Marriages by appointment: 6 months’ notice required. *Baptisms: 10.00am each Saturday, except for the 3rd weekend of the month when Baptisms are held during the 9.30am Mass on Sunday. Contact Rossana (Parish Office) for more details. PLEASE NOTE: The Catholic Church requires that baptismal godparents have been baptised in the Catholic faith as they are required to make a promise that they believe in God. People who belong to other Christian faiths can also be godparents, but one must be Catholic.
ARE YOU IN THE ST THOMAS’ PARISH PLANNED GIVING PROGRAM? WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN THE PROGRAM? BY SUPPORTING THIS PROGRAM YOU WILL ASSIST THE FINANCE COMMITTEE IN PLANNING FOR THE PARISH’S ON-GOING COSTS IN RELATION TO BUILDING MAINTENANCE, GROUND MAINTENANCE, RUNNING OF THE PARISH OFFICE, PARISH CENTRE, ETC? IF WE ALL SHARE THE FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE UPKEEP OF OUR PARISH, THEN WE WILL ALL GET TO ENJOY THE BENEFITS OF A BEAUTIFUL CHURCH IN WHICH TO WORSHIP AND GROUNDS THAT ARE WELL MAINTAINED. SO, PLEASE MAKE A COMMITMENT NOW TO JOINING THE PLANNED GIVING PROGRAM AND PHONE ROSSANA AT THE PARISH OFFICE ON 9384 0598.
We are looking for parishioners to volunteer for some Church ministries.. We need more readers, special ministers, acolytes [men only—sorry ladies], morning tea organisers, people to go on the flower roster, and Parents to help with children’s liturgy. Please help us and volunteer. These ministries are very important to the life of the parish. If you can help out, please phone Rossana in the parish office, or see Fr Wayne after Mass.
NEW PARISHIONERS, and those not so new, please complete the Census Cards which are available in the back of the Church (one for each member of your family) and hand the completed cards to Fr Wayne or one of the acolytes after Mass. It is very important for all new parishioners to register with the Parish and for existing parishioners to update their registration details so that the Parish Office is able to keep accurate records. Please be assured that ALL INFORMATION WHICH YOU SUPPLY IS STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL AND FOR PARISH USE ONLY in accordance with the Privacy Act of Australia 1997.
Any parishioners wishing to contribute to planned giving via the Direct Debit system, are requested to fill in a direct debit form which is available at the back of the Church. Please forward the completed form on to Rossana at the Parish Office for processing.
For Memorial Plaques and the Burying of Ashes please contact Rossana at the Parish Office 9384 0598 or Marg Carman 0406 663 354 for details.
If you are in need of emergency assistance, with no family to help you, please contact Sharon 0400 453 311; Trish 0434 570 403 or Rossana during Office Hours 9384 0598. Leaflets at the back of the Church.
We take this opportunity to welcome all new parish members to the parish. We hope that you find St Thomas the Apostle a happy and friendly parish community. Please join us after Mass for a ‘cuppa’ in the parish rooms. Meet some new/old friends, say hello to Father, sit down and have a chat. See you there.
May our dear Lord guard you and bless you as you bring His Eucharist and our love to our brothers and sisters who are unable to be with us today at Mass, we ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen
St Augustine tells us that ‘Those who sing, pray twice’ !
Our Parish has a vibrant music ministry serving the Parish liturgies. There are several groups ranging from a Kid’s choir, youth musicians and an adult choir. If you would like to become involved please contact Rossana in the Parish Office on 9384 0598 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.