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Called to Be a Deacon?

Posted on August 02, 2021 in: General News

Called to Be a Deacon?
If you are discerning a vocation to the diaconate, you and your wife are invited to attend an information session on one of these three dates: 7:00 PM Thursday, September 16; 4:00 PM Sunday, September 19; 7:00 PM Tuesday, September 21 at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception 440 ...

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A Message from the Pastor

Posted on August 01, 2021 in: General News

A Message from the Pastor
Dear friends, On the weekend of August 14-15, the dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and holy days will come to an end. Thus will conclude the most extraordinary period any of us Catholics have experienced in our lifetimes. No Catholic from Pope Francis to Bishop Barres to...

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Human Services Update

Posted on July 31, 2021 in: General News

Human Services Update
It's hard to believe summer is almost over and children will be returning to the classroom soon! You can help provide the school age children in need in our community with the tools they need to start the school year by donating school supplies. The items needed can be found in the bulletin or b...

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Upcoming Deadline

Posted on July 26, 2021 in: General News

Upcoming Deadline
The deadline for filing proofs of claim in the Diocese’s chapter 11 case is August 14, 2021.  More information and the forms to use can be found by using the following link to the Diocese’s bankruptcy website and scrolling down the page: https://dm.epiq11.com/drvc

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First Saturday Devotion

Posted on July 15, 2021 in: General News

First Saturday Devotion
Our Lady of Fatima Communion of Reparation First Saturday Devotion   Join the Divine Mercy Ministry as we make an act of Reparation for the offenses and blasphemies committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.   Saturday, August 7 9:00am Mass in the Lower Church, followed by Ador...

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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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Join the Baptism Team

Posted on July 09, 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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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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World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly - July 25
Pope Francis has formally established World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly to be celebrated on July 25.  Help us Cherish our Seniors by: donating a small gift bag with a few items like stamps, hand lotion, daily pill organizers, pens, puzzles, tissue packages, magnifiers, hand sanit...

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Human Services Update

Posted on July 06, 2021 in: General News

Human Services Update
The St. Thomas pantry is currently in need of: Ground coffee Small oil and sugar Beef stew Dressing Rice sides Applesauce Stop & Shop gift cards in small denominations enabling clients to purchase perishables, and fast food gift cards for our shelter clients are always welco...

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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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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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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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Human Services Update

Posted on June 07, 2021 in: General News

Human Services Update
Clients without permanent housing, those waiting for benefits to start or re-start, those requiring guidance or information on resources, or those just passing through, are our most challenging clients.  Human Services, and sometimes the Rectory Office, frequently supply them with an "Emer...

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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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Human Services Update

Posted on May 14, 2021 in: General News

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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Vaccination Hotline for Seniors
Nassau County is launching a designated hotline to answer seniors' questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and help them book an appointment.  Call the hotline at 516-227-9590, Monday through Saturday, 9:00am-4:45pm. To preregister for a COVID-19 vaccination with the Nassau County Departmen...

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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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Good Friday and Easter Vigil Photos
After the pandemic prevented us from gathering in person for Holy Week last spring, we were joyfully invited to come together at St. Thomas - observing proper safety precautions - for this year's Holy Week and Triduum liturgies.  Thanks to Haydee Torres, we have photos to remember and share...

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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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Missalettes for 2021

Posted on November 19, 2020 in: General News

Missalettes for 2021
The new church year begins on Sunday, November 29.  Instead of putting our new missalettes in the pews, we are selling them for you to have a personal copy to use throughout the year.  A single copy can be purchased for $12 and a Family Pack of three costs $30.  You may make your p...

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Shop on Amazon and Help St. Thomas

Posted on November 13, 2020 in: General News

Shop on Amazon and Help St. Thomas
Shop for everyone on your gift list this Christmas at smile.amazon.com/ch/11-1642733 and Amazon donates to St. Thomas the Apostle Roman Catholic Church.

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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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