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".
2016 Mission Trip - Colorado Here We Come!
An informational meeting will be held September 23 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas for next year's trip to Colorado. A meeting will also be held at St. John the Baptist simultaneously. Next year's Denver trip is scheduled for June 11-19. Space is very limited. If you plan on attending, we will need your $100 deposit at the meeting.
Mission Trip slideshow presentations will be held on Saturday, September 19, after the 5:30 p.m. mass at St. Thomas Aquinas and on September 20, after the 9:30 a.m. Sunday mass at SJB. Last year's participants will speak about how they made a difference this past summer in Pennsylvania. They'll share how their trip inspired them to continue the work of the Holy Spirit. Refreshments will be available.
Faith in Pro-Sports - Wayne Larrivee October 13
Join St. John the Baptist and St. Thomas Aquinas, as we welcome Wayne Larrivee, “Voice to the Green Bay Packers” as he speaks on “The Power of Faith in Pro-Sports”. Larrivee is the Packers play-by-play announcer on WTMJ. Wayne has been involved in broadcasting NFL games for 38 years. The event will be held October 13 at 7:00 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Church. Free admission. Seating is limited.
Six Week Bible Study
This six-week session will differ from last year's as it is a large group presentation and Q&A with Father. We will study First Corinthians, which deals with divisions in the believing community at Corinth and the harm that they inflect on "the body of Christ." Paul also deals with many individual ethical problems in the community of which he has become aware through letters and contacts. Pal instructs th community concerning true wisdom; the sin of idolatry; the Lord's Supper the role of God's ministries; the supreme important of love; gifts of the Spirit; and the nature of the resurrection. The community of Corinth could easy be our own - struggling for unity in the midst of conflict, and discovering weaknesses and strengths. In this study, Paul invites you to find unity in the Gospel message. Register online or call the parish office at (920) 892-4006. Thursday sessions begin October 1, and are held at St. John the Baptist from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Friday sesssions begin October 2, and are held at St. Thomas Aquinas from 8:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Journey of the Heart Retreat - September 11-13
Have you experienced the death of a spouse or partner? You're not alone. Join us for a full weekend of healing as you begin your journey through grief. The weekend retreat will be held at Cedar Valley Campus in West Bend (5349 Highway D). Registration is required for this free retreat. The retreat begins on Friday at 6:00 p.m. and concludes at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. Register online or call (920) 907-3940.
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.