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Ministries

St. Thomas Ministries and Stewardship in the Catholic Church

A simple definition of Stewardship is to live out a commitment to be Christ-centered rather than self-centered. It is not about fund-raising, money or donations it is about prayerfully discerning which and how much of your God-given resources of time, talent, and treasure you can commit to our parish and community. These ministries give all of us a unique opportunity to deepen our faith in the Lord, through prayer and service. The various ministries of St. Thomas parish provide you with a wide variety of ways of connecting with our Parish community. Through these ministries you can learn and grow as an individual, meet others who share your values, and reach out to serve the larger parish and community. Our ministries survive on volunteers and we hope there is something for everyone! If not, join us in creating future ministries.

Opening our hearts to stewardship also opens our hearts to the Lord’s outpouring of His grace and mercy and strengthens us to go forth as His witnesses to the whole world. So read through our ministries and find one that speaks to you – and be a VOLUNTEER!

Worship and Praise

Prayer Line

Purpose: To pray for the intentions of parishioners, students, and anyone who requests prayer. No meetings or social functions. Members receive a weekly prayer list from the coordinator. Prayer intentions are collected weekly for inclusion on the prayer list. Requirements: Practicing Catholic, regular Mass attendance, commitment, time and ability to pray for intentions every day, ability to maintain strict confidentiality of prayer requests, regularly accessible by phone or email. Fr. Mark approves all changes and new members.

Contact:

Kathy Schimel

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Charismatic Prayer Group

Meets on Wednesday at 6:30 PM in the Parish Center.

This ministry is to provide a place where one can experience God’s love, instruction, encouragement, support, and where all of the gifts of the Holy Spirit are called forth from each member to build up the community. Anyone desiring a closer relationship with God and a more spiritually filled prayer life is welcome. The Prayer Group gathers simply to be present with God; worshiping Him through song and praise, thanking

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Adoration

Eucharistic adoration of the Blessed Sacrament for the Catholic community is held on Mondays at St. Thomas from 2pm until 9pm and 6pm-9pm durning the summer, and Thursday Morning after 8:15 Mass and closes Friday morning before 8:15 Mass. in the St. Thomas room. Sacred Heart church has adoration on Mondays from 9am – 3pm. At least two “core” or weekly adorers are needed to commit to one regular hour each Monday for the six month period. This assures that

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