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Entries for September 2016

"Blessing of the Animals" on Saturday
Join us as we celebrate the Feast Day of St. Francis with a "Blessing of the Animals" on Saturday, October 1st at 1 p.m.  We will gather on the lawn in front of Msgr. Smith Auditorium on Westminster Road.  The blessing will take place rain or shine.

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New Altar Server Training Begins Soon!
Training for new altar servers will begin on Thursday, September 29th.  New servers must be in the 5th grade at least and have the permission of their parents/guardians. Training will be on the following Thursdays: Sept. 29, Oct. 6, Oct. 13 and Oct, 20. The sessions will be from 2:45-3:30 p.m. and 5:30-6:15 p.m. in the Upper Church.  Trainees may choose either of these two sessions each week. The form below must be filled out and returned to Msgr. Maniscalco by Sept. 27.  CLICK HERE for registration form.

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Catholic Ministries Appeal Still Needs Your Support
The 2016 Catholic Ministries Appeal continues to need the support of our St. Thomas the Apostle parishioners.  Once we reach our Diocesan goal we will receive a rebate from the Diocese of Rockville Centre to help fund the many important programs and services offered by our parish.  If you have already made a pledge to the appeal - thank you!  If not, please consider doing so.  You can make a pledge online (https://www.drvc.org/CMA) or use the form in our bulletin. We recently had speakers at our masses who explained the importance of supporting t...

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"Living the Eucharist" Group leaders Needed
“Living the Eucharist” is returning to St. Thomas the Apostle next Lent. Participants meet in small groups to learn about and discuss topics related to the Eucharist and prepare for the upcoming Sunday Mass by prayerfully reflecting on a selection from the Sunday Mass readings.  We invite you to consider serving as a small group leader. Everything you need will be provided. Come learn more at a special training session for new leaders at 7:00pm on Monday, October 3 in the St. Thomas Parish Library (downstairs  from the Main Church).  Contact...

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