Thursday of the 21st Week in Ordinary Time and the Memorial of St. Monica

Greetings Dear STA Parishioners and Special Friends:

Welcome to Thursday of the 21st Week in Ordinary Time and the Memorial of St. Monica.  Here is the link to the readings for today:  Click Here for Today's Readings.

The Liturgy of the Word video is up and running on our Facebook page and yours truly is the celebrant and homilist today. 

You can find that video by going to our homepage and then, when you arrive at the home page, click on the Facebook link at the very top of our homepage.  That will take you to our Facebook page and you will be able to easily find the video by scrolling down.

Today, during the homily, I will take you for another “Show and Tell” tour.  Today we will visit a place at STA that you may not know even exists.  It is the Children’s Garden…a small but very beautiful and peaceful place located on the east side of our STA School.

This garden was built and committed to the memory of children of parishioners who have gone to be with the Lord.  Commemorative stones with the names of the children…donated by the families of the children…are placed on the wall.  The garden area there is quiet and peaceful and it is a wonderful place for prayer and reflection about those who have left us far too early.

Below is some information regarding the Garden and the ladies who are supporting this garden.  Our STAMA group (St. Thomas Aquinas Mothers Association) is committed to supporting and promoting this wonderful Garden.  Thank you, ladies of STAMA, for your commitment to this Garden.

I would encourage you to read the attachment and watch the video so that you become well informed about this beautiful place so that you can inform those who might be in need…either now or in the future… of some comfort and healing in this area.

Download Children’s Garden Info

With that said, we lift up our voices unto the Lord and, as the Responsorial Psalm says today, I will praise your name for ever, Lord.  And that includes in the times of suffering…in the times of sorrow…in the times of grief…and in the times of horrible pandemics.  Always give praise to our Lord.

The peace of the Lord be with you.

Your servant in Christ,

Deacon Ken