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

Jul 21, 2024

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Dear Brothers and Sisters, What a wonderful summer it’s been at St. Thomas! We’ve had so many great times together over the past couple months, especially VBS and the Feast of St. Thomas, and I look forward to seeing the great things God has planned for us over the next year. During the summer, many families have the habit of taking a bit of vacation time. This is a great thing to do—and not just because it’s fun to relax. In the Old Testament, God commanded his people to take a day of rest each week, to spend with Him and with their families. He also commanded special times throughout the year when work should take a back seat to celebration and refreshment. In other words, God made it very clear that life is ultimately about relationships, not our bank accounts or job fulfillment. Even though the details of the old Law don’t apply to Christians, the principle of rest is important for us, too—Christ set us free, so that we could enjoy the things that truly matter. For those who are able to take some intentional time with family and friends this summer, I encourage you to do so. It’s especially important not to forget about the family prayers, even if we’re away from our usual routine! And for all of us, even those who can’t take a summer vacation, we should all a point of keeping our eyes on the things that truly matter in life: God, our families, and our community. Through the intercession of Blessed Mary, Ever-Virgin, and our patron St. Thomas, let’s dedicate both our work and our leisure to God, our Father in heaven. 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.

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.

Altar Server Ministry

Attention parents of recent first communicants: if your child who recently received first communion has expressed an interest in joining the altar server ministry, please contact Deacon David. We are currently recruiting new servers from those that recently received first communion. Our recruitment effort applies to the three English masses along with our Spanish mass.

Youth Ministry - Calling ALL High Schoolers!

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church Youth Ministry is excited to announce plans to take a group of our youth to the Steubenville Atlanta Summer Youth Conference - July 26-28, 2024 in Duluth, Georgia! Spots are limited (20 total) and will be given on a first come first served basis. All upcoming freshman and recently graduated seniors are encouraged to attend. Registration is open to youth at our parish. You do not have to be in the youth group to sign up but will be required to participate in fundraising events. For full details or to register a group, contact Maria Fernanda Maldonado at 205-517-0604.

Catholic Charismatic Renewal of Birmingham 23rd Annual Conference on July 26 and 27

The 23rd Annual CCROB Conference will be held in the Family Life Center at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, beginning at 5:00 p.m. on July 26 and at 8:00 a.m. on July 27. The conference theme is “Unity in the Body of Christ.” The main speaker will be Richard Lane along with Father Frank- line Fomukong, Sr. Anne Marie Schreiner, Dan Gardner and Amy Russo. Friday’s Mass will be celebrated by Father Vernon Hughley. Saturday’ s Mass will be celebrated by Father Paul Asih. The registration fee for individuals is $30 and $85 for a family of 3 or more. Register online at www.catholiccharismaticrenewal.org or mail registration to: CCROB, 1222 Hueytown Rd, Hueytown, AL 35023. For further infor- mation contact Sally Smith at 205-983-4150 or Ray Makofsky at 205-999-8947. You may also register at the conference. Everyone is welcome!

OCALA Backpacks 7/27

Do you need material for your children’s return to school? We will be giving away and supporting: Backpacks, School supplies, Free Health exams, Free HIV Testing, No appointment or ID required. We will have gifts and information from our sponsors. Do not miss it! This event will be at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church at 10:00am-2pm. If more information is needed contact Cindy Garcia at 205-538-4002.

Faith Formation Registration 8/11th & 18th

There are two dates: one is August 11th, between the Masses in the parish hall and August 18th between the Masses, in the Education Building. If you are new, please make sure you are registered with the Parish. If you are not registered at the parish, you can come by the office during the week, or go to our website and fill out the electronic form. The office is open Monday –Thursday 8am-4pm and Friday 8am-12pm.

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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