Prayer is essential to living a full, Catholic life. The central communal form of prayer for the Church is the Holy Mass. Prayer is communion with God. Prayer can be public or personal, spoken or silent. The psalms are prayers we sing; they have been a part of the Church’s communal prayer since the earliest days of the Church. Prayer is communication with a God who loves us and desires to be in relationship with us.
St. Thomas is a community united in faith and prayer.Jesus is a model of prayer for us. In the Scriptures, Jesus prays often, morning and night. He prays during critical events in his life and he prays before ministering to people in need.
Let’s build St. Thomas Parish into the place where all may experience a genuine communion with God and with each other, through prayer, worship, sacraments, scriptural word, sharing of life with one another, service to one another and the larger community of the whole church. There are many opportunities for devotional and communal prayer at St. Thomas Parish. Through these opportunities, we join together to express our faith, draw closer to the Lord, and celebrate beauty of the Catholic faith.
Are you challenged to move outside spiritual comfort zones, and through prayer, study, service, and sacrifice to build the kingdom of God right here in Decatur, and beyond? Join us for Mass, start a small church community group, join a group praying the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet, Start a Bible study group — the sky is the limit. God invites you. Just show up.