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Fund Raisers

Below is a list of our regular fund raisers for the church and the school. For information on a current/special fund raiser you can read this week's bulletin.

St. Thomas the Apostle School Endowment Fund
If you have not already done so, please donate to the St. Thomas the Apostle School Endowment Fund. Do not feel like you have to donate hundreds of dollars. Ten $10 donations make $100 and so it is through our numbers that we will build up this fund. Please read the letter to the parish by Stephen Yanoshak, the president of the St. Thomas the Apostle School Council, for an overview of the fund. Thank you and God bless you a hundredfold.

500 CLUB NEWS
Thanks to all parishioners who support the 500 Club. Proceeds form the 500 Club will be used by the St. Thomas Ladies Guild towards:
___- a scholarship for a high school senior who is a St. Thomas parishioner
___- to help defray the cost of luncheons served after funerals
___- to help support St. Thomas School and CCD classes, and
___- other charitable endeavors.

If you have been a member in prior years, I hope you will continue to participate. If you haven't participated previously, please consider joining. The cost to participate is $5.00 per month and can be included with your 2005 envelopes. You can drop your payment along with the appropriate slips from the booklet in an envelope in the collection basket or mail it to the rectory. Please make your check payable to St. Thomas Ladies Guild.

Your participation is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please call Cathie Russell at 623-6763. Thank you.

Scrip - Gift certificates - for School
Gift certificates are for sale from various stores, restaurants, and gas stations. The school retains a percentage of the cost as profit. Every card has a different percentage rate. These are available from the treasurer - Karen Enderle, at the school office, or click here for more details and the order form. Great for gifts!!

APPLES FOR STUDENTS
Please help support our school through Giant Eagle Apples For Students Program. Here are 3 easy steps to support St. Thomas School.
1. Register now at www.gianteagle.com or call 1-800-474-4777.
2. Enter our School ID# 1181.
3. Then shop with your Giant Eagle Advantage Card.
There is no need to re-register if you have in the past.
Thank you for your support! If you have any problems, call the school at 623-8873.

Campbell Soup (and other) Labels for School
Send in Campbell soup labels, box tops, and Tyson lagels for accumulated points to earn cash and purchase equipment for our school.

Box Tops for Education
Box Tops for Education are easy to spot on all types of food products. Clip and send in to the school to redeem for cash for the school.

Weis Double Your Box Tops Program
To earn more box tops for the school, register your Weis preferred shoppers club card at www.weismarkets.com/double-box-tops.

Target
We've discovered a terrific way to raise funds for our school. It's super-easy, and all you have to do is use your Target Visa or Target Card. We will receive a percentage of the amount of each purchase in the form of a cash donation from Target through the Take Charge of Education program. It's easy. Just visit www.target.com/tcoe, or call 1-800-316-6142 to designate our school. So, if you're going to Target anyway, please consider using your Target Visa or Target Card.
. Find out how much money our school has already received at www.target.com/tcoe.
. Grandparents, alumni, neighbors and friends can take part, too.

Cookbook
Its not too late to purchase an Anniversary Cookbook! Only $10.00 per copy (and these are hardbacks!). Pick one up at the school during regular hours, at the rectory or immediately before and after CCD. Or call - the school 623-8873, or rectory 623-5526.

Printer Cartridges
St. Thomas School has been earning cash by participating in the Funding Factory Recycling Program. We collect empty laser and inkjet cartridges from the students and parish, and send the empty cartridges to Funding Factory to exchange for cash. Drop off locations for the cartridges are at the back of the church and at the school. Businesses interested in donating their empty cartridges can contact the school in order to obtain a small collection box to be placed at their place of business.


Our Lady of the Rosary Novena

O, dear disciple, Mary. Each bead tells a story; each decade reveals a mystery to contemplate. Nourished by your close encounter with your Son, Jesus, growing alike mind and heart. Teach us from the fruits of your encounter as we ponder the mysteries, learning how to be disciples. O, Mary exemplar disciple. Help us encounter your Son! Amen
 
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