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:


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.

Msgr. Maniscalco’s homily about the closing of St. Thomas the Apostle School. 


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
Monday through Saturday at 9:00AM in the Lower Church


Saturdays from 11:00AM to 12:00PM
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.



Prayer Marathon to End the Pandemic
Pope Francis has called for a “marathon” of prayer during the month of May to appeal for divine assistance in bringing about an end to the COVID pandemic. Marian shrines around the world have been chosen by the Holy See to lead the rosary each day of the month. The shrines chosen for ...

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Human Services Update
Our Ministry of Consolation brings comfort to the families of the recently deceased by assisting them with planning the Funeral Mass, offering guidance, and supporting family members and friends by attending the liturgies.  Ministry of Consolation Greeters act as ushers, welcoming and directing...

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Honorary Human Services Volunteers
Mrs. Maureen Pica's second grade class recently visited St. Thomas Human Services to make a donation to the Food Pantry.  The students also helped the workers in Human Services to put away their donated items.  We thank these honorary Human Services Volunteers for offering their assist...

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Infant Baptism

If you would like to register your baby for baptism, please call the Parish Office at 516-489-8585, Monday through Friday from 9am through 5pm.   If you have already signed up, click here for a letter from the pastor and links to the registration form and class.

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.

In Memory

We remember and pray for members of our community who died during the time when we could not 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.

(Click here to view the names of those who died before and after the time when funerals could not be celebrated due to the COVID-19 crisis.)

Church Bell 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..."



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




CMA News...

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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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