Support St. Tom's

On March 31, we celebrate our 4th annual Day of Giving! Join us as we celebrate the stories of St. Thomas Aquinas ministries and people while helping to support and continue all the opportunities here at St. Tom's.

Ours resident (more than 1,000 families) and 3000+ student parishioners are making an impact on the world everyday through the efforts of its more than 50+ ministries, focused on community, prayer, study and service.

Please donate now, to sustain and amplify the St. Tom’s mission, made possible only through your love and support!

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What St. Tom's Means to You...

  • I’ve been so blessed to find a faith community like St. Tom’s while here at Purdue. Not only have I made lifelong friends, but I’ve also been given several opportunities to serve others and share my Catholic faith. Being involved in Purdue Catholic Students has been incredibly fulfilling for me, and I am proud to be a part of such a dynamic community. I hope that other students can have the same opportunities for growth and fellowship that I’ve had at St. Tom’s!

    Maddie Harper, Sophomore

  • St. Tom’s has had a tremendous impact of me in my nearly four years at Purdue. I started off going to one Purdue Catholic Men meeting in the fall of my freshman year, and little did I know that it would be where I would meet some of my best friends. The people I have met at St. Tom’s not only have become my closest friends, but most importantly have challenged me to grow in my faith and helped me become a better man. I am so grateful to have called St. Tom’s my home away from home the past four years.

    David Wood, Senior

  • St. Tom’s has given me so many blessings, not only by helping me grow in my faith with the Lord, but by providing me a loving community. I didn’t know attending Sunday Nigh Dinner was going to make all the difference in the beginning. I am looking forward to next semester to continue being shimmered with love and the Mystical Body of Christ through Ignite, Boiler Awakening, Purdue Catholic Women, Youth Ministry and so much more with my amazing Catholics!

    Fatima Arroyo, Freshman

  • I took my first leap of faith when a friend that I only kind of knew at the time invited me to his Ignite group. I then stepped in as coordinator of the Ignite program and began to lead my own small group. Aside from Ignite, I have staffed Boiler Awakening, played on several intramural sports teams, met some of the most admirable college-aged men you could imagine through Purdue Catholic Men, and of course attended many of the events that our fantastic socials coordinators have put together. I’ll admit that without these ministries, these people, and this church, I would probably not be practicing my Faith. I am eternally grateful to this community that has given me endless resources and motivation to strive for holiness.

    Will Feeks, President of Purdue Catholic Students

  • A place where I feel at home. A family who is always there for those who are in need. A place to grow up, restore my heart and refresh my soul. Loving and caring people.

    Cesare

  • St. Toms has been such a blessing in my life. It is where I’ve meet some of my best friends, grown the most in my faith, and felt the most at home during college. This wonderful place has given me so many opportunities to get involved. I’ve been apart of teaching religious education to preschoolers, attending and staffing Boiler Awakening, singing with Exalt, attending Purdue Catholic Women and various other Purdue Catholic Student events. St. Toms is truly a wonderful place and I can’t wait to continue getting involved the remainder of my time at Purdue.

    Makenna Dejoie

  • St. Tom’s will always be the community where I solidified and continued to grow my faith life through college. I truly have never felt a stronger sense of Christ like community than I did during my years of attending weekly mass, participating in events like Jubilee Christmas, and most especially staffing BA. Boiler Awakening is an experience like no other, and I will always have St. Tom’s to thank for giving me such a wonderful period in my life.
  • St. Tom’s is my second home on campus – God has blessed me so abundantly with this community, and I cannot thank everyone enough for the impact they have had on me. My faith has reached incredible heights through the ministries and people I have come to know and love here. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for accompanying me on my walk toward eternity.

    Lindsey Prommer

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Your Impact
50+ Ministries led by and participated in by more than 1,000 resident families and 3,000 Boiler Catholics under four pillars.

Community

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Bridges of Hospitality, CALL 20/30 for young adults, Christian Family Movement, Called & Gifted, PCS Racing, Hispanic Catholics, Ignite, Indonesian Catholics, Knights of Columbus, Korean Catholics, PCS Social Gatherings, PCS Intramural Sports Teams, Purdue Catholic Women, Purdue Catholic Men, Sunday Night Dinner

Prayer

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Boiler Awakening, Chant Group, Women & Discernment, Men & Discernment, Praise & Worship with Adoration, Student-Led Choirs, Spiritual Exercises, 40K IN 40 DAYS, Adult Faith Formation, Centering Prayer, Dominican Laity, Legion of Mary, Liturgical Ministries, Schoenstatt Rosary, The Story of Salvation, Women on a Journey, Youth Faith Formation

Study

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Catholic Truth League, Theology on Tap, Liturgical Ministries, The Story of Salvation, Theology Courses, PCS Seminars, Lenten Book Study, The Matthew Bible Study, Right of Christian Initiation

Service

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Family Promise, Justice with Peace, Kids Hope, LifeGuides, Mentoring At-Risk Kids (MARK), Mission Trips, Movement D, Never Alone Ministry to the Elderly (NAME), Parish Council, Boilermakers for Life, Family Promise, Foundations for Haitians, Haiti Committee, Health Cabinet, Parish Cabinet
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FAQs

What is St. Tom’s Day of Giving?

St. Tom’s Day of Giving is an annual single-day online and in the Church fundraising event for St. Thomas Aquinas. Our first Day of Giving was on March 28, 2017. In this event, for 24 hours, students, alumni, staff, parents, and friends come together to support the many opportunities at St. Tom’s.

I missed the Day of Giving. Is it too late to make a gift?

Even if you miss St. Tom’s Day of Giving, you can still make a gift to the Church by clicking the “Donate Now” button at the top right and following the directions provided on that page. You can also send in donations to St. Thomas Aquinas at 535 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906 marked with “Day of Giving.” Thank you for your support!

Are Day of Giving contributions tax-deductible?

Yes, your gift is tax-deductible. You will receive a receipt and an end-of-year tax letter from Faith Direct, our online giving website.