A special thanks to Jim and Donna Prochaska for providing the beautiful music for the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Holy Week. Thanks to Brett Adams for setting up the confessionals and Patricia Martinez for having the church ready after Palm Sunday. Thanks to Joann Ledlow-Hobson for assembling the Easter Vigil candles and to Monette Ellerbrock and Mary Ashlock for cleaning the old ones. Thanks to Johnanne Allen for delivering Holy Week fliers to local hotels so that we could invite visitors to have St. Thomas Aquinas Parish be their church home away from home. Thanks to Trish Barina, the Whiteacre family, and Lin Whitson for their tireless and beautiful changes to the church environment to reflect the day’s liturgy.
Thanks to Jeff Gore, Roy Lopez, the Oliveiri family, and the Cook family for helping with chair setup and take-down. Thanks to Jo Clay and the RCIA team for coordinating and arranging the reception for the newest members of our faith and parish. We also want to express our appreciation to our ever-faithful bulletin stuffers Amparo and Pedro Hinojosa, Theresa and Charles Bohne, Sandi Ainsworth and the back-up team of Fr. Albert, Leanne Gomez, and Barbara Phillips. Thanks to our book-labelers Shirley Smith, Julianne Russo, Rosemary Teel, and Cavelle Raudio.
Thanks to Anita Kapchinski for selecting the music and directing the choir and accompanists: Eric Phillips, Damon Wallace, Michael & Terry Quick, Connie & Conrad Stokes, Divina Page, Bob & Pam Chronister, Pam Schultz, Lexie and Megan Rooney, Meredith Olson, Donna & Jim Prochaska, Jacob Pokora, Brennan Lamont, Karen & Roque Villarreal, Michael Hlavinka, Susan Lovelette, and Felicia Piscitelli. Thanks to the members of Schola for their beautiful prayer for Tenebrae. Your efforts helped us all to pray twice as reverently and see the beauty of God’s mercy in His Son’s Death and Resurrection. There were many others who stepped in and helped. For any I may have missed, my apologies. Know that your help was greatly appreciated.
Peace and Blessings,
Diana M. Jetter, Pastoral Associate