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Entries for May 2020

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 floo...

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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.  ...

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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)4...

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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 occ...

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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 Ab...

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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 ...

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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.&...

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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 t...

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