2 WEEKLY FINANCIAL SUPPORT SUMMARY & FISCAL YTD SUMMARY JUNE WEEKLY INCOME MASS INTENTIONS Mon June 8:30AM Communion Service Tue June 8:30AM Connie & Ray Johnson (dec) Wed July 8:30AM Amelia Tarantino (dec) Thu July 8:30AM Paul Zuraf (dec) Fri July 8:30AM Frank Cicarell (dec) Sat July 5:00PM Daniel Coughlin (dec) Sat July 7:00PM Maria del Rosario Cornejo (dec) Sun July 9:00AM People of St. Thomas Dennis Finneran (dec) Sun July 11:30AM Leonard Walker (dec) PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR SICK Mary Ann Johnson, Betty Sprott, Berry Hill, Jean Gondoly, Jeremy Tinsley, Angie Ovens, Roy Walsh, Kelly Croswait, Margaret Holsenbeck, Dick Myers, Shirley Hetzel, Don Henry, Wanda Bolchko, Judi Sneesby, Gerry Zaar, Al Bartkoski, Christine Kingsbury, Joe Krzysik, Wes Becker, Joan Bonta, Anna Aseltine, Shatha Ankawi, Cheryl Nadeau, Candi Smith, Mary Ann Herlihy, John Hvizdos, Jo Doster, Roberto Ibarra, Amber McAdams, Sally Skolarus, Betty Salada, Joyce Pawlicki, Barbara Hope, Patrick Folts, Micaela Garcia, Margie Michael, Red Gilbert, Nathalie Schmidt, Jamie Fairweather, Donna Kelly, Paula O Brien, Richard Mazienis, Colleen Kepler, Bob Brandt CURSILLISTAS English-speaking women s group meets on Thursdays at 7:30AM in the church. For information, call Bette Purvis For information about the English speaking men s group, call Tony Hartman, ROSARY Immediately following Daily Mass. LITURGY OF THE HOURS EVENING PRAYER Join the Regina Caeli Schola for sung Vespers each Tuesday at 5:30pm. CHURCH SUPPORT 6/7 6/14 6/21 Wkly Church Support Budget 17,549 17,549 17,549 Church Support (Offertory) 15,994 13,257 13,384 Monthly online Ahead/(Behind) DEBT REDUCTION Wkly Debt Reduction Budget 6,923 6,923 6,923 Debt Reduction 6,089 4,301 2,270 If you are interested in giving online, please visit our website at and click on the Online Giving Button. This will take you to our WeShare site where you may easily set-up online giving using a credit card or direct debit for one-time or recurring payments. If you need further assistance, please call Chris at the parish office. Thank you! ATTENDANCE / ASISTENCIA Sat Jun 5:00 PM 337 Sun Jun 7:00 PM 385 Sun Jun 9:00 AM 323 Sun Jun 11:30 PM 309 Total 1,354 COME EXPLORE CATHOLICISM Do you have a family member or friend who is interested in learning about the Catholic faith? Do you know someone who was baptized Catholic as an infant, but never received any other sacraments, or attended religious education or Mass while growing up? Are you a visitor, curious about what the Catholic Church teaches? Perhaps thinking about joining the Catholic Church? For more info, please call Edie Shanahan, , or PARISH OFFICE CLOSING The parish office will be closed on Monday, July 6 th in observance of Independence Day weekend.
3 FIRST FRIDAY EUCHARISTIC ADORATION Friday, July 3 rd from 9am-3pm PARISH FAMILY CAMPOUT EVENING PRAYER - FIRST FRIDAYS Friday, July 3, at 6 PM, the Regina Caeli Schola will pray for our deceased loved ones. Please join us, or names of those you wish to be included in our monthly prayers to: FLOWERS BY THE TABERNACLE Flowers by the Tabernacle this weekend are in honor of Margaret P. Holsenbeck s 100 th birthday. STEPHEN MINISTRY When your world turns upside down a Stephen Minister can be with you. Please contact Barbara Brennan, or Tom Ringenbach, HOMEBOUND MINISTRY Then the king will say to those on his right, Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. (Matthew 25:34) CURSILLO MEN S WEEKEND Calling all Men of St. Thomas parish to our annual Cursillo Men s Weekend at Apison Retreat Center this October th. The retreat center is off the Ooltewah exit just north of Chattanooga. Fr. Joe Brando will be the resident clergy for the retreat. The talks will be presented by select Diocesan laity. It s a great program; one you won t soon forget; with the help of the Holy Spirit the Cursillo will enable you to get more in touch with God, the Church and your fellow brothers and sisters. There s no better spiritual way to spend an October weekend than this Men s Weekend. God willing it can become the most memorable weekend you ve ever spent. As a means to further visualize the Cursillo Weekend, the following definition is offered: Cursillo (Spanish) meaning little course is a course in Christianity that moves you to recognize how you are called to live out your Christian life. If you would like more information or want to join us, please contact Lance Lyons at or Celebrate the Feast of St. Thomas 9:00pm Friday, July 3 rd thru 7:00am Saturday, July 4 th Campfire S mores Music Breakfast will be provided Grab a tent! Questions? Call Kevin ARE YOU INTERESTED? Fr. Doug is planning opportunities for you to experience two prayer retreats from different spiritual perspectives in the coming year. One retreat will be at the Abbey of Gethsemani near Louisville, KY and the other will be at Ignatius House outside of Atlanta. Each retreat will be 2 nights/3 days and will cost approximately $ pp plus transportation. We are looking at the months of April, June, or August. We cannot provide specific information until we know how many adults might be interested. Please call the office, , or and let us know if you are interested in going on one or both of these retreats. Indicating an interest will not oblige you to participate. Vacation Bible School is called Totus Tuus. This program sponsored by the Diocese of Knoxville sends college students and seminarians to our parish to spread the Good News of our Lord among children. There will be catechetical instruction, songs, games, Mass, lunch and so much more. Come join the fun! Monday Friday July :00am-2:30pm Grades 1-7 Lunch is provided Space is limited Please call the office to register,
4 Good News from the St. Thomas Music Ministry! Misa Luna Mass cards are on the narthex table if you need one. The summer months can be a WONDERFUL time to try one of our adult choirs. During June and July we meet up in the choir room about 40 minutes before each Sunday Mass (8:20 or 10:50) to go over the music for that Mass! If you d like more information, see Marla Emerson (contact info on the front of this bulletin). Come and join us! You ll be glad you did! Come and join us! You ll be glad you did! DEAR FRIENDS, Since you regularly contribute articles for publication in the monthly newsletter, we are writing to inform you that the July issue of Without A Doubt is the last (hard copy) paper issue we will print we are going paperless. Articles may be sent in print format to the webmaster, Chris Lucheon at Thank you for your kindness, patience, and support during the last ten years. Blessings, Linda Conrad and Mary Vaughan PANCAKE BREAKFAST Come enjoy Pancakes and MORE after 9:00 AM Mass on the first Sunday (July 5 th ) of every month. The knights provide much more than just pancakes. In addition to pancakes, they serve sausage, mini omelets, French toast, biscuits and gravy, orange juice and coffee. Remember all proceeds from the pancake breakfasts go to support our diocesan seminarians. We hope to see you and thank you for your support. THANK YOU Thank you to all who have supported Catholic education by saving Boxtops and Labels for Education for St. John Neumann Catholic School. This past year the school earned $1200 from the Boxtops program. It is ongoing, so please keep saving and put them in the box at the PFLC. The next turn-in will be in the fall. Call Eileen ( ) for info. VIRTUS TRAINING The next Virtus Training, Protecting God s Children, will be at St. Thomas in the Deacon Jose Rivera Room on Monday, June 29, 6:00-9:00pm. This training is required for all adults who work in ministry for children or vulnerable adults: catechists, youth facilitators, VBS adult volunteers, Stephen Ministers, Eucharistic Ministers to the homebound. If you participate in one of these ministries or plan to in the future or if you are a concerned parent or grandparent and have not already attended a Virtus training session, please register online at For more information contact Jill St. Yves, FOURTH OF JULY BULLETIN DEADLINE All bulletin articles need to be submitted by no later than Monday, June 29 th. SAVE THE DATE Sunday, July 19 2:00pm We are privileged to have Esteban Salazar Duque, a young man from Colombia, perform a classical vocal concert for us in the Parish Family Life Center. No charge for admission. Free will offerings accepted. If you have any questions please call: Sherry Qualkenbush at HUG YOUR GODCHILD Or come and choose that special child for your own from El Salvador! Join us November th to experience the joy and happiness of the children as they celebrate graduation and Quinceañera. Stop by the table in the Narthex after Mass the weekend of July 11 and 12 for details or call Stu & Jan McFadden , George & Theresa Beyer or John & Crystal Deinhart WOMEN S GUILD FASHION SHOW TICKETS The fashion show is on August 5 th. Tickets will be sold after Masses on June 14, June 28, July 12 and July 26. Please contact Diane Preston, , if you have any questions regarding ticket sales. We re looking forward to this special event.
5 EXPOSICIÓN DEL SANTÍSIMO Viernes 3 de julio de 9am-3pm ACAMPADA FAMILIAR PARROQUIAL ULTREYA Estas invitado a una Ultreya el domingo, 12 de julio en la Parroquia de Santo Tomas. Nos reunimos en el salón Diacono José Rivera de 2pm-5pm. Para mayor información, favor de contactar a una de las siguientes personas: Jorge Sáenz , German Juárez u Ovidio Cano. Traiga un platillo para compartir. La Ultreya es la Reunión de las Reuniones de Grupo. Los hermanos/as participan en la Ultreya por la misma razón y con la misma finalidad por la que se reúnen en sus Grupos de Amistad, para compartir lo que cada uno vive en su ser Cristiano. https://www.natl-cursillo.org/espanol/recursos/ultreya.pdf Celebremos La Fiesta de Santo Tomás Apóstol 9:00pm el viernes, 3 de julio hasta 7:00am el sábado, 4 de julio Fogata Música Bombones quemados Se proveerá desayuno Traiga su tienda para acampar! Preguntas? Llame al APARTA ESTA FECHA Domingo 19 de julio - 2:00pm Tenemos el privilegio de tener a Esteban Salazar Duque, un joven de Colombia, que presentara un concierto vocal clásico para nosotros en el Centro Parroquial. No se cobrara por la admisión. Ofrendas voluntarias aceptadas. Si usted tiene alguna pregunta por favor llame a la oficina parroquial, Totus Tuus es un programa diocesano que envía a estudiantes universitarios y seminaristas a nuestra parroquia para compartir el Evangelio del Señor a niños y jóvenes. Habrá catequesis, canciones, juegos, misa, comida y mucho más. Ven y únete a la diversión! Lunes 20 de Julio al viernes 24 de julio 9:00am-2:30pm, Grados escolares 1 al 7 Se proporcionara almuerzo Por favor llame a la oficina para registrarse, El espacio es limitado. CIERRE DE OFICINA PARROQUIAL Lunes 6 de julio en cumplimiento del Día de la Independencia de los Estados Unidos. RETIRO PARROQUIAL PARA FAMILIAS EL AMOR ES NUESTRA MISIÓN la familia plenamente viva Domingo, 26 de julio de 9:00am a 4:00pm En el Centro Parroquial EL AMOR ES NUESTRA MISIÓN: la familia plenamente viva, este es el tema del Encuentro Mundial de las Familias 2015 que tendrá lugar en Filadelfia, Pensilvania. Debido a que no todas las familias podrán asistir al Encuentro Mundial, nuestra parroquia estará ofreciendo un retiro familiar con Padre Antonio y Padre Arthur dando temas relacionados con la familia. Ven, únete a nosotros!