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St Thomas Becket's MISSION: 

To be a welcoming Catholic community where each is called: 
* to celebrate God through vibrant worship 
* to know God through humble service to others 
* to seek God through lifelong faith formation 
 

STB - Your spiritual home ... where each is called by name!

 

So what does it all mean ... ? 

.... a WELCOMING 

*an Equal Opportunity Faith Community 
*New Parishioner Welcoming events 
*"Each is called by name" 
*Hospitality - more than just coffee and donuts 

...Catholic COMMUNITY 

*Stewardship model: volunteer-driven, it's our parish! 
*Prime Timers 
*Supporting each other through difficult times: 
Divorced/separated Catholics 
AA and Al-Anon 
Employment networking 
Angel Squad 
Befrienders 

...where EACH IS CALLED 

*Every member is expected to contribute to the life of the parish 
*Gift Bank - many opportunities, large and small, to share individual talents 

....to celebrate God through VIBRANT WORSHIP 

*Inspiring sermons 
*Liturgies focused on the young and young-at-heart 
*Exceptional music 

...to know God through HUMBLE SERVICE to others 

Acts of Charity: "Give a person a fish and they will eat for a day." 
*Easter Baskets 
*Christmas Giving 
*Paint-a-thon 
*Food Shelf Collections 
*Teens' "Service in a Can" 

"Teach a person to fish and they will eat for a lifetime." 
*Just Faith Course 
*Fair Trade 
*Catholic Social Teachings 
*Habitat for Humanity 

Social Justice Ministries: Walking with the poor and disadvantaged. 

...to seek God through LIFELONG Faith Formation 

*STB's Preschool (3-5 year olds) 
*Faithful Shepherd Catholic School (K-8) 
*Faith Formation classes for elementary and middle school students (1-8) 
*Children's Liturgy of the Word (during Sunday Mass) 
*Sacramental Preparation 
*High School Youth Group 
*Small faith-sharing groups 
*Men's & Women' retreats 
*RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults