Lent 2021

During Lent, we give alms, fast, and pray. Visit St. Tom’s Lent 2021 webpage for events and opportunities that support our Lenten journey.

Lenten Regulations: Roman Catholics must fast and abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Wednesday, February 17, 2021, and Good Friday, April 2, 2021. Additionally, they must abstain from meat on all Fridays during Lent. The norms of fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. Fasting means a person is permitted to eat one full meal. Two smaller meals may also be taken, but they are not to equal that of a full meal. The rule of abstinence from meat is binding upon Catholics aged 14 and onwards.

Mass Times

In-PersonLivestream/ RecordedReservation Required
Monday
11:30 a.m.XX
5:30 p.m.X
Tuesday
11:30 a.m.XX
5:30 p.m.X
Wednesday
11:30 a.m.XX
9:00 p.m.X
Thursday
11:30 a.m.XX
5:30 p.m.X
Friday
11:30 a.m.XX
Saturday
11:30 a.m.XX
5:30 p.m. (Vigil)XXX
Sunday
9:00 a.m.XXX
11:00 a.m.XX
7:00 p.m.XX
9:00 p.m.XX

Mass Reservations

St. Tom’s uses Eventbrite to coordinate Mass Reservations at this time.

Please visit St. Tom’s Eventbrite page to make your Mass Reservations.

Virtual Worship

All Live stream Masses and in-person audio recordings of Mass homilies may be accessed from St. Tom’s YouTube channel.

Note: Daily Mass live stream begins at 11:30 AM, and Sunday Mass live stream begins at 9:00 AM.

Worship Aid for the 1st Sunday of Lent

Subscribe to our YouTube channel to receive notifications (and links) to live events that are about to begin and to recorded events.

Q&A

I am having issues with the stream. Can you fix this?

Most of the issues are related to the fact that nearly everyone is using the internet these days, so internet providers are experiencing strain on their networks that slow everyone down.

Other issues are related to the device on which people view the stream. A newer, faster computer that is hard-wired to the internet is always going to be better than trying to view it over WiFi or on a mobile device such as a phone. If you have issues during the Mass, try refreshing the page.

The sound is too low, what should I do?

The sound system at St. Tom’s is turned up as high as it can go. The sound issue you are experiencing is likely related to the device on which you are watching the stream. Turn your volume as high as it can go. If this does not work, consider streaming the mass on a different device.

Prayer for Spiritual Communion

Provided with the absence of Communion

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen

Resources

How to Attend Virtual Mass
Created by Caitie Beardmore, this link provides tips for participating in the Mass at home, especially for families.

FORMED – The Catholic Faith. On demand
As a St. Tom’s parishioner, you have instant access to thousands of movies, programs, audio and books on spiritual formation through FORMED. To sign up or to access, visit formed.org/signup and search for “St. Thomas Aquinas West Lafayette.

Online Giving

We ask that you continue to remember both St. Tom’s and your community through the Mother Teresa Fund by giving online through Faith Direct.

St. Tom’s Birthdays and Anniversaries

Each Sunday, we celebrate our parishioners’ special day at the end of Mass!  If you are attending Mass by live-stream, you can still participate by submitting your birthdays and wedding anniversaries in advance (Thursday, prior to the weekend). 

Pope Francis’ Prayer to Mary during the COVID-19 Pandemic

O Mary,
you always shine on our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,
who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.
You, Salvation of the Roman People,
know what we need,
and we are sure you will provide
so that, as in Cana of Galilee,
we may return to joy and to feasting
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who has taken upon himself our sufferings
and carried our sorrows
to lead us, through the cross,
to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.