Events in Surrounding Area

ALPHA:  Start Your Quest with Alpha!
What if 10 Dinners Could Change Your Faith Life?


Journey through Alpha, a 10-week encounter with the Catholic faith that includes dinner, lively small group discussion, and an opportunity to ask questions and share opinions about the topic of the evening. The first meeting for this year will be on Thursday, September 20 at 6:30 pm at St. Joseph Parish in Marian Hall. There is no charge. Come and see if you like the first night; if so, then continue; if not, there is no pressure to return, but we hope you do! Spots are limited—sign up online at Interested in forming a table with other folks from St. Thomas? Contact Ted to coordinate ( and start inviting a few others to join you. This is a proven-effective worldwide program helping people spark their faith in powerful ways. 

Respecting Choices, Advanced Care Planning
Let your wishes be known

Advanced Care Planning becomes increasingly important as we age in order to make our wishes known if we can’t speak for ourselves. Respecting Choices is an internationally recognized program that provides education in a process of communication that helps individuals. Experienced professionals will provide information on medical treatment options, benefits and burdens. Register for a free 2-hour class held at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, Health Education Center (NE 92nd Ave and E. Mill Plain Blvd) on Wednesday, November 8 from 2:00  to 4:00 pm. Register online at or call 360-514-2190. Space is limited, so register today!






Employment Opportunities


Good Shepherd Manor Resident Caregiver Needed

Good Shepherd Manor, an independent non-profit founded by lay Catholics, urgently needs an live-in caregiver for our Adult Care Home.  A large room with private bath, utilities and meals are provided in addition to wages. CNA (NAC) or HCA credentials are preferred, but we are willing to pay for training for the right person.

Please call Carol at 360-606-3620.