St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church
94 North Lincoln Street
Post Office Box 396
Elkhart Lake, WI 53020-0396
Fr. Dan Volkert
Mon-Fri, 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Phone: (920) 876-2457
Fax: (920) 876-2036
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church is a Roman Catholic parish in the northernmost corner of the diocese of Milwaukee. St. Thomas Aquinas is located in scenic Elkhart Lake, WI near the historic resort "The Osthoff" and the road course "Road America".
Supreme Court Decision on Marriage
"The U.S. Supreme Court decision, June 26, interpreting the U.S. Constitution to require all states to license and recognize same-sex 'marriage' “is a tragic error that harms the common good and most vulnerable among us.” - Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
“The recent decision of the Supreme Court legalizing same sex marriage is sad, because it once again takes upon itself the redefinition of the word. This time it’s ‘marriage.’ The definitions of words seem to not matter to the court. The simple truth is that marriage is between a man and a woman.” - Most Reverend Jerome E. Listecki, Archbishop of Milw.
Fortnight For Freedom - June 21-July 4
“Joy from the Truth - gaudium de veritate.”
“Religious freedom is not only that of private thought or worship. It is the liberty to live, both privately and publicly, according to the ethical principles resulting from found truth.”
Pope Francis, June 20, 2014
“We must not be afraid of being Christian and living as Christians!”
Pope Francis, April 7, 2013
Crippling First Freedom..Religious Liberty Censored
Freedom for religion from political persecution (video)
BELOVED: Finding Happiness in Marriage - Videos
Experience the deeper meaning behind "I Do". BELOVED is a powerful new online video series to help you enrich and fortify your marriage. It is a a simple way to enrich your marriage from the comfort of your home. In twelve stunning sessions, BELOVED uncovers the mystery and the meaning of the sacrament of marriage, inviting all couples to experience firsthand the wonder, mystery, and joy behind that first “I do." The program is free to all parishioners and guests of St John the Baptist and St. Thomas Aquinas. Sign-in to SYMBOLON today and begin your personal marriage retreat. Contact Pastoral Ministries for information on Catholic Marriage Preparation or Catholic Marriage Mentoring and Enrichment opportunities. More info.
Hearing Loop Success Story
My sister lost her hearing a couple of years ago and was a good candidate for a cochlear implant. Although it’s not perfect, we were all ecstatic when she could hear something again. She continues to go to her church even though she cannot make out what the priest is saying because of the background noise. She heard of different places installing the Loop system, but didn't have any success until we tried St. Thomas. We couldn't believe it! For the first time in two years, she could hear the Mass! This may not be exciting to some people, but for our family, it was like having Christmas. We are so grateful and I just wanted to tell you how much we appreciate that you have the Loop system available.
J. Binder (St. John the Baptist member)
Hearing Loop Installed for Hard of Hearing
St. Thomas Aquinas recently installed a hearing loop. While a person with normal hearing may have little trouble distinguishing between background noise and the primary conversation, this is more challenging for those with any degree of hearing loss. For the hearing-impaired, this hearing loop eliminates background noise by relaying sound directly from a microphone into the user’s hearing aid or cochlear implant. There is no limit to the number of people who can access the loop at once. Learn more.
Father John Yockey: Parish Mission Speaker
View videos from Father John's recent visit.
Stewardship is a way of life - something we practice in a dozen little ways every day. St. Thomas Aquinas is a "stewardship parish." We, as Catholics, are called to live out our Gospel values in small ways and large; each member putting their God-given gifts and talents to use. To see a list of some of the ways you can put your gift of time to use see our Stewardship Opportunities Catalog. Use the Stewardship Form to signup.
What Does Evangelization Mean For Me?
The New Evangelization is a process in which we come to grow in a greater knowledge of our faith. In doing so, we are able to live out our faith in a greater way. Finally, by being a living witness to our faith in the world we will help others to draw closer to God and His Church. The New Evangelization is an opportunity, a pilgrimage (journey) to rediscover the joy and confidence of believing in our Lord and to enthusiastically profess that faith as a true encounter and relationship with Jesus Christ. Transmitting the faith means to create in every place and time the conditions which lead to his encounter between the person and Jesus Christ. Essentially, the New Evangelization will that will help all the youth as well as adults to come to know the faith, to live the faith out, and to be able to speak about the faith with confidence to invite people into the Church. Learn more!
Built in 1896, and formerly known as St. George, this parish was once part of the Green Bay diocese. In 1967, a new building was built to accommodate those from both parishes of St. Fridolin of Glenbeulah (1865) (see pictures below) and members of St. George in Elkhart Lake. On July 1, 2001, St. Fridolin and St. George merged to become the parish now known as St. Thomas Aquinas. St. Fridolin is still maintained and can be utilized for special functions. It is located at 210 N. Dillingha.m., Glenbeulah, WI 53023.
At least one of the couple proposing to get married must be an active member of the Catholic Faith and of St. Thomas Aquinas. Wedding dates must be booked a minimum of 6 months in advance of the wedding date. View additional wedding policies for St. Thomas Aquinas.