To All Parishioners
Our CHURCH is still CLOSED due to the COVID-19 threat.
For the time being, we celebrate Sunday Masses outdoors, in the Parking Area by the Parish Hall.
The Masses are held
on Saturdays at 4:30 PM,
and on Sundays at 8:30 AM.
To all Mass attendees, it is mandatory to come in a face mask and to observe social distancing.
Advent Penance Services have been suspended. With the bishop’s permission, I will administer General Confession and Absolution at our Advent Sunday Masses, that is, starting on the weekend of November 28th-29th. It will take the place of the usual Penitential Act.
God bless you always.
All for the greater honor and glory of God, I remain
Fr. George of the Desert
St. Thomas Indian Mission
P.O. Box 1176
Winterhaven, CA 92283
WE URGENTLY NEED YOUR SUNDAY CONTRIBUTION
Our parish needs your generous help as it is economically challenged. Our income is most closely tied to cash in the collection basket.
1. If you cannot attend Mass you may mail in your Sunday contribution to: St. Thomas Indian Mission, P. O. Box 1176, Winterhaven, CA 92283
3. Or, you may give online: To give online, Go to: https://giving.parishsoft.com/app/giving/stimc
To Register for an account:
- Click on SIGN IN.
- Click on REGISTER FOR AN ACCOUNT.
- Enter the information requested.
- Click REGISTER- a confirmation email will be sent with your login credentials.
Can’t remember your Password?
From the SIGN IN option, click on Forgot Password and a temporary password
will be emailed to the email address you list. Once you sign in with the Temporary Password, it will prompt you to create your own password.
To Make a Donation:
- If you have already set up a user email and password, click on SIGN IN.
- For a One-Time donation, click on the Fund drop down box and choose Tithe/Weekly Offering.
- Enter the amount.
- Click on SUBMIT.
- If you wish to make this a RECURRING GIFT, click on the box listed, (then follow the directions below) otherwise choose CREDIT CARD or BANK ACCOUNT.
- Enter your card (the card may be a credit or debit card- gift cards and pre-paid cards will not process) or bank information.
- Enter your billing information.
- Click Submit. An email will be sent to the email you listed as a receipt of confirmation.
With my priestly blessing,
Fr. George of the Desert
UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES:
" Dear friend, May no adversity paralyze you. Be afraid neither of the world, nor the future, nor of your weakness. The Lord has allowed you to live in this moment of history so that, by your faith, His name will continue to resound throughout the world"
-Pope Benedict XVI
01/23/21 10:15 am
Vatican City, Jan 23, 2021 / 04:15 am (CNA).- Pope Francis issued a new warning about misinformation on Saturday, weeks after he was the subject of a viral “fake news” story.
Writing in his World Communications Day message, released on Jan. 23, the pope said that “the risk of misinformation being spread on social media” was now widely recognized.Read More
01/23/21 8:00 am
Denver Newsroom, Jan 23, 2021 / 02:00 am (CNA).- In the waning months of 2020, the United States watched as the Senate conducted hearings for Amy Coney Barrett, a Catholic mother of seven. President Donald Trump had nominated Barrett to fill the Supreme Court seat left by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Among the observers was Father Pius Pietrzyk, OP, a canon lawyer and among the few Catholic priests to, like Barrett, hold a Senate-confirmed political appointment.Read More
01/23/21 1:56 am
CNA Staff, Jan 22, 2021 / 07:56 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Jose Gomez, president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, showed courage in releasing a statement on the day of President Joe Biden’s inauguration despite opposition from within the conference, said papal biographer and longtime Church observer George Weigel.
Weigel said Gomez displayed “episcopal courage” at a time when others demanded “a reprise of the accommodationist approach to Catholic public officials long championed by Theodore McCarrick.”Read More
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