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Christmas Season Mass Schedule

Posted on December 09, 2022 in: General News

Christmas Season Mass Schedule
Come celebrate Mass in the Church (24 Westminster Rd.) or the Chapel (intersection of Nassau Blvd. & Hempstead Ave.) as we rejoice together in the mystery of the coming of Jesus Christ: Christmas Eve (December 24) In the Church 4:00pm, 6:00pm, 12:00midnight; In the Chapel 5:00pm, 10:00p...

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New Location for Sacrament of Reconciliation
Beginning Saturday, December 3, the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be celebrated in the confessionals in the Main Church at 4:00pm until the beginning of the 5:00pm Mass.

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Baby Jesus Blessing

Posted on November 25, 2022 in: General News

Baby Jesus Blessing
Bring the Baby Jesus from your Nativity set or another symbol of the Baby Jesus from your home for a special blessing this Advent.  Come to any Mass the weekend of December 10-11 to take part in this blessing.  Masses that weekend will be celebrated:   At the Church (24 Westminste...

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Family Mass

Posted on November 25, 2022 in: General News

Family Mass
If you have a child in Grade 5 or younger, your family is specially invited on Sunday, December 11 to our next Family Mass.  Come to the Lower Church at 10:30am to celebrate the Eucharist with other young families.  Stay afterward to enjoy refreshments and social time in the Parish Center....

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Share Your Blessings This Advent

Posted on November 19, 2022 in: General News

Share Your Blessings This Advent
You can help those in need in our community this coming Advent by taking an Angel from the Giving Tree, participating in Share-a-Gift, Sponsoring a Family or Adopting a Shelter Client.  The Angels have gift cards, generic gifts, and clothing to purchase, or you can make a Share-a-Gift donati...

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Shop on Amazon and Help St. Thomas

Posted on November 19, 2022 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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Becoming Catholic

Posted on November 18, 2022 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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Are You Being Called to Join the Usher Ministry?
If you are a warm and welcoming person, you can make a difference in your parish!  The Usher Ministry is composed of volunteers who share in a commitment to assist fellow parishioners with their unique gift of a servant's heart.  If "welcome home" is a greeting you would like...

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Father Tony's Pilgrimage - Update

Posted on October 14, 2022 in: General News

Father Tony's Pilgrimage - Update
Update: Father Tony will be doing his walk on Wednesday, not Monday as originally planned in order to avoid inclement weather on Monday and Tuesday.  But he invites anyone who would like to join him in this walk - to walk the entire pilgrimage or any part of it.  The times and places wh...

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Fr. Tony's Installation Mass

Posted on October 11, 2022 in: General News

Fr. Tony's Installation Mass
On Sunday, October 9, Bishop Andrzej Zglejszewski installed Father Tony Stanganelli as the seventh pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish.  Parishioners and friends gathered for the noon Mass to celebrate this joyful occasion.  Thanks to photographer Haydee Torres, we have some lovely pic...

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Would You Like to Join the Coffee Crew?
The Coffee Crew is busily making plans for the return of Social Sundays this autumn!  If you or someone you know might like to join the team, call Ann at 516-292-1056. As a Coffee Crew member, you’ll get to meet and greet other members of our St. Thomas Family, welcome newcomers and vi...

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Tuesday Morning Prayer

Posted on August 21, 2022 in: General News

Tuesday Morning Prayer
Over the years, the parishioners of Saint Thomas have participated in the prayer that is known as the “Liturgy of the Hours.”  From ancient times, the Church has gathered in the morning and evening hours to pray the psalms and canticles that make up this prayer.  While this pra...

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St. Thomas the Apostle Church presents “THE CHOSEN”
Join us for an exciting new presentation: St. Thomas the Apostle Church presents “THE CHOSEN.”   In the coming months, we will gather to watch and discuss the fascinating new series that is a world-wide phenomenon.  Call the Rectory Office at 516-489-8585 to register as se...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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