April 28, 2019

Homilies

9am – Father Patrick
7pm – Father Timothy

Announcements

  1. The last ladies mass for the school year will be this Monday, April 29.  Mass begins at 6:30 in the church. Carry in potluck dinner to follow in the Sienna Room. Lafayette Transitional Housing will give a brief presentation.
  2. Friday, May 10 is the Baccalaureate Mass & Reception for all May graduates.  Please arrive in Newman Hall by 11:15am with your cap and gown for the procession - all graduates will sit in the front pews, together.  There will be a light reception in Newman Hall immediately following the 11:30am Mass.
  3. Are you interested in a home cooked meal prepared by Fr. Patrick?  If so, see the bulletin for details about LUM Follies, where this meal will be auctioned off in the silent auction.  See the bulletin for details about the LUM Follies and how to participate in the silent auction – even if you are not able to attend.
  4. Next Sunday during the 11am Mass our second grade children will be celebrating their First Communion.
  5. Finals week begins this Monday, and any and all snack donations—especially healthy snacks—will be appreciated as students prepare for their final exams.  Please bring donations to the office.
  6. Next week is the first weekend of the Month – so, it is time to bring in food for our monthly St. Tom’s Food Drive. The St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry has closed, so your donations will now support the food pantry on campus for food insecure students and staff. Thank you.
  7. Thanks for participating in our monthly Name Tag Sunday. You can also win $500 by participating. Just place your name in the baskets at the door with your name and phone number – we are each called to be the welcoming face of St. Tom’s.
  8. This weekend, the Haiti Committee will be having a sale of items brought back from a small shop in Port au Prince. This shop is run by a former St Toms student, Amber Heimann, and supports full time employment for over 30 Haitians. Please stop by after Mass to learn more about Amber's work in Haiti, and to support her efforts at supplying employment and dignity to our Haitian brothers and sisters.
  9. “Hello, I’m Shawn Quigley, President of MoST”. Every May for the past several years, the Men of St. Toms, or MoST hosts an annual celebration of our Mothers by putting on a Mother’s Day Brunch.  Though you may think I’m here to promote this wonderful event set her in Newman Hall with lots of great foods highlighted by six separate omelet stations, I’m not. OK, maybe I am to some degree, but what I’m really here for today is to ask for some of you men out there to help out. MoST is a relatively small group of men from St. Toms that gathers a couple of Sundays each month to catch up and socialize, to enhance our spiritual growth and provide some service to St. Toms and our community.  Again, you might now think I’m here to promote our group, MoST, but I’m not. OK, maybe a little. But what I really want to point out is that since our group is small, we rely on men and their sons from outside of our group to help out. To make this event the beautiful success it has been year after year, requires a lot of work the day of the event. Due to various scheduling conflicts, several of our key returning volunteers are unable to assist this year, so we need some of you that may have never helped in the past to volunteer this year.  We’re not suggesting you need to commit to becoming a MoST member, though we’d love to have you, but to sign up to help out for a few hours on the morning of Mother’s Day, May 12th. If interested, drop an e-mail to MoST through the St. Toms web site or see me out in the Gathering Space after Mass.