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                      St. Thomas Aquinas

A Letter to Our Members
Robbie Partida-Kipness • President

 Dear Bellas,
 September has come and gone in a blink of an eye and my Longhorns
 already have a loss and my Cowboys have two. How did that happen?
                                                                                                     Founded in 1961, the St. Thomas
 I am still in the state of shock, but amidst my grief I have been keeping                           Aquinas Mothers' Association is
 pretty busy, as I am sure all of you have.                                                          a Catholic organization whose
                                                                                                     purpose is to aid parents in
 The Cookbook Committee finished the final stretch and gathered up those recipes and                 providing a Catholic home
 it is now at the publisher. We are very grateful to all those who shared their recipes              atmosphere for young children.
 with us. Let me tell you ladies when I think of how beautiful this cookbook is going to             Membership is open to those
 be I get goose bumps! What started as an idea that formed during VBS, is a reality and              interested in the moral, spiritual,
                                                                                                     and educational welfare of their
 will be available for sale for the holidays. I really can’t wait.
                                                                                                     children, Kindergarten age and
 Minda Paluga has been hard at work getting our membership database squeaky clean                    younger. Members participate in
 and our Membership Directories will be available for pickup at October Market on                    many activities, such as charity
                                                                                                     and volunteer work, fundraising
 October 9th. We had our first general meeting and it was standing room only. Thank
                                                                                                     events, Vacation Bible School,
 you to all who attended and to Joyce Limber and Lauren Roberts for coming to speak                  Preschool Religious Education
 to us. Our first Mom’s Night Out at the STA Bingo was a huge hit. We even had one                   children's parties and adult
 winner. Special thanks to Susan Taylor for organizing. If you helped at the STAMA                   functions.
 small bounce house at the carnival you know who you are and you know it was
 miserably humid so I am very grateful to each of you for volunteering.                              Inside this issue:
 Our Membership Services team of Katie Coligado and Renee Yttredahl launched the                      October Gen Meeting           2
 Meals for Moms program this month and it has had a huge response! I never doubted                    October Market                3
 you STAMA members, but I am so impressed at how willing you are to help each other.                  Living Our Faith              4
 Taking a meal to a mom of a new baby is one of the most appreciated acts of kindness
                                                                                                      Charities News                5
 a human being can do. I know each of you agree. So thanks to Katie and Renee for
 making this happen. Lastly, the New Member Coordinator duo of Marissa Fontanez                       Halloween Party               6
 and Michel Morley hosted the first New Member Social of the year at Times Ten                        Mom’s Night Out               8
 Cellars. We had a nice turnout and I enjoyed meeting many of you. Kudos ladies for                   Meals for Moms                8
 throwing a fabulous event.
                                                                                                      Safe Environment              9
 Whew! So now I have given you the rundown on what’s been going on in September,                      Parents Night Out            10
 let me tell you what is going for October. THE 9TH ANNUAL OCTOBER MARKET ON
                                                                                                      Preschool CCD                12
 OCTOBER 9TH that’s what! If you don’t do anything else all year please volunteer,
 attend, and shop our October Market. Carrie Bevers and Kristen Norton have put                       Members Directory            12

 together a mega market that promises not to disappoint. I have seen the vendor list                  Baby News                    14
 and I am ready to spend. (Nothing new for me) Seriously gals please take the time to                 STAMA Bulletin Board         14
 help us in any way you can. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year. I told you last
                                                                                                      Moms Groups                  15
                                                                             (Continued on page 2)    Oct/Nov Calendars            16

                                                                                                      The Holy Rosary              17

                                                                                                      A Prayer for Mothers         18

  Send Newsletter submissions to Marcie Verastiqui at mverastiqui@yahoo.com
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                                                                           October General Meeting!
 month I love the fall and the October Market just gives
 me the confirmation that fall is here and during the 6
                                                                             Wednesday, October 13th
 weeks before the holiday craziness starts, you can enjoy                     in the St. Joseph Room
 the nice weather, the state fair, fall colors, pumpkins,                  Socializing begins at 7:00 pm
 mums, football and of course Halloween.
                                                                             Meeting starts at 7:30 pm
 Don’t forget our next general meeting on Wednesday
 October 13, at 7:30 p.m. and our next Mom’s Night Out                              Cynthia Culver,
 on Thursday October 21st at the Arboretum, this will be a                     "Eating and Body Image"
 fun time for sure! Finally, our children’s Halloween party
 is Saturday October 23rd from 10:00-12:00 at the lower
 school. I hope to catch lots of you new members at these
                                                                      Cynthia Culver currently works with
 events, like I said it is a great way to meet other moms.            women and families focusing on
 As I continue to pray for my Horns as they come to                   emotional eating, body image issues, and
 Big D for the Red River Shootout, I hope each of you                 family counseling.
 enjoys this time of year; it takes forever to get here and
 it goes by so fast.                                                  Cynthia is a Licensed Professional
 Ciao Bellas,                                                         Counselor. She graduated from the
 Robbie Partida-Kipness                                               University of Texas at Austin receiving
                                                                      her Bachelor of Science in Advertising.
                                                                      Cynthia then spent two years working in
                                                                      Amarillo and a year and a half in San
                                                                      Francisco, California. While in
                                                                      California, Cynthia received her
                                                                      brokerage license and in 1995 took a job
                                                                      in Dallas with Merrill Lynch. She left in
                                                                      1999 to attend Dallas Theological
                                                                      Seminary (DTS), where she earned a
                                                                      Masters degree in Biblical Counseling
                                                                      and graduated in 2002. Her coursework
                                                                      included internships at LifeWorks, St.
                                                                      Paul’s Chemical Dependency Unit, and
                                                                      Watermark Community Church.
                                                                      Looking forward to seeing
                                                                      you on October 13th! As
                                                                      always, hors devours and
                                                                      beverages will be provided!

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                              St. Thomas Aquinas Mothers’ Association

                                              9th Annual
                                     OCTOBER MARKET
                                  Saturday, October 9, 2010
                              St. Thomas Aquinas North Campus
                                (Lower School at 6255 E. Mockingbird )

                                                 With almost 100 vendors, this
                                                 year’s market is better than
                                                 ever! The October Market is a
                                                 one of a kind shopping
                                                 experience featuring items
                                                 such as jewelry, home
                                                 accessories, baby gifts,
                                                 personalized items, edible
                                                 goodies and more.
                            Donations: A silent auction will be held
                            with all proceeds benefitting the St. Vincent
                            de Paul Society. We are still accepting
                            donating such as tickets to sports events or
                            plays, gift cards etc for the Auction as well.

                            Yard Signs: Put out your yard signs now!
                            Still need a sign? See contact info below.

                            Shop: Mark your calendars, bring your friends
                            and shop the fabulous market, so our vendors
                            will return in 2011

                                       Contact Kristen Norton at
                              or Carrie Bevers at cole_carrie@yahoo.com

                                                          This is our biggest
                                                           fundraiser of the
                                                         year! Don’t forget to
                                                             come out and
                                                            support the STA
                               Come for the shopping,    Mothers’ Association!
                                then join us for lunch
                                 at the Mom’s Cafe


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               Living Our Faith                                       Upcoming Spiritual Events
              Rita Rossini | 4th VP Spirituality
                                                                 October is the Month of the Holy Rosary
  Praying the rosary has not always been something               Oct. 1: Feast of St. Therese of the Child Jesus (Little
  that came easily to me. Hearing it for the first time          Flower)
  at my great-grandfather’s funeral, it sounded very             ―Oh, Jesus, my love...my vocation, I finally found my
  automatic and methodical. I can recall watching                vocation, it is LOVE."
  my great-grandmother praying it by a lamp in my                A wonderful reason to bring some roses into your
  bedroom when she stayed with us- being moved                   home! Buy them or cut them from your garden.
  by her long hair flowing over her shoulders- I had                            Oct. 2: Feast of the Guardian Angels
  never seen her hair down, except while praying the                            Learn Guardian Angel prayer, eat Angel
  rosary each night. Later, I would observe my Mom,                             Food cake and read ―Angel in the Waters‖
  hiding away in her bedroom, praying on her beads,                             by Alicia Domain
  putting a finger to her mouth to hush me and to                Oct. 4: Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
  wait a minute. Attending a rosary group while in               "Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use
  college, I slowly got the hang of counting beads               words."
  and saying the prayers aloud.                                  Make a little nativity/crèche out of dolls, stuffed
  After my first-born came along, my Mom was there               animals from around the home, color
                                                                 a picture
  to help take care of me for the first few days upon
                                                                 Oct. 7: Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary
  returning home from the hospital. When she
  returned home, and Gino returned to work, I                    Make rosaries out of beads and yarn, learn the
                                                                 mysteries of the rosary, say the rosary.
  remember feeling incredibly overwhelmed, alone
  and in charge of a tiny, needy and dependant little            This month is also Respect Life month
  5 pound daughter. My friend, Joan Kimber called                Please join the ―40 days for Life‖ movement, an
                                                                 intensive effort designed to raise awareness, save lives,
  at that precise moment- she was bringing a meal
                                                                 bring healing, and lead our nation to repentance for
  over, and she could hear my distress. She prayed               the sin of abortion through three components:
  with me on the phone, and specifically asked our                      40 days of prayer and fasting
  Mother Mary to be with me, and to comfort me.                         40 days of peaceful vigil
                                                                        40 days of community outreach
  Looking back, Our Lady has been my surrogate
                                                                 St. Thomas Aquinas has adopted Oct. 31, from 5 a.m.-5
  mother many times and it’s through praying the
                                                                 p.m. Please contact Ronda Moreland at
  rosary, holding her hand, calling upon her peace               214-478-8731 / coffeenewsdallas@sbcglobal.net
  and intercession during happy, sad, lonely,                    or Whitney Martinez at 214-274-6722 /
  confusing, sleepless, anxious, maddening and                   whitnessforhim@yahoo.com to sign up.
  joyful moments. Whether the rosary seems a little
  uncomfortable for you, as it did for me at first, or it        Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
  has been a part of your faith life for years, I invite         that never was it known that anyone who
  you to come to our Mother’s Rosary on Thursday                 fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or
  mornings at 10 a.m. We meet in                                 sought thine intercession was left unaided.
  front of the Blessed Mary statue                               Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee,
  in the church.
                                                                 O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come,
  You can download the rosary for                                before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
  free at www.rosaryarmy.com to                                  O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my
  listen to on the go!                                           petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.

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                                                                              Your Charities Committee
                                                                         Jennifer Gibson: gregjeng@swbell.net
                                                                        Jaime White: white_jaime@hotmail.com
                                                                       Amanda Thornton: amanda@thornton.net

                                            Diaper Drive
                                            Imagine having to keep your baby home
                                            from daycare because you can’t afford
  A big THANK YOU                           diapers. Most day care facilities require a full
                                            day’s supply of disposable diapers.
  to all who supported                      Without diapers, mothers can't meet one of
  Team STAMA in the                         their babies' basic needs. Yet there is little
                                            support for these moms and babies in need. Many community-based
  Hike for Life in                          organizations don't provide diapers. Public resources are limited as
  September! Although many could            food assistance programs like food stamps (Supplemental Nutrition
                                            Assistance Program) and WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition
  not make the hike due to the              Program for Women, Infants and Children) focus solely on food and
  weather, we are so grateful to            nutrition, and therefore do not cover diapers. Some moms don't have
                                            in-home washing facilities for cloth diapers, and most Laundromats
  have raised $2506.00 this year!           don't allow cloth diapers to be washed for health and sanitary
                                            reasons. One in 3 American moms struggle with diaper need. These
                                            moms have had to cut back on basics such as food, utilities like heat
                                            and electricity or even child care to provide diapers for their babies.
   Make sure to stop by the                 Almost 80% of these moms have had to choose between buying
   Handmade with Love                       diapers and other necessities because they couldn’t afford both
                                                                            ~Huggies Every Little Bottom Study 2010
   table at the Halloween Party
   to create a wonderful craft to                                  Help these moms by donating a
                  donate to The                                       package of diapers at the
                  Brady Center                                   Halloween Party on October 23, 2010!
                  and brighten              These diapers will go to St. Vincent de Paul in order to help those in
                  someone's day!            our community keep their babies supported in this most basic need.
                                            The most common size needed is 3 and 5 but we will take anything
                                            you can donate! We are also able to accept previously opened
                                            packages your own children might have outgrown.

      A Mother’s Rosary
   Please join us for a Mother’s Rosary
   each Thursday morning at 10am.
  Meet toward the front of
     the Church, in front of the
     statue of Mary, after the
     Preschool prayer service
  Childcare is provided in
     the St. Joseph’s room; for
     a reservation call Jaime @
     214-289-4775 or email
  Join us afterward for light snacks and
     coffee in the St. Joseph’s room

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   STAMA Children’s                                  Interested in advertising in the
                                                       STAMA newsletter or know
    Halloween Party                                     someone who might be?
      Saturday, October 23rd                           Contact Amy Schroeder at
          10am to noon                                amy@sunshinepaperie.com
        Lower School Gym                                  for advertising rates.
     (Mockingbird & Alderson)
    ***Note the location change!***

   Photos $1/ea.

     Haunted house  games
         crafts  pictures
     food  lots of family fun!
   Please sign up to volunteer at the
    Oct general meeting or contact
   Amy Till at amytill@sbcglobal.net
     Set up  Tear down  Booths
             Food  Drinks

                Wear your costume
               and bring a loot bag!
  We will be collecting
  Halloween candy at the
  October general meeting.

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                                               Are you getting our
                                               Yahoo Group emails?
                                               If not, you’re missing out
                                               on important news, event
                                               reminders, our monthly
                                               newsletter, and so much
                                               more. To join, go to the
                                               Yahoo STAMA page or
                                               contact Jessica Sexton at

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  Mom’s Night Out
              Join us at the

      Cool Thursdays Concert Series

        Thursday, October 21.
     Show starts at 7, but we'll meet
        outside the gate at 6:30

          Micky and the Motorcars
  will play contemporary country music.
        Tickets cost $6 for members,
            $8 for non-members.

   If you are not a member, and would
      like for me to purchase a ticket
        for you at the member price,
           please let me know by
             Tuesday, October 19

     Bring a blanket to sit on and a
  beverage of your choice. I'll provide a    Laurie Cole
            cooler and cups.                 Independent Beauty Consultant
   Call Susan Taylor at h: 214-327-6080      www.marykay.com/lauriecole
      or c: 214-762-0911 if you have         972-390-8844
   questions, or you can e-mail her at       *Business Opportunity Available!
              See you there!

  Meals for Moms: A huge THANKS to all of the members who so generously signed up for
  the September Meals for Moms calendars. The launch was a great success thanks to so many of
  you! It was great to hear of members reaching out to mom’s they hadn’t met before to bring
  them a meal and connect with a fellow Mom. The new mommies truly appreciated
  having everyone reach out to them and were grateful for the delicious meals.
  The October meal calendars will be coming soon and we hope you choose to
  be a part of this special program. Let’s support each other like never before
  and keep Meals for Moms going strong!

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       Safe Environment Program
  The Diocese requires that all volunteers be
  cleared through a Safe Environment Program.
  You must be a cleared member in order to
  complete you STAMA registration or renewal.
  So many of our events involve interaction with
  children and we do this for the safety of all our

             Cleared Volunteers
  Please make sure you have completed the
  Annual Awareness Update in order to maintain
  a cleared status. Visit the parish website or
  scheduled live sessions.

   New Members and Current Members
      who are Not Already Cleared
  You must either attend or commit to
  attending one of the following sessions:
               October 25, 2010
             November 29, 2010
  All sessions are from 7:00 – 8:15pm in the
  St. Joseph Room. Interviews and pictures
  will follow the training from 8:15-9:00pm.
  Those planning to attend should go to the
  STA website (www.stthomasaquinas.org)
  and click on the ―Attention All New
  Volunteers‖ box. Please follow the
  directions to RSVP for the training session
  and to submit the screening form
  contained online.
  Questions about this process should be
  directed to the STA Safety Director:
  Margaret Furyk Maymir at 214-821-3360,
  ext. 234, or email at safesta@gmail.com.

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                   Parent’s Night Out!
  Parent's Night Out (PNO) is looking Safe Awareness cleared
  adults to work as baby sitters for PNO. Workers would assist
  with PNO when we need extra adult helpers. Babysitters will
  earn $40 per night for their time and they would be caring for
  infants to 2 year old toddlers.
  Workers arrive at 6:00 pm and depart at 10:15 pm. Children get dropped off after
  6:15 pm and are picked up some time before 10 pm. Here's the upcoming schedule
  for the A and B groups of PNO. Let us know if you are interested in working as a
  paid babysitter. Our contact information is below if there is anything you need.
  Tracey & Rene

       Session A                                     Session B
       PNO A Co-Chair: Tracey Filbeck                PNO B Co-Chair: Rene Toudouze
       tfilbeck@hotmail.com | 214.507.0614           toudouze@mac.com | 214.725.3659
       October 8           February 4                October 15                    February 11
       November 5          March 4                   November 12                   March 11
       December 3          April 8                   December 10                   April 29
       January 7           May 6                     January 14                    May 13

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                                                         MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY
      Join a Playgroup                                        2010-2011
                                                      As the Mother Association strives to promote
    and meet new friends                              the safety and well-being of our children and
      Contact Norma Scholz at                         the other recipients of our volunteer efforts, we
                                                      support the Parish recommendation that all
                                                      members of STAMA must obtain cleared status
                                                      through the Diocese mandated Safe
                                                      Environment Program.
                                                      Therefore, the 2010-2011 STAMA Directory will
   Preschool Religious
                                                      include and be available only to those
   Education Needs You!!                              registered and dues-paying members with a
  The youngest parishioners                           current cleared status.
  of the church need your help!                       Those who are currently in the process of
  Preschool CCD is in need of
                                                      completing their cleared status or who have
  more subs and possibly even
                                                      RSVP’d for the October or November session
  4 more teachers for a three
                                                      will be included in the directory.
  year old class.
                                                      Directories will be ready
  Teachers would teach every other Sunday and
                                                      for pick-up at the October
  curriculum is provided. No previous teaching
  experience required. We currently have a
                                                      Market on October 9th.
  waiting list for the three year old classes and     Please stop by the ―Directory
  would love to be able to open another section.      Table‖ to pick up your copy.

  Also, we still need two music teachers if
  anyone is interested. Music is provided-just
  bring your enthusiasm!
  Please contact Rosalynn Petrutsas at
  rolyle@sbcglobal.net to find out more!
  If your child is enrolled in Preschool Religious
  Education please consider volunteering. What
  a wonderful way to nurture your child's faith
  and help them grow spiritually.

  Let the children come to me; do not
  prevent them, for the kingdom of
  God belongs to such as these.
                                   Mark 10: 14

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            Baby News
  Thomas & Max Stewart
  were born on August 8th to
  Mysti & Andrew
  Neeli Ayla Kamal was born on
  September 5th to Jennifer & Hussein
  Bella Marie Glenn was born on September 14th
  to Dianne & Matt
  Abigail Fae (Abby) Furlong was born on
  September 15th to Jennifer & Eoin
  Gavin Anthony Davis was born on
  September 20th to Angie & Craig
  Madeleine Elizabeth Pope was born on
  September 24th to Jennifer and Jared
  Brendan Chaplin was born on September 28th
  to Kelley & Tim

  Renee & Bob Yttredahl are expecting
  #2 on November 11th
  Francesca & Scott Jones are expecting                    Several times throughout the
  #3 on December 31st                                      year the STAMA Board receives
  Rita & Gino Rossini are expecting #5                     requests for information on
  on January 7th                                           daycares, mother’s day out and preschool
  Stephanie & Robert Torres are expecting #2               programs, and pediatricians preferred by
  on March 5th                                             STAMA members. The Member Services
  Katie & Scott Reynolds are expecting #2                  committee is compiling a list of these
  on March 19th                                            services and we need your input. (This list
  Marissa & Jose Fontanez are expecting #2                 will build on the information that was
  on April 15th                                            presented in last year's newsletters.) Please
                                                           send an email with your suggestions for
                                                           daycare, mother's day out, or preschool
   If you would like to announce your pregnancy,           programs in the area along with your
      the birth of your baby, request a meal or
    would like to sign up to deliver a meal to a           pediatrician name or office to Renee
    member who has just had a baby, email Katie
        Coligado at kcoligado@sbcglobal.net or             Yttredahl at ryttredahl@yahoo.com.
       Renee Yttredahl at ryttredahl@yahoo.com

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                                          Moms Coming Together
                                            Start an Interest Group
                                         Do you want to find other moms with
                                         similar interests? Do you want to start
                                         your own group?
                                         If you have an interest or an activity
                                         that you enjoy, see if other STAMA
                                         members want to join you.

                                         You can start a
                                                           Club:     Book club,
                                                           Scrapbooking, Recipes,
                                                           Bible Study, Dinner club

                                         Activity           Group:
                                         Bunco, Poker, Walking,
                                         Running, Board games

                                                         Exclusive         group:
                                                         Moms over 40, Moms of
                                                         Multiples, Moms of unique
                                                         needs children

                                         or    anything else!
                                         Simply send in a brief description of
                                         the group you want to start along
                                         with your contact information and
                                         we’ll publish it in our newsletter.

               STAMA 50th Anniversary
               On Sale December 2010!

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                                               October 2010
      Sunday        Monday                 Tuesday       Wednesday             Thursday                Friday                 Saturday

                                                                                                 1                       2
                                                                                                 Feast of St. Therese    Feast of the
                                                                                                                         Guardian Angel

 3             4                      5              6                    7                      8                       9
               Board Meeting                                              Oct Mkt Set-up         PNO A                   OCTOBER MARKET
               Feast of St. Francis                                       Feast of Our Lady of   Oct Mkt Set up
               of Assisi                                                  the Rosary

 10            11                     12             13                   14                     15                      16
                                                     General Meeting                             PNO B

 17            18                     19             20                   21                     22                      23
                                                                          Mom’s Night Out        Halloween Party         STAMA Kids
                                                                          @ Arboretum            Set-up                  Halloween Party

 24            25                     26             27                   28                     29                      30

               SE Family of Faith


                    Pamela Field (1), Kippy Clapp (2), Angela Degeyter (5), Jenni Koskiewicz (5), Susan Moser (5),
                    Megan Riley (6), Kristin Schuck (6), Emily Messerschmitt (7), Cathleen Holmes (8), Tina Juarez (8),
                    Christi Stevens (8), Gina Rangel (9), Amanda Thornton (9), Jennifer Nimmo (10), Katie Reynolds (11),
                    Minda Paluga (11), Dana Konopa (12), Jacquelyn Smith (14), Jessica Sexton (15), Elena Davis (16),
                    Maria Elizabeth Martini (16), Toby Termulo (17), Jamie Thompson (17), Ronda Moreland (18),
                    Cheri Phyfer (18), Allegra Feito (19), Jennifer O'Grady (20), Renee Doxey (22), Amy Leavy (23),
                    Jessica Teal (24), Kimberly Hallett (26), Kelley Chaplin (28), Piper Kent (28), Lisa Deatherage (30)

                                             November 2010
      Sunday        Monday                 Tuesday       Wednesday             Thursday                Friday                 Saturday

               1                      2              3                    4                      5                       6
               Board Meeting                                                                     PNO A

 7             8                      9              10                   11                     12                      13
                                                                                                 PNO B

 14            15                     16             17                   18                     19                      20
                                                     General Meeting      MNO @ Old Monk

 21            22                     23             24                   25                     26                      27

 28            29                     30

               SE Family of Faith

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  Rosary Prayers in approximate order                              The Fifteen Promises of Mary
  as prayed in the Rosary                                          to Christians Who Recite the Rosary
                                                                   1. Whoever shall faithfully serve me by the
  THE APOSTLE'S CREED: I believe in God, the Father                    recitation of the rosary, shall receive signal
  Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth and in Jesus                   graces.
  Christ, His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by             2. I promise my special protection and the greatest
  the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under             graces to all those who shall recite the rosary.
  Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried, He
  descended into hell; the third day He arose again from           3. The rosary shall be a powerful armor against hell,
  the dead; He ascended into Heaven, sitteth at the right              it will destroy vice, decrease sin, and defeat
  hand of God, the Father Almighty, from thence He shall               heresies.
  come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the          4. It will cause virtue and good works to flourish; it
  Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion                 will obtain for souls the abundant mercy of God;
  of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the          it will withdraw the heart of men from the love of
  body, and life everlasting. Amen.                                    the world and its vanities, and will lift them to the
                                                                       desire of eternal things. Oh, that souls would
  THE OUR FATHER: Our Father, Who art in Heaven,                       sanctify themselves by this means.
  hallowed be Thy name; Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be              5. The soul which recommend itself to me by the
  done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our               recitation of the rosary, shall not perish.
  daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive         6. Whoever shall recite the rosary devoutly,
  those who trespass against us; and lead us not into                  applying himself to the consideration of its
  temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.                          sacred mysteries shall never be conquered by
                                                                       misfortune. God will not chastise him in His
  THE HAIL MARY: Hail Mary, full of grace,                             justice, he shall not by an unprovided death; if he
  the Lord is with thee, blessed art thou                              be just he shall remain in the grace of God, and
  amongst women and blessed is the fruit                               become worthy of eternal life.
  of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary Mother of
  God, pray for us sinners now and at the                          7. Whoever shall have a true devotion for the rosary
  hour of our death. Amen.                                             shall not die without the sacraments of the
  THE DOXOLOGY:                                                    8. Those who are faithful to recite the rosary shall
  Glory be to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.                have during their life and at their death the light
  As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be,                 of God and the plenitude of His graces; at the
  world without end. Amen.                                             moment of death they shall participate in the
                                                                       merits of the saints in paradise.
  O my Jesus, have mercy on us. Forgive us our sins.               9. I shall deliver from purgatory those who have
  Save us from the fires of hell. Take all souls into                  been devoted to the rosary.
  heaven, especially, those most in need of thy mercy.             10. The faithful children of the rosary shall merit a
  Amen.                                                                high degree of glory in heaven.
  HAIL HOLY QUEEN (The Salve Regina): Hail Holy                    11. You shall obtain all you ask of me by the
  Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life our sweetness and                   recitation of the rosary.
  our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children              12. All those who propagate the holy rosary shall be
  of Eve; To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and                aided by me in their necessities.
  weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most                 13. I have obtained from my Divine Son that all the
  gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us and                 advocates of the rosary shall have for intercessors
  after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy           the entire celestial court during their life and at
  womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin                     the hour of death.
  Mary!                                                            14. All who recite the rosary are my son, and brothers
  V: Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God                                 of my only son Jesus Christ.
  R: That we may be made worthy of the
  promises of Christ.                                              15. Devotion of my rosary is a great sign of
                                                                                                      From: www.catholic.org

                                                          S t .   T h o m a s   A q u i n a s   M o t h e r s ’   A s s o c i a t i o n
A Prayer for Mothers

Praying the Rosary
1. Holding the crucifix
                                                                                   2010/2011 STAMA
       Make the Sign of the Cross
       Pray the Apostles Creed.                                                     Executive Board
                                                                                  Robbie Partida-Kipness
2. Holding the first large bead                                                   President
       Pray the Our Father                                                        Jenna Summerford
3. On the 3 small beads that follow                                               1st VP—Programming
       Pray a Hail Mary on each bead
                                                                                  Carrie Bevers
       while meditating on the three
                                                                                  2nd VP—Fundraising
       divine virtues of faith, hope,
       and love/charity.                                                          Amy Till
4. On the chain, before the next bead                                             3rd VP—Children’s Parties
       Pray Glory Be to the Father                                                Rita Rossini
                                                                                  4th VP—Spirituality
5. On the next bead,                    14. On the next large bead                Stacey Murphy
before the medal                              Announce the Fourth Mystery         Treasurer
       Announce the First Mystery             Pray the Our Father
       Pray the Our Father              15. On the next 10 beads                  Susi Rinck
6. To the right of the medal,                                                     Secretary
                                              Pray 10 Hail Marys while
on the 10 beads                               reflecting the Fourth Mystery       Elisa Kuntz
       Pray 10 Hail Marys while         16. On the chain                          Parliamentarian
       reflecting the First Mystery           Pray Glory Be to the Father
7. On the chain                               Pray O My Jesus
       Pray Glory Be to the Father                                                Newsletter Editor
       Pray O My Jesus                                                            Marcie Verastiqui
                                        17. On the next large bead                mverastiqui@yahoo.com
                                              Announce the Fifth Mystery
8. On the next large bead                     Pray the Our Father                 Advertising Manager
       Announce the Second Mystery      18. On the next 10 beads                  Amy Schroeder
       Pray the Our Father                    Pray 10 Hail Marys while            redrdr95@yahoo.com
9. On the next 10 consecutive beads           reflecting the Fifth Mystery        Online Distribution
       Pray 10 Hail Marys while         19. On the chain                          Jessica Sexton
       reflecting the Second Mystery          Pray Glory Be to the Father         jesexton9906@hotmail.com
10. On the chain                              Pray O My Jesus
       Pray Glory Be to the Father                                                The St. Thomas Aquinas Mothers’
       Pray O My Jesus                  20. Concluding on the medal               Association Newsletter is published
                                              Pray The Hail, Holy Queen           monthly from August to May.
11. On the next large bead                    Make the Sign of the Cross          Send your newsletter submissions to
      Announce the Third Mystery
                                                                                  Marcie at mverastiqui@yahoo.com.
      Pray the Our Father
12. On the next 10 consecutive beads                                              Editorial deadlines are the 25th of
      Pray 10 Hail Marys while          For the list of prayers for the Rosary,   the month prior to publication.
      reflecting the Third Mystery      please see page 17.                       Contact Marcie for more information.
13. On the chain
      Pray Glory Be to the Father                                                                Look for us online
      Pray O My Jesus                                                                          stthomasaquinas.org

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