We would love you to join us to represent St. Thomas the Apostle Church, School and Preschool in the 4th of July parade this year! Please see the flyer below for details. If you would like to participate, please fill out the mandatory form below.
In the Enumeration Clause of the U.S.Constitution, African slaves are counted as only "three fifths" of a person. Today, African Americans comprise 13% of the US population, but account for the grossly disproportionate 36% of all abortions. Superficially, these circumstances may seem different, but is there a deeper link? Sidewalk counselor and MCC College Professor Mark Waters will give a talk drawing on his sidewalk counseling experience as well as Civil Rights history. The talk will examine the connections between the institutions of slavery, segregation & abortion, exposing the way each "degrades human personality" and ends up "relegating persons to the status of things".
We would like to create a special memory book for Monsignor filled with photos of his time here at St. Thomas. We would like pictures of him with parishioners - weddings, baptisms, First Communions, Confirmation or just any other great pic you have of him with your family!
Have you ever said, “We make way too much money to be this broke!” We know that the leading reason for divorce in this country is money fights and money issues. If you want to reduce stress, strengthen your marriage and get the financial traction that can give you opportunities to pay your bills with confidence, save for your future, and give like no one else, please consider joining our next Financial Peace University (FPU) class. FPU is a 9 week course that walks you through many aspects of financial prudence, including budgeting, saving, paying down debt, insurance, and more.
Do you have a big heart and helping hands? Come join us! Rest in His Arms is hosting an angel gown workshop where you will learn to convert wedding dresses into "angel gowns." These angel gowns are given to grieving families when a baby does not make it home due to miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death. They are sent to hospitals, funeral homes and individual families. You'll be shown the process and will work alongside veteran gown volunteers who can easily provide you with help, as needed. Unfinished projects can be completed at home and later turned into a local area coordinator.
6 kilometers is the average distance that people in the developing world walk for water—water that is often contaminated with life-threatening diseases. St. Thomas will join other Crystal Lake area churches and churches from around the globe who will walk or run 6k to bring life-changing clean water to communities in need