Dear Parishioners of St. Thomas,
I could literally feel the lifting of spirits (including my own) when the Center for Disease Control mentioned it was safe for people who have had their vaccination shots to remove the masks unless they were in congested areas.  I know that I have felt relief and I am sure many of you have as well.  It has been a delight to see the return of so many faces at Masses over the weekend.

Bishop Warfel has removed most of the pandemic restrictions.  Only a few remain, such as no physical passing of the sign of peace, no common cup and the Eucharistic Ministers will continue to wear their masks.  And if anyone feels particularly compromised, you are encouraged to wear your mask or even stay home.  We continue to return to a greater sense of "normalcy" in phases.

Life in the parish continues to roll along.  In the last few weeks we have addressed a couple of significant challenges for our physical plant.  This included the replacement of our air conditioning units for the church, which were worn out and incredibly noisy after a few decades of service.  It should be more quiet on the east side of the church, particularly in the basement classrooms.  This last week we also experienced a leak in the main water line going into the church, which caused water to get into our basement.  Both challenges have been faced and corrected.  A couple of our parishioners stepped up to help us address these challenges in a reasonable and cost-effective way.

With the loosening of the restrictions comes a plethora of funerals, baptisms and weddings.  It looks like the month of June will be incredibly busy.  I wish I could learn to bi-locate, but I haven't entered into the spiritual level of St. Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio).  However, I may be able to get some help from my brother, Fr. Pat Zabrocki, who is currently transitioning into retirement.  He hopes to be in Billings on July 1st.

Again, I am grateful for you and your continued support.  I am also grateful for our parish staff.  It is a blessing to serve as your priest and pastor.

Let us stay alive in Christ,
Father Steve Zabrocki

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  • 7-16-21 Zach & Molly (Day) Hanser WEDDING
  • 7-10-21 Valentina Rodriguez Vera BAPTISM
  • 7-10-21 Rodriguez Vera family
  • 7-10-21 Valentina Rodriguez Vera with parents
  • 7-10-21 Valentina with Fr. Steve
  • 6-19-21 Finlee Ann Sundheim BAPTISM
  • 6-19-21 Finlee Sundheim received white garment
  • 6-19-21 Finlee Sundheim family with godparents and Father Steve
  • 6-18-21 Connor & Kortney (McNeil) Gaughan WEDDING
  • 6-11-21 Josh & Sarah (Day) Kraft WEDDING
  • 6-8-21 Greylin Samuel Miller and Amanda Margaret Mellor with their CONFIRMATION sponsors
  • 6-8-21 Greylin Miller being prayed over - CONFIRMATION
  • 6-8-21 Amanda Mellor being anointed - CONFIRMATION
  • 6-8-21 Greylin Samuel Miller FIRST COMMUNION
  • 6-8-21 Amanda Margaret Mellor Family at CONFIRMATION
  • 6-8-21 Greylin Samuel Miller Family at CONFIRMATION
  • 6-5-21 Garett & Sierra (Schantz) Masin WEDDING
  • 6-2-21 Kindergarteners at William Patrick Gilbert's celebration
  • 6-2-21 Patrick Gilbert receiving baptismal candle
  • 6-2-21 William Patrick Gilbert BAPTISM
  • 6-2-21 Patrick Gilbert with parents and godparents
  • 5-8-21 Ava Kathryn Noel BAPTISM
  • 5-8-21 Noel BAPTISM
  • 5-8-21 Noel family with Msgr Anthony McDaid
  • 5-1-21 Brooks Sonny Miron BAPTISM
  • 5-1-21 Brooks Miron, parents and godparents
  • 5-1-21 Brooks Miron Family
  • 4-24-21 Zepeda parents-godparents
  • 4-24-21 Emilia Caroline Zepeda BAPTISM
  • 4-24-21 Emilia Caroline Zepeda Family
  • 4-24-21 CONFIRMATION/1ST EUCHARIST Ms. Daria Haney's Class
  • 4-24-21 CONFIRMATION/1ST EUCHARIST Ms. Lynn Pauley's Class
  • 4-24-21 CONFIRMATION/1ST EUCHARIST Ms. Mandy Easton & Ms. Tena Ruffatto's Class
  • 4-24-21 CONFIRMATION/1ST EUCHARIST Ms. Melissa Graves & Ms. Ashley Stergar's Class
  • 4-24-21 CONFIRMATION/1ST EUCHARIST Ms. Pat Lowthian's Class
  • 4-9-21 Bennett Liberty anointing
  • 4-9-21 Bennett Davis Liberty BAPTISM
  • 4-9-21 Bennett Liberty white garment
  • 4-9-21 Adam & Danielle Liberty Family with Father Steve
  • 4-3-21 Tatum Elizabeth Miller CONFIRMATION
  • 4-3-21 Zoe Yvonne Mutch CONFIRMATION
  • 4-3-21 Garrett Scott Thorn CONFIRMATION
  • 4-3-21 Nicholas David Nelson CONFIRMATION
  • 4-3-21 Garrett Scott Thorn 1ST EUCHARIST
  • 4-3-21 Jaclyn Michelle Ripley 1ST EUCHARIST
  • 4-3-21 Tatum Elizabeth Miller 1ST EUCHARIST
  • 4-3-21 Zoe Yvonne Mutch 1ST EUCHARIST
  • 4-3-21 Nicholas David Nelson 1ST EUCHARIST
  • 4-3-21 Emmett James O'Toole BAPTISM
  • 4-3-21 Jaclyn Michelle Ripley BAPTISM


Let's watch a family movie together!  Bring your lawn chair or blankets to our Parish Center THURSDAY, AUGUST 5th, 7:00 pm so you can relax and enjoy "WONDER".  Bring the whole family!  Ceci's Popcorn will be onsite with $5/bag of popcorn.  See you there!

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