One faith community, two worship sites
LOVE ONE ANOTHER
So I will bless You as long as I live;
I will lift up my hands in Your name.

Psalm 63:4
Please join us!
 
We will have a recorded mass available this weekend beginning Saturday afternoon. Below you will find the worship aid Christina has prepared for you in advance of the service. Enjoy!!!!


BULLETINS

With the advent of the pandemic we have not been able to distribute hard copies of the bulletin. When we reopen on the weekend of May 30th-31st we are prohibited from distributing hard copies of the bulletin as well. As a result we strongly encourage parishioners to visit the parish online website ( www.parishesonline.com ) to locate the current St. Thomas bulletin, or visit the St Thomas website and go to bulletins/newsletter tab in the upper right corner.  
Join Us This Sunday

Are you bored and looking for an excuse to get out of the house safely? How about a short drive to say hello to Fr. Ed and thank him for his guidance during this difficult time. One of our parishioners, Pat Blaskowski, had a wonderful idea on how we can all show our appreciation safely and easily.

Fr. Ed will be in front of St. Thomas church from 10am to 11am and in front of St. Clare church from noon to 1pm on Sunday, May 17.  Everyone is invited to drive up to the church doors and honk, wave or make a sign for Fr. to read while you drive past the entrance. Let’s amaze him with a parade of vehicles and an outpouring of love and appreciation. Our goal is to fill that hour with as many vehicles as possible!!!

Please be assured that for your safety and Fr. Ed’s safety, he will not approach your vehicles, or accept any items of any type from you during this drive-by.  Simply, honk, wave and make some noise!
Please mark your calendar and encourage others to join in the parade with their own vehicles. No car pooling as we must continue to practice safe distancing. 
Last Call
 
St. Thomas and St. Clare are looking at possible ways to recognize all our graduates this year. Their graduation certainly has not been the normal celebration given recent events. St. Thomas and St Clare would like to do something special for all our graduating students and the hard work they accomplished. We believe we have an accurate list of 8th grade and high school graduates. What we DO NOT HAVE is an accurate list of COLLEGE graduates.
 
Please send an email to our youth minister, Thaddeus by Monday May 18. His email is here: Thaddeus Loduha
 
Please send him the student's name, major, college attended and date of graduation. We don't want to miss anyone!!! More information will follow as we compile the list of graduates. Please spread the word. We don't want to leave anyone out but we need to now by this Monday.
Don't miss out!!!!
We have 3 weeks until our Cow Pie Bingo event and only 50 tickets left!!!

Yes, we have sold 350 tickets so far. Don't be left out!!! Tickets are $25 each. The second set of tickets will be randomly drawn and assigned a spot just like the first set. If our beloved cow decides to pie on your square, you are the winner. Someone will win another $1000 for the grand prize and 4 more $250 winners will be selected but we must sell all remaining tickets. Let's have some fun!! Get your tickets today. Please send an email to blaisebeaulier@outlook.com to get your tickets. The event will occur on June 7, 2020. Although we will likely not have spectators in attendance, we will look at the possibility of sharing the event with everyone in some manner. 
Show us your creativity!
 
We would like to get to know our parish members a little more. Take out your smartphone if you have one and make a 30 second video of you and your family. Be creative, be yourselves, be inspirational and above all HAVE FUN. Share what is important to you during this time or what you are doing to fill your days.
 
30 seconds only!
 
 
30 seconds only!
 
You could be featured in our next newsletter!!

PRAYER FOR THE COUNTRY

We look to You and to You, only, Lord. Help us make wise decisions that move our country in the right direction. Help us to do our part in praying and in staying with what we know is right according to the truth of Your Word. Teach us to make our actions count and our words matter, and line them both up to Your sense of rightness, not ours. Guide us with Your eye; grip us with Your strong arm; teach us what we need to know to make our lives—and our nation—count for you. We pray for our leaders, but we ask You to make us both leaders and followers: leading in the way of Truth, and following those who honor You.
In the precious and powerful name of Jesus,
Amen
MEAT RAFFLE
 
Our Country Fair had to be cancelled this year but the generosity of our parishioners continues to be overwhelming. 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 blaisebeaulier@outlook.com 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.
 
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Robrans plant sale
May 13-22 nd
(Across from St. Thomas)
From May 13- 22, if you mention you are from St. Thomas a percentage of the plant sale will come back to St. Thomas.
Please pick up flowers at Robrans and support your local community

COVID-19 TESTING
FREE DRIVE-THRU CLINICS

NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED
Open to any person
who lives or works in Wisconsin

Who: Any person with symptoms* of COVID-19
Ages: Age of 5 or older (minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian)

When: Monday, May 11 – Friday, May 15, 2020
Times: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM daily

Where: Burlington High School
400 McCanna Pkwy, Burlington, WI 53105
ENTER FROM DRIVEWAY NORTH OF THE HIGH SCHOOL FROM MCCANNA PARKWAY

*Symptoms include but are not limited to: Fever (>100.4); cough; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; sore throat; headache; chills or rigors (repetitive shaking chills); muscle aches; new abnormalities in taste or smell
If you are in need of medical care, call your healthcare provider. For emergency services, call 911.
Deacon Mike with a Friday message
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.