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Palms to Ashes....Rite of Burning Palms, Saturday at 4:30
On Saturday, February 25th at 4:30pm, Saint Thomas the Apostle Parish will prepare for the beginning of Lent with rites that will produce the ashes that will be put on the foreheads of the faithful on Ash Wednesday, March 1st. The ashes are produced by burning the palms which were blessed during the previous year’s celebrati...

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Blood Drive on March 12th
You can change the lives of up to five people with a blood donation at our Blood Drive on Sunday, March 12th.  The drive, being sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and Long ISland Blood Services, takes place from 8:15am until 12:45pm in the Msgr. Smith Auditorium.   CLICK HERE for more information about donating ...

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"Rite of Sending" at Noon Mass on March 5th
The catechumens and baptized candidates of our parish participated in a special day of prayer and discernment on February 12. With God’s help, some have discerned that they are ready to celebrate the Sacraments of Initiation at this year’s Easter Vigil.  You are invited to show them your love and support by comi...

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It's Time to Plan A Party!
The date is set -- on Saturday, November 18th we will once again join together to celebrate as a parish family at our annual DINNER DANCE -- now all we need are parishioners to work together to plan the evening!  We invite anyone who might be interested in helping out with this annual event to a special information session on Tuesday...

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20th Annual Community Food Drive
The West Hempstead Franklin Square Association of Girl Scouts' Twentieth Annual Community Food Drive will take place February 27th – March 12th.  Collection bins will be found in the Church and Chapel during this time period.  The food collected will be donated to St. Thomas the Apostle Human Services and Long Isl...

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Sign Up Now for Men's Retreat March 3-5
Bishop Molloy Retreat House invites the men of St. Thomas the Apostle to participate in a retreat the weekend of March 3-5.  The retreat opens with dinner at 7pm on Friday and concludes with Mass at 11am on Sunday. This is a “Retreat” from everyday “busyness” Held at a spiritual center where the soul can be...

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Join Us for a Lenten Retreat Day on March 18th

St. Thomas will hold a Lenten retreat Day on Saturday, March 18th beginning at 10am in the Parish Center.  Come to one or both of the events.  All are welcome!  CLICK HERE for details

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Bishop Barres to Celebrate Mass March 13th
St. Thomas the Apostle parishioners are invited to a Mass to be celebrated by our new bishop, Bishop John Barres, on Monday, March 13th, 11:30am, at St. Christopher's Church in Baldwin.  This Mass will be for all the parishes within our Deanery.  Please CLICK HERE for more information.

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"What Catholics Believe" Refresher Course
Were you old enough to drive yourself to the last religion class you attended?  Do you feel confident answering questions about our Catholic faith? Heve you ever looked at the basic teachings of Catholicism with the eyes of an adult? If you answered “no” to any of these questions, you are invited to take another look a...

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Raise Funds for St. Thomas at Amazon.com
St. Thomas the Apostle is now participating in Amazon.com's charitable contribution program:  Amazon Smile. Through this program Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to St. Thomas if you designate our parish as your charity of choice.  AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products,...

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"Paint Nite" Comes to St. Thomas!
On Thursday, March 30th a Paint Nite® master artist will provide step-by-step instructions to create a work of art while you socialize... sipping wine and enjoying light snacks.  Go home with a masterpiece -- no art experience needed! All supplies will be provided so you don’t have to worry about a thing (except h...

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Spring Bereavement Sessions Begin Soon
Are you grieving the loss of someone you love? Could you use some support? You don’t have to go through this difficult time alone. Spring Bereavement Support Groups at St. Thomas the Apostle begin on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 7:30-9:00pm in our Parish Center.  These meetings will continue for eight consecutive Tuesdays. CL...

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Confirmation Preparation for Adults Begins Soon!
In the Sacrament of Confirmation, baptized Catholics receive the Holy Spirit to help them become more like Christ and be strengthened in bearing witness to him.  Adults who have not yet received this sacrament may decide to do so for any number of reasons.  For example, they might be prompted by something that happens in thei...

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Sign Up Now for "Living the Eucharist"!
Renew your faith through "Living the Eucharist" this Lent by joining one of the small groups which will meet weekly from February 27 through April 8. Sign up by calling the Parish Office or submitting the registration form found in the bulletin or through the link below. Space in each group is limited.  Groups will be ...

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2017 Cash Calendars Are Here!
The 2017 Cash Calendars are now available...Just $15 per calendar gives you 150 chances to win!  Winning tickets are re-entered after after each pick. Registered parishioners have received the calendar in the mail and additional forms can be found at the Rectory or by CLICKING HERE. Cash Calendars make great gifts -...

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Enjoy Our New Web Site
We have a lot of exciting things to share, so please browse through the many pages of our new website. Some points of interest for first time users are as follows: Parish Directory Sunday Bulletins Parish News and Announcements "How to…” sections on everything from receiving a &nb...

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