Upcoming Events - 2021
ST. THOMAS AND ST. CLARE WELCOME BACK CELEBRATIONS - AUGUST 7 - 8, 2021
Our parishes have teamed up to create a "Welcome Back" weekend celebration now that we can gather as a faith community. Guaranteed fun for the entire family so come out and join your fellow parishioners. Attend one or both days!
When: August 7 @ St. Clare after the 4:00 pm Mass AND August 8 @ St. Thomas after the 11:15 am Mass
What: Food, Drink, Music & Merriment!
The grills will be cooking up some of your favorites along with side dishes and desserts! Tents, tables, and chairs will be provided!
Each parishioner will receive 2 free drink tickets - Additional beer, soda, and water will be available for purchase.
DJ will provide a variety of music Saturday night at St. Clare.
Live music will be provided Sunday afternoon at St. Thomas.
A few special games will be available for kids and adults at St. Thomas.
What else, you ask????
The inaugural St. Clare/ St. Thomas Cow Pie Bingo raffle is now open. The winners will be decided on August 8 so get your tickets while they last. Purchase tickets online at St. Clare or St. Thomas website. Go to the donate page and select the Cow Pie option. If you are not comfortable using technology email either: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets are $25 each, and we will sell two sets of 200 tickets. If you are new to Cow Pie bingo, a grid of 200 squares is painted within a fenced-in area. Each square is randomly assigned to a ticket holder for each of the two games. A ticket holder has a 1 in 200 chance of winning the grand prize. (NOTE: If you buy a ticket from both St. Clare and St. Thomas you will be included in both games. )
If the cow pie lands directly on your square, you win $1000. The four touching squares win $250 each. (We will have a set of winners for St. Clare and for St. Thomas.) All proceeds will be shared between the two parishes.
Pig Raffle - We will also be holding a PIG RAFFLE! John Henrichs, the Henrichs Family, and Henrichs Quality Meats & Show Pigs have generously donated a pig to raffle off. Thank you!!!!!
Tickets are $5 apiece or 5 for $20 for a chance at 1/2 pig, fully processed. Two winners will be chosen. Please go to St. Thomas or St. Clare website and click on the donate page. You can electronically enter the raffle by selecting the "Pig Raffle" button. Just enter a few pieces of information if you are not registered and provide a credit/debit card or account number. It's that simple and completely safe. The system will let us know your name, the number of tickets you purchased and track your payment. No tickets will be distributed. We will write your name on the number of tickets you purchase and put them in the raffle bin. If you wish to enter the raffle but really don't feel comfortable using technology, email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Drawing will be held on August 7 for the first half and August 8 for the second half.
ST. THOMAS COUNTRY FAIR 2021 - CANCELED.
As some of you may have read, the Archbishop published a new "Comeback Matrix" last week which outlines activities that are and are not acceptable while dealing with COVID-19. As of July 1, 2021, the Archbishop is allowing parishes to hold their festivals.
Unfortunately, our St. Thomas festival is typically held in June, requiring us to cancel the event again this year. We looked at many options, including moving to a later date, but with band contracts and other scheduling challenges, we had to make the difficult decision to cancel.
The St. Thomas Country Fair will return June 2 through 5, 2022.
Each year, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Faith Community ushers in summer with its Country Fair. We invite you to join us for carnival rides, games, live music, bingo, raffles, auctions, and of course, delicious food. Explore daily events, volunteer opportunities, and more by visiting the Country Fair Website.
2021 FISH FRYS
The St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Faith Community hosts several Fish Frys each year to help bolster the Parish General Fund to help defray costs and necessary building maintenance. Currently, due to Archdiocesan Covid-19 guidelines, all Fish Frys are Drive-Thru only.
2021 FISH FRY SCHEDULE
Cost - Adults $12, Children $10
Dinners include your choice of beer-battered/bake cod, French fries or baked potato, and homemade coleslaw. Desserts are available at an additional cost. Fish fry is served from 4 PM - 7 PM.