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
First and Third Saturdays
9:30 am - 10:00 am
St. John the Baptist
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".
Advent Retreat - December 5
The Advent retreat, "A Call to Holiness" will be held at St. Fridolin's (Glenbeulah) from 10:00 -3:30 p.m. Mass to follow. Lunch is included. Free admission. Register online.
The four weeks of Advent give us time to prepare for the coming on baby Jesus. View the Preparing for the Lord Advent flyer which includes a brief history of Advent and four weekly prayers and meditations.
Christian Women Dinner - Dec. 10
All parish women are invited to the Christian Women Christmas dinner held at Quit Qui Oc. Cocktails will be served at 5:00 p.m., dinner at 6:00 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. Entertainment will follow. Sign up sheet is at the entrances. Deadline to register is December 6.
Compassionate Hearts Ministry
The mission of this new ministry is to reach out to the spiritual and physical needs of our parish family with love, patience, kindness, generosity, and prayer-filled support. Through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we bring comfort and care to those who are sick, homebound and suffering. View brochure and volunteer flyer for info on this new, joint ministry of SJB and STA parishes or call our parish office for details at (920) 876-2457.
Online Faith Formation and Enrichment
Every parishioner has 24-hour access, 7 days a week to FORMED which is the best online Catholic content on your computer, smartphone and tablet. FORMED features Catholic faith formation programs, full-length feature movies, audios, and e-books! Register here to access.
Registration is Still Open for the 2016 Mission Trip
We have two spots available for the 2016 Mission Trip to Denver, Colorado. Please contact Erin Gross at (920) 892-6015 for more information. In order to hold your spot, we will need the registration form and $100 deposit. Please see below for informational links on the registration meeting.
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.
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.
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.
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.