News

A Message from Msgr. Maniscalco
Given that this weekend is the July 4th weekend, with the advice of the re-opening committee, I am maintaining the same Mass schedule as it was last weekend, namely:   5:00PM Saturday in the church 7:30AM Sunday in the chapel 9:00AM Sunday in the church 11:00AM Sunday in the chapel 12:00NOON Sunday in the church 12:30PM Sunday in the chapel Further additions to the schedule will come after the holiday. We are asking people once again to register for the Masses on the website (click here) or by calling the rectory office -- 516-489-8585 -- bet...

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Additional Information about Masses and Sacraments
For those who will not attend Mass in person this weekend, Sunday Mass from St. Thomas the Apostle will be available on the St. Thomas the Apostle website (www.StThomasApostle.org) as of 10:00AM on Sunday, July 5.  Please join your St. Thomas the Apostle Family in celebrating the 14th Sunday of the Year. When you decide you are ready to come back to Mass in person for the first time, please click here to read about the new procedures that have been put in place to keep everyone as safe as possible.  Volunteers to assist with new Mass procedures -- either cle...

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You can join Deacon Jacques and George & Debbie Nieves for communal prayer by phone throughout the week.  You are invited to call in at 7:00PM every evening (Sunday through Saturday) to participate in the Holy Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet. EXCEPT this Saturday, July 4, you are invited to call in at 11:00AM.  There will be no phone call at 7:00PM on July 4. To participate, call 1-425-436-6397 and use the access code 296094# (If you have difficulty with this, first dial 1-209-399-9053, then Backup conference number: 425-436-6397, and finally the access code: 296094#) *The Holy Father has gran...

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Food Pantry News

Posted on June 24, 2020 in: General News

Food Pantry News
We are opening our pantry effective July 1, 2020 with the following hours and new procedures:   Monday - Thursday: 10:00AM - 3:30PM   All donations are to be scheduled by calling Human Services (516-538-7465) prior to bringing your donation to the Rectory Meeting Room.  Anyone entering Human Services (RMR) is required to wear a mask.  No donations are to be left in the Church or Chapel at this time.   Please see the "Pantry List" (click here) offered to our clients for items we need for us to distribute to those in need. ...

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A Message from Msgr. Maniscalco
Once again thanks to all who attended our Masses last weekend.   Because of the excellent response, we are scheduling six Masses for this weekend, June 27-28.  The schedule will be:   5:00PM Saturday in the church 7:30AM Sunday in the chapel (time changed from last week) 9:00AM Sunday in the church 11:00AM Sunday in the chapel 12:00NOON Sunday in the church 12:30PM Sunday in the chapel (newly added) Holy Communion will be distributed at the end of Mass to facilitate the congregation’s departure in order to provide time to p...

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Weekend Masses for June 20-21

Posted on June 16, 2020 in: General News

Weekend Masses for June 20-21
Thanks to all who attended our Masses last weekend – the first public Masses held in our church and chapel in three months. Because of the excellent response, we are scheduling five Masses for this weekend, June 20-21: 5:00PM Saturday in the church 8:00AM Sunday in the chapel 9:00AM Sunday in the church 11:00AM Sunday in the chapel 12:00NOON Sunday in the church Each Mass will have limited capacity in order to maintain social distancing.  Please make a reservation in advance.  Registration begins today, J...

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Holy Communion will now be distributed at all parish Masses, both weekend and weekday, including funerals and nuptial Masses. Volunteers to assist with new Mass procedures -- either cleaning or the check-in/seating process -- are much needed.  Please call the Rectory Office at 516-489-8585 if you are willing to help and are not in a vulnerable category.  Please look out for announcements on the website and by other means to alert you to additions to our Mass schedule.  Please be aware that Bishop Barres has extended the dispensation from Sunday Mass attendance for now. Weekday Masses will resume on ...

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While Bishop Barres continues to offer a dispesation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass, participation in televised Masses is certainly one way to continue worshipping. Below is a format for you to use in your own household perhaps at the usual time you would have come to Mass at St. Thomas:     Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ June 14, 2020   Greeting   Leader: O Lord, open my lips. All: And my mouth shall declare your praise.   Introductory Psalm - Psalm 95   Leader: Come, let us sing to the LORD and shout with joy to the Rock who s...

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I am happy to let you know that we will be resuming some Masses in our church and chapel this weekend, June 13-14.  In looking forward to this, I can truly say in the words of St. Paul, “How I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.” We are restarting by scheduling three Masses this weekend: 5:00PM Saturday evening and 10:00AM on Sunday in the church; 11:00AM on Sunday in the chapel. Each Mass will have limited capacity.  To avoid turning away anyone, please make a reservation for the Mass you choose on our parish website (click here) or by calling the parish offic...

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A Message from Irene Peplinski, Director of Human Services
I am pleased to report that last week we delivered and distributed over 70 pantry bags to our families in need after being closed for ten weeks!  Also included in the bags were supermarket gift cards that totaled over $1,700.  Recipients called the office with extreme gratitude, joy, and appreciation for the food and cards!  They were beyond happy!!  Thank you to all that made this possible: Msgr. Maniscalco for green lighting this project; to our volunteers driving to residences and dropping off bags “without contact”: Chris Greiner, Jerry a...

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Church Bells Ring

Posted on June 01, 2020 in: General News

Church bells have been the traditional way to summon the congregation to worship. In the Catholic tradition they are also rung at 6:00AM, 12NOON and 6:00PM to invite Catholics to pray the Angelus. In our parish, we ring the Angelus twice, at 12NOON and 6:00PM.   Because in the current crisis people are not being invited to worship, we are taking advantage of our carillon technology to invite those within the sound of the carillon to pray in their homes. Our carillon plays these hymn tunes at the times indicated:*   11:00AM - Crown Him with Many Crowns 1:00PM - Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almigh...

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Share Your Feedback

Posted on May 30, 2020 in: General News

Help the St. Thomas the Apostle Reopening Committee plan how best to resume weekend Masses by taking the Parish Reopening Survey.  To take the survey online, click the link at the end of this paragraph.  Those who would prefer to take the survey by phone may leave a message with their name and phone number at 516-489-8585 ext. 201.  They will receive a call back on Tuesday or Thursday afternoon. Click here to take the Parish Reopening Survey

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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 those whose names we do not yet know.  Those who will be remembered by name can be found by clicking here.  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. The new Memorial Mass is also available...

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Bereavement Support

Posted on May 19, 2020 in: General News

As part of its ongoing effort to support families who have lost a loved one, Catholic Health Services Good Shepherd Hospice is offering three virtual bereavement support groups  One for those grieving a loved one who passed from COVID-19 will start on Wednesday, May 20 for six consecutive weeks, 6:00-7:30PM.  On June 11, two additional bereavement support groups will begin: Loss of Spouse/Partner, 1:00-2:30PM; Adult Loss of a Parent or Sibling, 6:00-7:30PM. Each meeting will be online via Zoom and are limited to 20 participants.  For more information or to register call Good Sheph...

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Join Deacon Jacques and George & Debbie Nieves for communal prayer by phone throughout the week.  You are invited to call in at 7:00PM every evening (Sunday through Saturday) to participate in the Holy Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet.* To participate, call 1-425-436-6397 and use the access code 296094# (If you have difficulty with this, first dial 1-209-399-9053, then Backup conference number: 425-436-6397, and finally the access code: 296094#) *The Holy Father has granted a Plenary Indugence for those who say the Divine Mercy Chaplet with the Intention, "to implore Almighty God the end of the ep...

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I have been looking at plans for re-opening worship, whether theoretical or practical. They all add up to our worship being for a time very different from what it has been in performance, if not in substance. Wearing masks, using perhaps only a third of the pews and putting markings on the floor to keep people at a safe distance from one another, regular sanitizing our buildings and a rather gingerly way of distributing Holy Communion, to say the least, are almost sure to be part of our celebrations.    We are used to treating the Eucharist with reverence but have not had to in the past, except during ...

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Bishop Barres will celebrate a White Mass this Sunday, May 17 in St. Agnes Cathedral offering prayers in thanksgiving for all health care workers and for their safety and well-being.  You can view the White Mass on Catholic Faith Network (click here), beginning at 11:00AM on Sunday.  It is also found on Optimum channel 29/137, Verizon FiOS TV channel 296 and Spectrum channel 162/471.  The Mass can be viewed any time after 11:00AM on cfntv.org and drvc.org.  Msgr. Maniscalco will also offer Mass at St. Thomas the Apostle in thanksgiving for our health care workers.  This Mass will appear on ...

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Crisis Helplines and Support Resouces: If your situation is urgent, please call the 24/7 Response Hotline at (631)751-7500. The Mental Health Association of Nassau County (click here) The peer support “warmline” is open 24/7 and can be reached by calling (516)489-0100 ext. 1. Please click here for information on ongoing peer support groups offered by MHANC. Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW) Mental Health Helpline (click here) Click here for a variety of resources available through the MHAW website, including information about their ...

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On Mothers Day, May 10, mothers of our parish came to the parking lot behind St. Thomas the Apostle Church to receive a blessing from our priests and deacons.  Nearly 200 cars brought moms to participate in this special event.  We thank Haydee Torres and Mike Durso for capturing the occasion in photos and video.  If you would like to see these images, click here to view the photos and here to view the video.

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Marian Hymn Concert

Posted on May 08, 2020 in: General News

We will celebrate Mother's Day and the individual blessings with a concert of Marian hymns played on our Carillon.   At 10:55AM there will be a peal of bells to signal the start of the blessings.  The schedule of hymns is as follows: 11:20AM: Hail Holy Queen Enthroned Above 11:40AM: Immaculate Mary (the Lourdes Hymn) 12:10PM: O Sanctissima 12:30PM: On This Day, O Beautiful Mother 12:50PM: Daily Daily Sing to Mary At 1:05PM, a peal of bells will indicate the end to the blessings.

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Mother's Day Blessing

Posted on May 07, 2020 in: General News

Msgr. Maniscalco wishes all the mothers of our parish, grandmothers and women who serve in a motherly capacity a happy Mother's Day. This Sunday, May 10 please watch our St. Thomas the Apostle Mass at 10:00AM on our home page (click here).   During this Mass, Msgr. Maniscalco will offer our annual Mother's Day Blessing.  Then from 11:00AM to 1:00PM, you are invited to drive to the parking lot behind the main Church on Westminster Rd. where Msgr. Maniscalco, Father Anthony and our deacons will take turns offering individual blessings (weather permitting). Please observe the following: Enter the...

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May School Mass

Posted on May 06, 2020 in: General News

Every month our school students come to church for a "School Mass."  If you wish to see Msgr. Maniscalco offering a Mass for our students for the month of May, please click the "May School Mass" heading above, then click here.

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Three Talks

Posted on May 05, 2020 in: General News

In separate interviews, Msgr. Maniscalco speaks with Mary Ann Pellegrino, our director of religious education, Irene Peplinski, our director of Human Services and Dr. Valerie Serpe,  our school principal, about how the current health crisis is affecting their ministries and their future plans.  Click the links below to view these three conversations. Mary Ann Pellegrino, Director of Religious Education Valerie Serpe, School Principal Irene Peplinski, Director of Human Services

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Many of us have been praying Morning Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours on Tuesdays before the 9:00 Mass for the past 11 years.  In an effort to continue this practice, I will email Morning Prayer for that day to anyone who would like it, whether or not you've ever attended at church in the past.  Just send me an email (deaconjohnford@yahoo.com) telling me that you'd like to receive it, and I will email it to you on Monday evening.  Since the pandemic, I am also sending Morning Prayer for Sundays, sending that out on Saturday evenings. Deacon John

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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 send a picture of yourself at work (or elsewhere) so that we can put a face with your name - but this is not required.  To view the list, click here.  We thank you and pray for your good health and safety as you continue your important work during these challenging days.

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Memorial Mass

Posted on April 28, 2020 in: General News

Msgr. Maniscalco offers Mass for all those in our community who have died since the parish has not been able to celebrate funeral Masses. The Mass will be on our website starting Thursday, April 30 at 10:00AM. Please view the Mass then and pray for those we will remember by name and also those whose names we do not yet know.  The Mass  will remain on our website and in our video archive for viewing at other times as well. 

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Tuesday Talks

Posted on April 26, 2020 in: General News

During these days when so many parishioners are isolated at home, the parish staff has been reaching out by phone to offer an opportunity to touch base and chat.  If you would like to receive a Tuesday phone call from a parish staff member, leave a message with your name and phone number at the Rectory Office (516-489-8585).

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If your loved one has passed, please accept our sincerest condolences and contact the Rectory at 516-489-8585 with their information. We will put your loved one's name on our Memorial web page (click here), and Irene Peplinski, our Director of Human Services, will reach out to you and your family to offer grief support.   Due to the pandemic, funeral Masses have not been permitted. However, we wish to help our families that have lost a loved one by offering a Memorial Mass at a later date.    In addition, our priest can bless the coffin en route to the&...

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If you need Mass Cards, call the Rectory Office at 516-489-8585 and we can make arrangements to mail for you.  Leave your name and phone number and you will get a return call. To learn about other opportunities for remembrance at St. Thomas the Apostle such as Purgatorial Society memberships, bell ringing dedications and the Memorial Garden, click here.

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Catholic Health Services of Long Island is currently hiring at all of its facilities.  For information about these career opportunities - along with links to other useful resources from Catholic Health Services concerning your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being during the COVID-19 crisis - click here.

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As you know, due to the pandemic our pantry has been closed.  We are still helping our families in need by mailing them supermarket gift cards.  They are, also, referred to Island Harvest for food.  If you wish to donate, supermarket or fast food gift cards can be dropped into the Rectory door mail slot.  This will help us to continue mailing gift cards to our families in need.  Food or monetary donations to Island Harvest (click here) would also be extremely helpful...thank you for your support and generosity during this difficult time.   Stay safe, stay healthy and pray!...

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Spring is such a happy time in our parish as our young people complete their initiation into the Christian community with the Sacrament of Confirmation and other young people continue it by receiving First Holy Communion.   Before calamity struck, I was able to celebrate special Masses for you, the candidates for both sacraments. At those Masses we looked forward to these happy celebrations and how each sacrament brought us closer to Jesus and strengthened us to follow his example.   Unfortunately, very soon after the Mass for our Confirmation candidates, the COVID-19 crisis postponed Confirmation whi...

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“Sometimes in our lives We feel a great deal of pain Because we lose someone special...” ~Amber Carrico Our Spring Bereavement Program was scheduled to begin on Tuesday, April 28.  Due to the impact of COVID-19 we regret we are unable to provide the Spring program this year.  Our Facilitators mourn the loss of your loved ones with you and are keeping you, your loved ones, and your families in their prayers.  The Team is planning a program to gather together, remember those who have died, and share resources.  Details will be posted in the church and on the St. Thomas the Apostle...

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The liturgies of the Sacred Triduum will be available on the St. Thomas the Apostle Parish website according to the following schedule:   Holy Thursday (April 9) Morning Prayer: 10:00AM Mass of the Lord's Supper: 9:00PM   Good Friday (April 10) Morning Prayer: 10:00AM Celebration of the Passion and Death of the Lord: 7:00PM   Holy Saturday (April 11) Morning Prayer: 10:00AM   Easter Sunday (April 12) Easter Mass: 10:00AM

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This is Monsignor Frank Maniscalco. In the past I have called you during Holy Week to invite you to our church's most beautiful and important celebrations. It is with the greatest regret I am not able to do so this year due to the COVID-19 crisis. But we can still be united in spirit and through the media which we hope have been bringing our services into your homes and will continue to do so. We have prepared celebrations of morning prayer for the next three days and are planning services for Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. In the midst of financial hardship hitting so many of you so severely I w...

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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 (click here for info) 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...

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Good Friday Dispensation

Posted on April 04, 2020 in: General News

To assist the Faithful who may be struggling during this crisis, Bishop Barres has issued a general dispensation from the law of abstinence (refraining from eating meat) for Good Friday 2020.  All are reminded however, that Good Friday remains a day of fasting and penance.

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Pastors have received the following instruction from the Diocese: "Do not plan to distribute Palms or make them available. There is no way to safely do this and guarantee that crowds will not form or that the virus will not be passed on amidst the palms. If possible, hold the blessed palms for possible distribution after the crisis has ended." In this parish we have canceled our order of palm. We plan if possible to bless palm and distribute it in September in connection with the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.  

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Visit Catholic Faith Network (click here) to watch Bishop Barres celebrate the liturgies of Holy Week live from St. Agnes Cathedral:   Wednesday, April 8 Chrism Mass at 11:00AM   Holy Thursday, April 9 Morning Prayer at 9:00AM Mass of the Lord's Supper at 8:00PM   Good Friday, April 10 Morning Prayer at 9:00AM Celebration of the Passion and Death of the Lord at 3:00PM   Holy Saturday, April 11 Morning Prayer at 9:00AM Easter Vigil at 8:00PM   Find Bishop Barres' Pastoral Letter on Holy week by clicking here. 

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Bishop Barres has transferred Msgr. Alesandro to the St. Pius X Enhanced Living Facility for Senior Priests in Amityville as of Friday, March 27. Soon after the diagnosis of the condition which has caused his upper body weakness, Msgr. Alesandro shared the news with the Bishop who has regularly kept himself informed on Msgr. Alesandro's condition. Given the current worldwide health crisis but not solely because of it, the Bishop decided to make this transfer. I know we all wish Msgr. Alesandro well in his new residence. When the current health crisis is passed we look forward to celebrating with him a Mass of Thanksgiv...

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We regret not being able to serve you here at St. Thomas as we have in the past. Because of the difficulty of keeping such large areas as our church, lower church and chapel continually sanitized, they are currently closed. The diocese has notified pastors that no further liturgies are permitted until further notice. This includes funerals, weddings, baptisms, and any other cause for gathering people together in church. Wake services should no longer be conducted. Burial services may be offered preferably at the grave site, while observing all safe distance precautions. Memorial Masses for your loved ones can be celebrated...

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Click title (above) to view Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at St. Thomas the Apostle.

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The Vatican has announced special indulgences for those infected with COVID-19, for those in quarantine, for medical personnel, and for all who are praying for them.  Click here for full details.

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As of Sunday, March 22 at 8:00PM, no further liturgies will be permitted until further notice. This includes funerals, weddings, baptisms, and any other cause for gathering people together in the Church, other than private prayer. Emergency sacraments are permitted, as always, but while exercising the proper health precautions outlined in previous memos. Burial services may be offered if possible, while observing all safe distance precautions, and should be done at the grave site. Wake services should no longer be conducted. Both wakes and funeral (memorial) Masses can be postponed.  Confessions may not be advertis...

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Support St. Thomas the Apostle Parish
Your priests and deacons here at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish regret that the current health crisis has interrupted our celebrating Mass together. We miss being with you and join in your prayers for your health and well-being and for the crisis to pass as soon as possible. In this time of uncertainty, St. Thomas Parish continues to need your support. I am very conscious of the economic hardship many of you are experiencing and greatly appreciate the sacrifice if you are willing to continue your support. Faith Direct offers a safe and secure way to donate to our parish at t...

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(Click here for additional instructions received on March 21, 2020) Diocesan Episcopal Vicars offer this advice to pastors: Each of us as Vicars has received inquiries about ideas/adaptations. Permit us to offer some observations. The purpose of the extraordinary decision to cancel all public Masses, devotions, meetings, etc., is to respond to the directives of medical professionals and government officials to slow transmission of the virus and permit them time to prepare and cope with large numbers of very sick people. Our sacrifice is an act of the most basic charity in the defense of vulnerable human life, espe...

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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).  Baptism must be administered by pouring the water three times over the head of the one being baptized while saying, "(Name), I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit."

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Liturgical Guidelines Until Further Notice (updated March 18, 2020)
As of March 15, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control announced that it is recommended that all events involving 50 people or more be suspended or postponed.  In an effort to promote the health and safety of everyone (clergy included), the Diocese of Rockville Centre announces the following measures: As of now, all Masses (weekday and weekend), liturgies, devotions, meetings, and non-essential activities are suspended or postponed through Tuesday, April 14, 2020.  This will include all Holy Week and Easter Liturgies.  Reconciliation Monday is also cancelle...

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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 Wikipedia to remind me that even for those who survived, the recovery often took a very long time with effects that looked like they would last a lifetime. Pictures of children my age quarantined in huge iron lungs made the disease a horrible reality to me, as did my parents’ fear of my ever using a public pool or swimming hole....

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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 me to be separated from You.

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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 the word “subscribe” in the subject line.

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Show Your St. Thomas Spirit!

Posted on December 22, 2019 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!  If you don't have a child in St. Thomas School, enter your own name as the "Student Name" and type the word "Parish" plus your phone number as the "Teacher and Class." Have questions?  Need assistance?  Contact Terri Leno at 516-729-4607.

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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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Cash Calendars Make Great Gifts!

Posted on November 26, 2019 in: General News

Cash Calendars Make Great Gifts!
The 2020 Cash Calendars are now available...Just $15 per calendar gives you 151 chances to win prizes totaling $5,825!  Winning tickets are re-entered after each pick.  CLICK HERE for the calendar and entry form! Return the entry form to the Rectory or in the collection basket at Mass.  Checks should be made payable to: St. Thomas the Apostle.  Checks are mailed at the end of each month to winners. You have to be in it to win it!! Questions?  Email:  staparishoffice@mail.com OR call the Rectory at 516-489-858...

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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 platform called VOMO. This tool will help connect us with opportunities to put our faith into action. Think of it as our Church Hub for making an impact. Use it online or download the app, and see how easy it is to get involved. You will be able to explore opportunities here at St....

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Animal Blessing Photos!

Posted on October 11, 2019 in: General News

Animal Blessing Photos!
Our Annual Blessing of Animals in honor of St. Francis of Assisi was a joyful celebration of our St. Thomas Parish Family's pets!  CLICK HERE for some photos from event.

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Try the Coffee Crew!

Posted on October 01, 2019 in: General News

Try the Coffee Crew!
If you’ve ever thought about joining the Coffee Crew but weren’t sure if it’s for you, now’s your chance to give it a try as a substitute. You’ll receive a call when a sub is requested, then you can accept or decline depending on your availability for that day. As you serve, you’ll get to meet other members of our St. Thomas Parish Family, welcome newcomers and visitors, and make everyone feel more at home as they enjoy food, drink and fellowship. On a typical morning, you’ll spend 2-3 hours (including your time at Mass...

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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 Garden.  CLICK HERE for more details.  You can also CLICK HERE for the Memorial Garden form, HERE for the Bell Dedication form, and HERE for the *NEW* Tree of Faith form.

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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 aged students send their contact information to Bridget Jordan at bjorda5@pride.hofstra.edu. 2. As requests for help come from or come into our parish, you’ll be contacted to see if you can help. 3. If you can help with a particular project, great!  If not, no problem.  You’ll be contacted for the next o...

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Shop on Amazon and Help St. Thomas

Posted on December 02, 2018 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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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 the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service - all you have to do is start your shopping at smile.amazon.com CLICK HERE for answers to many frequently asked questions and to GET STARTED... Youc an also click on the picture above, or go to the...

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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 on everything from receiving a  sacrament...to planning a baptism or wedding… to  arranging Mass intentions Daily Scripture Readings Directory of Ministries and Organizations Ministry Schedules “Ask the Pastor&rdqu...

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