WHAT IS THE BACKPACK BUDDY PROGRAM?
Backpack is a program designed to feed local children over the weekend throughout the school year. The schools will identify children who can benefit from this program. Volunteers meet and pack individual wrapped items in plastic grocery bags that are delivered to the schools on Friday for the children to carry home in backpacks. We are excited to continue this program
again this year. Our St. Thomas family has been so generous over the years to help maintain this program.
Once again I am asking for your help for the Backpack Program to continue. Individual items used for collection: applesauce, animal crackers, breakfast bars, soups, easy mac, fruit cups, goldfish, granola bars, juice boxes, oatmeal, peanut butter crackers, pudding cups, tuna kits, spaghetti etc. These items can be placed in the Backpack Buddy container in the East Foyer, Monetary donations are also accepted.
Again, St. Thomas family, thanks so much for your support in the past and I look forward to continued support for this school year. Questions or concerns, contact Judi Matsuba at 831-2529.
ROYAL CORONATION BALL
Friday, January 29, 2016
ROYALTY FLOAT BIDS
The Carnival Association of Long Beach, MS INC is now accepting bids on the reconstruction of their Royalty
Float. Bids will be accepted through 5:00pm Monday, September 7, 2015.
For details call Mike Gundlach at (228) 697-8088.
FLOAT CHAIRMAN NEEDED
CALB is in need of a Float Chairman for the up and coming Mardi Gras season. If you would like more information on what this entails, please contact Mike Gundlach at (228) 697-8088.
The Carnival Association of Long Beach is proud to announce the 2016 King and Queen candidates,
Mr. Ken Nicaud and Ms. Angie Johnson
Kent Nicaud grew up in New Orleans and moved to Pass Christian after Hurricane Katrina. He and his family have been a part of the Coast community for 27 years. He has been actively involved in carnival since 1990's serving / participating in many krewes and clubs along the Gulf Coast and New Orleans. Kent works at Memorial Hospital at Gulfport as Chief Operating Officer and has over 24 years of healthcare management experience from both the private sector and non-profit arena.
Kent operates Bacchus on the Beach and The Oyster Reef Club. Kent and his is family are members of St. Thomas Church.
Angie Alexander Johnson is a native of Long Beach. She has been involved with local carnival krewes since 1993 and CALB for the past several years; serving as a court member in 2011. Angie has worked at Memorial Hospital at Gulfport for the past 23 years as executive assistant and is active on various boards and committees.
Lighthouse Catholic Media Stand…East foyer
St Vincent de Paul Society….9:30am-12:30pm,
Mon & Thurs, open to help
Adoration in the Chapel….8:00am-7:00pm, Fridays
Youth Gift Cards (Scrip) sales…after all Masses &
during office hours, 9am-4:30pm weekdays
Knights of Columbus, Council #4898….6:30pm,
every first & third Thursday of the month
St. Joseph’s Helping Hands….Work day is every first
Saturday of the month; meeting is every fourth Thursday