Address: 4100 S. Coulter Street
Amarillo, TX 79109
Church Phone: (806) 358-2461
Rectory Phone: (806) 353-1016
FAX: (806) 358-2529
Office Hours: (M-F) 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Summer Office Hours: June 1 - August 31
(M-Th) 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
(F) 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Parish Office Closed
for Memorial Day, May 25
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"'Rivers of living water will flow from within him who believes in me.1 He said this in reference to the Spirit." Rivers of living water. What does this image make us think of? Something active. Something dynamic and changing, yet constant and dependable. A river with living water is not stagnant; it is not silent, but rather it speaks. This river is not mucky or full of algae. This river is clear, beautiful, refreshing, and life-giving. It draws people to its banks by providing the kind of water that sustains life and the kind of scenery that is a joy to behold. Those who believe in Jesus will be like this river. Through the Spirit of Christ, which first came upon Christian believers at Pentecost and which came upon us at our baptism, we become a source of "living water." Instead of being motionless, dull, murky, unproductive people, we are strengthened by God's power to be dynamic, refreshing, and life-giving.
This isn't automatic, however. We must cooperate with the Spirit that has been given to us. Those of us who have received confirmation have been sacramentally gifted with the fullness of the Spirit, but that doesn't mean that the living water is flowing at full speed. As St. Paul wrote in his second letter to Timothy, we need to "stir into flame the gift of God" (1:6). The flame may be there, but if we don't fan it through prayer, virtuous living, spiritual formation, and frequent reception of the sacraments, then it will never burst forth with the full power that it could have. But let us take heart! Even this process of "fanning" is made easier when we call upon the Holy Spirit to help us. For St. Paul reminds us today that "the Spirit too comes to the aid of our weakness."
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The Sunday Mass On Line is an outreach of the St. Thomas the Apostle Parish's Liturgical Ministries and is supported by the donations of viewers. This outreach serves those who, for reasons outside of their control, are unable to attend Sunday Mass. For many homebound individuals, this outreach reminds them that they are loved by their brothers and sisters in Christ and that they remain a vibrant and loved part of our faith community.
For those who are interested in viewing live streaming Mass to the homebound, or might know someone who would be comforted by this outreach, please refer to the link below to view the
St. Thomas the Apostle Parish 11:15 AM Sunday Mass.
Our new pictorial directories have arrived! Families who had their picture taken should come by the parish office to pick up their complimentary copy. There are extras available to parishioners for a $6 donation. Please stop by the parish office during business hours to get your copy. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Jones.