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

Jun 9, 2024

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Dear Brothers and Sisters, In this weekend’s Gospel, we hear a very famous statement from Jesus. When told that his family is outside asking for him, he replies, “Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.” And his words remain very true to today. When we follow God’s will whole-heartedly, that’s when we are most truly part of Jesus’ family. Often, when we talk about this quote, it’s in the context of vocations to the priesthood and religious life. But the reality is that there are far more needs in this world than the members of the clergy could ever meet. Even Jesus himself had collaborators in ministry! Not just the apostles, but also many ordinary folks—average men and women who opened their hearts to what God was doing. With that in mind, I’d like to make a request of the parishioners of St. Thomas. There are many people who need God, so many people who would experience him powerfully at our parish. But the Lord has entrusted us, his family, with getting them here! So here’s the idea. Let’s see if every single person at our parish can invite someone to Mass at some point this summer. Maybe someone who’s been away from church for a long time, or maybe someone who’s never been at all. A family member, a friend, or just someone you see at the store every now and again. If you’ve never tried inviting someone before, it can be a bit intimidating, but really, there’s nothing to worry about. Consider mentioning one of the special events coming up, such as Vacation Bible School week (June 24th through 28th) and our parish picnic on June 30th (12pm to 3pm). Or just a simple invitation to a regular Sunday Mass. We’ve got such a friendly community that any visitors will feel very welcome! What a gift that God himself calls us his family! Aided by the intercession of Our Lady and our patron St. Thomas, let’s all make a point of being the co-workers that Jesus prayed for. God bless,

Father Jantz

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Announcements

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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.

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