Community Life at St. Thomas Aquinas involves opportunities for all parishioners to come together to encourage one another and strengthen the parish community. Some of the parish groups involved with community life includes the following:
The Men’s Club is an organization of parish men, age 21 and older, committed to fellowship, service, spiritual growth, and support of our parish. The activities of the Men’s Club have included preparing and serving Pancake Breakfasts, annual Ecumenical Pig Roast, annual Parish Golf Tournament, Parish Cemetery cleanup, numerous parish improvement projects, and periodic meetings for fellowship and fun. The Men’s Club meets at 7:00 pm in the Activities Building on the first Thursday of the month from September through May. New members and suggestions for activities are always welcome!
St. Thomas Aquinas Parish is the sponsor for Boy Scout Troop #83 and Cub Scout Pack #83. Troop 83 holds weekly meetings in the church basement on Monday evenings. The Cub Pack holds weekly meetings in the church basement on Thursday evenings. The scouts help with Mardi Gras, host coffee and donuts and help with the Craft Fair and various other projects as needed. Our sponsorshp of these units helps them to grow in their Reverence (one of the 12 scout laws). The units welcome any member that would like to come participate in ensuring the continuation of this ministry to youth.
Annual Craft Fair
St. Thomas Aquinas sponsors an annual craft fair on the first weekend in November. Area crafters sell their items, Men’s Club staffs Café Aquinas and prepares delicious soups. Fun and community are shared by all.
St. Thomas Aquinas’ annual fundraising festival is held on the last weekend before Lent. Live auction and tacos on Saturday night, food, games, raffles, bingo, silent auction, bake sale, games of chance on Sunday and multiple opportunities to connect and socialize creates an incredible event that is a lot of fun and raises much needed funds!