Parish Cluster News and Events
January 6/7, 2018 - Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord
to view this weekend's bulletin on our website.
Here are the highlights from this weekend's Bulletin and Announcements:
No morning mass
at Ss. Peter & Paul this Monday.
Ave Maria Academy Open House
Mission Quilters meet this Wednesday
, 9:30am to 2:30pm in St. Thomas church basement.
All Faith Formation classes
resume this Wednesday.
Adult Ed this Wednesday evening:
Deacon Najarian talks about
Catholic Medical Ethics for End of Life.
More information below.
Women Adoring Jesus
, Friday, January 19, St. Anne in Hamel.
During month of January, St. Thomas Women’s Club
matching dollar for dollar all donations made to Teresa’s Orphanage, up to $1,000.00. Also collecting baby items during January for Pro-Life organizations.
Registration now open
Mothers or Fathers of Young Children groups
- meeting for eight sessions.
For information on the above highlights, please see this weekend's bulletin or visit our website at:
An invitation from Fr. Gallas
to hear Deacon Stephen Najarian speak on
Catholic Medical Ethics
for the End of Life
Wednesday, January 10th
St. Thomas the Apostle’s Parish Center
Come early for dinner at 5:30 pm—free-will donation greatly appreciated.
Deacon Stephen Najarian was born and raised in Northeast Minneapolis. He graduated from De LaSalle High School, received a B.A. degree from Marquette University, an M.D. degree from the University of Minnesota, and then completed eight years of post-doctoral fellowship at both the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic. He was certified by the American Board of Surgery and practiced General, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery in St. Paul for nearly twenty years, serving at different times as Chief of Surgery at both United Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Paul. He remains a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He also holds a Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry from the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity of the University of St. Thomas.
Deacon Najarian gave up the practice of medicine upon his ordination in 2003 as a deacon for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and has been in full-time ecclesial ministry since that time. He serves on the staff of the Church of St. Charles Borromeo in Minneapolis where he is engaged in the full-range of diaconal duties.
From 2005-2012, he was on the diaconal formation team for the Diocese of La Crosse and for the past several years has also been an instructor in the deacon formation program for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. From 1995-2005, he served on the Archbishop’s Bio-Medical Ethics Committee. From 2010-2012, he was the Associate Director of Pastoral Formation at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity and from 2010 to the present he has served on the faculty of the St. Paul Seminary teaching Pastoral Theology, the Sacrament of Marriage, and Biomedical Ethics.
Sent by Sherry Elsen on Saturday, January 6 at 3:00PM