MASS TIME CHANGE

Starting July 15th, there will be no more Tuesday morning Mass.  Instead, Confessions will be available from 5:30-6:25, and Tuesday Mass will be at 6:30 PM.  Hopefully many of you will take advantage of this option of evening mass during the week.  The Eucharist is the source and summit of our faith—one of Christ’s great gifts to us.  Let us receive Him, that we might become like Him.

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Thank you Ryan, Joseph, Avery and Sarah -
our 2014 Summer leaders!

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SUMMER SCHEDULE

ALTAR SERVER BOOTCAMP – August 5th – 7th

Boys must have received their First Communion.   We will begin each day at 8:30am in the Church followed by a light breakfast.  Lunch on Tues/Wed will be provided by the parish.  A sack lunch should be packed for Thursday as we will have a ‘get-away’ day at Lower Hathaway Park.  Permission slips are available on the following link:    Permission Slip Server Fun Day 8-7-14  Dad chaperones and drivers are needed. Contact Drew Swanson 834-2126

FATHER/SON HIKE – August 8-10.  Contact Tom McClone 833-9323

MUSIC WORKSHOP – August 14-15.  Contact Kristin Yoshimura       834-2126 ext 212. 

This workshop is for children ages 8-14 who are interested in joining Vox Clara for the 2014-15 school year.    workshop registration 2014

PARISH PICNIC – August 24 at 1:00pm. 

  

This year’s Annual CathACAdonateGreen-110-x-116olic Appeal has us reflect upon A Future Full Of Hope: Passion for our Faith, Promise for our Future, Care for our Community, and Love for our Family.  Please prayerfully consider giving to the needs of our Archdiocese as we conduct the 2014 Annual Catholic Appeal over the next four weeks. Thank you if you have already made your gift to the Appeal!  If not, please fill out a pledge envelope today or go online to donate: www.seattlearchdiocese.org/donate.

AS OF July 23,
OUR PERCENTAGE OF PARTICIPATION IS:

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Friday, October 24 @ 6:30 p.m.
St. Thomas Aquinas Church
Admission: Free-Will Offering          Suitable for Ages 12 & Up
Reception to follow in Church Hall

For more Information: Drew Swanson 360-834-2126 x215, drew@stthomascamas.org

 Natural Family Planning

Christ and His Church call us to holiness in our everyday lives and in and through our vocations.  In the Sacrament of Marriage, a particular kind of conjugal chastity is demanded by the nature of love and God’s order of Creation. In marriage, the two have become one and are called to continually make that gift of self-donation to the other as they strive to build up one another in faith and love.  The two, in imitating the Trinity by their union and love, also share with the Trinity in the great work of co-creation.  Part of this, of course, is the bearing and raising of children.  Marriage in many ways is oriented towards children, which are always a great good. 

The couple must remember God’s dominion over Creation as they remain open to life, and must not cut these off through contraception and sterilization.  While these are illicit, the Church does allow spouses, with prayer and discernment, to plan their families in a natural way. 

Denise Swanson, the NFP Apostolate Coordinator, can be reached at denisemswanson@comcast.net with questions or inquiries.