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7-15-12 - St. Thomas The Apostle

7-15-12 - St. Thomas The Apostle

Youth Ministry “For me

Youth Ministry “For me prayer is a surge of the heart, it is a simple look towards Heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy." -St. Therese of Lisieux St. Thomas Youth Steubenville San Diego! A week away! St. Thomas youth are wrapping up their fundraising for the Steubenville San Diego Youth Conference trip. If you wish to donate to our trip to help cover final expenses, please contact Cathy Day, Director of Youth Ministry at 656-5800 Ext. 312. We greatly appreciate your prayers and support. Please know of our prayers for you while on our journey! STEP ll Fall 2012 Dates and Applications The Co-Ed Weekend will be September 6 th - 9th, 2012. The Step ll weekend experience, unlike the Cum Christo, is a retreat and can be attended by both Men and Women as often as desired. The intent and purpose of Step ll is to strengthen the faith of the participant and to support, nurture and renew in them their desire to continue in the work as laity in the Catholic Church. The weekend will be held at St. Anthony’s Parish Hall in Laurel. Applications are available through your Parishes, Ultreya and the Pre-Cum Christo listed below. Applications can be sent to: Big Sky Cum Christo, P.O. Box 94, Billings, MT 59103. Pre-Cum Christo Chair: Lucy Melugin at 208-2340 e-mail: lucym@csa-inc.net, or Mary Ellen Murphy at 248-7583, e-mail metra914@bresnan.net 4 Welcome to St. Thomas the Apostle · Billings, MT 59102 Sacramental Preparation Baptism Class: A preliminary class is required of parents if this is their first child to be baptized. Classes are scheduled the first Thursday of each month and Baptisms are scheduled the 2 nd weekend of each month. Call the office to register. Wedding Preparation: A six-month time of preparation is required from the time you contact the pastor until the wedding date. Call the office to enroll. The 4th Annual St. Thomas Scramble August 19th at Pryor Creek Golf Club. Registration forms can be found at all of the Church entrances. The $60 entry fee includes 18 holes of golf, a cart and dinner. Enjoy flag prizes, door prizes and team prizes. Sign up as a team of 4, a single, or a twosome and we will pair you. If you don’t golf, join us for dinner at 6 PM Dinner only includes a great meal, putting contest and marshmallow drive for only $11.50 . Anyone wishing to donate a flag prize or volunteer for the golf committee, please call Dave Bofto at 656-2532. Prepaid registration deadline is August 12th. As for me, in justice I shall behold your face; I shall be filled with the vision of your glory. Psalm 17 (16):15

Social Justice During the next few weeks, we will highlight a community organization which has been supported by your parish tithing dollars. Each organization, in a specific way, assists the poor, vulnerable and marginalized in our community. Montana Dads Incarcerated: Montana Dads Incarcerated is a re-entry program designed to assist all inmates, regardless of family structure. Montana Dads Incarcerated works toward a two part goal: helping the inmate and their family members live successfully within their community, while simultaneously maintaining the safety of the community. Individual living plans are tailored to meet the needs of each inmate, family member or child. A BIG “Thank you!” A big “Thank You “ to everyone who donated the 75 dozen cookies for the Catholic Heart Work Camp! They are a great treat for the students and greatly appreciate! Please continue to pray for the students, volunteers and individuals served from our community. CHWC is a nationwide mission for teens to help revitalize communities! Thank you & God Bless! The Billings Food Bank is collecting for the fire victims in the Roundup and the Ashland areas. All donations can be taken to the Billings Food Bank, 2112 4 th Ave N., Mon-Fri 8am – 5 pm and Saturday 8am-12. or call Sheryle at 259-2856. Volunteers to process donations would be appreciated. Items most needed: Bottled water, Gatorade and drinks, non-perishable food, hygiene products (shampoo, soap, toothpaste, etc.), feminine hygiene products, paper products (paper towels, toilet paper, Kleenex), clean blankets, bedding and pillows, flashlights and batteries, sun block, bug spray, cleaning and hand wipes, pots and pans and dishes. YOU CAN HELP YOUR MARRIAGE! Do you feel alone? Are you frustrated or angry with each other? Do you argue … or have you just stopped talking to each other? Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi with a long i) helps couples through difficult times in their marriages. This program has helped tens of thousands of couples experiencing difficulties in their marriage. The final weekend for 2012 will be held October 5-7. For confidential information or to register call 800-470-2230 or 406-761-4830 or email Montana@retrouvaille.org. Retrouvaille in NOT just for couples whose marriage is on the verge of divorce or considered irrevocably broken. Perhaps you would like to rekindle the love of those early years or improve your communication. Visit our Montana website for emotionally moving personal testimonies. www.retrouvaille.org or Save the dates: BCS Football Mom’s Garage Sale: Sat 18 Aug., Church parking lot by the gym. St Vincent de Paul Friends of the Poor Walk/ Run: Saturday, September 29th at 10 AM. Contact the local for more information. 5

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