Our Parish

Welcome! The parish community welcomes you to join us in all activities and events. Please register at the Parish Office by calling 218-283-3293

How to become a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church

Download Parish Registration Form

How to Become a Catholic (RCIA )

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults): Adults wishing to learn more about the Catholic faith. A 30-week course is required for those choosing to enter into full communion in the Catholic Church. Please contact the parish office at
218-283-3293 for more information.

Parish Organizations & Ministries

Parish Council

Meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 4:30pm in the Commission Meeting Room in the Parish Office building. Contact the Parish Office for more information.

Finance Council

Meets the Third Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm in the Commission Meeting Room in the Parish Office building. Contact The Parish Office for more information.

Worship Commission

Mission Statement:  “To create an environment that enhances the liturgical celebration, inspires the spiritual family to full participation and unites God’s people in Christ.”

St. Thomas Worship Committee meets monthly to study and discuss our liturgical celebrations. With the help of many talented individuals, we prepare for each week and the liturgical seasons. We consider the various ministries involved and our particular parish needs. Elements of liturgy are the space, the music, the lay ministers, and the environment. Our vision is to inspire a deep spirit of renewal as we worship together, a spirit of enthusiasm and energy as we hear God’s Word and live our lives according to His plan.

Social Concerns Commission

The St. Thomas Social Concerns Commission works to bring charity and justice to those in need in our parish and local and global communities. Interested in being a part of the Social Concerns Commission? Please contact the parish office.

Community Clothes Closet

The Community Clothes Closet is a free clothing facility housed in Aquinas Hall.  We also have a space for small household times.  The Closet is staffed by volunteers from 6 churches in International Falls. We are open twice monthly for drop off of clean, gently used clothing and small household items and twice monthly for pick up of free items. 

Upcoming Clothes Closet dates are:

November 2         Drop Off from 10:00-2:00:

November 16       Drop Off from 10:00-2:00:

December 14       Drop Off from 10:00-2:00:

November 3         Pick Up from 9:00-3:00

November 17       Pick Up from 9:00-3:00

December 15       Pick Up from 9:00-3:00      

 Volunteers are always needed and welcome.

  If you are interested in volunteering, please call the parish office. 

Catholic Daughters of America

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month

Knights of Columbus

Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month

Tabernacle Society

Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month

St. Thomas Religious Gift Store New Location!

Now open in its new location in the Parish Office!

Stop in anytime during regular business hours and check out our wonderful selection of gift items, medals, books, Bibles and more.

Catholic Daughter cookbooks are also available.

Parish Nurse

Jeanine Alich is available to consult with parishioners regarding medical issues. Please call 285.7644.

Ministry of Praise

Ministers of Praise: This group of parishioners, many of whom are homebound, pray each day for particular needs in our Church. Persons in the prayer group receive monthly intercessions in the mail and pray in their own homes. There are no dues and no meetings. This is a wonderful way to stay involved in serving others if you are no longer able to physically work at parish functions. If you have questions, or would like to join this ministry, please call the parish office.

Intergenerational Ministry

Interngenerational ministry: Bible Partners, the intergenerational scripture study project between St. Thomas School students and parish adults, begins each fall. If you would like to be a Bible partner, call the parish office.

Homebound Ministry

Homebound Ministry: Please call us at the parish office if you, or someone you know, would like to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation or Eucharist at home and/or have a pastoral visit. We don't always know who is lonely or feeling neglected unless it is brought to our attention; please don't hesistate to alert us to the needs of yourself or others. Also, if your loved one is in the hospital and would like a visit, our staff is honored to do so. Please let us know by calling the parish office. Occasionally, parishioners are admitted and discharged before we know they have been hospitalized.

Community Clothes Closet

Free clothing is available twice monthly in the Community Clothes Closet, located in Aquinas Hall. A limited selection of household goods are also available on dates that the Clothes Closet is open, in the front entrance of the parish office. Drop offs of clean, gently used clothing and household goods are welcomed twice monthly. Check the doorway to the Closet or the Daily Journal for next dates of service.



Vision Newsletter

Lent 2014


Ministry Schedule

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