FAITH FORMATION REGISTRATION
Registrations were DUE Tuesday, September 2.
FF Registration 14-15
Children who are baptized Catholic, at least7 years old, and are grade 2 or older are eligible. Children registering also need to have been preparing during the 2014-15 year in a parish program, Catholic school program or a home school program. You will need your child’s baptismal certificate to complete their registration. Contact L’Rae with questions.
Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
New Moms Group Coming to St. Thomas
Calling all Moms; YOU are invited to come join the new Mom’s Group here at St. Thomas Aquinas together with your little ones. Our Mom’s Group will be focused on IMITATING MARY, the most perfect mother! We will pray the Holy Rosary with our children. We would like to begin October 10th but meet every 3rd Friday starting in November.
Please contact Laura Escobar if you are interested or have any questions or concerns: (360) 953-1515.We are working on childcare options at this time for the second half of the moms group session, so if you can volunteer to help us on caring for the children after the Rosary please call Sia Nickelsen: (360) 907. 2487.
Friday October 17, 2014
Come enjoy some typical German Food and Fellowship with all the other wonderful Volunteers that make St. Thomas Aquinas Great! RSVP to Darcy, 834-2126 or email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or inquiries.