Around the Parish

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  • Job opportunity: Saint Thomas is looking for a part-time janitor to work Monday through Friday cleaning the second floor of the school. The hours are flexible — 3.5 hours per day, anytime between 3:30 and 9 pm. If you are interested, please contact Ted Coon at 459-4662, x 1303.
  • Follow Up Letter: Please pray for all those affected by the clergy abuse crisis and see Bishop Walkowiak’s response which is a follow up letter to this situation.
  • Pictorial Directory: Our Saint Thomas Parish Pictorial Directory will be available this fall.
  • 2018-19 Religious Education Enrollment: Our Monday Night Religious Education program enrollment 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.
  • 2018-19 Sunday School Enrollment: Our Sunday School program enrollment is now open. Visit the Sunday School Enrollment Form to find online registration. Or contact Patti in the Faith Formation Office with any questions.
  • 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 31, ticket prices return to their regular price of $75. Tickets include dinner, entertainment and fun. If you have questions about Auction, visit
  • 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.
  • Wedding Anniversary Mass: Bishop Walkowiak is inviting all married couples celebrating milestone anniversaries to join him on Sunday, Oct.  21 at the 10 am Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew (265 Sheldon Blvd., Grand Rapids). A simple reception will immediately follow. Please RSVP by calling the Saint Thomas parish office or emailing Margo Dean to confirm your attendance.
  • IHM Adoration: Come, touch the Heart of Jesus. Come spend an hour in the Chapel of the Holy Eucharist at Immaculate Heart of Mary for the good of your family and the whole Church.  Sign up online for a weekly hour of prayer at and call Tom Kartes to obtain the door code at 325-9305. All are welcome!
  • 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  (, 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.