COME AND WORSHIP WITH US AT
ST. THOMAS AQUINAS CATHOLIC CHURCH
12627 W. BELLFORT AVE
SUGAR LAND, TX 77478
1st Week of Advent
Watch, therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. --Matthew 24: 42
LAS POSADAS: SHARE THEIR JOURNEY
December 15 in Spark, Bridge and Edge:
Las Posadas means "the inns" in Spanish. It is a religious and social festival that takes place over nine nights, from December 16th to 24th.
The Advent celebration known as Las Posadas commemorates Joseph and Mary's journey to Bethlehem and their search for shelter prior to the birth of Christ.
Las Posadas is a re-enactment of this difficult journey, which is an elaborate preparation for La Navidad (Christmas) in Mexico and some Central American countries.
JOIN OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE NOVENA
The novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe, which will culminate in the 7:00 pm Solemn Mass to the Empress of the Americas on Thursday, December 12th, is at 7 pm in the Divine Mercy Chapel.
The novena continues nightly through December 11th.
MONDAY EVENING MASS WILL HONOR IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
In addition to the daily morning Mass in the chapel at 8:00 am December 9th, there will be a 7:00 pm Mass that Monday evening to honor the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The knowledge that
God gives us of
the Immaculate Conception
of the Blessed Virgin
should cause us to
glorify him eternally
for this masterpiece
of his omnipotence
in a nature that is
--St. Louise de Marillac
Sunday - 7:30 am
9:30 am, 11:30 am
Sunday Teen's Liturgy
Once a month at 11:30 am Mass
Monday - Saturday
8:00 am Mass,
Divine Mercy Chapel;
Wednesday, 7:00 pm Mass,
Monday - Thursday,
9:00 am to 10:00 pm;
Friday, 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Divine Mercy Chapel
Sacrament of Penance
Saturday, 4:00 to 4:45 pm
and by appointment
Closed 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (Lunch)
Friday: 7:30 am to 12:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday:: Closed
DECEMBER 7th: ADVENT MORNING OF PRAYER
"Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord" with STA's spiritual directors on Saturday, December 7th.
"Holy Longing," an Advent Morning of Prayer, will be held in the Aquinas Center from 8 am until noon.
DECEMBER 8TH BLOOD DRIVE
Your parish is hosting a blood drive on December 8th in the Aquinas Center from 9:00 am until 1:30 pm.
For additional information, contact Matthew Ngwu at 832-496-2195.
MEN'S RETREAT SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 17-19, 2014
The theme for STA's annual Men's Retreat at Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center is "Hope Happens: How Big Is Your God?"
For more information about the January 17-19 event, contact Bob Favortie, 281-495-0973, or the retreat center, 713-464-0211.
2014 PARISH GUIDE AND DIRECTORY
On behalf of Fr. KK, volunteers from the parish will be contacting parishioners to verify information for our 2014 Parish Guide and Directory.
Email addresses WILL NOT be published.
Thank you for your cooperation and courtesy to the volunteers when they call.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call Verna at 281-240-6721 X104.
STA WOMEN'S RETREAT
The 2014 STA Women's Retreat, "Journey to the Well," will be held March 21-23 at Columbia Lakes Resort in West Columbia, Texas.
Registration forms may be downloaded from Women's Retreat Page.
QUEEN OF PEACE PRAYER GROUP TAKES A HOLIDAY
Our Lady Queen of Peace Prayer Group, which usually meets on the First Saturday of each month, will not be held in December. Our next meeting is January 4th.
This permits members to attend Advent Morning Prayer December 7th, beginning with 8:00 am Mass in the Aquinas Center.
AQUINAS EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
Aquinas Early Childhood Center (AECC) is in the process of national accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Our target date for accreditation is between April-June of 2014. We will be only 1 of 3 early childhood centers with this honor in all of Fort Bend County.
Group meetings on Tuesdays from 7-8:30 pm, Classroom A, Aquinas Center. FMI: Verna Patout, Pastoral Assistant, 281-240-6721.
Las Posadas, 12/15; Life Teen / Edge Core and meeting 12/16; Life Teen Required Mass, 12/22; Life Teen Christmas Caroling, 12/23. FMI: Crissy Vigil, email@example.com