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Cash Calendars Make Great Gifts!

The 2018 Cash Calendars are now available...Just $15 per calendar gives you 150 chances to win prizes totaling over $5,750!  Winning tickets are re-entered after each pick.  CLICK HERE for a printer friendly copy of the calendar!

Cash Calendars make great gifts -- use them as stocking stuffers! Buy some for yourself or as gifts for family, friends, teachers or even as a Kris Kringle gift.

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Blood Drive on Sunday, Dec. 10th
The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a Blood Drive on Sunday, December 10th from 8:15am - 12:45 pm at St. Thomas in the Msgr. Smith Auditorium. Giving blood saves lives -- Long Island is currently experiencing a blood shortage emergency -- please consider donating, you could save someone's life.&nb...

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Dinner Dance Photos!

Our Annual Dinner Dance was a great success and a fun time was had by all!  CLICK HERE for some photos from the evening.

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Spirit of St. Thomas Awards
On Sunday, November 19th, at the 10:30am mass the Spirit of St. Thomas Award was given to Lou and Gina Imperioli, Haydee and Manuel Torres and Enid Cervino, although Enid was not able to be present at the Mass. This award is an acknowledgment of the contributions that the recipients make to the life of our parish. In t...

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Msgr. Alesandro Receives Diocesan Award
On Sunday, November 4th Msgr. Alesandro was awarded the Immaculate Conception Medal by Bishop Barres at the annual Te Deum Dinner held at the Seminary in Huntington.  Read below Msgr.' Maniscalco's letter regarding this award: "Last Sunday evening Msgr. Alesandro was awarded the Immaculate Conception Medal by Bishop B...

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Christmas Poinsettia & Wreath Sale

The St. Thomas the Apostle School Parents Club is accepting orders for fresh Christmas wreaths, grave blankets and poinsettias.  Orders are due by Friday November 17th and items can be picked up on Sunday, December 3rd.  CLICK HERE for order form and more details.

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Thanksgiving Food Drive Now Taking Place
Thanksgiving is a time to express our gratitude for God’s blessings in our lives by helping those less fortunate then ourselves. Please put your donation in the brown basket in the Church or Chapel, or bring to the Rectory/Human Services by Sunday, November 19th. Items needed include: Instant potatoes, Tea/Coffee, Gravy (mix or jar)...

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Parishioner Receives St. Agnes Service Award
Parishioner Donna Martin was recently honored by the Diocese for her service to our parish with the St. Agnes Service Award. Msgr. Maniscalso's weekly letter for the November 5, 2017 bulletin provides details as follows:   "Last Sunday the weather “celebrated” the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy with...

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Early Childhood Open House This Week!

St. Thomas the Apostle School celebrates Early Childhood Education Week this week (Oct. 23-27)with open houses from 9-11am each day.  All are welcome to visit our school and experience the loving atmosphere that nurtures the minds and hearts of our youngest apostles.  Full-day and half-day programs are available, including after-care until 5:30pm.  Please call the school office with any questions (516-481-9310).

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All Saints Day Mass Schedule
ALL SAINTS DAY HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION MASS SCHEDULE Eve of Holy Day: Tuesday, October 31 7:30 PM in the Church Holy Day Wednesday, November 1 7:45 AM in the Church 9:00 AM in the Chapel 12:10 PM in the Church 7:30 PM in the Chapel

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New Catechumens Are Coming!
This Sunday, October 22nd, at the 11:00 Mass at the Chapel, we will be welcoming two new people to our faith community.  For the very first time, they will publicly declare their intention to follow Jesus as Catholic Christians.  We, the Church, will promise to help them as they continue their journey toward Baptism, Confirmatio...

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Training for New LTE Leaders!
“Living the Eucharist” is returning to St. Thomas the Apostle next Lent.  Participants meet in small groups to learn about and discuss topics related to the Eucharist and prepare for the upcoming Sunday Mass by prayerfully reflecting on a selection from the Sunday Mass readings.  We invite you to consider serving ...

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All Souls Mass
Our annual All Souls Mass will take place on Thursday, November 2nd at 7:30pm in the Lower Church.  All are invited to pray for the deceased members of our parish and those dear to us as their names are read at this Mass. Hospitality will follow Mass in the Parish Center. The Ministry of Consolation and Bereavement Team ...

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Divine Mercy Holy Hour November 17th
The St.Thomas the Apostle Divine Mercy Holy Hour and Prayer Service for November takes place on Friday, November 17th in the Lower Church.  Confessions will be heard from: 6:30-7pm and followed by Diary Readings & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and the Divine Mercy Chaplet in song from 7:30-9:00pm. Al...

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Shop on Amazon and Help St. Thomas
Shop for everyone on your gift list this Christmas at smile.amazon.com/ch/11-1642733 and Amazon donates to St. Thomas the Apostle Roman Catholic Church.
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WELCOME WEEKEND  IS ALMOST HERE!!!
On October 21 & 22,ALL parishioners are cordially invited to Welcome Weekend at St. Thomas the Apostle. This weekend will be an opportunity for the St. Thomas Parish Family to extend a special welcome to those who may not attend Mass regularly.        IF you have been away from the Church, we hope you ...

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Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, October 7th
Join us as we celebrate the Feast Day of St. Francis with a "Blessing of the Animals" on Saturday, October 7th at 1 p.m.  We will gather on the lawn in front of Msgr. Smith Auditorium on Westminster Road.  The rain date for this event will be Sunday, October 8th at 1:30pm.

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Youth Group BBQ Kickoff this Sunday!

The St. Thomas Youth Group will kick-off the new year with a BBQ on Sunday, September 24th from 1-5pm in the school courtyard. All Youth Group members in gardes 6-12 are free with $50 Registration Fee! Any additional guests, parents or siblings, are $10 each. There will be Food! Friends! Music! Fun!  CLICK HERE for more details.

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Meetings for All Liturgical Ministers
Msgr. Maniscalco is asking all Liturgical Ministers to come together for a brief meeting to discuss some new changes and review the responsibilities of each function. This would include eucharistic ministers, ushers and lectors. There will be two sessions to choose from (you only need to attend one session): DATES: Sept. 23 or Sept. 30 TI...

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Make Plans to attend our Dinner Dance!
Invitations and raffle tickets for our annual Dinner Dance have been mailed out.  If you did not get yours, please call the Rectory (489-8585) and one will be sent to you.   This annual social event and fundraiser will take place on Saturday, November 18th at nearby Cherry Valley Country Club from 7pm-12am.   This year o...

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VIRTUS for New Volunteers
There will be two VIRTUS sessions in October for new St. Thomas volunteers.  The first is on Saturday, October 14th, from 10am-12noon in the Parish Center.  The second is on Monday, October 16th, from 6:30-8:30pm, also in the Parish Center.  If you serve in any ministry or organization at St. Thomas Parish or School, you ar...

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Fifth Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima, September 13th

 On Wednesday, September 13th the Legion of Mary, Knights of Columbus and the Divine Mercy Ministry invite you to celebrate the100th Anniversary of the Fifth Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima at 7pm in the Parish Center.   CLICK HERE for more information.

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Bible Reading Classes Begin Soon!
READING THE BIBLE WITH MSGR. MANISCALCO When: Mondays, Sept. 25 through Dec. 4 (10 weeks, except Columbus Day) Time: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Where: Parish Library What: Luke-Acts. The two books written by St. Luke -- his Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles -- present a panorama of God’s saving work beginning in Jerusalem with th...

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“Journey: Reconnecting to the Catholic Faith”
“Journey: Reconnecting to the Catholic Faith” is a six-week program beginning the evening of Tuesday, September 26  where Catholics who are returning to regular attendance at Mass (and those who are thinking about returning) can take another look at Catholicism. Your questions and concerns are welcome. No one will pressur...

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Golden Wedding Liturgies
The Diocese of Rockville Centre will celebrate Golden Wedding Liturgies honoring couples who have been married fifty years or more on two Sundays this Fall.  The liturgies will take place at 2:30pm on Sunday, October 22nd at the Church of St. Rose of Lima in Massapequa and on Sunday, November 19th at the Church of Christ the King in ...

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Memorial Opportunity
We are looking to purchase two more ciboria for our liturgies. Please consider memorizing one of them for a loved one. The donation is $400 each. Please contact the Rectory at 489-8585 if you are interested.

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Mass Intentions for 2018
The Mass Book for 2018  will be opened as of WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 6th at 9:15 am in the Parish Center.  When you arrive please sign in on the clipboard provided and give your time of arrival. Intentions will be accepted in the order in which parishioners arrive according to the sign-in sheet. To avoid dup...

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Fall 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. Fall Bereavement Support Groups at St. Thomas the Apostle begin on Tuesday, September 26th, 7:30-9:00pm in our Parish Center.  These meetings will continue for eight weeks on Tuesdays. Anyone who...

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Feast of the Assumption Mass Schedule
The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a holy day of obligation, is on Tuesday, August 15th.  The schedule of masses is as follows: Eve of Holy Day: Monday, August 14th, 7:30 PM Main Church... Holy Day: Tuesday, August 15th, 7:45 AM Main Church 12:10 PM Main Church 9:00 AM Chapel 7:30 PM Chapel Morning ...

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Blood Drive, Tuesday, August 8th
The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a Blood Drive on Tuesday, August 8th from 2-8pm in the Msgr. Smith Auditorium. Giving blood saves lives -- please consider donating. Eligibility Criteria: Bring ID with signature or photo. Minimum weight 110 lbs. Age 16 – 75 (16 year olds must have parental permission. Age 76 and over n...

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Fourth Apparition at Fatima

On Saturday, August 19th, the Legion of Mary, Knights of Columbus and the Divine Mercy Ministry invite you to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Fourth Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima.  CLICK HERE for details.

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St. Thomas School Now Registering!
Our parish school is now accepting new registrations for the coming school year.  We offer programs for Nursery, Pre-K and Grades 1-8.  Visit the School web site at www.stthomasschool.net for more information or see the bulletin.  

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Register Now for Fall Religious Ed Classes!
If your child is entering the first grade in Public School, or is in an older grade and has not attended Religious Education classes, it is time to register. In order to be prepared for the sacraments, the children must attend classes from grades 1 through 8. If you haven’t registered your child please call the Religious Education O...

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Save the Date! Parish Dinner Dance is Nov. 18th
New Day!  New Venue! Mark your calendars for our annual Parish Dinner Dance, to be held on SATURDAY, November 18th at Cherry Valley Country Club in Garden City. This year's honorees are: Richard Seery, Sr., Irmi & Richard Seery, Jr., and Regina & Chris Todd...St. Thomas Parishioners who have shared their time and tal...

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Summer Theatre Tribute July 30th
St. Thomas the Apostle Summer Theatre is presenting a musical tribute honoring Mary Rockensies and Jim Conway on Sunday, July 30th at 2pm in the Msgr. Smith Auditorium.  Doors will open at 1:30pm and seating will be on a first come, first served basis.  Admission is free, and any donations collected will go to "Mother ...

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Join Divine Mercy on a Pilgrimage!
Join the St. Thomas the Apostle Divine Mercy Ministry on a Pilgrimage to the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy, Stockbridge, MA, on Saturday, October 14, 2017.   On this trip you will experience: Life size Stations of the Cross with Recitation of “St. Faustina’s Way of the Cross; Saturday Holy Mass; Memorial Shr...

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Corpus Christi Procession
We will have a SOLEMNITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION following 12noon Mass on Sunday, June 18th. Join us in a procession to the Auditorium with the Blessed Sacrament (weather permitting*). Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will continue until 4:30PM.  Vespers and Benediction will take place at 4:15PM *In case of rain, everythin...

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Spirit of St. Thomas Youth Awards
On Sunday, June 25th at the 10:30 am Mass Msgr. Maniscalco will award the first recipients of the newly created "Spirit of St. Thomas Youth Awards.  The recipients will be:  Jeffrey Hasselbring, Elizabeth Jose and Tabetha Steiner. In his weekly column in the bulletin Msgr. Maniscalco writes:  "In...

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Third Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima

On Thursday, July 13th the Legion of Mary, Knights of Columbus and the Divine Mercy Ministry invite you to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Third Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima.  CLICK HERE for details.

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Tag Sale Donations
Donations for this year's TAG SALE can be dropped off at the School Auditorium on the  following days:  Saturday, June 24th, 9am-12noon; Wednesday, June 28th, 5-8pm; Saturday, July 1st, 9am-12noon. Items we are are looking for include: jewelry, furniture, tools, kitchen/household items, decorative items, gi...

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Reunion Mass & Ice Cream Social
Come to a summertime reunion for all who have been involved in the journey of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults or Adult Confirmation at St. Thomas the Apostle in the past eight years! We will attend the 6:00pm Mass in the Main Church on Sunday, July 9, then gather downstairs in the Parish Center for ice cream sundaes. Former/...

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Come to the Family Festival!!

Come to the St. Thomas Family Festival June 1-4...Lots of exciting rides for the kids and thrill seekers,  St. Thomas famous food tent! * Skill games for every age group, International Food Court * Local Entertainment Stage and much much more!
Hours:
Thursday 6-10pm...Friday 6-10pm...Saturday 2-10pm...Sunday 2-8pm

Pre-Sale Discounted Ride Bracelets  - $23.76 in advance instead of $30 day of...Take Advantage of this Pre-Sale Wristbands (POP) $$$ SAVINGS YOU MUST PURCHASE BY NOON 6/1/17, YOUR PURCHASE CAN BE REDEEMED FOR ANY DAY (June 1 - 4) OF EVENT ONSITE AT THE TICKET BOOTH. (No Refunds or Exchanges)

Coupon  

"Read and Ride" Form - Friday is "Read and Ride Day" ...Students in grades K-8 can earn 2 free rides (Friday ONLY) by reading 3 books.  

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100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima's Apparition
On Tuesday, June 13th the Legion of Mary, Knights of Columbus and the Divine Mercy Ministry invite you to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Second Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima.   The Angel of Portugal appears to three Shepherd children at Fatima asking for the prayers of reparation for the sins of the world. Soon after, M...

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Ascension Thursday Schedule of Masses

The schedule of Masses for Ascension Thursday, a holy day of obligation, which falls this year on on May 25th, can be found by CLICKING HERE.

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Sacraments of Initiation on Pentecost Sunday
You’re invited to support those who will receive Sacraments of Initiation at St. Thomas the Apostle this Pentecost! Come to the 10:30 Mass in the Main Church on Pentecost Sunday, June 4, to mark the close of the Easter Season and celebrate with those who are receiving Sacraments of Initiation on this day. ...

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CMA Speakers at St. Thomas Next Weekend
Next weekend, May 20-21, is Catholic Ministries Appeal Sunday here at St. Thomas. We will have speakers at our Masses and envelopes will be available for you to make a pledge to the Appeal.  Thank you for your prayerful consideration of how you can participate.  Below are the biographies of the speakers who will share their stor...

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Notice Regarding Father's Day Cards
Please be aware that Father's Day cards were accidentally sent out by our mailing company a few weeks too early.  We ask that the envelopes with your intentions be returned beginning in early June.

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Notice Regarding Father's Day Cards
We are aware that Father's Day cards were accidentally sent out by our mailing company a few weeks too early.  Please return the envelopes with your intentions be returned beginning in early June.    Please be aware that Father's Day cards were accidentally  sent out by our mailing company a few w...

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Memorial Day Mass
The 9 a.m. Mass on Memorial Day will be celebrated in the Lower church and not in the Chapel.  There is no 7:45am Mass.
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Applications for St. Thomas School Board Now Being Accepted

Applications for the 2017-2018 St. Thomas School board are now being accepted.   The deadline for submiission is Monday, May 22nd.  Please CLICK HERE for more information and the application form.

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Come to the Family Festival June 1-4!!

Our annual "Family Festival" takes place Thrusday thorugh Sunday, June 1-4 -- make plans to bring your families and friends for some fun and excitement!  

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CLICK HERE for Volunteer Information
CLICK HERE for Sponsorship Form
CLICK HERE for Raffle Tickets

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100th Anniversary of Fatima

On Saturday, May 13th, the Legion of Mary, Knights of Columbus and the Divine Mercy Ministry invite you to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the First Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima.  CLICK HERE for details.

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VIRTUS Volunteer Training May 30th

There will be a VIRTUS Volunteer Training session at St. Thomas on Tuesday, May 30th at 6:30pm in the Parish Center.  Pre-registration is required and can be done online by clicking here.

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Make "Faith Direct" Part of Your Summer Plans
Do you have plans for Memorial Day? Are booking your summer vacations? Consider enrolling in eGiving through Faith Direct to make sure that your gift can reach St. Thomas the Apostle even when you cannot. Visit www.faithdirect.net and use our church code: NY63.  Thank you for your continued support of ou...

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Mass for Fr. Thomas Hynes
There will be a Mass of Remembrance for Father Thomas Hynes on Tuesday, Aoril 25th at 8pm at Blessed Sacrament Church in Valley Stream.  Father Hynes passed away on Friday, April 21st.  He was a Vincentian priest who often said Masses at the St. Thomas Chapel many years ago while residing in West Hempstead.

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Read the Bible with Msgr. Maniscalco
Our pastor, Msgr. Maniscalco, will host Bible reading sessions on Mondays during May and June from 1-2:30pm in the Parish Center.  Included will be the first book of the Bible, Genesis (May); the Gospel according to Matthew first book of the New Testament (June). The sessions will emphasize reading the sacred text to abs...

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Notice Regarding Masses Tuesday Morning
The 9 a.m. Mass usually celebrated in the lower church on Tuesdays will be celebrated in the chapel this Tuesday, April 11th.  The new carillon for the church will probably be installed beginning at 8 a.m. that morning. The entrance to the ...

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New Summer Program at St. Thomas School!
St. Thomas the Apostle School will be offering an exciting, new Summer Program this year for students entering Nursery through Grade 4 in September.  The 4 week program will run from June 26th through July 21st from 8:00am to 11:30am each day and will include a variety of activities including STEM, arts and c...

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You Can Sponsor Our New Church Bells!
As Christians, the bells ringing from a church tower remind us of God’s presence in the world.  They summon us to celebrate Mass, peal forth joyfully on wedding days and toll on the occasion of funerals to remind us to pray for a departed soul.  Here at St. Thomas we recently replaced our antiquated,  unrepairable,...

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Make Plans for "Memphis in May!"
The St. Thomas School Parents Club invites all parishioners to its 3rd annual “Memphis In May” on Saturday May 20th 7-11pm in the Monsignor Smith Auditorium.  Enjoy a selection of fine southern foods prepared by St. Thomas School alumni and Culinary Institure of America )CIA) graduate, Chef Tom Rockensies.&...

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Farewell to Father Noel on March 12th
Congratulations to Father Noel who will be leaving St. Thomas to take up an assignment as a pastor in the Diocese of Beaumont, Texas. He will celebrate the 10:30 am Mass on Sunday, March 12, as his farewell Sunday Mass at St. Thomas.  Mass will be followed by a reception in the Msgr. Smith Auditorium.  Please come, one and ...

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Lenten Living Tree
Lent is a time of: Prayer - Fasting - Almsgiving. As we begin our Lenten journey, let us remember those in need who are suffering their crosses each and every day by taking a leaf from the Lenten Living Tree and replacing it with a flower from the basket. As the Living Tree blooms, the flowers reflect our spiritual growth during our Le...

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Chapel Weekday Masses Resume March 20th
The weekday Masses in the Chapel on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. will resume on Monday, March 20th.  Weekday Masses at 9am in the Lower Church will remain on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

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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.

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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 meeting on Wednesday, April 19th ...

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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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Blessing of Throats on Friday
There will a be a blessing of throats after the 7:45am and 9am Masses in the Lower Church on Friday, February 3rd, the Feast Day of St. Blaise.
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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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Youth Group for Middle Schoolers Begins February 17th
Middle School Youth Group Segment - 1st Meeting February 17th! Have you been wanting to join the Youth Group but you’re not in High School yet? You don’t have to worry anymore! We would like to invite all 6th-8th graders to come down to a Dodgeball Tournament with a friend to check out all of the fun Youth Group has been ...

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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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Come to the St. Thomas School Open House!
St. Thomas School starts its celebration of Catholic Schools Week on Sunday, January 29th at our 10:30am Mass which is followed by an Open House from 11:30am until 1:30pm. Stop by and learn about all the wonderful programs offered by our Parish School. There is another Open House on Monday from 9am-11am and a Festival of Arts &...

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Steeple Chimes Dedications Now Available!
The chimes of St. Thomas the Apostle Church ring daily as a reminder that God’s voice is calling us…They can also be rung at 7 p.m. daily (with some exceptions*) for your special occasions such as a birthday or anniversary, or in memory of a loved one. The occasions for which the chimes are rung will be listed in the bulletin...

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Come to "Supermarket Bingo"
All parishioners are invited to  a "FAMILY SUPERMARKET BINGO" on Friday, January 20th in the Msgr. Joseph Smith Auditorium that is being sponsored by the St. Thomas the Apostle School Parents Club. The doors open at 6 PM and snacks and drinks will be available for purchase - the games start at 7 PM. Admission i...

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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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Father Daughter Dance is February 12th
St. Thomas the Apostle’s Annual Father/Daughter Dance takes place on Sunday, February 12th, 2017  from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Plattduetsche Park Restaurant in Franklin Square.   This "Special Night with Your Special Girl" is open to young ladies from Nursery through 8th grade with their escor...

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March for Life on January 27th
On Friday, January 27, 2017, St. Thomas the Apostle parishioners and friends will travel by bus to participate in the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. Mass will be held in the church at 5:30 a.m. and the bus will depart at 6:00 a.m. Anticipated arrival back at St. Thomas is approximately 11:30 p.m. Bob Dougherty is paying for ...

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All Invited to the "Rite of Anointing" on January 10th
As members of the St. Thomas Parish Family, it is up to us to care for those among us who are seeking Jesus through the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism Confirmation, and Eucharist). One way we show our love and support is by celebrating important moments on their journey of faith. You will have an opportunity to do this with the unbapti...

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Epiphany Volunteer Brunch on January 8th
The St. Thomas the Apostle Pastoral Council invites all Parish Volunteers to an "Epiphany Volunteer Appreciation Brunch" on Sunday, January 8th from 9:30am—12:30pm in the Monsignor Smith Auditorium.  All volunteers are welcome to join Msgr. Maniscalco, members of the Pastoral Council and fellow volunteers fo...

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Christmas Poinsettia Dedications
The St. Thomas Youth Group invites you to purchase a poinsettia plant in “Celebration of Christmas” as part of the Christmas floral display. A special dedication label will be placed on each Poinsettia before it is placed on the Church/Chapel altar.  The plants remain displayed on the altar for up to two weeks a...

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"Let's Make Some Music" with Our Youth Group
The St. Thomas Youth Group is currently looking for someone to help lead its Contemporary Choir. You would need to play an instrument (preferably keyboard or guitar) and be available when the Choir performs at the 6 pm Mass on Sundays.  In addition, rehearsals would be once a week for at least an hour to prep...

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Rite of Anointing Will Take Place January 10th
As members of the St. Thomas Parish Family, it is up to us to care for those among us who are seeking Jesus through the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism Confirmation, and Eucharist). One way we show our love and support is by celebrating important moments on their journey of faith. You will have an opportunity to do this with the unba...

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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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50th Anniversary Masses for Msgr. Alesandro
Msgr. Alesandro will celebrate our weekly 5 p.m. Mass on Saturday, December 17th, in thanksgiving for the 50th anniversary of his priesthood ordination on December 17, 1966. Bishop Emil Wcela will preach. He will also celebrate the weekly 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, December 18th, followed by a reception in the ...

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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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Parishioner Receives St. Agnes Service Medal
Congratulations to Pat Gallagher, our devoted head usher of many years and very active parishioner, on being awarded the St. Agnes Service Medal by Bishop Murphy in the Cathedral on Sunday, November 20th. This year marks the 10th anniversary of this award which Bishop Murphy instituted to honor the laity of the diocese for their m...

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St. Thomas School's "Winter Wonderland"
The St. Thomas the Apostle School parents Club is holding a "Winter Wonderland" on Sunday, December 11th in the Parish Center following the  “Blessing of Baby Jesus” at the 10:30 a.m. Mass (approximate start time is 11:30a.m.) CLICK HERE for more details and to learn how you can pre-order your very own &...

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Blood Drive on December 11th
The St. Thomas Knights of Columbus Council11588 is holding a Blood Drive on Sunday, Dec. 11th from 8:15 a.m.until 12:45 p.m. in our Msgr. Smith Auditorium.  There is currently an emergency blood shortage -- your donation will help to save up to THREE lives. Our community hospitals need your help.  Please share thi...

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"LTE" Coming Soon to St. Thomas
You are invited to participate in “Living the Eucharist” at St. Thomas the Apostle.  Here is some advice from last year’s participants at St. Thomas: “I would say go for it, especially if you’re a person that wants to be more involved with God but doesn't know (or hasn't decided) how to go abo...

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Blessing of Thanksgiving Food
The parish family of Saint Thomas the Apostle invites you to join us for our Thanksgiving Day Liturgy Thursday, November 24th at the 9:00 AM Mass in the Main Church.   A Blessing of Food will take place during the Mass. Please bring any items for your Thanksgiving meal that you would like to have blessed.

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"Attending to Grief in a Season of Cheer"
The St. Thomas Bereavement MInistry will host an evening to assist those in need during the Christmas season on Tuesday, December 6th at 7:30pm in the Parish Center. The evening will begin with an opening prayer which will be follwoed by a presentation on helpful coping tips for the Christmas season and a Memorial Candle...

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Advent Giving Tree and "Share-A-Gift"
As we prepare for the coming of our Savior, may we share our blessings and show our love and concern for our brothers and sisters by giving to those in need...Human Services invites you to help those in need by participating in the Advent Angel Giving Tree in the Church or Chapel and the Share-A-Gift program. Our Angel ornaments are nu...

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New Altar Servers Commissioned!
We welcome the new Altar Servers who were recently are commissioned to their ministry. We ask God to bless abundantly these young people as they begin their liturgical ministry in our parish. A special thanks to Michael Milone for working with and training our new servers. The new servers are:  Brandon Avena, Brian Carroll, B...

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St. Thomas Thanskgiving Dinner Invitation
St. Thomas the Apostle Parish will once again host a community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanskgiving Day from noon til 2pm in the Monsignor Smith Auditorium.  Our Thanksgiving Dinner is open to all!  If you can’t travel to your Thanksgiving Dinner, or aren’t up to cooking a whole turkey, please join us in celebrating T...

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Thanksgiving Food Drive Begins!
Thanksgiving is a time to express our gratitude for God’s blessings in our lives by helping those lessfortunate then ourselves.  Please put your donation in the brown basket in the Church or Chapel, or bring to the Rectory/Human services by Sunday, November 20th.    Your generosity provides needy families with the ...

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Schedule of Masses for All Saints/All Souls Days

The schedule of masses for All Saints Day, Tuesday, November 1st and a holy day of obligation,  as well as for All Souls Day on November 2nd can be found by CLICKING HERE.  

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"Spirit of St. Thomas" Awards
The annual "Spirit of St. Thomas" Awards were presented at the 10:30am mass on Sunday, October 30th to Regina Gorman and Rob Waters.  They were recognized for their devotion to St. Thomas the Apostle Parish as manifested by the depth and variety of their participation in parish life.  More pictures can b...

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All Souls Mass
All our parish family are invited to pray for the deceased members of our parish as their names are read at the 7:30 pm All Souls Mass on Wednesday, Novmber 2nd in the LOWER CHURCH. Hospitality will follow in the Parish Center. The names to be read are from November 1, 2015 through October 31, 2016. The Bereavement Team and Con...

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Second Collection for Catholic Ministries Appeal
A second collection will be taken up at all masses on October 30th for the annual Catholic Ministries Appeal. Registered parishioners can use the special envelope for this purpose that was included with their regular envelopes.  We appreciate all those who have already contributed to the appeal, and encourage others to...

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Welcome Weekend is Coming!
On October 22 & 23, all parishioners are cordially invited to "Welcome Weekend" at St. Thomas the Apostle. This weekend will be an opportunity for the St. Thomas Parish Family to extend a special welcome to those who may not attend Mass regularly.       IF  you have been away from t...

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Youth Group Is Back!
The St. Thomas the Apostle Youth Group will hold its first meeting of the year on Sunday, October 16th at 7pm in the School Cafeteria.  All hgh school students are invited to come to the 6pm Mass to celebrate the start of Youth Group. Following Mass there will be an "Ice Cream Social" and other fun activities ...

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Craft Fair Needs Vendors!
The St. Thomas School 34th Annual Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, November 19th from 10am-4pm.  This "Fall Festival" will include fun for everyone with crafts, vendors, food, raffles, etc. For information on reserving a Vendor table please contact Petal Scantlebury 516-840-4861 and CLICK HERE for an application...

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"Blessing of the Animals" on Saturday
Join us as we celebrate the Feast Day of St. Francis with a "Blessing of the Animals" on Saturday, October 1st at 1 p.m.  We will gather on the lawn in front of Msgr. Smith Auditorium on Westminster Road.  The blessing will take place rain or shine.

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New Altar Server Training Begins Soon!
Training for new altar servers will begin on Thursday, September 29th.  New servers must be in the 5th grade at least and have the permission of their parents/guardians. Training will be on the following Thursdays: Sept. 29, Oct. 6, Oct. 13 and Oct, 20. The sessions will be from 2:45-3:30 p.m. and 5:30-6:15 p.m. in the ...

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Catholic Ministries Appeal Still Needs Your Support
The 2016 Catholic Ministries Appeal continues to need the support of our St. Thomas the Apostle parishioners.  Once we reach our Diocesan goal we will receive a rebate from the Diocese of Rockville Centre to help fund the many important programs and services offered by our parish.  If you have already made a pledge to the appeal...

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"Living the Eucharist" Group leaders Needed
“Living the Eucharist” is returning to St. Thomas the Apostle next Lent. Participants meet in small groups to learn about and discuss topics related to the Eucharist and prepare for the upcoming Sunday Mass by prayerfully reflecting on a selection from the Sunday Mass readings.  We invite you to consider serving as a s...

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“Journey: Reconnecting to the Catholic Faith” Registration  Deadline Extended

Registration for this year's Journey Program at St. Thomas has been extended until TOMORROW (September 15)! If you have been away from the Church or from Mass, this six-week series may be just what you're looking for. Click "Read More" for all the details.

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Mass Book Opening
The Mass Book for 2017 will be opened as of Wednesday, September 7th* at 9:30 am in the Parish Center.   When you arrive you will be asked to sign-in and give your time of arrival. Intentions will be accepted in the order in which parishioners arrive according to the sign-in sheet. We will begin ...

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New Bereavement Session to Begin
The St. Thomas the Apostle FALL 2016 BEREAVEMENT PROGRAM begins September 27th and lasts for eight weeks including October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 8, 15, & 22.  There is NO SESSION on November 1st (All Saints Day).  Anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one is encouraged to attend. There are eight week...

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Golden Wedding Liturgy
The Diocese of Rockville Centre will hold a Golden Wedding Liturgy honoring couples who have been married fifty years or more on two Sundays this Fall.  The liturgies will take place at 2:30pm on Sunday, October 23 at the Church of St. Rose of Lima in Massapequa and on Sunday, November 6 at the Church of Christ the King in Comma...

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Year of Mercy Pilgrimage to Washington, D.C.
On Saturday, September 24th our parish will join with thousands of Catholics from parishes across Long Island on a pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C. The pilgrimage will be led by Bishop Murphy, who will be joined by his brother bishops.   You can reserv...

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Register for September Religious Education Now!
Registration for Religious Education classes for 2016-2017 has begun!  If your child attends public school and is in Grade 1 through 8, they should be registered for Religious Education classes.  Download the registration form here.  For further information, call the Religious Education Office at 516-538-7460...

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Tag Sale Donations Now Being Accepted
Our parish Tag Sale is rapidly approaching -- now is the time to drop off your donations!  Committee members will be accepting donations at the following times:  Saturday, June 18th, 9am-12noon; Wednesday, June 22nd, 6-8pm; Saturday, June 25th, 9am-12noon.  Items shoudl be brought to the School Auditorium or Cafeteria (clot...

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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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