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Entries for September 2020

Mike Durso's Ordination & First Mass

Posted on September 23, 2020 in: General News

Mike Durso's Ordination & First Mass
At 2:00PM today, September 23, parishioner Mike Durso will be ordained a deacon at St. Agnes Cathedral.  You are invited to watch live on Catholic Faith Network.  This Sunday, September 27, Deacon Mike will celebrate his first Sunday Mass at Noon in the Main Church.  At this special M...

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Blessings of Backpacks and Catechists
Attention all students!  Be sure to bring your backpack to Mass this weekend, September 19-20 for a special blessing to start the new school year!  All catechists are also invited to come receive a special blessing to begin this new year. Catechists and young people will be asked to ...

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A Message from the Director of Human Services
I would like to take this opportunity to inform my fellow parishioners that I am retiring on September 30 as Director of Human Services. I have had the wonderful experience of overseeing this ministry for twelve years and I thank Msgr. Maniscalco for the opportunity to become director, and for his s...

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Weekend Updates

Posted on September 11, 2020 in: General News

Weekend Updates
1.) Beginning September 12, confessions will be heard on Saturdays from 11:00AM until Noon in the Parish Center (downstairs from the Main Church) rather than in the Auditorium.  Confession also can be heard at another time by appointment (516-489-8585). 2.) A limited number of bulletins have...

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Opportunities to Offer Support

Posted on September 11, 2020 in: General News

Opportunities to Offer Support
The generosity of all those who are maintaining your spiritual and financial support of St. Thomas is deeply appreciated.  We are facing a substantial deficit for the coming year.  Presently our weekly collection brings in each week about 75% of what we received last year on the same weeke...

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Distribution of Holy Communion at Mass
The Diocese has told parishes that distributing Holy Communion may be returned to its customary place in the Mass, but it is not a requirement.  Opinions were divided among the parish clergy and re-opening committee whether St. Thomas should do so right away.  Obviously, the distribution m...

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A Message from the Director of Human Services
School Supplies:  Thanks to numerous donations, we were able to buy Staples gift cards for the school children of our families in need.  They were extremely grateful!   Food Pantry:  Parishioner Caitlin Bowe, Director of Community Engagement for Drive Out Hunger, Inc., alon...

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Additional Information about Masses and Sacraments
For those who will not attend Mass in person this weekend, Sunday Mass from St. Thomas the Apostle will be available on the St. Thomas the Apostle website (www.StThomasApostle.org) as of 10:00AM on Sunday, September 6.  Please join your St. Thomas the Apostle Family in celebrating the 23rd Sund...

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