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Independance Day

Posted on July 03, 2022 in: General News

Independance Day
The Rectory Office is closed on Monday, July 4 in observance of Independance Day.

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Welcome Fr. Tony!

Posted on June 29, 2022 in: General News

Welcome Fr. Tony!
Today we welcome our new pastor, Father Anthony Stanganelli. A native of Bellmore, Father Tony received his religious formation through the Sisters of Charity at Saint Barnabas School.  He entered the high school seminary, St. Pius X in Uniondale and later went on to Cathedral College in Dou...

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Human Services Update

Posted on June 28, 2022 in: General News

Human Services Update
Our food pantry continues to see more clients each month… in May, we distributed 190 bags of pantry items and $1271 in gift cards to 60 households, with 126 individuals, which includes 5 new client households with 17 individuals.  We received donations of 90 bags of pantry items and $150...

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Join the Baptism Team

Posted on June 27, 2022 in: General News

Join the Baptism Team
Volunteers are needed in our Baptism Ministry, which involves teams of two volunteers each, being present at our baptismal ceremonies which occur twice a month on Sundays at 1:30PM. Each team is asked to serve about 4 to 5 times a year. We limit each session to 4 children. Volunteers are needed to g...

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Keep Our Food Pantry Stocked for Summer
Memorial Day is the traditional start of the summer season – school will be out soon and vacations are on the horizon, but unfortunately, food insecurity doesn’t take a vacation.  As you pack for your summer getaways, please continue to remember our clients & food pantry in this...

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Registration for Religious Education: Public School Grades 1-8
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 registe...

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Human Services Update

Posted on May 31, 2022 in: General News

Human Services Update
Nassau County Office for the Aging has developed a county-wide plan to provide services that assist older persons to remain independent and living in their own homes for as long as possible. If you, or older persons you know, are having difficulty functioning independently at home, Nassau County may...

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Human Services Update

Posted on May 25, 2022 in: General News

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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Share Your Faith!

Posted on May 03, 2022 in: General News

Share Your Faith!
Religious Education is looking for help in the following areas: Hall monitors; Door Monitor; Teachers. (Training and materials will be provided.  You can teach alone or with a partner.) If you are passionate about your faith and would like to pass it on, Religious Education is a ...

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An Important Message from Msgr. Maniscalco
Father Anthony Stanganelli has been appointed pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, effective June 29.  Father Stanganelli is currently pastor of St. Brigid's in Westbury.  Please see his bio below.  I am sure all parishioners will join me in extending a very warm welcome to hi...

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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 Barre...

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Bereavement Ministry

Posted on February 16, 2022 in: General News

Bereavement Ministry
The St. Thomas the Apostle Bereavement Ministry is a safe place to bare the pain of losing a loved one.  The group provides support and hope for anyone who has lost a spouse, a child, parent, or friend.  Ministry members are there to help with understanding and coping, and through the enco...

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Celebration of Extraordinary Parish Leaders
Did you miss our Celebration of Extraordinary Parish Leaders honoring Irene Peplinski and Mary Ann Pellegrino?  Or do you want to watch it again?  Visit the following link and scroll down to view the festivities: https://www.facebook.com/groups/25076504444/

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St. Thomas the Apostle Youth Group (STAYG) Service Corps Is Back!
Looking for Service Hours?  For Middle School and High School students looking for Service Projects, join the Service Corps and get emails for upcoming events found throughout the parish during the year.  It's easy to join.  All you have to do is contact Youth Minister Bridget...

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Becoming Catholic

Posted on July 15, 2021 in: General News

Becoming Catholic
Are you interested in the Catholic faith? Do you know someone who has been coming to Mass but is not Catholic? Would you like to learn how to take the next step in following Jesus as a Catholic? If you or someone you know has never been baptized or was baptized but has not received Eucharist (Com...

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A Special Message from Msgr. Maniscalco
The current discussion among the bishops about Holy Communion is not new. I worked at the Bishops' Conference from 1993 to 2006. The question of what attitude to take with regard to politicians who, either as office holders or candidates for office, took a position in support of legal abortion c...

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New Schedule to Pray by Phone with Deacon Jacques
The Divine Mercy Ministry invites you to join on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:00PM as Deacon Jacques Philippeaux leads the Holy Rosary and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy over the phone.  To participate: First dial: 1-209-399-9053 Then when prompted, enter:  425-436-6397 Then when pr...

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Msgr. Maniscalco's 50th Anniversary Mass
Msgr. Maniscalco was ordained to the priesthood on May 29, 1971.  He celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of his ordination on Saturday, May 29, 2021.  St. Thomas the Apostle parishioners and clergy gathered with him - as did his sister, Ann - as he celebrated a special Mass to mark this oc...

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Coping with COVID-19

Posted on April 23, 2021 in: General News

 Coping with COVID-19
NY Project Hope offers free, confidential, anonymous emotional support to any resident of New York State who is struggling to cope with the changes that have been brought on by COVID-19.  You will have an opportunity to talk with someone who is trained, knowledgeable and never judges. To view a...

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Funeral Arrangements for Margaret Mary Maniscalco
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Msgr. Maniscalco’s sister Peggy, who passed away this morning.  Her funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Thomas the Aposle Church this Saturday, April 17 at 9:45am.  Watch the Mass live online or view a recording after the Mass...

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Funeral Arrangements for Msgr. Alesandro
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Rev. Msgr. John A. Alesandro who died on Sunday at St. Pius Residence.  A wake will be held in the Main Church on Friday, January 1, 2:00-5:00pm.  The Mass of Transferral will be celebrated in the Main Church at 7:30pm that evening.  The Fu...

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Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Beginning Friday, December 4 there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after the 9:00AM Mass until Noon each Friday.

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New Memorial Mass

Posted on May 26, 2020 in: General News

Msgr. Maniscalco is celebrating a new Mass for all those in our community who have died since the parish has not been able to have funeral Masses.  The Mass will be on our website as of Thursday, May 28 at 10:00AM.  Please view the Mass and pray for those we will remember by name and also ...

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We have begun an online prayer list for Frontline Responders and Essential Workers.  If you or your family member is an Essential Worker who would like to be included in this list, please send your/their name and occupation to Cindy.StThomas@live.com.  If you would like, you might also sen...

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Diocesan Text to Give Program

Posted on April 08, 2020 in: General News

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...

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How to Baptize in an Emergency

Posted on March 18, 2020 in: General News

The Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us, “In case of necessity, any person, even someone not baptized, can baptize, if he has the required intention.  The intention required is to will to do what the Church does when she baptizes" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1256). ...

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I remember, when I was a child in elementary school, how terrifying polio was. According to Wikipedia, the U.S. experienced severe outbreaks of 58,000 cases in 1952 and 35,000 cases in 1953, just as I entered first grade. Deaths in those years numbered 3,200 and 1,400. I don’t need Wikipe...

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An Act of Spiritual Communion

Posted on March 17, 2020 in: General News

An Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that You are in the Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I long for You in my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. As though You have already come, I embrace You and unite myself entirely to You; never permit ...

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Sign Up for Updates by Email

Posted on March 17, 2020 in: General News

Sign Up for Updates by Email
Would you like to receive parish news via email?  Then sign up for St. Thomas eNews!  In addition to regular monthly messages, you will get urgent parish updates as they become available.  CLICK HERE and sign up today - or send an email to STAeNews@outlook.com with your last name and ...

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Opportunities for Remembrances
St. Thomas the Apostle Parish offers a variety of ways in which you can request prayers for your loved ones, living or deceased, or to memorialize someone who has passed away.  This includes a variety of Mass cards, Purgatorial Society memberships, bell ringing dedications and a Memorial G...

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Sign Up for Formed

Posted on July 19, 2018 in: General News

Sign Up for Formed
Enjoy free online access to a huge library of Catholic videos, audios, and written materials!  Visit www.stthomasapostle.formed.org and follow the prompts to create an account.  Once you are registered, you can sign in any time to access everything Formed has to offer. 

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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 ...

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Enjoy Our New Web Site

Posted on May 31, 2016 in: General News

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...

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