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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!

Liturgy

Ushers

Saturday, Sunday 8:00am, 10:15 Masses need ushers to assist with seating, the collection, and acquiring gift bearers. The Sunday 6:00pm mass is the Southern Miss Student Mass and the students take care of everything for this Mass except when Southern Miss is not in session.

Contact:

Kathy Schimel

Phone: 601-270-4741

Email: kathyschimel@gmail.com

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Lector and/or Commentator

Meets as needed to update any changes to liturgy. To open the minds and hearts of the people so that they may receive the Word in faith. Members welcome everyone to church, read the Prayers of the Faithful and the two readings before the Gospel. Anyone willing to read the Word is welcome. A prayerful attitude is the only skill required. The current schedule can be found by clicking on the corresponding button on the menu bar on the left.

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Hospitality Hosts

Meets as needed. Greeters are the first impression visitors, newcomers and long-time parishioners have upon entering St. Thomas. Their attitude and genuine spirit of welcome can set the tone for people’s hearts to be open to the word of God in the celebration of Mass. Greeters may be singles, couples, families or ministry team members. At least two are posted at the three doors of the church 15 minutes before Mass and upon leaving to thank people for attending and

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Eucharistic Ministers

Meets as needed for training or updates to liturgy. Mission is to assist the celebrant of the Mass by distributing the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ to the faithful community. Must be Catholic and go through training. We would like to have more volunteers to deliver communion to the homebound.

Contact:

Kathy Schimel

Phone: 601-270-4741

Email: kathyschimel@gmail.com

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Choir & Music

The Choir sings for the 10:15 Sunday mass and for special liturgies throughout the year. Our mission is to enhance the worship and lead the congregation in singing. All interested are welcome. No prior experience necessary. Instrumentalists are also encouraged to participate. The 10:15 choir rehearses at 9:00 am every Sunday morning in the church and attendance at rehearsal is expected. Join us for rehearsal!

 

Contact:

Saturday 5:30pm: Chad Hunt or Brian & LeAnne Murphy

Sunday 8:00am: Chad Hunt

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