One faith community, two worship sites
08 June 2020 Volume 23
Congratulations to all our 2020 graduates
(Reprinted with correction)

St. Thomas Aquinas parish would like to recognize the STA graduates in our community. We are very proud of the hard work, grit, and wonderful talents they have been blessed with by God. We thank them for serving as a powerful reminder of dedication and commitment. Congratulations as you continue to strive for excellence and make the world a better place. As you enter the next chapter of your lives, our prayers and blessings go with you all. (Note: Our own Youth Minister graduated as well. Thaddeus Loduha pictured to the left.)

College Graduates
  • Noah Berg: Graduated from UW-Whitewater with a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Information Systems and a minor in Information Technology.
  • Andy Boho: Graduated from UW Madison with a degree in Computer Science
  • Nicholas French: Graduated from St. Johns University with a degree in Financial Accounting and Economics
  • Abby Korb: Graduated from Ripon College with a degree in Politics/Government and a degree in Psychology.
  • Mariah Hanrahan: Graduated from Marquette University with a BS in Nursing
  • Andrew Kempken: Graduated from UW-Madison with a degree in Computer Science.
  • Elizabeth Pollock: Graduated with a degree in Kinesiology and Human Performance.
  • Chris Saltzmann: Graduated from the University of Minnesota - Duluth with a degree in Finance
  • Jacob Sponholtz: Graduated from LaCrosse with a degree in Economics, while also minoring in Spanish
  • Jack Trautman III: Graduated with a degree in Political Science (Pre-Law)
  • Thaddeus Loduha: Graduated with a degree in Theology from St. Norbert College
High School Graduates
Annie Benavides
Claire Bleimehl
Serena Bojarski
Olivia Busch
Braydon Chart
Isabelle Craig
Michael Durand
Sydney Elliot
Sam Fehler
Cameron Glembin
Ian Grissmeyer
Makenzie Hemmer
Sam Henderson
Tanner Keller
Ryan Kirn
Ryan Michalik
Raquel Modrak
Ryann Mullins
Marco Munoz
Emma Nisbet
Madelyn Orlick
Isaiah Ramczyk
Ashley Rausch
Samantha Reesman
Brianna Smith
Michael Tenhagen
Delaney Thomas
Sydney Thornton
Grace Trautman
Richard Trott
Adrienne Upthagrove Isabel Wallen
Ayan Warnke
Adam Webb
Madison Witek
Johnathan Zweifel
8th Grade Graduates
Rachel Bieneman
Francesca Brague
Elijah Doolittle
Violet Egly
Brogan Finnegan
Luke Hying
Lucy Rausch
Brett Slawny
John Spaight
Brianna Engel
T eegan Spence
Samantha Talavera
Elyse Upthagrove
Jacob Cramer
Brady Drenzek
Megan Frohne
Laurel Glatch
Katie Goetzke
´╗┐Sadie Gorenc
Nathan Heeren
Elizabeth Jonietz
Sawyer Kastenson
Sutton Keller
Colin Kienast
Joseph Frank
Rita Rivard
Charles Sieren
Derek Splitgerber
AND THE WINNERS ARE..............
It was a beautiful weekend and Ol' Bessy did not disappoint. We turned her loose and she proudly and promptly selected our 2020 Cow Pie winners this past Sunday!!!

Special thanks to Dave and Anna Ohlfs, Dave and Eileen Henningfield and the entire Tom and Jessica Henningfield family. We really appreciate everything they did to make our event a success. Thanks again to all who participated and supported St. Thomas.

Congratulations to the following winners! Your check will be mailed to you shortly.

Cow Pie #1
Todd Johnson - $1000
Patricia Reigel - $250
Joe Quinn - $250
Calvin Ligocki - $250
Woody Ritchey - $250

Cow Pie #2
Mel Gallick - $1000
Jim & Diane Schnell - $250
Jeff Halbach - $250
Fr. Gene Doda - $250
Evander Craig - $250

If you have any questions please contact
Only 2 weeks left
John Henrichs and Henrichs Quality Meats & Show Pigs donated a pig for St. Thomas to raffle. The Knights of Columbus also stepped in and donated the processing costs.
Thank you!!!!!
Tickets are $5 a piece or 5 for $20 for a chance at 1/2 pig, fully processed. We will raffle off two winners. We are going to try and automate as much of this raffle as possible. Please go to the St. Thomas website and click on the donate page. You will be able to 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, send an email to and he will accept checks via USPS.
Drawing will be held on June 21st (Father's Day).
Please note that due to recent events, the soonest the animal can be safely processed and ready for delivery is October but we will notify winners immediately after the drawing.

As we reopen our two worship sites and begin working our way back to normal, we will be moving to a once a week combined newsletter for the parishes beginning on Friday June 12th. We appreciate your understanding as we enter this next phase and hope that you will continue to enjoy "staying connected" electronically with your parish family.

Monday Inspiration from Fr. Ed
We would like to highlight and thank a few of our loyal sponsors in each email.
St. Thomas thanks you very much!
A complete list of all our sponsors can be found on our website. Please support them whenever possible
St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Clare of Assisi parishes
Waterford and Wind Lake, WI.