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Entries for December 2016

March for Life on January 27th

Posted on December 22, 2016 in: General News

March for Life on January 27th
On Friday, January 27, 2017, St. Thomas the Apostle parishioners and friends will travel by bus to participate in the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. Mass will be held in the church at 5:30 a.m. and the bus will depart at 6:00 a.m. Anticipated arrival back at St. Thomas is approximately 11:30 p.m. Bob Dougherty is paying for the bus so there will be no charge for individuals who wish to participate in the March. Please join us and help witness to the truth that life begins at conception and is entitled to the full protection of the laws or our Country. Please c...

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All Invited to the "Rite of Anointing" on January 10th
As members of the St. Thomas Parish Family, it is up to us to care for those among us who are seeking Jesus through the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism Confirmation, and Eucharist). One way we show our love and support is by celebrating important moments on their journey of faith. You will have an opportunity to do this with the unbaptized catechumens of our parish at the Rite of Anointing with the Oil of Catechumens* at 7:30pm on Tuesday, January 10 in the Lower Church. You are invited to stay after for a special reception where you can offer them your own words of en...

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Epiphany Volunteer Brunch on January 8th
The St. Thomas the Apostle Pastoral Council invites all Parish Volunteers to an "Epiphany Volunteer Appreciation Brunch" on Sunday, January 8th from 9:30am—12:30pm in the Monsignor Smith Auditorium.  All volunteers are welcome to join Msgr. Maniscalco, members of the Pastoral Council and fellow volunteers for a well-deserved THANK YOU! CLICK HERE for flyer.    

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Christmas Poinsettia Dedications

Posted on December 12, 2016 in: General News

Christmas Poinsettia Dedications
The St. Thomas Youth Group invites you to purchase a poinsettia plant in “Celebration of Christmas” as part of the Christmas floral display. A special dedication label will be placed on each Poinsettia before it is placed on the Church/Chapel altar.  The plants remain displayed on the altar for up to two weeks after Christmas. CLICK HERE for the form to reserve your poinsettia dedication.  Please check off your location choice, make check payable to “ST. THOMAS YOUTH GROUP,” and return the bottom portion to the Youth Center or ...

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"Let's Make Some Music" with Our Youth Group
The St. Thomas Youth Group is currently looking for someone to help lead its Contemporary Choir. You would need to play an instrument (preferably keyboard or guitar) and be available when the Choir performs at the 6 pm Mass on Sundays.  In addition, rehearsals would be once a week for at least an hour to prepare for the upcoming Mass. If you can commit to this or if you have any questions please contact our Youth Minister, Bridget Jordan, at bjorda5@pride.hofstra.edu, or leave a message for her at the Rectory (489-8585).

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Rite of Anointing Will Take Place January 10th
As members of the St. Thomas Parish Family, it is up to us to care for those among us who are seeking Jesus through the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism Confirmation, and Eucharist). One way we show our love and support is by celebrating important moments on their journey of faith. You will have an opportunity to do this with the unbaptized catechumens of our parish at the Rite of Anointing with the Oil of Catechumens.*  It will take place on Tuesday, January 10th at 7:30 p.m. in the Lower Church. You are invited to stay afterwards for a special recept...

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Sign Up Now for "Living the Eucharist"!
Renew your faith through "Living the Eucharist" this Lent by joining one of the small groups which will meet weekly from February 27 through April 8. Sign up by calling the Parish Office or submitting the registration form found in the bulletin or through the link below. Space in each group is limited.  Groups will be filled on a first come, first served basis. You can learn more by CLICKING HERE to watch a video about this program.   You can CLICK HERE for a copy of the registration form.  Pictured below are "Living the Euchari...

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50th Anniversary Masses for Msgr. Alesandro
Msgr. Alesandro will celebrate our weekly 5 p.m. Mass on Saturday, December 17th, in thanksgiving for the 50th anniversary of his priesthood ordination on December 17, 1966. Bishop Emil Wcela will preach. He will also celebrate the weekly 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, December 18th, followed by a reception in the Mgsr. Smith Auditorium so our parishioners can offer him their best wishes on this happy occasion.      

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