501 – R.C.I.A. Catechists
Share your faith experience and knowledge with R.C.I.A. candidates and catechumens, guide some sessions and help incorporate them into the faith community. Mentoring and formation provided.

WHAT IS RCIA? R.C.I.A. is the process for incorporating people into the Catholic faith. RCIA candidates may be in one of the following categories: unbaptized persons, persons baptized Catholic but uncatechized, or persons of another faith interested in Catholicism.

502 – R.C.I.A. Sponsors
Mentor R.C.I.A. candidates and catechumens, give them prayer and moral support throughout the year and be a witness to the Catholic faith.  Resources provided.

WHAT IS RCIA? R.C.I.A. is the process for incorporating people into the Catholic faith. RCIA candidates may be in one of the following categories: unbaptized persons, persons baptized Catholic but uncatechized, or persons of another faith interested in Catholicism.

504 – R.C.I.A. Photographers
Take pictures of RCIA candidates at various events.

506 – Marriage Ministry
Assist engaged couples preparing to receive the Sacrament of Marriage. Participate as a sponsor couple, part of the team developing workshops and with food preparation for lunches during those workshops. Click the ministry name to read more about ways to participate.

507 – Baptism Preparation

510 – Retreat Ministry
(Adults, HS): Plan retreats, Annual Mission, days of reflection during the year. This can include general planning, leading prayer, giving presentations, and/or providing support services such as food preparation, phone calling, environment setting.

512 – Intergenerational Faith Experiences
(Adults, HS): Help plan and carry out events to enhance the spiritual development of the entire parish community.*

513 – Charismatic Prayer Group
Meet various evenings for a charismatic form of communal prayer.

514 – Contemplative Prayer Group:
Meet the 3rd Tuesday evening monthly for silent prayer.

516 – Sophia’s Circle Ministry Planner (Women)
Help plan and facilitate three Sophia’s Circle micro retreats for women. Micro retreats explore topics pertaining to women’s spiritual re-connections of faith in a 3-hour Friday evening format. Retreats are scheduled for fall, winter and spring. Your wisdom is important to this experience.

517 – Mens Christian Fellowship Group
Grow spiritually through the opportunities provided to learn about yourself and the spiritual experiences and growth of other men. The group offers organized programs and activities of spiritual enrichment and education specifically for men.

518 – Soul Searchers
Refocus your spiritual life with group discussions on topics such as: conscience, free will, and prayer by reading the Christian mystics. This group is for both men and women and meets on the second Saturday of each month.

520 – Gatherings: Small Christian Faith Sharing Communities
Modeled on the early Church communities (a great way to connect one-to-one with other parish members), adults gather to pray, break open God’s word, learn, support each other, and share their faith stories while reaching out to others in mission. Communities meet at their own discretion 1-2 times a month. Ongoing sign-up is offered throughout the year.

521 – In-Sight Reading Discussion Group
Meets 4th Tuesday monthly. Ponder the deeper meanings of short stories, poetry, and share insights and nourish your spirit.

523 – S.T.A.F.F.S Community
S.T.A.F.F.S stands for St. Thomas the Apostle Faith Formation & Spirituality. Plan events that assist adults in a deeper understanding of the faith and give meaning to our lives as Catholic Christians. Events included are morning and evening Bible Study and Reflection, as well as courses and individual presentations on topics relevant to deeper understanding and new learning about the Church, our faith, and our response to Gospel values. Meets quarterly during the school year.

525 – Ecumenical / Interfaith Outreach
Plan interfaith activities and work toward greater understanding between denominations and faith traditions.

527 – Library/Resource Center Volunteers
(Adult, HS) St. Thomas Library exists as a resource for parishioners in areas of faith formation, ministry, scripture, prayer, education, art, and history, to name only a few. It is staffed mainly by volunteers, who are trained by the librarian.  Opportunities exist for volunteers interested in technical work, Sunday or weekday desk hours, book reviewers and being a library liaison. Click the ministry name to read more about ways to participate.

528 – Celebration of the Arts Community
Organize and participate in art events (secular, sacred and liturgical) which may include tours, demonstrations, and lectures, as well as the annual art exhibit fair in November at St. Thomas.