Mass for Pentecost Sunday (May 31) can be viewed above.  A Memorial Mass for the recently deceased can be viewed by clicking here.
Click here to take the Parish Reopening Survey!
 
During this week after Pentecost Sunday, our carillon bells will play three Holy Spirit tunes each day: Veni Creator Spiritus at 11:00AM, Veni Sancte Spiritus at 2:00PM, and Come Holy Ghost at 5:00PMClick here to learn more about the ringing of bells at St. Thomas the Apostle and the hymn tunes that play througout the day.
 
A message from Msgr. Maniscalco (May 15, 2020)
I have been looking at plans for re-opening worship, whether theoretical or practical.  They all add up to our worship being for a time very different from what it has been in performance, if not in substance.  Wearing masks, using perhaps only a third of the pews and putting markings on the floor to keep people at a safe distance from one another, regular sanitizing our buildings and a rather gingerly way of distributing Holy Communion, to say the least, are almost sure to be part of our celebrations. 
 
We are used to treating the Eucharist with reverence but have not had to in the past, except during a few very virulent flu seasons, approach receiving Holy Communion with caution.  (Click here to continue reading.)

Recent Videos:

Click here for a montage from the Mothers Day blessing of mothers.  Click here for three interviews discussing how the current health crisis is affecting parish life.  Click here for a special Mass offered by Msgr. Maniscalco for our school children.
 
The Diocese has indicated that funeral processions may stop outside the church for a blessing of the casket on the way to the cemetery. We invite our funeral homes on behalf of bereaved families to make arrangements for this blessing. Mourners are requested to remain in or beside their cars for the blessing. Click here for more details.

  • St. Thomas the Apostle Statue
  • Church Painting
  • Blessed Virgin Mary at Chapel
  • Newly commissioned altar servers.
  • Church Main Altar Easter 2018
  • Easter at the Chapel
  • Easter Vigil 2018

Welcome to the St. Thomas the Apostle web site...

Browse this site for information on parish activities and to learn how you can become an active,
or more active, part of our parish family through prayer, fellowship and service.

 

From Msgr. Maniscalco (March 22, 2020)

We regret not being able to serve you here at St. Thomas as we have in the past. Because of the difficulty of keeping such large areas as our church, lower church and chapel continually sanitized, they are currently closed. The diocese has notified pastors that no further liturgies are permitted until further notice. This includes funerals, weddings, baptisms, and any other cause for gathering people together in church. Wake services should no longer be conducted. Burial services may be offered preferably at the grave site, while observing all safe distance precautions. Memorial Masses for your loved ones can be celebrated in the future when these restrictions no longer apply. Confessions are on a case by case basis when they are urgently needed, observing safety health precautions. Anointing of the Sick and the Last Rites must also be celebrated following these precautions. Let us pray for each other and for the end of this crisis. God bless you and stay well.

Pastor's Audio Message

Msgr. Maniscalco's audio message can be found by clicking on the microphone.

In Memory

We remember and pray for members of our community who have died during this time when we cannot gather for funerals.  Click here for their names.

Call the Rectory at 516-489-8585 if you would like to add the name of your loved one.  Please provide your contact information so that we can follow up with you.

Essential Workers

We thank all of our Frontline Responders and Essential Workers who are doing so much to make sure we all have what we need.  Let us pray for their good health and safety as they continue their important work during these challenging days.  Click here for names of Essental Workers that have been submitted by parishioners.

Electronic Giving

Diocesan Text to Give Program

With the current health crisis affecting so many of our parishioners we thank all those who are keeping up their support. For all those who are not able to do so, our prayers are with you that you will be restored to fiscal health as our nation recovers its physical health.
 
Faith Direct offers a safe and secure means of supporting our parish. For those who do not use Faith Direct, our Diocese has developed its own Text to Give Program.  
 
Here’s how it’s done:
Text keyword 063parishstthomas to (516)271-3338
 
Anyone with a mobile phone with the ability to text can participate in this effort. 
 
Parishioners will be able to use a credit card and even set up a recurring donation.  Funds for our parish will be received into an account and the diocese will keep track of our parish’s individual donations.  At the end of the month, our parish’s account will be credited with the donations received.
 
I tried it myself, and it went smoothly – and the donor receives an email receipt. There is a small transaction donation which is optional.
 
Please consider using this safe and secure method while we are not able to celebrate together in person – but always in spirit!
 
Msgr. Frank Maniscalco

Click here to learn more about using Faith Direct.

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Announcements

A Message from Irene Peplinski, Director of Human Services
I am pleased to report that last week we delivered and distributed over 70 pantry bags to our families in need after being closed for ten weeks!  Also included in the bags were supermarket gift cards that totaled over $1,700.  Recipients called the office with extreme gratitude, joy, and a...


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Help the St. Thomas the Apostle Reopening Committee plan how best to resume weekend Masses by taking the Parish Reopening Survey.  To take the survey online, click the link at the end of this paragraph.  Those who would prefer to take the survey by phone may leave a message with their name...


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While Public Mass is not being celebrated in our church, participation in televised Masses is certainly one way to continue worshipping. Below is a format for you to use in your own household perhaps at the usual time you would have come to Mass at St. Thomas:   Pentecost Sunday May 31...


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Daily Readings

Church Bell Dedication

CARILLON BELLS DEDICATION

The carillon bells of St. Thomas the Apostle Church ring daily as a reminder that God’s voice is calling us…They can also be rung (with some exceptions*) for your special occasions such as a birthday or anniversary, or in memory of a loved one. 

CLICK HERE for a list of upcoming dedications and more information.

Ask the Pastor

Our Pastor, Msgr. Maniscalco will answer your questions in this newly created forum.  Parishioners can submit their questions using an online form, and selected questions will be answered and posted on this web site. Subject areas for questions might include the Catholic Faith, Scripture, Christian Living, History or Current Events.  Click "Read more..."

QUESTION FORM

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Parish Message

Each week you will find a new messsage upon which to reflect.  We suggest you take the time to sit and ponder on this message and its corresponding "Question for Reflection" and "Parish Intention."  Click below to read this week's message.

Parish Message

St. Thomas School

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The Catholic Ministries Appeal for 2019 has begun...
If you have given in the past, we thank you for your generosity and hope that you will donate again.  If you have not given in recent years, please consider making a gift this year as so many of our neighbors are in need.

St. Thomas' goal for 2019 has been set by the Diocese of Rockville Centre at $111,000. Once we reach our targeted amount our parish will receive back a percentage of the total donated. Last year our parish exceeded our goal and received a meaningful rebate to help fund programs right here in our parish.  

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