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Entries for February 2020

Ash Wednesday - February 26, 2020

Posted on February 25, 2020 in: General News

Ash Wednesday - February 26, 2020
On Ash Wednesday, we will receive the sign of the cross with blessed ashes on our foreheads as a symbol of our intention to change our lives and turn more toward God.  This year’s Ash Wednesday schedule is: At the Church (24 Westminster Rd.): 7:45am (Mass); 12:10pm (Mass); 6:00pm (Service);   At the Chapel (Nassau Blvd. & Hempstead Ave.): 9:00am (Mass); 5:30pm (Service); 7:30pm (Mass)

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Lenten Observance

Posted on February 25, 2020 in: General News

Lenten Observance
Catholics who have reached their 14th year are bound to abstain entirely from meat/poultry on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent. Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59 inclusive are also bound to observe the law of fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. This means limiting oneself to a single full meal and avoiding food between meals. Two other light meals may be taken during the day. These dietary restrictions are not meant adversely to affect the heath of those who are temporarily or chronically ill and should be sensibly observed by those who are.  Work ...

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Lenten Fridays

Posted on February 25, 2020 in: General News

Lenten Fridays
Come celebrate daily Mass, visit the Blessed Sacrament, and pray the Stations of the Cross each Friday during Lent! Daily Mass is held in the Lower Church at 7:45 AM every Friday. 9:00 AM Mass, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, and Stations of the Cross will take place as follows: February 28 in the Upper Church: 9:00 Mass, followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, concluding with Stations of the Cross and Benediction at 4:30 PM. March 6 in the Upper Church: 9:00 Mass, followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Stations of the Cross at 4:30 PM,...

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"What Catholics Believe" Refresher Course
What Catholics Believe will not meet through April 14.   Were you old enough to drive yourself to the last religion class you attended?  Do you feel confident answering questions about our Catholic faith? Have you ever looked at the basic teachings of Catholicism with the eyes of an adult? If you answered “no” to any of these questions, you are invited to take another look at what Catholics believe.  Join us on Mondays* in the Parish Library at 7:30pm beginning March 2nd.  Click here for a full list of topics to be discussed.  A...

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Living Our Faith

Posted on February 18, 2020 in: General News

Living Our Faith
Do you have questions about what we believe as Catholic Christians?  Or about how we can live our faith day-to-day?  Would you like to explore different forms of prayer?  Or get to know others who are seeking to follow Jesus more closely?  Whether you are new to Catholicism, returning after some time away, or actively living your faith, you are very welcome to come once a month after Social Sunday for "Living Our Faith."  No registration is required - come as you are able.  The next gathering will be on Sunday, February 23rd around...

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Men's Retreat 2020

Posted on February 10, 2020 in: General News

Men's Retreat 2020
This March, the men of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish are invited to participate in a retreat weekend at Bishop Molloy Retreat House.  The retreat opens with dinner at 7:00pm on Friday, March 6 and concludes with Mass at 11:00am on Sunday, March 8.  This “Retreat” from everyday “busyness” is held at a spiritual center where your soul can be nurtured.  Contact Claude Madrazo at 516-481-5040 or Bishop Molloy Retreat House at 718-739-1229 for more details.  (If you've never been on retreat and would like to get an idea what to ...

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Confirmation Preparation for Adults 2020
In the Sacrament of Confirmation, baptized Catholics receive the Holy Spirit to help them become more like Christ and be strengthened in bearing witness to him. This year, Catholic adults (18 and older) will have a choice of preparing for Confirmation on Wednesday afternoons beginning January 8 or on Monday evenings beginning March 2.  If you or someone you know has been baptized and received Eucharist in the Catholic Church but never received the Sacrament of Confirmation, CLICK HERE for more details or call Cindy at 516-489-8585.

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Family Festival - Save the Date

Posted on February 10, 2020 in: General News

Family Festival - Save the Date
This year's St. Thomas the Apostle Family Festival will be held Thursday, May 14 through Sunday, May 17.  YOU are invited to join the Festival Planning Committee, which will meet on Thursday, March 19 at 7:00pm in the School Auditorium.  Click here for details and contact information. 

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Annual Blessing of Married Couples

Posted on February 08, 2020 in: General News

Annual Blessing of Married Couples
Each year around World Marriage Day (the second Sunday of February), a special blessing is offered to married couples who come to Mass together at St. Thomas.  This year the Blessing of Married Couples will take place at all Sunday Masses at the Church and Chapel the weekend of February 8-9.  All married couples are specially invited to attend and give witness to the love that you share, a visible reminder to us all of how much Jesus loves each of us.  Masses are celebrated: At the Church (24 Westminster Rd): Saturday Evening (anticipated) 5pm Sunday...

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