News for the week of September 7, 2014

Parish Family Picnic
Next Sunday, September 7 – St. Thomas’ parish “family picnic” will be held at Highland Hills Park (off Highland Ave.). The day will begin with 12:00 Mass in the park. Check the flyer in today’s bulletin for further details. More>

Domestic Needs Collection
Thanks to each of you who supported the Diocesan Domestic Needs Collection last weekend. Due to your generosity, our parish collected $1,567 to help bring the “Good News” of Christ’s love and compassion to our brothers and sisters throughout the United States and to strengthen the work of our Church here at home. More>

Tea Rings
After all Masses this weekend, September 6 - 7, the 8 th grade class will be selling tea rings to help defray the cost of their class trip. Please support them by buying a delicious tea ring. More>

Parent Meeting
Parent meeting for parents of children who will be receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be held on Wednesday, September 10, at 6:00 p.m. in the Activity Center. Parents, your attendance at this meeting is essential. More>

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)will meet on Thursday, September 11, at 7:00 p.m. in the Providence Center. More>

Boosters "Kick-Off" Cookout
will be held Thursday, September 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria followed by the meeting at 7:30 p.m. More>

Trash To Treasure Yard Sale
St. Thomas’ 8 th grade class is having a large Trash To Treasure Yard Sale on Saturday, September 13, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., in the church parking lot as a fundraiser. (In case of rain the Sale will be held in the school gym).

Items for sale include: furniture, tools/home repair, books, pet supplies, toys/games, kitchen, small appliances, electroni... More>

Alter Linen Schedule
Alter Linen Schedule for the weekend of September 13 - 14, Marian Vogt and Mary Lou Murphey. More>

St. Vincent de Paul Collection
The members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society will take up their regular monthly collection next weekend, September 13 – 14. The ‘Food Pantry’ is in need of the following items: Cake Mixes/Cookies, Snacks, Carrots, Ramen Noodles, Toothpaste and Toothbrushes. More>

Cardio Pulmonary Resusitation Automated External/Automated Defibrillator Training
(CPR-AED) training will take place in the Activity Center on Monday, September 15, at 7:00 p.m. It is very important for ANYONE to know how to respond to medical emergencies for the sake of friends and loved ones, and it is particularly important that the parish have enough trained laypersons to be present at Masses and other parish functions. Parishioners who ha... More>

Parish Health Ministry
Attention all nursesin the parish. The Parish Health Ministry is in the process of updating their list. One must be licensed in KY. Current nurse volunteers need to verify that they have an active license. Please contact Marlene Hipple at 441-1699 More>

St. Thomas Boosters Golf Outing
The Boosters are sponsoring a golf outing this year on September 20. It will be a shotgun start at A J Jolly Golf Course at 1:00 p.m. Cost is $80 and includes your golf, lunch, dinner, and drinks including canned beer. Plenty of fun is also included. For reservations or information call Chris Meyer at (859) 630-6164. More>

Attention Men of the Parish
The annual men’s retreat will be held at St. Anne Retreat Center in Melbourne on November 7, 8, and 9, 2014. Our retreat director will be Fr. Michael Hennigen. To make reservations or for more information, call Alan Hartman at (859) 441-6461 or (513) 470-6627 or send an e-mail to More>

Newport Central Catholic News
Newport Central Catholic is excited to announce its 3rd Annual Breds Dash For Ca$h!This split-the-pot raffle is an all school fund raiser to benefit the educational needs of our students. The prizes will be determined based on the number of $20.00 tickets that are sold. Here’s how it will work. There will be Four Prize Winners:

Grand Prize - 30%
2nd Prize -... More>

YOUTH 2000
YOUTH 2000 is coming soon. Join hundreds of young Catholics aged 13 to 30 from across the diocese October 10, 11 & 12, at Villa Madonna Academy for live music, fun, worship, and dynamic preaching by the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. Early registrants save $10; full details at This is not an overnight. Parents must provide chaperones for minors... More>

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Covington Job Opening
Job Title: Floor Manager Parish Kitchen. Catholic Charities, Diocese of Covington is seeking one individual for our Parish Kitchen. This position is 100% (5 days M-F) from 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Overall Purpose: Responsible for the flow of patrons, management of tables, and greeting guests as they enter. Central staff role that sets the tone for th... More>

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Covington - Volunteer Position
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Covington is looking for a volunteer administrative support person in PreService at our Latonia agency office. Flexible schedule, 3+ hours per week as agreed upon with Pre-Service Supervisor. Duties include: completion of initial client forms and data entry; process client payments, including insurance; communication of client data with ... More>

All are invited to Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 13, at St. Joseph Church, Camp Springs. Mass will be celebrated at 4:00 p.m. and the festivities begin after Mass until 11:00 p.m. There will be food, booths, a major raffle, music by “Wilder” andgames including a wonderful kiddy-land. Enjoy good German Food! There is ample parking on the parish ground... More>

Calling All Cursillistas in the Diocese of Covington
Fall of 2014 will mark the arrival of the Diocese of Northern Kentucky’s 100 th Men’s and 100 th Women’s Cursillo weekends and we plan to celebrate! 50 years of Cursillo and 100 Men’s and 100 Women’s weekends. On Saturday, September 20, we will have a Fundraiser Dinner at IHM (Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Burlington) that will begin with a 5:00 p.m. ... More>

Thank You!
The bulletin is furnished to the Parish without charge. The advertisements that appear completely defray all publishing costs with which the church would otherwise be burdened. Please patronize these sponsors as a thank you for their kind generosity. More>

Welcome Home!
Have you been away from the Church for awhile and thinking about returning? Are you non-Catholic but interested in learning more about the Catholic faith?

We invite you to contact the rectory with any questions or concerns you have. Please have a look at our R.C.I.A.Program as well for information about returning to or beginning your faith.

Catholics Come is a good site to visit if you are still undecided.

Parish Library
There is no library recommendation this week.

Weekly Raffle Winners
Winners for Sunday, August 31

$100.00 - Ron Suhre
$ 50.00 - Mary Dickman
$ 25.00 - Leslie Leopold
From the Pastor's Desk
Continuity and Change is always part of parish life. There is always the Sunday Mass, the premier event in thelife of the Church, that all Catholics are expected to respect. And there is change, people come and go, people are born and others die. Even with parish committees and organizations there are changes. Such is the case with the Stewardship Committee which has evolved over the years. It is now more focused on hospitality, specifically the “Friendship Sundays” that are scheduled throughout the year. For over ten years parishioner Christian Naberhaus has chaired this committee. He’s decided to move on to other activities in the parish. St. Thomas thanks him for these years of dedicated service. But now is the time for others to step forward and join the people who are still a part of the committee. The work is essentially preparing the room in the Activity Center and getting breakfast foods, juice, coffee, etc. ready (parish pays the bills) for gathering after the 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday Masses. Please consider joining this effort to build parish spirit.

Scripture readings for September 13 th & 14 th , entitled The Exaltation of the Holy Cross: Numbers, 21: 4b-9; Philippians. 2:6-11; John, 3:13-17.
Fr. Cooney
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