A lot has changed at St. Thomas Aquinas & St. Columban Parishes in the last few years, including a global pandemic. We have many new faces, while some old faces have moved on. Through this effort, we hope to survey the parish to identify the state of our community in 2023 to serve you better, hear your feedback, and connect with our households.

We need the participation of all families associated with our parish, including those who have previously registered!

The Census should take less than 15 minutes to complete. This online form will make it quick and easy for you to provide us with the most accurate information about you and your household. The Census allows you to input individual household member information that will enable us to tailor our outreach to each person’s particular needs. All information gathered is strictly for church use and is not for distribution or sale to third parties.

If you have questions about Census 2023 or need assistance, please scroll down to the FAQs or call us at (218) 283-3293. Thank you for being a part of our parish community and helping us to serve you better!


Communication, Communication, Communication.  In any organization this is one of the most important things that we do and we are striving to do it better.  At both St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Columban we want to be able to communicate with parishioners.  To do this more effectively we ask for your collaboration this spring as we will be updating the registration information and census data for our parishes. With the advent of email and cell phones, much of our communication and how we communicate has changed, so we want to make sure that all the information on file is up to date and correct.

Some of our parishioners are only here seasonally while others are here year round.  We want to be able to give information out to people throughout the year whether they are in town or snow birding down south.

At this time, we are asking all households to fill out your information and to turn it in by Sunday, May 14th.  After May 14th, we will be mailing out a letter to those parishioners who have not yet responded to this.  If you would like to fill out this information online, please go to stthomasifalls.org/census When you get to the page you will find that there is both  a downloadable form and an electronic submission form available.

Thank you for helping us in this process, as it will aid our parishes to more effectively communicate the love of Jesus.

Thank you and may God bless each of you.

Fr. Thomas P. Galarneault


Why is the parish taking a census? 
This is long overdue. We’re diligently updating our records so that we can better serve you and communicate with you. It was challenging to stay in touch with you during the pandemic since we did not have up-to-date contact information for many of our families.  We also want to be sure we are tending to the needs of all of our parishioners.
What questions will I be asked?
You will be asked for information about who is in your family and the best contact information to reach you as well as some sacramental record information.
How long is the Census? 
It is short and ideally should only take up to 15 minutes to complete depending on the number of persons in your household.
Who needs to participate in the Census?
Everyone. Even if you think we have all your contact information, we still want to hear from you as we gather information and learn more about our parish community.
How do I participate? 
Fill out the electronic form linked above in GREEN on this page to complete the Census online. It is quick and easy! Otherwise print out the form or grab a copy from the church or Parish Office!
Did you receive an email, mail, or phone call from St. Thomas Aquinas/St. Columban but are no longer a parishioner?  Please contact us and staff will remove you from our parish records.  Either call the Parish Office at (218) 283-3293 or email us.