Week of Dinner Groups
Aug
20
to Aug 21

Week of Dinner Groups

August 20-21 will be the second week of dinner groups for the month of August. Dinner groups meet just twice a month at the homes of other young adults. The dinner hosts will provide dinner. This is an opportunity to get plugged in with the community in a smaller and more intimate setting without having to just attend a large event. 

What are dinner groups? 
Dinner groups are simply a way to provide Christian hospitality to members of our community. These groups are a way to get to know each other through breaking bread together and sharing in conversation in a more personal setting rather than a large group setting every week. Each group will have 6-10 people.

Dinner group dates:

  • August 6-7

  • August 20-21

Time:
7:00-9:00pm

Do I have to attend both weeks in August? 
YES. We expect that if you sign up for dinner groups in August that are you committing to going to the same group twice in that month. The day of the week will stay consistent.



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Labor Day Weekend Retreat
Aug
30
to Sep 1

Labor Day Weekend Retreat

When: August 30 - September 1, 2019
Where: The Pines Catholic Camp in Big Sandy, TX
Time: 5:00pm on Friday and return Sunday early afternoon
Cost: $99/person (scholarships available - email Hannah at hannah@stadallas.org)

Who is this retreat for?
ALL Young Adults (20s and 30s). Whether you are:

  1. Looking to have a weekend away

  2. A new member looking to connect and build relationships

  3. A leader looking to invest in new members and give back to the ministry

  4. Looking for quiet space to relax and reconnect with Jesus

  5. Just someone who likes to have a good time!

What does the cost include?
Bus transportation there and back, food (Friday night dinner through Sunday brunch), lodging, Confession, Spiritual Direction, Mass, Adoration, ropes courses, camp activities, games, pool, sand volleyball, Young Adults t-shirt, etc.

Registration for this retreat is now open!

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Pange Língua: A Night of Worship
Sep
3
7:00 PM19:00

Pange Língua: A Night of Worship

  • St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Pange Língua: A Night of Worship at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church with Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

Pange Língua is a Night of Worship hosted on the first Tuesdays of every month from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Pange Língua is a time of worship with Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. This night of worship is open to anyone including families, youth, and young adults of the parish. It is a gift for us to gather as one Church and specifically pray for our parish community, marriages, youth and young adults, leaders, vocations to the priesthood and religious life from our parish, and for those people in our parish boundaries that do not know Jesus Christ as Lord.

The night will include music, meditation, silence, Confession, Exposition, and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

Everyone is welcome! Those under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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Thursday Night Speaker Series with Diving Deeper Class
Sep
5
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Speaker Series with Diving Deeper Class

  • 6306 Kenwood Ave. Dallas United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sacred Liturgy Series: Introduction to Sacred Liturgy and Rite

Join us for the next four months as we dive into a new series on Sacred Liturgy.

Michael Raia will be our guest speaker this month.

Michael is a committed lifelong Roman Catholic with a deep love for Christ and a passion for beauty, renewal of the liturgy and sacred arts, and evangelization. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Studies while serving actively in campus and youth ministries. He earned a Master of Arts in Liturgy (MAL) with a concentration in Sacred Art & Architecture from the Liturgical Institute at the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Chicago and is currently pursuing a dual degree to earn a Master of Sacred Arts (MSA) and Master of Theological Studies (MTS). Michael’s design and formation efforts are informed by over 15 years of broad relational ministry involvement and leadership as a parish volunteer and staff member.

Michael has presented on the topics of sacred art & architecture, liturgy, and evangelization to elementary, junior/senior high school, and college students, young adults, seminarians & clergy, building committees, parish-wide gatherings, and podcast/radio audiences.

Michael lives in Austin, TX where he enjoys the outdoors, great food, and live music for which the city is known. His brother, Fr. Jonathan Raia, is Vocations Director for the Diocese of Austin, and their parents remain active Catholics in Houston, TX.

Schedule for night:
5:00-6:00 - Confessions
6:15pm - Mass
7:00pm - Gather in Upper School Drama Room
7:20pm - Talk begins
8:45pm - Head to unofficial gathering spot. Location TBD.
8:50pm - Diving Deeper Class begins

After the night, we will have a short Diving Deeper Class for those that are interested in learning more about the community of STA Young Adults. To sign up and learn more, click here.

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Pange Língua: A Night of Worship
Oct
1
7:00 PM19:00

Pange Língua: A Night of Worship

  • St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Pange Língua: A Night of Worship at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church with Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

Pange Língua is a Night of Worship hosted on the first Tuesdays of every month from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Pange Língua is a time of worship with Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. This night of worship is open to anyone including families, youth, and young adults of the parish. It is a gift for us to gather as one Church and specifically pray for our parish community, marriages, youth and young adults, leaders, vocations to the priesthood and religious life from our parish, and for those people in our parish boundaries that do not know Jesus Christ as Lord.

The night will include music, meditation, silence, Confession, Exposition, and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

Everyone is welcome! Those under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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Thursday Night Speaker Series
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Speaker Series

  • 6306 Kenwood Ave. Dallas United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sacred Liturgy Series: Signs, Symbols, and Language

Join us for the second part of the Sacred Liturgy Series on Signs, Symbols, and Language.

Brandon Barker will be our guest speaker this month.

Brandon was born and raised in Greenville, Texas. The eldest of three kids, he grew up in a devout Baptist household. He had a Prodigal Son-like experience throughout his early twenties before a profound conversion and reunion with the heavenly Father at age 26. Planning on becoming a Protestant pastor or seminary professor, he began an intensive study of the Bible and was sent by his church community to Dallas Theological Seminary. The more he immersed myself in Scripture and Church History, the more he found it to support the Catholic faith. Eventually, he was compelled in conscience to enter the Catholic Church, which he did in 2009.

Brandon began serving at St. Thomas Aquinas in 2011 and his current position is the Director of Evangelization and Discipleship. He hold a marketing and business degree from Texas Tech University and a Master’s in Theological Studies from the University of Dallas. He currently live on a farm with his wife, Ericha, and his daughter and four sons.

Schedule for night:
5:00-6:00 - Confessions
6:15pm - Mass
7:00pm - Gather in Upper School Drama Room
7:20pm - Talk begins
8:45pm - Head to unofficial gathering spot. Location TBD.

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Pange Língua: A Night of Worship
Nov
5
7:00 PM19:00

Pange Língua: A Night of Worship

  • St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Pange Língua: A Night of Worship at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church with Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

Pange Língua is a Night of Worship hosted on the first Tuesdays of every month from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Pange Língua is a time of worship with Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. This night of worship is open to anyone including families, youth, and young adults of the parish. It is a gift for us to gather as one Church and specifically pray for our parish community, marriages, youth and young adults, leaders, vocations to the priesthood and religious life from our parish, and for those people in our parish boundaries that do not know Jesus Christ as Lord.

The night will include music, meditation, silence, Confession, Exposition, and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

Everyone is welcome! Those under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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Thursday Night Speaker Series with Diving Deeper Class
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Speaker Series with Diving Deeper Class

  • 6306 Kenwood Ave. Dallas United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sacred Liturgy Series: Time, Ministers, and Assembly

Join us for the third part of the Sacred Liturgy Series on Time, Ministers, and Assembly.

Jim Lee will be our guest speaker this month.

Dr. Jim Lee is Associate Professor of the History of Early Christianity at the Perkins School of Theology at SMU. He also serves as the Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program. Jim received his B.A. in theology from the University of Notre Dame, his M.A. in Church History from the Catholic University of America, and his Ph.D. in the history of Christianity from the University of Notre Dame. He has been on the faculty at SMU for 7 years, where he teaches courses on church history and on topics such as Early Christian Interpretation of the Bible, The History of Christian Mysticism, and The Theology of St Augustine. Jim and his wife Anna were married at St. Thomas Aquinas in 2016, and they have a two year old daughter named Mary Margaret.

Schedule for night:
5:00-6:00 - Confessions
6:15pm - Mass
7:00pm - Gather in Upper School Drama Room
7:20pm - Talk begins
8:45pm - Head to unofficial gathering spot. Location TBD.

After the night, we will have a short Diving Deeper Class for those that are interested in learning more about the community of STA Young Adults. To sign up and learn more, click here.

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Advent Retreat
Dec
7
9:00 AM09:00

Advent Retreat

Join us for our annual Advent Retreat at St. Thomas Aquinas. This day retreat is a perfect way to quiet our hearts and prepare ourselves for the coming of the Lord.

The retreat is $20 and includes coffee, light snacks, and lunch.

The retreat begins at 9:00 a.m. and we will conclude with the 4:00 p.m. Vigil Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas.

Location: St. Anne's Hall located at the church

Signups coming in October.

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Pange Língua: A Night of Worship
Dec
10
7:00 PM19:00

Pange Língua: A Night of Worship

  • St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Pange Língua: A Night of Worship at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church with Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

Pange Língua is a Night of Worship hosted on the first Tuesdays of every month from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Pange Língua is a time of worship with Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. This night of worship is open to anyone including families, youth, and young adults of the parish. It is a gift for us to gather as one Church and specifically pray for our parish community, marriages, youth and young adults, leaders, vocations to the priesthood and religious life from our parish, and for those people in our parish boundaries that do not know Jesus Christ as Lord.

The night will include music, meditation, silence, Confession, Exposition, and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

Everyone is welcome! Those under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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Thursday Night Speaker Series
Aug
15
7:15 PM19:15

Thursday Night Speaker Series

  • 6306 Kenwood Ave. Dallas United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

“Mary, Icon of the Church”

Join us for the first Speaker Series of the semester. On this Feast of the Assumption, we will begin the talk after the conclusion of the Holy Day Mass at 6:15pm.

Dr. Jim Lee will be our guest speaker this month and he will be discussing the Feast of the Assumption and Mary as the icon of the Church.

Dr. Jim Lee is Associate Professor of the History of Early Christianity at the Perkins School of Theology at SMU. He also serves as the Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program. Jim received his B.A. in theology from the University of Notre Dame, his M.A. in Church History from the Catholic University of America, and his Ph.D. in the history of Christianity from the University of Notre Dame. He has been on the faculty at SMU for 7 years, where he teaches courses on church history and on topics such as Early Christian Interpretation of the Bible, The History of Christian Mysticism, and The Theology of St Augustine. Jim and his wife Anna were married at St. Thomas Aquinas in 2016, and they have a two year old daughter named Mary Margaret.

Schedule for night:
5:00-6:00 - Confessions
6:15pm - Holy Day Mass
7:15pm - Gather in Upper School Drama Room
7:30pm - Talk begins
9:00pm - Head to unofficial gathering spot
Location TBD.

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Week of Dinner Groups
Aug
6
to Aug 7

Week of Dinner Groups

August 6-7 will be the first week of dinner groups for the month of August. Dinner groups meet just twice a month at the homes of other young adults. The dinner hosts will provide dinner. This is an opportunity to get plugged in with the community in a smaller and more intimate setting without having to just attend a large event. 

What are dinner groups? 
Dinner groups are simply a way to provide Christian hospitality to members of our community. These groups are a way to get to know each other through breaking bread together and sharing in conversation in a more personal setting rather than a large group setting every week. Each group will have 6-10 people.

Dinner group dates:

  • August 6-7

  • August 20-21

Time:
7:00-9:00pm

Do I have to attend both weeks in August? 
YES. We expect that if you sign up for dinner groups in August that are you committing to going to the same group twice in that month. The day of the week will stay consistent.



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The 635
Jul
30
6:35 PM18:35

The 635

Cool off this summer with The 635 at Granada Theater! Join hundreds of young adults from all over Dallas, who want to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through worship, personal connection, and community-based discipleship. Invite your friends to this free event, and get pumped for an awesome night.

Free Parking Behind Granada Theater

6:35pm - Happy Hour at Sundown at Granada
7:15pm - Event begins

More Info: the635.org // @the635Dallas - Insta/Twitter

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Week of Dinner Groups
Jul
23
to Jul 24

Week of Dinner Groups

July 23-24 will be the second week of dinner groups for the month of July. Dinner groups meet just twice a month at the homes of other young adults. The dinner hosts will provide dinner. This is an opportunity to get plugged in with the community in a smaller and more intimate setting without having to just attend a large event. 

What are dinner groups? 
Dinner groups are simply a way to provide Christian hospitality to members of our community. These groups are a way to get to know each other through breaking bread together and sharing in conversation in a more personal setting rather than a large group setting every week. Each group will have 6-10 people.

Dinner group dates:

  • July 9-10

  • July 23-24

Time:
7:00-9:00pm

Do I have to attend both weeks in July? 
YES. We expect that if you sign up for dinner groups in July that are you committing to going to the same group twice in that month. The day of the week will stay consistent.



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Week of Dinner Groups
Jul
9
to Jul 10

Week of Dinner Groups

July 9-10 will be the first week of dinner groups for the month of July. Dinner groups meet just twice a month at the homes of other young adults. The dinner hosts will provide dinner. This is an opportunity to get plugged in with the community in a smaller and more intimate setting without having to just attend a large event. 

What are dinner groups? 
Dinner groups are simply a way to provide Christian hospitality to members of our community. These groups are a way to get to know each other through breaking bread together and sharing in conversation in a more personal setting rather than a large group setting every week. Each group will have 6-10 people.

Dinner group dates:

  • July 9-10

  • July 23-24

Time:
7:00-9:00pm

Do I have to attend both weeks in July? 
YES. We expect that if you sign up for dinner groups in July that are you committing to going to the same group twice in that month. The day of the week will stay consistent.



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The 635
Jun
25
6:35 PM18:35

The 635

Cool off this summer with The 635 at Granada Theater! Join hundreds of young adults from all over Dallas, who want to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through worship, personal connection, and community-based discipleship. Invite your friends to this free event, and get pumped for an awesome night.

Free Parking Behind Granada Theater

6:35pm - Happy Hour at Sundown at Granada
7:15pm - Event begins

More Info: the635.org // @the635Dallas - Insta/Twitter

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Week of Dinner Groups
Jun
11
to Jun 12

Week of Dinner Groups

Dinner Groups for June are already full. We will have dinner groups in July and August too so sign up early once the email is sent at the end of June.

June 11-12 will be the first week of dinner groups for the month of June. Dinner groups meet just twice a month at the homes of other young adults. The dinner hosts will provide dinner. This is an opportunity to get plugged in with the community in a smaller and more intimate setting without having to just attend a large event. 

What are dinner groups? 
Dinner groups are simply a way to provide Christian hospitality to members of our community. These groups are a way to get to know each other through breaking bread together and sharing in conversation in a more personal setting rather than a large group setting every week. Each group will have 6-10 people.

Dinner group dates:

  • June 11-12

  • June 25-26

Time:
7:00-9:00pm

Do I have to attend both weeks in June? 
YES. We expect that if you sign up for dinner groups in June that are you committing to going to the same group twice in that month. The day of the week will stay consistent.

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Saturday Service at In My Shoes
May
18
9:00 AM09:00

Saturday Service at In My Shoes

Join us Saturday, May 18 from 9am-12pm to serve at In My Shoes. The mission of In My Shoes is to provide a safe, welcoming community for pregnant women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. They provide the housing, tools and support to transform lives. In My Shoes helps set life in motion again - helping individuals and families heal and become whole.

This day of service will include working at the home of these women doing various projects to keep their living facilities and grounds looking nice.

Sign Up Now:

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Kickball and More
May
16
to Jun 13

Kickball and More

  • St. Thomas Aquinas Athletic Fields (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

STA Young Adults Kickball and More is back starting May 16! We will meet every Thursday from May 16 through June 13 on the St. Thomas Aquinas Athletic Fields from 7:00-9:00pm. Each night will include a couple pick up games of Kickball, Ultimate Frisbee and/or Flag Football. Kan jam, corn hole, ladder ball, and spike ball are also available!

Dates:
May 16
May 23
May 30
June 6
June 13

Come join as we gather in fellowship to enjoy some friendly co-ed competition. No need to sign up prior to attending. These pick-up games are open to anyone so bring your friends for a good time!

NOTE: All participants will need to fill out a liability waiver prior to playing. We will have forms at the event to fill out, or you can fill out a form now and not worry once you get there: https://permission.click/JxQG5/us

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Lecture Series
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

Lecture Series

Five Proofs of the Existence of God

In this five-week series we will be reading, analyzing, and discussing Edward Feser’s, Five Proofs of the Existence of God. This series will provide you with a general introduction to the philosophical principles necessary to demonstrate the existence of God. As Holy mother Church teaches in the first Vatican Council:

“The same Holy mother Church holds and teaches that God, the source and end of all things, can be known with certainty from the consideration of created things, by the natural power of human reason…”

5 Thursdays in a row: May 16 - June 13
7:00-8:30pm
St. Dominic’s Building Music Room
Free to attend. Must purchase the book “The Five Proofs of the Existence of God” by Edward Feser.

Open to all parishioners
No prior knowledge of philosophy necessary.

Bio of presenter:

Dr. Monty De La Torre is currently an associate professor of philosophy at Collin College and Tarrant County College. He holds a PhD in philosophy from Australian Catholic University, an M.A. in Theology from the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College, a B.A. in Philosophy from the Catholic University of Leuven, and a B.A. in Music from La Sierra University. He wrote his PhD dissertation on St. Thomas Aquinas’ Fourth Way. Dr. De La Torre is passionate about intellectual formation and sharing his knowledge with others.

Click here to RSVP for this lecture series.

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Thursday Night Speaker Series
May
9
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Speaker Series

  • 6306 Kenwood Ave. Dallas United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Why Should Christians Study Philosophy?

Join us for our last Speaker Series of the semester. Dr. Monty De La Torre will be our guest presenter.

In his article, "Why Should Christians Study Philosophy?", Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P. argues that the study of philosophy is crucial for understanding and strengthening our love of God and the Catholic faith. In the following talk, we will be discussing Fr. White's treatment of philosophy and its special role in the Catholic Church, and the meaningful role it can have in our lives.  

Dr. Monty De La Torre is currently an associate professor of philosophy at Collin College and Tarrant County College. He holds a PhD in philosophy from Australian Catholic University, an M.A. in Theology from the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College, a B.A. in Philosophy from the Catholic University of Leuven, and a B.A. in Music from La Sierra University. He wrote his PhD dissertation on St. Thomas Aquinas’ Fourth Way. Dr. De La Torre is passionate about intellectual formation and sharing his knowledge with others.

Schedule for night:
5:00-6:00 - Confessions
6:15pm - Mass
7:00pm - Gather in Upper School Drama Room
7:20pm - Talk begins
8:45pm - Head to unofficial gathering spot
Location TBD.

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Social at Oak Highlands Brewery
May
2
7:00 PM19:00

Social at Oak Highlands Brewery

Join us on May 2 for our monthly social at Oak Highlands Brewery! This is a great evening to connect with new faces of the community and long time members. If you are new to Dallas or the community, we would love to see you. The brewery has many corn hole sets, foosball, ping pong, and old arcade games. It will be a fun night!

Address: 10484 Brockwood Rd, Dallas, TX 75238

Light snacks and appetizers will be available.

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Week of Dinner Groups
Apr
22
to Apr 25

Week of Dinner Groups

The week of April 8-11 will be a week of dinner groups. Dinner groups are hosted twice a month in between our socials and speaker series. Dinner groups meet just twice a month at the homes of other young adults. The dinner hosts will provide dinner. This is an opportunity to get plugged in with the community in a smaller and more intimate setting without having to just attend a large event. 

What are dinner groups? 
Dinner groups are simply a way to provide Christian hospitality to members of our community. These groups are a way to get to know each other through breaking bread together and sharing in conversation in a more personal setting rather than a large group setting every week. Each group will have 6-10 people.

Dinner group dates:

  • Week of April 8-11

  • Week of April 22-25

Time:
7:00-9:00pm

Do I have to attend both weeks in April? 
YES. We expect that if you sign up for dinner groups in April that are you committing to going to the same group twice in that month. The day of the week will stay consistent.

Dinner Groups for April are full. We will start up new dinner groups in June!

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Week of Dinner Groups
Apr
8
to Apr 11

Week of Dinner Groups

The week of April 8-11 will be a week of dinner groups. Dinner groups are hosted twice a month in between our socials and speaker series. Dinner groups meet just twice a month at the homes of other young adults. The dinner hosts will provide dinner. This is an opportunity to get plugged in with the community in a smaller and more intimate setting without having to just attend a large event. 

What are dinner groups? 
Dinner groups are simply a way to provide Christian hospitality to members of our community. These groups are a way to get to know each other through breaking bread together and sharing in conversation in a more personal setting rather than a large group setting every week. Each group will have 6-10 people.

Dinner group dates:

  • Week of April 8-11

  • Week of April 22-25

Time:
7:00-9:00pm

Do I have to attend both weeks in April? 
YES. We expect that if you sign up for dinner groups in April that are you committing to going to the same group twice in that month. The day of the week will stay consistent.

Dinner Groups for April are full. We will start up new dinner groups in June!

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Thursday Night Speaker Series
Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Speaker Series

  • 6306 Kenwood Ave. Dallas United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Marriage in the 21st century carries more complex meanings and requires more sustained effort than ever before. As Catholics, we view marriage as more than a contract; it is a holy covenant.

Sacramental marriage is a covenantal bond designed by God between baptized persons that is an intimate, faithful, indissoluble communion of life and love freely entered into by a man and a woman for their own good and for the procreation and education of children where Jesus Christ himself abides. Come be a part of learning about why marriage is such an important vocation.

Speaker bio:
Anne E. Lucchetti, Ph.D., is an executive consultant for The Leath Group. Her 20 years of experience in university teaching (most recently at Texas Christian University and North Carolina State University), consulting, and training seminars covers such topics as Conflict Resolution, Group & Team Dynamics, Leadership, Interviewing, and Interpersonal Communication skills. Anne received her doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin with a research emphasis in Interpersonal & Organizational Communication, her master’s degree from Purdue University, and a psychology degree from Albion College.

Anne is very passionate about her work, but above all truly loves her work at St. Thomas Aquinas. Anne is on her 11th consecutive year teaching the Constructive Communication class for engaged couples.

Schedule for night:
5:00-6:00 - Confessions
6:15pm - Mass
7:00pm - Gather in Upper School Cafeteria
7:20pm - Talk begins
8:45pm - Head to unofficial gathering spot
Location TBD.

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Pange Língua: A Night of Worship
Apr
2
7:00 PM19:00

Pange Língua: A Night of Worship

Pange Língua: A Night of Worship at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church with Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

Pange Língua is a Night of Worship hosted on the first Tuesday of every month from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church following the 6:15 p.m. Mass. Pange Língua is a time of Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. This night of worship is open to anyone including families, youth, and young adults of the parish. It is a gift for us to gather as one Church and specifically pray for our parish community, marriages, youth and young adults, leaders, vocations to the priesthood and religious life from our parish, and for those people in our parish boundaries that do not know Jesus Christ as Lord.

The night will include music, meditation, silence, Confession, Exposition, and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

Everyone is welcome! Those under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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Service Event at Soul's Harbor
Mar
30
10:00 AM10:00

Service Event at Soul's Harbor

  • 13134 Nile Drive Dallas, TX, 75253 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join young adults on Saturday for another service event at Soul's Harbor. Sign up below! We will be helping plant their vegetable garden. Upon arriving at the facilities, there is one main building that actually has the Soul’s Harbor sign on the front. There are three entrances into this building, but all doors lead to the same meeting room. There is an intro meeting so make sure and try to get there by 10am.

Saturday, March 30th 10 am – 2 pm

Soul’s Harbor
13134 Nile Drive
Dallas, Texas 75253

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Week of Dinner Groups
Mar
25
to Mar 28

Week of Dinner Groups

The week of March 25-28 will be a week of dinner groups. Dinner groups are hosted twice a month in between our socials and speaker series.

Dinner group dates:

  • Week of March 11-14

  • Week of March 25-28

Time:
7:00-9:00pm

Do I have to attend both weeks in March? 
YES. We expect that if you sign up for dinner groups in March that are you committing to going to the same group twice in that month. The day of the week will stay consistent.

Sign ups for March are closed. April sign ups coming this week.

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Lenten Retreat
Mar
23
9:30 AM09:30

Lenten Retreat

Join us for the 5th Annual Lenten Retreat at the Mount Carmel Retreat Center. This retreat center and Monastery is home to the Discalced Carmelite Fathers and is located on a high hilltop upon 45 acres of land. 

We only have 50 spots available for this retreat due to space restraint at the retreat center.

Cost is $35 per person and includes lunch.

This is a silent retreat just for you. We will start with a morning meditation by one of the Carmelite fathers and have a few guided prayer activities during the day. Mostly this retreat is a time of reflection, adoration, and meditation and we will end with a Vigil Mass.

Sign up now!

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5th Anniversary Celebration at The Lot Dallas
Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

5th Anniversary Celebration at The Lot Dallas

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It's been five years since the Young Adults ministry began at St. Thomas Aquinas in a small room with just eight people. Little did we know how God was going to direct this ministry to serve his people. We have been humbled and honored to serve the young adults of the community in various ways over these past five years. We have seen countless people committing their lives to Jesus Christ and finding purpose and passion through His will being done in their lives. Let's celebrate on March 21!

7-10pm
Dinner will be provided from 7pm-9pm.

Location: The Lot Dallas (Back patio and beer garden)
Address: 7530 East Grand (at Gaston)

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Saturday Service at In My Shoes
Mar
16
9:00 AM09:00

Saturday Service at In My Shoes

Join us Saturday, March 16 from 9am-12pm to serve at In My Shoes. The Mission of In My Shoes is to provide a safe, welcoming community for pregnant women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. They provide the housing, tools and support to transform lives. In My Shoes helps set life in motion again - helping individuals and families heal and become whole.

This day of service will include working at the home of these women doing various projects to keep their living facilities and grounds looking nice.

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Week of Dinner Groups
Mar
11
to Mar 14

Week of Dinner Groups

The week of March 11-14 will be a week of dinner groups. Dinner groups are hosted twice a month in between our socials and speaker series. This is a new part of our ministry we are offering this year. Dinner groups meet just twice a month at the homes of other young adults. The dinner hosts will provide dinner. This is an opportunity to get plugged in with the community in a smaller and more intimate setting without having to just attend a large event. 

What are dinner groups? 
Dinner groups are simply a way to provide Christian hospitality to members of our community. These groups are a way to get to know each other through breaking bread together and sharing in conversation in a more personal setting rather than a large group setting every week. Each group will have 6-10 people.

Dinner group dates:

  • Week of March 11-14

  • Week of March 25-28

Time:
7:00-9:00pm

Do I have to attend both weeks in March? 
YES. We expect that if you sign up for dinner groups in March that are you committing to going to the same group twice in that month. The day of the week will stay consistent.

Sign up here for a March Dinner Group:

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Speaker Series with Nicholas Brandt
Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

Speaker Series with Nicholas Brandt

  • 6306 Kenwood Ave. Dallas United States (map)
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"Putting Your Gifts to Work"

Join us on March 7 for our monthly Speaker Series. This month’s speaker will be Nicholas Brandt.

As we approach the beginning of Lent it's natural to start thinking of our resolutions to grow spiritually.  This talk will help you focus on perhaps the most neglected area of Lent: almsgiving.  How can we spend our time and talents better for the Lord?  What ministries can we join to really put ourselves in the mission field?  Nicholas will lead a guided personal reflection to figure out what more (or for the over-involved, what less) we need to be doing for the Lord.

Nicholas Brandt is a proud member of STA Young Adults, a life-long Catholic, and a lover of apostolates.  He and his fiancee Kathryn Gibbs both work in Catholic Schools as Campus Ministers where together they plan a total of 13 retreats a year.  He's been involved in Catholic Schools for 24 consecutive years as either a student or a teacher.  He also loves everything about sports, especially hockey and soccer.  He loves traveling, especially on pilgrimages, and encountering the Lord in holy places.  He founded Genesian Ministries, a unique Catholic theater ministry in the Diocese of Dallas, where he directs and writes plays for the greater glory of God.  His favorite food is steak, and his favorite drink is beer.  He would love to have either with you sometime!

Schedule for night:
5:00-6:00 - Confessions
6:15pm - Mass
7:00pm - Gather in Drama Room
7:20pm - Talk begins
8:45pm - Head to unofficial gathering spot
Location TBD.

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Week of Dinner Groups
Feb
25
to Feb 28

Week of Dinner Groups

The week of February 25-28 will be a week of dinner groups. Dinner groups are hosted twice a month in between our socials and speaker series.

Dinner group dates:

  • Week of February 11-14

  • Week of February 25-28

Time:
7:00-9:00pm

Do I have to attend both weeks in February? 
YES. We expect that if you sign up for dinner groups in February that are you committing to going to the same group twice in that month. The day of the week will stay consistent.

Sign up here for a February Dinner Group:

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Week of Dinner Groups
Feb
11
to Feb 14

Week of Dinner Groups

The week of February 11-14 will be a week of dinner groups. Dinner groups are hosted twice a month in between our socials and speaker series. This is a new part of our ministry we are offering this year. Dinner groups meet just twice a month at the homes of other young adults. The dinner hosts will provide dinner. This is an opportunity to get plugged in with the community in a smaller and more intimate setting without having to just attend a large event. 

What are dinner groups? 
Dinner groups are simply a way to provide Christian hospitality to members of our community. These groups are a way to get to know each other through breaking bread together and sharing in conversation in a more personal setting rather than a large group setting every week. Each group will have 6-10 people.

November dinner group dates:

  • Week of February 11-14

  • Week of February 25-28

Time:
7:00-9:00pm

Do I have to attend both weeks in February? 
YES. We expect that if you sign up for dinner groups in February that are you committing to going to the same group twice in that month. The day of the week will stay consistent.

Sign up here for a February Dinner Group:

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Speaker Series with Katie Erskine
Feb
7
7:00 PM19:00

Speaker Series with Katie Erskine

  • 6306 Kenwood Ave. Dallas United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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"The World is Thy Ship: How to ride the sailboat, snailboat, and failboat"

Have you ever said anything to God akin to, “Look, I’ll do whatever you want. JUST TELL ME WHAT TO DO!”? Katie Erskine is a Maryland transplant, who moved to Dallas this summer, because she is absolutely certain… well, believes with confidence… I mean, sometimes is unsure… that God told her to. Previous to her move, Katie worked as a Youth & Young Adult Minister for 5 years and now works for the Diocese of Dallas in the Office of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministry. She is ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN that God has a meaningful and fulfilling plan for every single person. Sometimes it’s smooth sailing, and most often, it’s not.

Schedule for night:
5:00-6:00 - Confessions
6:15pm - Mass
7:00pm - Gather in Drama Room
7:20pm - Talk begins
8:45pm - Head to unofficial gathering spot
Location TBD.

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Week of Dinner Groups
Jan
28
to Jan 31

Week of Dinner Groups

The week of January 28-31 will be a week of dinner groups. Dinner groups are hosted twice a month in between our socials and speaker series.

November dinner group dates:

  • Week of January 14-17

  • Week of January 28-31

Time:
7:00-9:00pm

Do I have to attend both weeks in January? 
YES. We expect that if you sign up for dinner groups in January that are you committing to going to the same group twice in that month. The day of the week will stay consistent.

Sign up for a January Dinner Group here:

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