STA Race & Culture Committee: Mission Statement

The St. Thomas Aquinas Race and Culture Committee’s mission is to strengthen and enhance STA’s commitment to advancing the cause of racial justice in our community, provide a welcoming place for all people, and celebrate God’s gift of a diverse people.

To achieve this mission, the Committee will:

    • Promote ideas and events to further the spirit of diversity and inclusion.
    • Engage the full parish and our neighbors in conversations and experiences about our shared cultures.
    • Develop practices to welcome and support parish members with diverse experiences and attributes.
    • Critically explore ways STA can incorporate racial justice and diversity in our community engagement and outreach efforts.

We encourage all at STA to become involved with our programs.  If you wish to learn more, please contact Patrice Payne (  or Karla Hudecek (  Additional racial equity resources can be viewed at this site: