Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church

Saint Thomas

We, the parish family of Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, proclaim our belief in the message and mission of Jesus Christ. We are committed to sharing our time, talent and treasure through worship, spiritual formation and outreach.
We, the parish family of Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, proclaim our belief in the message and mission of Jesus Christ.

We are committed to sharing our time, talent and treasure through worship, spiritual formation and outreach.

English Mass – Sat. 5:30PM – Sun. 8AM & 11AM
Misa en Español – Sun. 12:30PM
Reconciliation – Sat. 4PM-5PM

Office Hours: 8AM-4PM Mon-Thu, 8AM-12PM Fri
80 Saint Thomas Way, Montevallo, AL 35115
(205) 663-3936

Weekly Letter

Mar 3, 2024

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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, How’s Lent going for everyone? I hope it’s been a good one for every member of our parish, filled with experiences of God’s presence and grace at each moment. Since we’re approaching the halfway mark of this holy season (where does time go?), I thought I would renew a couple special invitations that we have for deeper prayer, fasting, generosity, and gathering. First, our parish Fish Fry and Stations of the Cross series is continuing over the coming Fridays. I would particularly like to invite everyone to join us this coming Friday (March 8), because Sister Amanda Magdalena will be sharing with us. Second, if you haven’t yet had a chance to get to Confession recently, this is a good time to do it. Our normal Confession times continue each Saturday at 4pm. We will also have a parish Penance Service on March 21, beginning at 6pm, with manypriests present. I invite everyone to take the chance to experience God’s grace more deeply through this great sacrament of mercy. Third, our Lenten social concerns efforts are continuing. The Lenten Cross and Rice Bowl activities have begun, and we’re also planning a “Stuff the Truck” event to benefit Manna Ministries on March 17. These are excellent ways to share the blessings God has given us with other people. Please consider getting involved, if you haven’t already done so. With renewed energy from these special observances, let’s continue to strive forward along the way of the Cross this Lent. Sustained by the continual prayers of Blessed Mary Ever-Virgin and St. Thomas, we’ll arrive together at the joys of the Resurrection at Easter, in just a few short weeks. God bless,

Father Jantz

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Announcements

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Eucharistic Ministers Needed

St Thomas is still in need for new Eucharistic Ministers for Holy Communion at the 8:00am and 11:00am masses. We have one vacancy to fill at the 8:00am mass, and two vacancies to fill at the 11am mass. Please consider volunteering for this liturgical ministry as a way of giving back to God for blessings received. See Deacon David for more information or if you are interested.

Annulment Advocates

St Thomas parish currently has two diocesan tribunal certified advocates for the marriage annulment process. Deacon David and Ann Hicks are available to serve as advocates for parish members that may have questions about the annulment procedures or may be considering the annulment process. Please contact Deacon David or Ann Hicks if you have questions or need further assistance.

Ladies Wednesday Bible Study

The Ladies Morning Scripture Study are meeting on Wednesday’s at 10:00 AM in the St. Joseph’s Room with The Eucharist in Scripture. This study will discover God’s plan as it is expressed through the Bible and the Mass. This six-lesson study, presented by Dr. Scott Hahn, will unlock the meaning of covenant, sacrifice, and sacrament as understood in the Bible, from Genesis through Revelation. The Eucharist in Scripture examines the biblical foundations of the Eucharist and explores the Church’s liturgy as the original context for the books of the Bible. All ladies are welcome to attend. Call Debbie at 205-616-0920 if you have any questions.

Wednesday Night Scripture Study

We are in our second year of the National Eucharistic Revival. This second phase will foster Eucharistic devotion at the parish level, strengthening our liturgical life through faithful celebration of the Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, and movements of the Holy Spirit. With this in mind, the Wednesday Night Scripture Study Group will explore Eucharist: Discovering the Mass in the Bible Acclaimed author and teacher Dr. Brant Pitre digs down to the biblical roots of the Eucharist, through its foreshadowing in the miraculous events of the Old Testament, the Gospels, and Apostolic teaching. We'll discover firsthand how Christ's Body and Blood are an integral and wondrous part of God's plan for our salvation. We meet each Wednesday at 7:00 PM in the St. Joseph’s room. All are invited to attend. Questions? Call Bill or Deb at 205-515-1927.

Ladies Auxiliary is Back!

The Ladies Auxiliary meetings are scheduled for November 12, January 14, March 10, and May 12 at 7pm in the St. Joseph Room!

K of C Fish Fry 2/16

The parish Knights of Columbus will be hosting a Lenten Fish Fry each Friday of Lent (2/16 to 3/22) from 5:30 to 6:30pm. Please join us as we journey together through this upcoming holy season!

Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross will be celebrated at St. Thomas on the Fridays of Lent following the 9am Mass and again at 7pm. The 7pm Stations will be led by different priests, deacons, and special groups, and will include a spiritual reflection. All are invited to participate in this beautiful annual tradition!

Monthly Memorial Mass For Our Dearly departed Loved Ones

St. Thomas the Apostle will celebrate monthly Memorial Masses to honor our friends and family who have gone to the house of the Father. These Masses will take place every 2nd Thursday at 6pm in Spanish and every 3rd Thursday at 9am in English, and all are welcome to attend. Please contact Sr. Amanda Magdalena (sramanda@stthomascatholic.com or 205-358-1973) to add the names of your deceased loved ones or if you have any questions.

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Ministries

At St. Thomas, we have a wide variety of ministries, such as our Hispanic ministry, youth and college ministries, the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, our Faith Formation classes for students grades 1-10, and our Confirmation and First Communion programs.

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Giving

Instead of donating at the weekend masses, you can donate online via Faith Direct! You can choose to make a one-time donation or to start a recurring weekly or monthly payment. If you save your login, you can come back and change your banking info or pledge amount any time.

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Resources

Faith Formation Handbook

Details about registration for Faith Formation classes at St. Thomas and children's preparation for the sacraments

Faith Formation Schedule

Schedule of classes, holidays, and major events for the 2023-24 Faith Formation year