Advent Giving Tree

GivingTreeLast year we began a new tradition at Saint Thomas’ by collecting spare change and other money for organizations that are doing great work within the Diocese, the local community, nationally, and internationally.This year, we have chosen the following missions to support:

Christian Community Service Center (CCSC) – STE is one of 41 churches that support this ministry whose mission to serve those in need in the inner-city Houston community through a variety of programs including a food bank, job training, and Back-to-School drive.  For more information, please visit:

Seafarers’ Center – supported by the Diocese of Texas, this ministry provides a “home away from home” for those visiting the Port of Houston.  This summer our STE friars supported this ministry by hosting a cookout.  For more information, please

International Justice Mission – with operations in 16 countries, this ministry works to to rescue victims of slavery, sexual exploitation, and other forms of violent oppression. For more information, please

Voice of the Martyrs – Founded in 1967 this ministry provides practical relief and spiritual support to persecuted church worldwide. For more information, please visit:

Join us as we place our spare change in specially marked envelopes on a Christmas tree on Sunday, December 15 and Sunday, December 22