Follow our new Music Ministry Blog! We will be posting information about the music we use for the weekend Masses here. Composers, titles, translations, why we chose it, etc.Click on link to join: www.stamusicministry.wordpress.com

Dear Friends in Christ, It probably wasn’t the most prudent decision, but I did it anyway.          I was 18 years old. On the desktop was a piece of paper that read, “Caption for Senior Yearbook Picture”. Instead of a pithy saying, an inside joke, or a shout-out to friends, I wanted something that really […]

Dear Friends in Christ, One month has come and gone since I arrived here at St. Thomas Aquinas. What a month it’s been. I spent the first two weeks getting to know the deacons and priests, as well as the parish staff, and the general inner workings of our parish’s administration. The next two weeks […]

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Seven years ago this summer, I could no longer ignore the tug on my heart to find out if it was God who was calling me to the priesthood. I was 18 years old when I joined seminary. Though leaving family, girlfriend, and career behind was not an easy […]

Dear Friends in Christ, “When he disembarked and saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved…” (from Mark 6) We hear these words this Sunday from the Gospel of Mark. They describe Jesus as he looks out upon his followers. In a different way, they sum up what I have experience these past three weeks […]

Saint John Paul II High School to be built in Avondale. Click here to read the press release.  

CD’s of the St Thomas Aquinas Parish 10th Anniversary Concert are now on sale.  The entire concert, which featured every music group in the Parish and School, is now available for your family to keep or give as a gift.  These CD’s are an excellent display of the wonderful talents we have in our community.  […]

Did you know you now have access to a beautifully renovated cabin in Prescott surrounded by 20 acres of gorgeous nature? Camp Patterdell Pines opened this past summer and is available for rent for personal use or use by ministry groups for retreats. Personal use could be a family reunion, a day trip for a […]

Verena Lucía Anders, winner of multiple Grammy Awards, pianist, conductor, and vocalist, began her training in music and dance at the age of four at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, MD. While a student at Peabody, Verena earned certificates in Music Theory, Piano, Voice and Dance. As a dance major at the Baltimore High School […]