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2017 Cash Calendars Are Here!

Posted on November 30, 2016 in: General News

2017 Cash Calendars Are Here!
The 2017 Cash Calendars are now available...Just $15 per calendar gives you 150 chances to win!  Winning tickets are re-entered after after each pick. Registered parishioners have received the calendar in the mail and additional forms can be found at the Rectory or by CLICKING HERE. Cash Calendars make great gifts -- use them as stocking stuffers! Buy some for yourself or as gifts for family, friends, teachers or even as a Kris Kringle gifts. Return the entry form to the Rectory or in the collection basket at Mass.  Checks should be made ...

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Parishioner Receives St. Agnes Service Medal
Congratulations to Pat Gallagher, our devoted head usher of many years and very active parishioner, on being awarded the St. Agnes Service Medal by Bishop Murphy in the Cathedral on Sunday, November 20th. This year marks the 10th anniversary of this award which Bishop Murphy instituted to honor the laity of the diocese for their many ministries and activities. Each pastor is asked to nominate an individual or couple to be the recipient of this medal which is then bestowed by the Bishop at a ceremony attended by all the awardees at the Cathedral.  Msgr. Mansi...

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St. Thomas School's "Winter Wonderland"
The St. Thomas the Apostle School parents Club is holding a "Winter Wonderland" on Sunday, December 11th in the Parish Center following the  “Blessing of Baby Jesus” at the 10:30 a.m. Mass (approximate start time is 11:30a.m.) CLICK HERE for more details and to learn how you can pre-order your very own "Decorate Your Own Gingerbread Cookie" kit.  

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Blood Drive on December 11th

Posted on November 30, 2016 in: General News

Blood Drive on December 11th
The St. Thomas Knights of Columbus Council11588 is holding a Blood Drive on Sunday, Dec. 11th from 8:15 a.m.until 12:45 p.m. in our Msgr. Smith Auditorium.  There is currently an emergency blood shortage -- your donation will help to save up to THREE lives. Our community hospitals need your help.  Please share this lifesaving gift!  Eligibility Criteria: *Bring ID with signature or photo. *Minimum weight 110 lbs. *Age 16 – 75 (16 year olds must have parental permission. Age 76 and over need doctor’s note) *Eat well ...

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"LTE" Coming Soon to St. Thomas

Posted on November 21, 2016 in: General News

"LTE" Coming Soon to St. Thomas
You are invited to participate in “Living the Eucharist” at St. Thomas the Apostle.  Here is some advice from last year’s participants at St. Thomas: “I would say go for it, especially if you’re a person that wants to be more involved with God but doesn't know (or hasn't decided) how to go about it.” “Go ahead, don't hesitate.  You will get back more for the time you spend; it is an excellent way to get closer to Jesus.” “By all means attend.  It will help your spiritual growth and und...

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Blessing of Thanksgiving Food

Posted on November 18, 2016 in: General News

Blessing of Thanksgiving Food
The parish family of Saint Thomas the Apostle invites you to join us for our Thanksgiving Day Liturgy Thursday, November 24th at the 9:00 AM Mass in the Main Church.   A Blessing of Food will take place during the Mass. Please bring any items for your Thanksgiving meal that you would like to have blessed.

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"Attending to Grief in a Season of Cheer"
The St. Thomas Bereavement MInistry will host an evening to assist those in need during the Christmas season on Tuesday, December 6th at 7:30pm in the Parish Center. The evening will begin with an opening prayer which will be follwoed by a presentation on helpful coping tips for the Christmas season and a Memorial Candle Lighting Ceremony.  Hospitality will be provided. CLICK HERE for additional information or call the St. Thomas Human Services Office at 538-7465.

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Advent Giving Tree and "Share-A-Gift"
As we prepare for the coming of our Savior, may we share our blessings and show our love and concern for our brothers and sisters by giving to those in need...Human Services invites you to help those in need by participating in the Advent Angel Giving Tree in the Church or Chapel and the Share-A-Gift program. Our Angel ornaments are numbered by family and have specific requested items, including gift cards, on each one.  Please take an Angel, purchase that gift, wrap it and tape the angel to the outside of the gift.  Return the gift to the Rectory or put und...

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New Altar Servers Commissioned!

Posted on November 11, 2016 in: General News

New Altar Servers Commissioned!
We welcome the new Altar Servers who were recently are commissioned to their ministry. We ask God to bless abundantly these young people as they begin their liturgical ministry in our parish. A special thanks to Michael Milone for working with and training our new servers. The new servers are:  Brandon Avena, Brian Carroll, Bianca Lugo, Samantha Avena, Jinthin Chacko, Valerie Medrano, Jenna Biscotti, Jonathan Gregg, Aralyn Poligadu, Kevin Brennan, Juliana Imperioli, Clifford Soliman, Brendan Browne, Luke Islam, Isabella Torres, Jaren Carpentier, Luke Lang,...

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St. Thomas Thanskgiving Dinner Invitation
St. Thomas the Apostle Parish will once again host a community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanskgiving Day from noon til 2pm in the Monsignor Smith Auditorium.  Our Thanksgiving Dinner is open to all!  If you can’t travel to your Thanksgiving Dinner, or aren’t up to cooking a whole turkey, please join us in celebrating Thanksgiving with our parish family.    RSVP if possible (not necessary) to the St. Thomas the Apostle rectory at 489-8585 by November 24th, with the total number of attendees.   Meals are also available for deliver...

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Thanksgiving Food Drive Begins!

Posted on November 03, 2016 in: General News

Thanksgiving Food Drive Begins!
Thanksgiving is a time to express our gratitude for God’s blessings in our lives by helping those lessfortunate then ourselves.  Please put your donation in the brown basket in the Church or Chapel, or bring to the Rectory/Human services by Sunday, November 20th.    Your generosity provides needy families with the gift of a Thanksgiving Dinner. Thank you and God Bless! CLICK HERE for a list of suggested items to donate    

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