St. Thomas the Apostle Parish at 1449 Wilcox Park Drive SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 US - Religious Education & FormationNEWS & INFORMATIONReligious Education & Formation
NEWS & INFORMATION
Here you will find the news and information about the Religious Education and Formation opportunities at our parish. Update Your Faith! Great continuing education opportunities throughout the year!
Homilies are now avalible Online
Dear People of Saint Thomas,
It is with much pleasure that we offer the weekend's readings and homilies online for you to listen to when you are away, sick, want to share them with a friend, or just want to listen again. This became possible through donations by parishioners. It was brought to fruition by the persistence of our Parish Secretary Joyce Jagodzinski and the technical skill of John Jones, a resident Aquinas College student. By the way, John, a business major, is currently looking for an internship opportunity. If you are aware of any, please let us know.
On the left side of this screen you will find a button called "Homilies." Click on the link and then select the homily you wish to listen to.
We hope you are as excited as we are that this option is now available,
Addressing Racism at St. Thomas Parish
As a parent, you are the first educator of your children. You need to be able to explain to your children how prejudice and Racism works in you, if you are going to help them recognize how it works in them. It takes a lot of humility and courage to be willing to let your life be a resource for the moral growth of your children. This is what Jesus had in mind when he said: “There is no greater love than this to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (John 15: 13) To be a parent, “Do what I say” is not enough. “Do what you see me trying to do and know why it is important to me,” is the necessary gift of yourself as a parent to your children. For many people, this self-examination is not easy. That is why both our parish and school will continue to offer reflection groups and seminars to assist you.
Questions About Catholicism?
Do you have questions about Catholicism? Do you desire to become a Catholic Christian? Or do you know of someone who desires to be baptized? Let us help you on your journey. Please email Ann Geer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 616.459.4662 x 208.
50 Plus Club
50 + CLUB meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month from September to June. We begin with Mass at 11:00 am in the Ministry Center Chapel. Following Mass, we enjoy a prepared lunch and some type of planned program, presentation or entertainment in the Ministry Center Community Room. Sometimes we meet at a near-by restaurant for food and fellowship.
All young adults (college, young professionals, married, single, divorced, whomever) are invited to gather with us every TUESDAY to answer the late Pope John Paul II's call for a new evangelization – that is for us to become more intelligent ...
Provided in the school building for children ages 3, 4 and 5 during the 9:00 AM Mass from September through May. Utilizing the Sunday scriptures the children are engaged in age appropriate learning. Registration occurs in the Fall.
Religious Education & Formation
Children’s Religious Education and Faith Formation (CCD) takes place in the school building on Monday evenings from 6:15-7:30 PM throughout the academic year. This ministry is for all who are in grades 1-8 and participate in a private, charter, public or home schooling environment. Please ...