MAY 27 BULLETIN

Bulletin for Trinity Sunday. Should we sing at Mass? Music Director Greg Buchberger addresses this question. Also, information about the Diocesan event honoring people married more than 50 years and our parish 60th anniversary celebration. Plus, just what is a Deacon?

Holy Spirit descends upon the disciples at Pentecost

Novena to the Holy Spirit

The novena in honor of the Holly Spirit is the oldest of all novenas. The Lord Himself started it when he sent His Apostles back to Jerusalem to pray and await the coming of the Holy Spirit. Addressed to the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, it is a powerful plea for the light, strength, and love so needed by …

MAY 13 BULLETIN

Bulletin for Ascension. The Pastoral Council and Trustee election is next weekend.  Check out the candidates in this weekend’s bulletin. And find out which St. Thomas Aquinas parishioner received the Madison Catholic Woman’s Club Christian Achievement Award this past week!

Shedding the Light

The Holy Spirit is alive and moving in our Church! Why are we facing a crisis of discipleship in the Catholic faith? With Mass attendance and baptisms down, we can see that many Catholics have wandered away from the gift of faith. Could it be that the Church has failed to convince people that we experience more than just a …

Cornerstone of the New Evangelization

Does Jesus really want to be your friend? Father Bart Timmerman reveals his journey from his head-knowledge of Jesus to his heart-to-heart relationship with Him. What is your definition of grace? Does it come from the Catechism only, or have you recognized that grace also encompasses something more deeply personal? Jesus does, indeed, want to be your friend. Are you …

APRIL 1 BULLETIN

Easter Bulletin.  Includes a look ahead to our Spring Fling Trivia and Fiesta, Easter Egg Hunt, Totus Tuus summer program for children, and scheduling your photo session for the parish picture directory.

Totus Tuus Activity

Totus Tuus for Children Entering Grades 1 – 5

July 9 – 13, 9:00AM to 2:30PM Fun, faith-building activities for children.  We will offer Confessions for 3rd-5th graders and their families, plus Mass for all the children, their families, and parishioners! Children can be dropped off and picked up in the Social Hall by the Religious Education Wing doors. Please pack a lunch for your child(ren) for Monday through …

The Crisis of Discipleship

Pope Benedict XVI coined the phrase “crisis of discipleship” to describe a current predicament in the Church. More people are leaving the Church at a younger age than ever before. Father Bart Timmerman talks about how this crisis plays out in his own family and why he is committed to the New Evangelization. St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Madison, …

Lent: Strengthening Our Faith

Father Bart Timmerman explains the season of Lent in which we strengthen our faith. We can strengthen our faith by three traditional practices. The first practice is prayer, where we are encouraged to spend more time in prayer and challenged to add more prayer into our daily routines to become closer with Christ. The second practice is fasting, where we …

Our Vision for the Future

Father Bart Timmerman speaks about how St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church takes the call to engage in the New Evangelization quite seriously. Knowing that Mass attendance, baptisms and marriages in the Church are down, we must do our part to turn this scenario around. The lives and souls of so many people adrift in the modern world depend upon it. …

Crosses in church during Lent

Resources for a Grace-Filled Lent

Our Lenten Journey this year begins with Ash Wednesday on February 14.  We invite you to participate in one of our Masses that day, at 8:30 AM, 12:10 PM, and 6:30 PM. The Mass at 6:30 is bilingual. Ashes will be distributed at all three Masses. Our Lenten theme this year is “Inviting Jesus to Be a Part of Our …