Vacation Bible School 6/26-6/30

Registration is open for this year's Vacation Bible School! VBS will be offered at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church the week of June 26-June 30, 2023. It will be for children from age 3 to students who have completed 4th grade. We are in need of volunteers for our upcoming VBS program! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Andrea Lavin at 659-209-8146 (text or call) or register on our VBS website below.

Sacristans Needed at 8am & 11am Masses

“Sacristans Needed: St. Thomas has an immediate need for additional sacristans for the 8am and the 11am Masses. Sacristans are responsible for setting up the credence table before mass, lighting the altar candles, clearing the credence table after Mass, and resetting the credence table for the next Mass. Depending on the number of volunteers, scheduling would be once every 3-4 weeks. Please contact Deacon David for more details, at (205) 663-3936 x 105 or”

Greene County Mission June 3 & June 5-9

This year St. Thomas will again take an active role in managing a project for the Greene County Mission. Bob Picou will coordinate with the Sisters of Eutaw (Missionaries Guadalupanas of the Holy Spirit), St. Thomas parishioners, as well as other participating parishes. Pictures of the projects will be available for viewing on a poster board in the back of the church in the coming weeks. The schedule for Greene County Mission this year is Saturday June 3rd & then Monday thru Friday June 5th - 9th. Additional details will be posted on the Greene County Poster Board in the back of church. Sister Marta is scheduled to speak at all Masses on May 6th & 7th. Sister Marta & Bob Picou will be available after each Mass to answer questions. If anyone is interested in supporting the mission, make your check to St. Thomas noting on the check that it is for Greene County and put it in any of the collection baskets.

Faith Formation Teachers Needed

We are in need of Catechists' teachers for our Faith Formation classes. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Katy or Magda at 205-643-2659.

Faith Formation Registration

If your child is receiving Sacraments, make sure their baptism certificates are on file in the office of Faith Formation.There will be another opportunity for new registration for Faith Formation for 2023-2024 in August of 2023. The dates will be announced closer to the month of August. if this is your first year in coming please bring your child's baptism certificate. Please, keep in mind that you must be register as a member here at St. Thomas. If any information is needed please contact the Director Magda Rivera at 205-643-2659.

Italian-American Heritage Scholarships 5/31

The Italian-American Heritage Society is announcing the opportunity for two $500 scholarships based upon the winning essay "What My Italian Heritage Means to Me". To be eligible to participate, the applicant must have a relative who is a society member and must be currently enrolled at the college level or a high school senior who has been accepted at a college. The deadline for submitting the essay is May 31, 2023. Go to our website for guidelines at the link below.

Social Concerns Committee 5/27-28

The Social Concerns Committee will be collecting non-perishables for the Shelby Emergency Assistance food bank on the weekend of May 27-28. Please place items in the boxes so marked in the gathering area.

Manna Ministries

Manna Ministries is hosting a shoe drive fundraiser until June 30th. They are accepting gently used and new shoes in all styles and sizes. For more information you may contact Joanne Fondren at 205-365-7435.

Knights of Columbus Meat Sale Memorial Day 5/27-28

The Knights are taking orders for their smoked meat sale for Memorial Day after the masses in the gathering space. Orders will be available for pickup after the masses on Memorial Day weekend, May 27th and 28th. $35 pork butts (7–8 lbs) / $35 Italian sausage (5 lbs) / $20 ribs (whole rack) / $15 chickens (whole)

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