Dear Parish Family,
The Papal visit of Pope Francis to the United States is a little over a month away. The Archdiocese has given St. Thomas Apostle Parish 25 tickets for the Papal Mass on the grounds at Catholic University. We will use an equitable means to distribute the tickets in such a way that any registered parishioner has a chance to get one. For those who do not get a ticket for the Mass there will be some good places to see Pope Francis along the routes between his different events. The Archdiocese has a website, walkwithfrancis.org which contains helpful information about the Papal visit. Labor Day weekend, Catholics in the Archdiocese of Washington will be able to make a pledge of prayers and good works, and those pledges will be collected and given to the Holy Father. May we allow ourselves to be inspired by the Pope’s message and may he help us to follow Christ more closely.
Your servant in Christ,