Around the Parish

  • Join us Thursday, April 26, in the lower level of the Church from 7-8:30pm to learn about Mrs. Judi Serba’s pilgrimages to Medjugorje, Poland, Prague, and Budapest. Hear about her spiritual encounter with the Blessed Virgin Mary (the Gospa) and the amazing countryside of Bosnia-Herzegovina. See the birthplace of Saint Faustina Kowalska and Pope Saint John Paul II, the Infant Jesus of Prague, and beautiful Budapest. Let us know if you need childcare and we will try to accommodate. Please register by April 19 for childcare needs. You can register using our Personal Pilgrimage online registration.
  • Parent Event: Are you nervous talking to your kids about sex? Please join us on May 9 from 6:30 – 8 pm in the Saint Thomas Ministry Center to learn and discuss ways to teach our children about this sensitive topic. Check out this How to Talk to your Kids about Sex flyer for more information.
  • 2018-19 Religious Education Enrollment: Our Monday Night Religious Education program for our public-schooled Parish children is now open. Visit the Monday Night Religious Education page to find online registration and other needed forms. Or contact Patti in the Faith Formation Office for a registration packet.
  • Vacation Bible School! Save the date for 2018 Vacation Bible School – June 25-29. Registration will begin at all the masses on the weekend of May 5/6. Check out the 2018 VBS flyer for more information.
  • Saint Thomas Auction: Save the date….Sept. 22, 2018, for the 2018 Saint Thomas Auction! Tickets go on sale Mother’s Day Weekend, May 13 at a discounted rate of $60. They will be $60 for two weeks only! After May 27, ticket prices return to their regular price of $75. Tickets include dinner, entertainment and fun. If you have questions about Auction, visit www.stthomasauction.org.
  • GRACEAC Announcment: Parish families with students enrolled in ANY school are now eligible to participate in the GRACEAC athletic program through Saint Thomas! This program is for students in the 5th – 8th grades in the 2017/2018 school year. Check out this Saint Thomas GRACEAC flyer for more information.
  • Catholic Charities Young Professionals: CCYP is open to all West Michigan young professionals between the ages of 21 and 40. CCYP’s mission is to involve young professionals with Catholic Charities West Michigan. The group provides opportunities to network, volunteer, attend events, raise money, and plan service projects.  For more information, contact Bethany Stowe  (bstowe@ccwestmi.org), check us out on Facebook (@CCWMYoungProfessionals), follow us on Instagram (ccypwestmi) or join our LinkedIn group (Catholic Charities Young Professionals- West Michigan).

For an extensive list of Diocesan opportunities, please visit the Diocese of Grand Rapids website.