Click here for the schedule of Masses for Ascension Thursday, May 26.


Father Anthony Stanganelli has been appointed pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, effective June 29.  Click here for more information.

Announcement from Msgr. Maniscalco

With my 76th birthday last December, I am beyond the retirement age for priests in this diocese of 75 and even further beyond the permissible age of retirement of 72. In addition, my second six-year term as pastor should have concluded at the end of June 2020. Bishop Barres kindly allowed me to continue for a year so that I could celebrate my 75th birthday and 50th anniversary as a priest while still in active ministry. 

        In early 2020, the pandemic struck full force in our region so the grace of the extra year turned out to be less one of celebration than a continuous state of emergency. 

        The next time the occasion arose to discuss my continuation as pastor, I expressed my desire not to retire with the memory of my last year of active ministry being such a diminished one. 

        As the time came around this year to discuss my future once again, Bishop Barres extended to me the courtesy and privilege of doing so in person at a meal in his residence. I expressed to him my willingness to continue as pastor. I did so with the tremendous words of St. Paul to the Corinthians in mind: "I will most gladly spend and be utterly spent for your sakes" (2 Cor 12:15). 

        I also expressed my willingness not to continue. As I told the Bishop, ever since my sister Peggy died, the tug has been strong to retire to my home in Rockville Centre so my sister Ann is not there alone. Bishop Barres promised to call me personally with his decision which he did, and it is to allow me to retire. 

        My association with St. Thomas goes back almost as many years before I became pastor as my years as pastor. It started when I began assisting at Sunday Mass at Msgr. Lisante's invitation in 1996 when I traveled back and forth from Washington where I was working for the U.S. bishops conference. For over 25 years, this church/chapel has been the venue of my performing the most fundamental priestly act of all -- celebrating Sunday Mass. 

         Over that length of time, one becomes either "a grand old man" or "the man who came to dinner" or perhaps a bit of both. And what was once the future inevitably becomes the past. 

          Whoever is chosen to be your new pastor, I commend you to his care and him to your kindness and support of which I have been the beneficiary all these years. 

Msgr. Frank Maniscalco 

 


Masks are no longer required to be worn at parish events.  Parishioners should do what they judge best for their health in terms of mask-wearing and social distancing.  Please continue to show sensitivity to others who may not yet be completely comfortable coming to church, especially since there is no guarantee that everyone in attendance has been fully vaccinated.
The 10:30am Mass on Sunday is being livestreamed each week. Click here to watch live, or to view the Mass after it has ended.  (The video becomes visible as Mass begins.  You need not join Facebook to see it.)

IMPORTANT!  Msgr. Maniscalco has NOT sent any email blasts to parishioners recently. If you receive an unexpected email that appears to be from Msgr. Maniscalco, delete it immediately. Thank you.

CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST

WEEKEND
At the Church (24 Westminster Rd.):
Saturday at 5:00PM
Sunday at 9:00AM, 10:30AM, 12:00PM
 
At the Chapel (Hempstead Ave. & Nassau Blvd.):
Sunday at 7:30AM, 9:30AM, 11:00AM, 12:30PM
WEEKDAY
Monday through Saturday at 9:00AM in the Lower Church

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION

Saturdays from 1:00PM to 2:00PM
in the Parish Center (downstairs from the Main Church)

  • 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.

 

Pastor's Audio Message

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

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.

Or

Announcements

Pentecost Sunday - June 5
The Easter season comes to a close on Pentecost Sunday.  As we commemorate the sending of the Holy Spirit to the apostles, we will also celebrate the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist with members of our parish family. Gather around them and show your support as they receive these sac...


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Volunteer Appreciation BBQ!
In recognition of everything you do to build up our parish family throughout the year, all St. Thomas the Apostle Parish volunteers are invited to a special "Thank You Barbecue" on Sunday, June 12 beginning at 1:30pm in the school courtyard & auditorium.   RSVP by Sunday, June 5 b...


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Human Services Update
The Isolation to Connection program, offered through the Jewish Community Centers serving Nassau County, provides short-term support and connection to resources for senior citizens. The program can link Seniors to an array of community based services including: Home delivered meals, paratransit...


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Diocese of Rockville Centre Chapter 11

Information regarding the deadlines for filing proofs of claim in the Diocese’s chapter 11 case and the forms to use can be found by clicking on the following link to the Diocese’s bankruptcy website and scrolling down the page: https://dm.epiq11.com/drvc

Catholic Daily Readings

Infant Baptism

If you would like to register your baby for baptism, please call the Parish Office at 516-489-8585.  More information about infant baptism at St. Thomas is available by clicking here.  If you have already signed up, click here to fill out the online information form. 

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

 

 

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The Catholic Ministries Appeal for 2022 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.

Once we reach our goal our parish will receive back a percentage of the total donated. In the past our parish has exceeded our goal and received a meaningful rebate to help fund programs right here in our parish.  

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