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Mary Ann Pellegrino's Retirement

Posted on October 15, 2021 in: General News

Mary Ann Pellegrino's Retirement
On Sunday, October 24 at the 10:30 AM Mass at the Main Church, our long-time Director of Religious Education, Mary Ann Pellegrino, will be recognized for her 22 years as Director and over 35 years as a parish volunteer.  Following Mass, there will be a reception in the School Auditorium.  ...

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Autumn Confirmation Service Hours

Posted on October 14, 2021 in: General News

Autumn Confirmation Service Hours
If you are a Confirmation candidate looking for service hours, you can serve others and earn time by collecting special food pantry items and gift cards this October, November, and December.  If you would like to learn more about the items needed and donation deadlines, find a detailed flyer by...

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Youth Group News

Posted on October 12, 2021 in: General News

Youth Group News
Hello everyone!  Welcome back to Youth Group!  I am so very excited to have you all meet in person again!  We have some changes that need to be made but we are excited to get back into the swing of things!  The time votes are in and we will be meeting for the High School on Sunda...

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Human Services Update

Posted on October 12, 2021 in: General News

Human Services Update
The Town of Hempstead/Mount Sinai South Nassau’s Vaxmobile now offers flu shots and COVID-19 booster shots to eligible residents!   The Vaxmobile will be at the below Senior Centers.  To schedule an appointment, go to www.southnassau.org/sn/vaxmobile or call 516-377-5333. ...

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Human Services Update

Posted on October 12, 2021 in: General News

Human Services Update
FREE Consultation with an Attorney on Thursday, October 28, 2021 AREAS: Bankruptcy, Divorce & Family Issues, Employment, Mortgage Foreclosure & Housing, Senior Citizen Issues, Landlord/Tenant, etc. Residents may request an attorney who speaks a different language. Registration is required...

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Join the Baptism Team

Posted on October 11, 2021 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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Human Services Update

Posted on September 27, 2021 in: General News

Human Services Update
Thank you to all who participated in and supported the 2021 St. Vincent de Paul Friends of the Poor Walk held on September 25, the St. Thomas the Apostle Conference of the Society raised over $900 in donations! Today in our parish, there are families without food or clothing, or facing eviction.&...

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Lakeview Fire on Sept. 19

Posted on September 22, 2021 in: General News

Lakeview Fire on Sept. 19
The devastating fire in Lakeview on September 19 displaced 30 people - 17 adults and 13 children - including a St. Thomas Human Services client and her children. Thankfully, no civilian injuries were reported, and four firefighters sustained only minor injuries. We have been in contact with our clie...

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Mass Intentions for 2022

Posted on September 07, 2021 in: General News

Mass Intentions for 2022
The Mass Book for 2022 is now open.  Request your intentions for next year by coming to the Rectory Office Monday through Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm.

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Pastoral Letter from Bishop Barres

Posted on September 01, 2021 in: General News

Pastoral Letter from Bishop Barres
As we prepare to celebrate Labor Day during this Year of St. Joseph, Bishop Barres has released a new pastoral letter commemorating this important day: Our Holiness and Mission in the Changing World of Work.  A Pastoral Letter Celebrating St. Joseph the Worker on Labor Day. Bishop Barres ...

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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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Stop your taxes from paying for abortion
For decades, Congress has protected your money from paying for abortion. Now, some powerful government officials are trying to change that. The Hyde Amendment and similar laws have protected taxpayers from funding elective abortion for 45 years. Now, powerful members of Congress want to take away...

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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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Update About Masses

Posted on June 18, 2021 in: General News

Update About Masses
In accordance with new diocesan guidelines, mask wearing and social distancing are now optional at Mass.  You may choose to do whatever you think is best for your own safety and that of your neighbor.  Please respect one another's feelings, remembering that some people are still unvacc...

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Morning Prayer on Tuesdays to Resume
Now that the protocols concerning COVID-19 have eased, we are able to resume Morning Prayer led by Deacon John every Tuesday before the 9:00 Mass.  Beginning next Tuesday, June 22, we will have Morning Prayer beginning at 8:40am in the Lower Church.  If you plan to go to the 9:00 Mass, com...

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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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Pentecost Photos

Posted on May 25, 2021 in: General News

Pentecost Photos
On Pentecost Sunday (May 23), nine members of our St. Thomas the Apostle Parish Familly received the Sacrament of Confirmation.  Three were also received into full communion as Catholics and four shared in the Sacrament of Eucharist for the first time.  Thanks to photographer Kevin Ramsaro...

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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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Show Your St. Thomas Spirit!

Posted on November 13, 2020 in: General News

Show Your St. Thomas Spirit!
CLICK HERE to visit the St. Thomas the Apostle Spiritwear Store, where you can order hats, sweats, tees, and more!  Orders are delivered the last day of each month.  If you don't have a child in St. Thomas School, enter your own name as the "Student Name" and type the word...

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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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Dinner Dance Photos!

Posted on December 11, 2019 in: General News

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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Join VOMO

Posted on October 25, 2019 in: General News

Join VOMO
Our St. Thomas the Apostle Parish Family is dedicated to sharing the love of Jesus. We strive to be a people who actively live our faith throughout our daily lives. Now it’s easier than ever to connect to our mission! St. Thomas the Apostle Parish has signed up for a brand new technology pl...

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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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There is such a great need for service in the life of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish and often a huge number of young people who want to help those in need.  This Service Corps is one way to make this connection. Here’s how it works: 1. ANY middle school, high school and college...

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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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