St. Thomas Church
Our school lunchroom is providing lunch for students for today and the weekend. Pickup of the three meals is today between 11:30am and 12:30pm at the school’s main entrance. Father Jason will be available for drive up confessions tomorrow from 11am to 2pm. Please pull into the West parking lot (the big lot across from church) and form a line at the parking lot exit closest to school. Father will be in his garage and he or someone else will signal you to pull across Romain and up to his garage when he is ready. Join the Pope today at 1:00pm EST for a special blessing: The Holy Father will grant to all who participate in the livestream a Plenary Indulgence before imparting the Urbi et Orbi Blessing. https://www.vaticannews.va/en.html St. Thomas Supports! All parishioners are encouraged to get carry out from Milano’s Pizza tonight, 4pm to 10pm. Special: Large cheese pizza and side salad for $25.
9 days ago, St. Thomas Church
St. Thomas Church
St. Turibius....Father Jason mentioned in his homily today that he'd provide us with more information about St. Turibius. That information is posted on the church website under documents in the "For More Information..." folder. Enjoy!!
13 days ago, St. Thomas Church
St. Thomas Church
An Act of Spiritual Communion to be said when one cannot attend Mass My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love you above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least into my heart. I embrace You as if you were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
16 days ago, St. Thomas Church
St. Thomas Church
Until Further Notice The following are all suspended/cancelled: Daily and Weekend Mass Penance Services Confessions Stations of the Cross Adoration RCIA Classes
18 days ago, St. Thomas Church
St. Thomas Church
No SVDP/Goodwill Stuff a Truck this weekend.
19 days ago, St. Thomas Church
St. Thomas Church
This Lent, find a quiet place each day to be with God. Use that time to quiet the restlessness in your soul. Reflect on what in your life is holding you back from being able to rest, so that you can work toward being able to fully rest in God. Check out these resources to help in your journey: https://dynamiccatholic.com/best-lent-ever   https://formed.org/lent   https://www.kofc.org/into-the-breach.html
about 1 month ago, St. Thomas Church
St. Thomas Church
NATIONAL MARRIAGE WEEK: For our married couples this week, if you haven't already, be sure to participate in a virtual retreat provided to us by the USCCB. It only takes a few minutes each day, with you and your spouse in prayer. https://www.foryourmarriage.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/NMW-2020-Virtual-Marriage-Retreat.pdf
about 1 month ago, St. Thomas Church
St. Thomas Church
First Thursday Confessions, scheduled for February 6th, have been cancelled because of a funeral. Confessions will be available Saturday from 9am to 10am, or call the rectory for an appointment.
about 1 month ago, St. Thomas Church
St. Thomas Church
Wednesday, January 22, the Anniversary of Roe v Wade.... Please come and pray in the church anytime from 9am to 9pm for the legal protection of unborn children and for respect for life until natural death.
3 months ago, St. Thomas Church
St. Thomas Church
I can’t think of anything more exciting than Heaven coming down to earth. It happened 2,000 years ago, and it happens at every Mass. https://theveilremoved.com/ Father Jason, Homily, 12/25/2019.
3 months ago, St. Thomas Church
Ann Britzke
CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE: December 24th: 4:00pm, 6:30pm, 11:00pm December 25th: 8:00am, 10:00am HOLY DAY - SOLEMNITY OF MARY, JANUARY 1ST December 31st: 5:30pm January 1st: 9:00am
4 months ago, Ann Britzke
Ann Britzke
Parish Penance Service - Tomorrow, Saturday, December 14th at 11am.
4 months ago, Ann Britzke
Ann Britzke
ARNIE'S CREW - BEER BREWING Be sure to join the brewers in the school parking lot tomorrow, Saturday, December 7th at 9am. They will be brewing a batch of beer that will be served at our upcoming Trivia Night on January 17th. Come and brew, come and watch, come and socialize. Don't miss the fun and fellowship of this activity!
4 months ago, Ann Britzke
Ann Britzke
GIVING TREE - There are still a lot of tags on the Giving Trees. Please consider helping out a local needy family this Christmas. There are many options on the tree - actual gifts to purchase, or to make it easy, gift cards you can pick up at the Scrip table after Mass and leave with Father or at the rectory. The deadline to turn in gifts is Sunday, December 15th. Gifts can be left by Mary's statue.
4 months ago, Ann Britzke
Ann Britzke
WALKING TO THE MANGER Walking Program, sponsored by our parish nurse. Walking to the Manger is a collection of devotionals inviting you to make walking, reflecting and prayer a part of your daily Advent practice. Just as Mary and Joseph traveled the long journey to Bethlehem, the Christian season of Advent is a journey in which the traveling is as full of lessons as the destination. As such, the season is a journey of faith. As you walk toward the Christ-child through the words of the prophets and apostles, we pray that you may become healthier in body and spirit. May you be blessed while walking to the manger. To participate, just email Laurie at lhundschieber@gmail.com.
4 months ago, Ann Britzke
Ann Britzke
YOUNG ADULTS - Ages 18 to 39 You are invited to a Young Adult Evening tomorrow, Friday, November 22 at 6:00pm in Elliott Hall. Come enjoy evening of beer, pizza and fellowship. We can get to know one another and discuss what kind of support you're looking for from the parish, as well as the formation of a young adult community. All those between the ages of 18-39 are welcome to attend. Those who are 21 and over can enjoy some of the first beers brewed by Arnie’s Crew.
5 months ago, Ann Britzke
Ann Britzke
REMINDER - Tomorrow, Saturday Vigil Mass changes to 4:30p.m. This Mass time change is a permanent change that applies to the Mass schedule all year long.
5 months ago, Ann Britzke
Ann Britzke
CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES & SPONSORS - Confirmation Blessing and preparation session this Sunday. Please attend 10:30a.m. Mass and after Mass, proceed to Elliott Hall for the Confirmation preparation session. Lunch will be served, and you will be dismissed at 1:00pm. If your sponsor is not able to attend, please bring a parent or guardian.
5 months ago, Ann Britzke
Ann Britzke
HOLY DAY MASS SCHEDULE Friday is a Holy Day of Obligation for All Saints Day. Thursday Vigil Mass is at 5:00pm Friday Masses are at 7:00am, 8:15am, and 12:05pm.
5 months ago, Ann Britzke
Ann Britzke
FILL OUT OUR SURVEY!! cli-dmi.org/go/44050 St. Thomas parishioners, we are participating in an exciting new program called Next Generation Parishes. The first step in that process is for our parishioners to take 10-15 minutes to fill out a survey that focuses on St. Thomas and whether the parish helps you become a disciple of Christ. The results are completely confidential and will be sent directly to Catholic Leadership Institute. They will compile the results and share them with us this coming spring. So please, take a few minutes to fill out the survey. Follow the link or look for paper copies of the survey in the gathering space.Survey can be accessed at: cli-dmi.org/go/44050
5 months ago, Ann Britzke
Ann Britzke
SPECIAL MESSAGE OF THANKS FROM ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY: "We are celebrating another super September!! The school children and staff at St. Thomas School collected two car loads of bar soap, tooth brushes, tooth paste, and many food items for the feast of St. Vincent de Paul. Two of us took 1 hour to put the collection away. Then, from both St. Thomas and St. Vincent de Paul churches, we were blessed with three car loads of food items on our special 5th Sunday collection. It took 3 Vincentians 1 ½ hours to unpack, sort, and rearrange our shelving system to accommodate your donations.We are grateful as are as the neighbors we serve each week. Thank you very much."
6 months ago, Ann Britzke
Ann Britzke
NO MASS Wednesday or Thursday this week. There will be no Mass here on Wednesday, October 9th and Thursday, October 10th because Father Jason is at continuing education with the diocese this week.
6 months ago, Ann Britzke
Ann Britzke
PICTORIAL DIRECTORIES HAVE ARRIVED!! If you had your photo taken for the pictorial directory, you received a free copy of the directory, and it will be waiting for you in the gathering space this weekend. If you did not get your photo taken for the directory but would like a copy, we have a few extras. Please visit the church office during office hours. In addition, Guidebook Directories will be mailed to all families before the end of the year.
6 months ago, Ann Britzke
Ann Britzke
Saturday Vigil Mass Time Changing Starting Saturday, November 9th, the Saturday Vigil Mass Time will be changing to 4:30pm. Be sure to mark your calendars!!
7 months ago, Ann Britzke
Ann Britzke
FATHER JACOB MEYER INTRODUCES JOY MISSION!! Join us tomorrow at St. Thomas School at 2:00pm to listen to Father Jacob as he introduces our school's new JOY mission - J for Jesus, O for others, Y for yourself...in that order!! Father Jacob will talk about the importance of helping others, developing a servant's heart, and making a difference through good deeds. All are welcome for this inspirational presentation! A recording of his talk will be available on social media and school and church websites after the event.
7 months ago, Ann Britzke
Ann Britzke
CHECK OUT THE UPDATED FORMED!! Formed.org has made some awesome updates: offline playback, a MY LIST feature (save interesting items to access later), enhanced search features, faster and more reliable service, more content, and now you can share your favorite picks to your own social media accounts to encourage your friends to investigate. If you have not registered, just go to FORMED.ORG, enter your email and search and choose St. Thomas the Apostle, Elkhart. Simple as that. During September, watch Lectio Prayer, or learn about one of the month's Saints: Saint Padre Pio, Saint Mother Theresa, or the Saint Archangels. Or choose a selection of interest to you. Be sure to take advantage of this amazing resource, provided as a gift to our parishioners from the parish.
7 months ago, Ann Britzke
Ann Britzke
BLOOD DRIVE & SERVICE FAIR To sign up for an appointment to give blood during our blood drive & Service Fair on September 15th, just go to GIVEBLOODNOW.COM, select “DRIVE SEARCH”, organization code: StThomas
7 months ago, Ann Britzke
Ann Britzke
New St. Thomas the Apostle App!! Are you looking for a quick way to access information from our church and school websites? Be sure to download the free St. Thomas the Apostle App to your phone or device. The app gives you quick access to news, contact information, Mass times and other important information. Just go to the app store and search "St. Thomas Church & School, IN."
7 months ago, Ann Britzke
Ann Britzke
Confirmation Candidates - Meeting for candidates and their parents this Thursday, August 29th at 7:00pm in Elliott Hall
7 months ago, Ann Britzke
Ann Britzke
Please join us for the Christ Renews His Parish retreats!! These overnight retreats are designed to help participants have an encounter with Jesus, develop a personal prayer life, and discover the genius of Catholicism. Sign up here to participate in one of our upcoming retreats! Space is limited. If this retreat fills or you are not available these dates, more opportunities will be available in the future. https://forms.gle/ir4UsNGfB1mwk7Nq7
8 months ago, Ann Britzke
Ann Britzke
UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION! Our photo directory and our parish guidebook directory will be going to print VERY soon. Please make sure we have all of your updated address, phone and email information. You can message the church office with any changes, call 262-1505 or email office@stthomaselkhart.com.
8 months ago, Ann Britzke
Ann Britzke
St. Thomas Class of 1979 & 1980 Reunion HELP SPREAD THE WORD!!! St. Thomas the Apostle Elementary School Class of 1979 & 1980 Reunion Saturday October 19, 2019 Check out all the details at: http://www.classcreator.com/Elkhart-Indiana-St-Thomas-The-Apostle-1979-1980/
9 months ago, Ann Britzke
Ann Britzke
Father Jason celebrated morning Mass at the Elkhart County Fair, a tradition started by a member of the fair board 27 years ago. Thank you to all who joined in the celebration!!
9 months ago, Ann Britzke