Please take note of the various events we have coming up for the months of March and April.
Dear STA Family,
Many of you are aware and take advantage of the convenience of electronic giving to support our parish and the important ministries we provide. We want to make it easier for you and all our parishioners to continue giving and so, have upgraded to a more streamlined online provider for our eGiving needs through Faith Direct. For those of you who have yet to join us in giving online, I strongly encourage you to do so. Here’s why:
The parish benefits greatly in eGiving as it allows us to more effectively plan our programs and services. Even better, Faith Direct comes at a cost savings to the parish compared to other systems or providers available!
Faith Direct enables parishioners to make your Church contributions through either direct debit from your checking/savings account or through your credit/debit card. No more writing checks or searching for envelopes on the way out the door. And, if you are out of town or unable to attend Mass at Saint Thomas, we still receive your weekly contribution! Now you can apply the convenience of direct debit to your parish offerings in much the same way you may currently use it to make your mortgage, car or tuition payments.
Beginning this month...
This Easter season, you can help decorate the altar!
Sponsoring an Easter lily is simple: find a yellow donation envelope in the back of the church, insert $20 or a check and fill out the information sticker. Drop your envelope in the box marked "Easter Lilies" or in a Mass collection basket. Saint Thomas will tag a potted lily used to decorate the altar on Easter with your prayer intention.
You can also donate online using our new parish eGiving platform, Faith Direct. Go to: www.faithdirect.net Our parish code is AZ878.
With your gift to the CDA, you heed the call to love and care for others. Even though the economy is improving, demands on agencies and programs continue to increase.
Joys in abundance at our Fish Fry events! There are TWO more Fish Fry events, Mar 16 and 23! One Mom said that her children literally SKIP down the breezeway to relish the parish event. So much fun, friendship and fab food! Doors open at 6:00pm directly after The Stations of the Cross.
Mar 15 10:00am
Rosary Park Days at Royal Palms Park in Phoenix. Join us to pray the rosary, share a potluck of snacks and socialize and play with our kids! All are welcome!
Mar 27 6:30pm
Congratulations on the birth of your child! To begin the process of having your child Baptized at Saint Thomas we ask that you attend a special class to prepare for this great moment in your child’s life.
Mar 27 8:30am - 12:30pm
Saint Thomas the Apostle's Institute of Catholic Theology, together with the Franciscan University of Steubenville presents our 2018 Spiritual Life Conference.
Mar 31 11:00am
The basket blessing will take place in the church. Blessing of the Easter Food Baskets is one of the most enduring and beloved Eastern European traditions. The foods in these baskets are rich in Easter symbolism and serve to celebrate the long season of Lenten fasting.