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Entries for December 2021

New Location for January 1 Mass

Posted on December 30, 2021 in: General News

New Location for January 1 Mass
The 9:00am Mass for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God on Saturday, January 1 will be celebrated upstairs in the Main Church.

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Celebrate Mary, Mother of God and Epiphany (January 1-2)
The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God is this Saturday, January 1.  Because it falls on a Saturday, it is not a day of obligation this year.  Come celebrate the holy day at the regularly scheduled 9:00am Mass on Saturday upstairs in the Main Church.   There will be no evening Mas...

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Time Change for Sacrament of Reconciliation
There is no Sacrament of Reconciliation in the Parish Center on Saturday, January 1.  Beginning January 8, confessions will be heard from 1:00pm until 2:00pm each Saturday in the Parish Center.

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Human Services Update

Posted on December 27, 2021 in: General News

Human Services Update
The 2021-2022 Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Emergency benefit component begins Monday, January 3, 2022.  Emergency benefits are available to assist eligible households with a heating emergency or a heat-related domestic emergency.  Only one Emergency benefit of each type is avai...

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Christmas Season Mass Schedule

Posted on December 23, 2021 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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Christmas Eve Sacrament of Reconciliation
The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions) will be available on Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24 at 12:00 noon downstairs in the Parish Center.

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Rectory Office Closed

Posted on December 23, 2021 in: General News

Rectory Office Closed
The Rectory Office is closed for Christmas.  It will re-open Monday, December 27 at 9am.

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A Message for Religious Ed Families

Posted on December 17, 2021 in: General News

A Message for Religious Ed Families
Dear Religious Ed Families,   We would like to remind you that there will be NO Religious Education classes on: Tuesday, December 21st Wednesday, December 22nd Tuesday, December 28th Wednesday, December 29th Classes will start again on: Tu...

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Human Services Update

Posted on December 17, 2021 in: General News

Human Services Update
Our Angel Giving Trees returned to the Church and Chapel this year, and once again, so did the generosity and love of the St Thomas the Apostle Parish Family. To date, we’ve received over 400 Angel gift cards, 25 Share a Gift donations and close to 100 other gifts ranging from cold weather ...

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Christmas Poinsettia Dedications

Posted on December 15, 2021 in: General News

Christmas Poinsettia Dedications
The Youth Program invites all our Parish & Youth Group Families to purchase a Poinsettia plant in “Celebration of Christmas” as part of the Christmas floral display.  A special dedication will be printed in the Bulletin and placed on each Poinsettia when you pick it up from the ...

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Mask Mandate Update

Posted on December 13, 2021 in: General News

Mask Mandate Update
Governor Hochul has included houses of worship in her recent directives. Therefore, since the Church does not require parishioners to present proof of vaccination, we ask that all parishioners (two years of age and older) comply with the requirement to wear masks when participating in any activities...

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Celebration of Extraordinary Parish Leaders
Did you miss our Celebration of Extraordinary Parish Leaders honoring Irene Peplinski and Mary Ann Pellegrino?  Or do you want to watch it again?  Visit the following link and scroll down to view the festivities: https://www.facebook.com/groups/25076504444/

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Cash Calendars Make Great Gifts!

Posted on December 12, 2021 in: General News

Cash Calendars Make Great Gifts!
The 2022 Cash Calendars are now available...Just $20 per calendar gives you 150 chances to win prizes totaling over $5,800!  Winning tickets are re-entered after each pick.  Return the entry form to the Rectory or in the collection basket at Mass.  Checks shou...

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A Message from Msgr. Maniscalco

Posted on December 01, 2021 in: General News

A Message from Msgr. Maniscalco
I invite you to tune in to our Celebration of Extraordinary Parish Leaders honoring Irene Peplinski and Mary Ann Pellegtino this Saturday evening at 7:30pm.  You can join the celebration using the St. Thomas the Apostle Website or Facebook page.  The evening will include the drawing for ou...

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Blood Drive on Sunday, December 5

Posted on December 01, 2021 in: General News

Blood Drive on Sunday, December 5
The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a Blood Drive at St. Thomas on Sunday, December 5 from 8:30AM to 2:30PM in the Msgr. Smith Auditorium.  Please consider donating.  If you would like to schedule an appointment, click here.  Walk-ins welcome with space per...

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Celebrate the Immaculate Conception

Posted on December 01, 2021 in: General News

Celebrate the Immaculate Conception
The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is on Wednesday, December 8th.  The schedule of Masses is as follows:   Eve of Holy Day: Tuesday, December 7th 7:30 PM Main Church   Holy Day: Wednesday, December 8th 7:45 AM Main Church 9:00 AM C...

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