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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!

Service and Outreach

Care & Comfort For The Bereaved

The ministry calls for warm & helpful people to assist bereaved families by taking the burden of “feeding the flock” away after funerals. This frees the family to celebrate with friends and family, their Loved One’s entering eternal life. 

Contact:

Kathy Schimel

Phone: 601-270-4741

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Prayer Blankets

Men and women are welcome to sew, knit, crochet or make a blanket for anyone undergoing surgery, chemotherapy, welcoming a new baby, or in the hospital or at home due to illness. Blankets are blessed and taken to the hospital or the home when needed. Monetary donations to purchase fabric, as well as fabric donations are welcome.

Contact:

Kathy Schimel

Phone: 601-270-4741

Email: kathyschimel@gmail.com

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SAIL – Support for Adoption, Infertility, and Loss

SAIL – Support for Adoption, Infertility, and Loss

This is a ministry with Heritage United Methodist Church to provide support, hope and healing to those who have suffered the loss of a baby, or are struggling with infertility, or who are considering/pursuing adoption.

Contact:

Kathryn Bridges

Phone: 601-329-1681

Kelli McCloskey

Phone: 601-543-9667

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St. Vincent de Paul

Meets 1st Wednesdays at 6:30 at St. Thomas. Serves the less fortunate, materially and spiritually. Need people to make home visits, to work in the clothing store.

Contact:

Don McCloskey

Phone: 601-270-3255

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Knights of Columbus Council

A Catholic, family, fraternal, and service organization dedicated to the principles of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. Need Catholic men to share in and provide support for new and current activities.

Link to Knights of Columbus Site:
http://www.kofcknights.org/CouncilSite/?CNO=15382
 

 

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Visitation

Volunteers bring comfort and solace to members of our parish or other members of the local Catholic community who may be afflicted with physical illness, hospitalization, or disability that may prevent them from fully participating in parish life. Those volunteers who serve as Eucharistic Ministers may bring communion to patients in the two local hospitals. With more volunteers, residents of local nursing homes may be included as well.

Contact:

Kathy Schimel

Phone: 601-270-4741

Email: kathyschimel@gmail.com

 

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St. Thomas Social Services

Provides services and programs for those with special needs aids where needed and assist other ministries.

Contact:

Parish Office

601-264-5192

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