraciones, y espero que el tiempo que nos queda juntos. Muchas de las mejores bendiciones de Dios a todos los presentes en la parroquia Santo Tomás de Aquino, como estoy agradecida,
En Cristo y San Agustín,
In Christ and Augustine,
~ Fr, Wm. Tom Davis, O.S.A.
~ Padre Tom Davis, O.S.A
Registration is now open for this summer’s Faith Formation Course.
Click this link for details: Registration Form
These are the great pictures Sharon Tremondt took. This day’s celebrations were by far the largest single day attended with over 1300 people sharing our faith and love of our Lady of Guadalupe. Thanks to all who attended. It was a blessing to share this beautiful day with all of you.
As more pictures come in, I’ll go through them and add them here.
It was truly an awesome day. Thank you Lord!!!