St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church - Naperville, IL

Patti Dougherty Day July 13

As many of you know, Patti Dougherty, our Director of Religious Education, will be retiring on August 1. As a way to honor and thank Patti for her many years of ministry and service to St. Thomas, we are declaring Monday, July 13, to be Patti Dougherty Day at St. Thomas. Be sure to check out details below for ways to thank Patti and to wish her well.

Drive-by Reception in Celebration of Patti on July 13

To allow St. Thomas a chance to express appreciation of how Patti has impacted our faith community, you are invited to a drive-by reception in her honor. The reception will take place in the St. Thomas lot on Monday, July 13, from 3:00–4:30 pm and from 6:00–7:30 pm. Come by and wish Patti well.

Let’s Give Patti a Hand … a Special Thank You from the ‘Children’ of St. Thomas

If you have children who have gone through religious education, or made their first communion or first reconciliation here, or if your children attend the Children’s Liturgy of the Word, you have been touched by Patti. If your family has enjoyed a Donut Sunday, or a parish picnic, you have been touched by all that Patti did behind the scenes.

The children of St. Thomas mean the world to Patti and have always been the focus of her ministry here. One of the ways that was evident was the handprints of first communicants that we would see around the building. As a special thank you from the children (or those who once were children here!), we are asking that you trace your handprint and write a special thank you message to Patti on your handprint. You can give it to her at the her drive-by reception on July 13.

Let us all give Patti a hand!