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Solemnity of the Assumption Mass Schedule
The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a holy day of obligation, is on Thursday, August 15th.  Come celebrate with us! The schedule of Masses is as follows: Eve of Holy Day: Wednesday, August 14th, 7:30 PM Main Church Holy Day: Thursday, August 15th, 7:45 AM Main Church 12:10 PM Main Church 9:00 AM Chapel 7:30 PM Chapel Hope to see you there!

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Thank You to the Coffee Crew!

Posted on July 26, 2019 in: General News

Thank You to the Coffee Crew!
Members of our Coffee Crew gathered in July for their annual summer dinner meeting.  We are grateful to all of you for making Social Sundays possible at St. Thomas.  Your warm and dedicated service helps to build stronger relationships among members of our St. Thomas the Apostle Parish Family.  Thank you!

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Bishop Barres Coming On Sunday
Bishop John Barres is coming to our parish this Sunday, July 21 to celebrate the 12:00 noon Mass at the Main Church.  Join your St. Thomas the Apostle Parish Family for this very special Eucharist with our bishop.

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Register Now for Fall Religious Education Classes!
If your child is entering the first grade in Public School, or is in an older grade and has not attended Religious Education classes, it is time to register. In order to be prepared for the sacraments, the children must attend classes from grades 1 through 8. If you haven’t registered your child yet, please call the Religious Education Office at 538-7460 or click here to download the registration form.  We do have classes for Special Needs students. Please call for further information. There is also a need for teachers for these classes. If you feel the call t...

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Come to the Tag Sale

Posted on June 25, 2019 in: General News

Come to the Tag Sale
Mark your calendars!  The St. Thomas Tag Sale will take place on Friday, June 28 (9:00am-2:00pm) and Saturday, June 29 (9:00am-3:00pm) in the Msgr. Smith Auditorium. Come find new-to-you treasures in the cool indoors! Parking is available behind the building off Argyle Road. All proceeds will benefit St. Thomas the Apostle Parish.  We hope to see you there! Have a question?  Contact your friendly Tag Sale Committee at statagsale@gmail.com.

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Sight & Sound Theatres present JESUS
Join the St. Thomas Divine Mercy Ministry to see the live presentation of Sight and Sound Theatres' JESUS on Saturday, September 21.  The bus will leave from St. Thomas the Apostle Church at 6:00am.  Your payment of $145 ($95 for ages 3-12) includes transportation, admission to the live show, and a meal at Miller’s Smorgasbord.  Click here for more details and registration form.  Questions? Contact Debbie at 516-538-0180.

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Divine Mercy Pilgrimage

Posted on June 12, 2019 in: General News

Divine Mercy Pilgrimage
Join the St. Thomas the Apostle Divine Mercy Ministry on a Pilgrimage to the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy, Stockbridge, MA on St. Faustina's Feast Day, Saturday, October 5.  On this trip you will experience: Life-sized Stations of the Cross with Recitation of “St. Faustina’s Way of the Cross"; Saturday Holy Mass; Memorial Shrines, Statues on Eden Hill; Chaplet of Divine Mercy; Reconciliation; and Gift Shop visit. The bus will depart from St. Thomas the Apostle Church at 6:30 am and return around 9:30 pm.  The cost is $50 per ...

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Opportunities for Remembrances
St. Thomas the Apostle Parish offers a variety of ways in which you can request prayers for your loved ones, living or deceased, or to memorialize someone who has passed away.  This includes a variety of Mass cards, Purgatorial Society memberships, bell ringing dedications and a Memorial Garden.  CLICK HERE for more details.  You can also CLICK HERE for the Memorial Garden form, HERE for the Bell Dedication form, and HERE for the *NEW* Tree of Faith form.

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Tag Sale Donations

Posted on June 10, 2019 in: General News

Tag Sale Donations
Do you have treasures at home that someone else may want or need? Consider donating them to the St. Thomas Tag Sale! Your generous donations help us make this event a huge success year after year.  Have something in mind? Attend one of our scheduled donation days in the Msgr. Smith Auditorium!  Donation Days: Friday, June 21, 5pm-8pm Saturday, June 22, 9am-12noon Wednesday, June 26, 5pm-8pm Have questions about donation possibilities? We've got some guidance below, or feel free to reach us at statagsale@gmail.com!  Donation Po...

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Pentecost Potluck Party - June 9, 2019
You’re invited to a Pentecost Potluck Party for the St. Thomas the Apostle Parish Family! Come to the Parish Center on Pentecost Sunday (June 9) after the 10:30 Mass to mark the close of the Easter Season and celebrate with those receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Thomas the Apostle on this day. Call Kim at 917-359-1653 to tell us: Your name and telephone number The food you will bring The number of people coming with you

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Try the Coffee Crew!

Posted on June 03, 2019 in: General News

Try the Coffee Crew!
If you’ve ever thought about joining the Coffee Crew but weren’t sure if it’s for you, now’s your chance to give it a try as a substitute. You’ll receive a call when a sub is requested, then you can accept or decline depending on your availability for that day. As you serve, you’ll get to meet other members of our St. Thomas Parish Family, welcome newcomers and visitors, and make everyone feel more at home as they enjoy food, drink and fellowship. On a typical morning, you’ll spend 2-3 hours (including your time at Mass...

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Ascension Thursday Schedule of Masses
The schedule of Masses for Ascension Thursday, a holy day of obligation which falls this year on on May 30th, is: Wednesday evening (May 29)       At the Church (24 Westminster Rd.) – 7:30pm                                              Thursday (May 30):       At the Church – 7:45am, 1...

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Volunteer Appreciation BBQ!

Posted on May 16, 2019 in: General News

Volunteer Appreciation BBQ!
We at St. Thomas are filled with gratitude for the spirit of giving shown by our many volunteers throughout the year.  We invite all PARISH VOLUNTEERS to a THANK YOU BARBECUE in celebration of your generous dedication on Sunday, June 2nd at 1:30pm in the school courtyard (Rain site: School Auditorium).  No reservations required.

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Family Festival Jackpot Drawing
Don’t miss out on your opportunity to win prizes totaling $15,000!  ONLY 200 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD.  Cost per entry is $150 per ticket and gives you FIVE chances to win prizes totaling $15,000 in CASH!!  All winning numbers will be returned to the drawing giving you the opportunity to win multiple times!! Tickets can also be shared with family and friends! Choose your favorite numbers and list them in order of preference on this form (click here).  Then mail it in or drop it off at the Rectory Office with a check made out to the St. Thomas the...

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Blessing of the Newly Baptized
Children baptized at St. Thomas since last spring have been invited with their families for a special blessing at the 10:30am Mass in the Church on Sunday, May 19, followed by our monthly Social Sunday reception in the Parish Center.  This festive occasion will give us all the opportunity to personally welcome the newest members of our parish family and share in the joy of their baptism.    Whether or not you are able to attend this Mass, consider stopping by the reception to show these families how happy we are to have them here as they recall the day that...

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Come to the Family Festival!
Come to the St. Thomas Family Festival May 16th-19th...Lots of exciting rides for the kids and thrill seekers, St. Thomas' famous food tent, Skill games for every age, Local Entertainment Stage and much much more! Hours: Thursday 6-10pm Friday 6-11pm Saturday 2-11pm Sunday 2-8pm   Pre-Sale Discounted Ride Bracelets are available by clicking here.  You must purchase by 11am on Thursday, May 16th to receive this special price.  (No Refunds or Exchanges.)   The success of the Family Festival is due to the generous support ...

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S十a十ions of 十he Cross

Posted on April 09, 2019 in: General News

S十a十ions of  十he Cross
Join the St. Thomas the Apostle Youth Group this Friday, April 12 at 7:00pm in the Upper Church for an awe-inspiring evening of reflection and contemplation about the Lord’s ultimate sacrifice. All Are Welcome!

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Join us for Divine Mercy Sunday
Join the St. Thomas the Apostle Divine Mercy Ministry and Knights of Columbus as we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday on Sunday, April 28 here at St. Thomas 12 noon: Holy Mass at the Main Church 1-1:30pm: Light Lunch (sponsored by the Knights of Columbus) will be served in the Parish Center 1:30pm – 2pm: A movie presentation of St. Faustina 2pm: Lower Church: Join us in song and praise as we recite the "Contemplate the Wounds of Our Lord" and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy               There will also be venera...

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Singles Social Group April Events
The St. Thomas Singles Social Group has scheduled a wide variety of events for April!  If you are 50+ and single, widowed or divorced, you are invited to join in the fun.  Click here for a flyer with all the details.

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Applications for School Board Positions Now Being Accepted
Applications for the 2019-2020 St. Thomas School Board are now being accepted.   The deadline for submission is Wednesday, May 8.  Please CLICK HERE for more information and the application form.

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Spring Bereavement Sessions begin Soon
Are you grieving the loss of someone you love? Could you use some support? You don’t have to go through this difficult time alone. SPRING Bereavement Support Groups at St. Thomas the Apostle begin on Tuesday, April 30, 7:00-9:00pm. These meetings will continue for five additional weeks (May 7, 14, 21, 28 and June 4). Please call St. Thomas Human Services at (516)538-7465 by Monday, April 22 for more information and to register for this free program.

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Easter Lily Dedications

Posted on April 03, 2019 in: General News

Easter Lily Dedications
The Youth Program invites all our Parish & Youth Group Families to purchase a lily plant in “Celebration of Easter” as part of the Easter floral display.  A special dedication label will be placed on each lily before it is placed in the Church/Chapel altar.  A “Celebration of Easter” may represent a birth in the family; the celebration of a loving event; Christ is Risen!  The plants remain displayed on the altar for the Easter Season. CLICK HERE for the form to reserve your poinsettia dedication.  Please check off your loca...

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Bishop Kicanas is Here!

Posted on March 17, 2019 in: General News

Bishop Kicanas is Here!
Bishop Gerald Kicanas, bishop emeritus of Tucson, is has arrived at St. Thomas the Apostle!  Come hear his dynamic preaching during special Lenten Mission prayer services on March 25 & 26 at 7:30 pm in the Main Church.  Click here for a flyer with additional details.  

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Come To The Scrutinies

Posted on March 16, 2019 in: General News

Come To The Scrutinies
On the First Sunday of Lent, our St. Thomas Parish Family pledged our prayers and support for one of our catechumens who is completing his final preparation for initiation.  At the Rite of Election, Bishop Barres declared Bryce to be a member of the elect who has been chosen by God and will receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist at this year’s Easter Vigil.  What an exciting moment for our whole parish as we prepare to welcome him as our newest baptized member! Please remember Bryce in your prayers during these final weeks of his j...

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St. Faustina's Way of the Cross
St. Thomas the Apostle's Divine Mercy Ministry will sponsor "St. Faustina's way of the Cross" on Friday, March 15th.  CLICK HERE for details.     

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Lenten Living Tree

Posted on March 08, 2019 in: General News

Lenten Living Tree
Lent is a time of: Prayer - Fasting - Almsgiving...As we begin our Lenten journey, let us remember those in need who are suffering with their crosses every day. Please take a leaf, whenever you are at Church or the Chapel, from the Trees, and replace it each time with a flower from the basket. As the Living Trees bloom, the flowers reflect our spiritual growth as we prepare for Our Lord’s Resurrection. CLICK HERE for more information.    

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Ash Wednesday - March 6, 2019

Posted on February 25, 2019 in: General News

Ash Wednesday - March 6, 2019
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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There is such a great need for service in the life of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish and often a huge number of young people who want to help those in need.  This Service Corps is one way to make this connection. Here’s how it works: 1. ANY middle school, high school and college aged students send their contact information to Bridget Jordan at bjorda5@pride.hofstra.edu. 2. As requests for help come from or come into our parish, you’ll be contacted to see if you can help. 3. If you can help with a particular project, great!  If not, no problem.  You’ll be contacted for the next o...

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"What Catholics Believe" Refresher Course
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 11th.  All are welcome! Topics to be discussed include:                     &nb...

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Confirmation Preparation  for Adults 2019
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's Confirmation preparation sessions for Catholic adults (18 and older) will be held on Monday evenings beginning March 11. 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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Come and See...

Posted on December 14, 2018 in: General News

Come and See...
The St. Thomas Journey Team invites you to bring a friend to come and see what the Church has to offer and to talk about what you are seeking.  Stop by the Parish Center (downstairs from the Main Church) on Tuesday, January 15 or Wednesday, January 23 between 7:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.  Everyone is welcome!  Click here for a flyer you can share with people in your own life who you'd like to invite to "come and see."

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Weekday 9:00am Masses Move to Lower Church
Beginning Monday, December 17, the 9:00 A.M. Mass usually celebrated in the Chapel on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday will be celebrated in the Lower Church of the Main Church until mid-March.

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Christmas Poinsettia Dedications

Posted on December 11, 2018 in: General News

Christmas Poinsettia Dedications
Looking for a great way to honor a loved one or celebrate a special occasion this Christmas?  The St. Thomas Youth Group invites you to purchase a poinsettia plant in “Celebration of Christmas” as part of the Christmas floral display.  A special dedication label will be placed on each Poinsettia before it is placed on the Church/Chapel altar.  The plants remain displayed on the altar for up to two weeks after Christmas. CLICK HERE for the form to reserve your poinsettia dedication.  Please check off your location choice, mak...

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Baby Jesus Blessing and Blessing of Expectant Parents
A special blessing will be offered to all expectant parents who come to the 10:30 a.m. Mass in the Main Church this Sunday, December 9.  You can also bring the Baby Jesus from your Nativity set or another symbol of the Baby Jesus from your home to be blessed during this Mass.  

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Immaculate Conception Mass Schedule

Posted on December 03, 2018 in: General News

Immaculate Conception Mass Schedule
The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a holy day of obligation, is on Saturday, December 8th.  The schedule of Masses is as follows: Eve of Holy Day: Friday, December 7th 7:30 PM Main Church   Holy Day: Saturday, December 8th 7:45 AM Main Church 9:00 AM Chapel 12:10 PM Main Church  

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"Attending to Grief in a Season of Cheer"
On Tuesday, December 4th at 7:30pm in the Parish Center, the St. Thomas Bereavement Ministry will host an evening to assist those struggling during the Christmas season after losing a loved one.  The evening will begin with an opening prayer which will be follwoed by a presentation on helpful coping tips for the Christmas season and a Memorial Candle Lighting Ceremony.  Hospitality will be provided. CLICK HERE for information or call the St. Thomas Human Services Office at 538-7465.

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Shop on Amazon and Help St. Thomas

Posted on December 02, 2018 in: General News

Shop on Amazon and Help St. Thomas
Shop for everyone on your gift list this Christmas at smile.amazon.com/ch/11-1642733 and Amazon donates to St. Thomas the Apostle Roman Catholic Church.

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Cash Calendars Make Great Gifts!

Posted on November 26, 2018 in: General News

Cash Calendars Make Great Gifts!
The 2019 Cash Calendars are now available...Just $15 per calendar gives you 150 chances to win prizes totaling $5,800!  Winning tickets are re-entered after each pick.  CLICK HERE for a printer friendly copy of the calendar! Return the entry form to the Rectory or in the collection basket at Mass.  Checks should be made payable to: St. Thomas the Apostle.  Checks are mailed at the end of each month to winners. You have to be in it to win it!! Questions?  Email:  staparishoffice@mail.com OR call the Rectory at...

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Blessing of Thanksgiving Food

Posted on November 13, 2018 in: General News

Blessing of Thanksgiving Food
The parish family of Saint Thomas the Apostle invites you to join us for our Thanksgiving Day Liturgy Thursday, November 22nd at the 9:00 AM Mass in the Main Church.  A Blessing of Food will take place during the Mass. Please bring any items for your Thanksgiving meal that you would like to have blessed.

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Singles Social Group

Posted on November 13, 2018 in: General News

Singles Social Group
The St. Thomas Singles Social Group will enjoy a pizza party on Thursday, November 29 at 7:00pm in the Parish Center.  If you are 50+ and single, widowed or divorced, you are invited to drop in.  There is a $5.00 hospitality fee.  Click here for details, or call St. Thomas Human Services at 516-538-7465.

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 Veterans Day Observed - Monday, November 12
Due to the Veterans Day holiday which will be observed on November 12, there will be no 7:45am Mass at the Church on Monday.  Mass will be celebrated at 9:00am in the Chapel (876 Hempstead Avenue).  The Rectory Office will be closed.

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Annual Craft Fair & Santa's Breakfast
The Annual Craft Fair will be held in St. Thomas the Apostle School on Sunday, December 2nd from 10am-4pm.  It will include fun for everyone with crafts, vendors, food, carolers, raffles, etc. Breakfast with Santa will take place 11:30am-1pm.  The cost is $25 for a family of four and $5 for each additional person.  Children under 4 are FREE. For information on reserving a vendor table or reserving your seats at Santa's Breakfast, please click here or contact Melissa LaMagna (516-375-4616), Petal Scantlebury (516-840-4861), or Melody Adams (516-...

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Celebrate All Saints Day

Posted on October 30, 2018 in: General News

Celebrate All Saints Day
Come celebrate All Saints Day at St. Thomas the Apostle!   MASS SCHEDULE   All Saints Eve - Wednesday, October 31: 7:30 PM in the Church;   All Saints Day - Thursday, November 1: 7:45 AM in the Church; 9:00 AM in the Chapel; 12:10 PM in the Church; 7:30 PM in the Chapel;

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All Souls Mass

Posted on October 30, 2018 in: General News

All Souls Mass
Our annual All Souls Mass will take place on Friday, November 2nd at 7:30pm in the Lower Church.  All are invited to pray for the deceased members of our parish and those dear to us as their names are read at this Mass. Hospitality will follow Mass in the Parish Center. The Ministry of Consolation and Bereavement Team will also be available to offer assistance and support. Additional Bereavement Support includes: Next Steps Monthly Program Wednesday, November 14th 7:00PM in the Parish Center; “Attending to Grief in a Season of Cheer” Night of P...

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Thanksgiving Food Drive Now Taking Place
Thanksgiving is a time to express our gratitude for God’s blessings in our lives by helping those less fortunate then ourselves. Please put your donation in the brown basket in the Church or Chapel, or bring to the Rectory/Human Services by Sunday, November 11th. Items needed include: Instant potatoes, Tea/Coffee, Gravy (mix or jar), Box milk/drinks, Canned vegetables, Cake/Brownie mix, Sugar/Flour, Muffin mix, Canned fruits, Frostings, Stuffing mix/Rice, Paper Towels, Salad dressing, Napkins, Supermarket gift cards for families to purchase turkeys. Your generosity pr...

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Upcoming Event: Dinner Dance 2018

Posted on September 20, 2018 in: General News

The St. Thomas the Apostle Dinner Dance is a wonderful night out with the community to support the parish. This year's theme is "Do Every Good Deed in Love". We hope to see you there on November 10 at Pompei Ristorante!

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Sign Up for Formed

Posted on July 19, 2018 in: General News

Sign Up for Formed
Enjoy free online access to a huge library of Catholic videos, audios, and written materials!  Visit www.stthomasapostle.formed.org, click "Register Now," provide your name and email, and choose a password.  Once you are registered, you can sign in any time to access everything Formed has to offer. 

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Tag Sale Donations Needed!

Posted on June 22, 2018 in: General News

Tag Sale Donations Needed!
Do you have treasures at home that someone else may want or need?  Consider donating them to the St. Thomas Tag Sale!  Your generous donations help us make this event a huge success year after year. Have something in mind?  Attend one of our scheduled donation days in the Msgr. Smith Auditorium! Donation Days: Saturday, June 23:  9 am - 11 am Wednesday, June 27:  5 pm - 8 pm Saturday, June 30:  9 am - 11 am Saturday, July 7:  9 am - 11 am Have questions about donation possibilities?  We've got some guidance ...

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Discounted Pay-One-Price Bracelets!

Pay-One-Price Ride Bracelets for the St. Thomas Family Festival will be available for a discounted price if purchased online by 12noon on Thursday, May 31st.  CLICK HERE for details.

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High School Entrance Exam Prep Course

NEW TO STA IN THE FALL! CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL ENTRANCE EXAM (CHSEE) COURSE WHEN Six (6) Two (2) Hour Sessions beginning Saturday, September 15th through Saturday, October 20th 9:00 am – 11:00 a.m. [CHSEE EXAM HELD -10/27/18] CLICK HERE for more information.

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Family Festival Volunteers Needed!
The success of the Family Festival is due to the generous support of our Parishioners and School Families who dedicate their time to make this event better every year. This year's event takes place Thursday, May 31st – Sunday, June 3rd.  Everyone is invited to participate and share their time and service at the Family Festival!  Please CLICK HERE for the volunteer sign-up form.

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Volunteer Appreciation BBQ!

Posted on April 26, 2018 in: General News

Volunteer Appreciation BBQ!
As the Apostles were filled with the Holy Spirit on the first Pentecost, we at St. Thomas are filled with gratitude for the spirit of giving shown by our many volunteers throughout the year. We invite all PARISH VOLUNTEERS to a THANK YOU BARBEQUE in celebration of that spirit on Pentecost Sunday, May 20th, at 1:30pm in the school courtyard (Rain site: School Auditorium).  No reservations required.

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Sacraments of Initiation on Pentecost Sunday
You’re invited to support those who will receive Sacraments of Initiation at St. Thomas the Apostle this Pentecost! Come to the 10:30 Mass in the Main Church on Pentecost Sunday, May 20th,  to mark the close of the Easter Season and celebrate with those who are receiving Sacraments of Initiation on this day.

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Applications for School Board Positions Now Being Accepted

Applications for the 2018-2019 St. Thomas School Board are now being accepted.   The deadline for submiission is Thursday, April 26th..  Please CLICK HERE for more information and the application form.

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Join us for Divine Mercy Sunday
Join the St. Thomas the Apostle Divine Mercy Ministry and Knights of Columbus as we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday on Sunday, April 8th here at St. Thomas 12 noon: Holy Mass at the Main Church 1-1:30pm: Refreshments (sponsored by the Knights of Columbus) will be served in the Parish Center 1:30pm – 2pm: Join Ria Music Ministry as we sing songs to Jesus and Mary 2pm: Lower Church: Ria Music Ministry will be leading us in song and praise as we contemplate the wounds of Our Lord and sing the Chaplet of Divine Mercy             ...

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St. Thomas School Clothing Drive
St. Thomas School will be holding a Clothing Drive Fundraiser on Saturday and Sunday, April 14th & 15th.  Just drive up -- and drop -off!  Our school will earn cash for your gently used items.  Items being accepted include:  clothes, shoes, handbags, linens, stuffed animals, small toys (NO board games, puzzles or toys with small pieces). April 14 - 10am-1pm April 15 - 12pm-3pm CLICK HERE for flyer.

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Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible
You Can Understand the Bible! Topic: Bible Study: Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible Date: Mondays, April 9 to June 4 Time: 7:30-9pm Cost of your Student Workbook: $19.95 (purchased online) For more information or to sign up: Please visit AscensionPress.com, or contact Luz Sarmiento at 301-525-7332 (cell phone) or LuzMarina525@yahoo.com. If you would like to have a deeper relationship with God and a better understanding of your faith, then join us for "Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible." The study will help y...

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Weekday Masses at Chapel to Resume
Weekday Masses in the Chapel at 9am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, will resume on Monday, March 19th (weather permitting).    

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St. Thomas School Flower Sale Orders Due

You can plan your spring garden and support our parish school at the same time!  Flower orders are due by Wednesday, March 28th.  CLICK HERE for the order form and more information. 

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Golden Wedding Liturgy

Posted on March 05, 2018 in: General News

Golden Wedding Liturgy

The Diocese of Rockville Centre will celebrate a Golden Wedding Liturgy honoring couples who have been married fifty years or more on Sunday, April 29th at 2:30pm at the Church of St. Rose of Lima in Massapequa

Couples who wish to participate are asked to fill out a registration form, have it signed by Msgr., Maniscalco, and then return it to the Office of Worship.  CLICK HERE for the form and to learn more details.

Registration must be received by April 13th.  If you have questions you can call 516-678-5800, ext. 504.

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St. Faustina's Way of the Cross on March 16th

St. Thomas the Apostle's Divine Mercy Ministry will sponsor "St. Faustina's way of the Cross" on Friday, March 16th.  CLICK HERE for details.   

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Come to "Sip 'n Paint" on March 8th
A professional artist will provide step-by-step instructions to create a work of art while you socialize... sipping wine and enjoying light snacks.  Go home with a masterpiece -- no art experience needed! All supplies will be provided so you don’t have to worry about a thing (except having a great time!).  The doors open at 7pm and painting begins promptly at 7:30pm.  If you're coming with a group (yay, how fun!) make sure you arrive early to get seats together.  Give yourself a night of fun while supporting the programs of St. ...

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Appeal for Increased Weekly Giving

Posted on February 20, 2018 in: General News

Appeal for Increased Weekly Giving

Our parish needs your help...Please CLICK HERE to listen to Msgr. Maniscalco's appeal for our increased offertory drive.

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Lenten Giving Tree

Posted on February 16, 2018 in: General News

Lenten Giving Tree
Lent is a time of: Prayer - Fasting - Almsgiving...As we begin our Lenten journey, let us remember those in need who are suffering with their crosses every day. Please take a leaf, whenever you are at Church or the Chapel, from the Trees, and replace it each time with a flower from the basket. As the Living Trees bloom, the flowers reflect our spiritual growth as we prepare for Our Lord’s Resurrection. CLICK HERE for more information.

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Family Festival Sponsorships Available!
The St. Thomas the Apostle School Family Festival will take place from May 31st through June 3rd on the school grounds.  As always, there will be carnival rides, food, and entertainment.  The event lasts four days and is a highlight in our community.  People look forward to the St. Thomas Family Festival each year. All event proceeds will directly benefit the children of the school and parish.    We are offering all members of our school, parish, and local community an opportunity to sponsor our Family Festival. Your tax-deductible dona...

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St. Faustina's Way of the Cross

Posted on February 05, 2018 in: General News

St. Faustina's Way of the Cross

St. Thomas the Apostle's Divine Mercy Ministry will sponsor "St. Faustina's way of the Cross" on Friday, February 16th.  CLICK HERE for details.   

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Spring Bereavement Sessions begin Soon
Are you grieving the loss of someone you love? Could you use some support? You don’t have to go through this difficult time alone. Spring Bereavement Support Groups at St. Thomas the Apostle begin on Tuesday, March 6th, 2018, 7:30-9:00pm in our Parish Center.   CLICK HERE for more information and the registration form for this free program. Please register by Febriary 26th.  You can call St. Thomas Human Services at 516-538-7465 if you have any questions.

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Men's Retreat: The Reign of God Is Now!
Bishop Molloy Retreat House invites the men of St. Thomas the Apostle to participate in a retreat the weekend of March 2nd. The retreat opens with dinner at 7pm on Friday and concludes with Mass at 11am on Sunday. This is a “Retreat” from everyday “busyness” and is held at a spiritual center where the soul can be nurtured. It is conducted by Passionist Priests proclaiming the great signs of God’s love. The retreat is open to people from near and far who seek refuge from day to day turmoil and look for Rest, Renewal and Redemption. It is ou...

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"Souper Bowl" of Caring

Posted on January 31, 2018 in: General News

"Souper Bowl" of Caring
Confirmation candidates will be at the doors as you leave mass on Satuday and Sunday, February 3rd snd 4th (except at 7:30am and 6pm) collecting monetary donations to help those in need on this "souper bowl" weekend.  The money will be sent to the inn, the Interfaith Nutrition Network, to help feed the hungry in our community.

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Sign Up Today for "Living the Eucharist"!
Renew your faith through "Living the Eucharist" this Lent by joining one of the small groups which will meet weekly from February 12 through March 24th. Sign up by calling the Parish Office or submitting the registration form found in the bulletin or through the link below. Space in each group is limited.  Groups will be filled on a first come, first served basis. You can learn more by CLICKING HERE to watch a video about this program.   You can CLICK HERE for a copy of the registration form. 

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"What Catholics Believe" Refresher Course
Were you old enough to drive yourself to the last religion class you attended?  Do you feel confident answering questions about our Catholic faith? Heve 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 Wednesdays* in the Parish Library at 7:00pm beginning February 21st.  All are welcome! Topics to be discussed include:                   &nbs...

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Say Thank You for Choosing Life

Posted on January 17, 2018 in: General News

Say Thank You for Choosing Life
The St. Thomas Youth Group is holding a Baby Shower Fundraiser during the month of January to benefit the single mothers of Regina Residence.   Items will be collected in a box at the church throughout the month of January.  Regina Residence provides housing and supportive services for pregnant and/or parenting young women and their children. Emphasis is placed on preparing the girls for the challenges of working and parenting.  it is run by the Diocese of Rockville Centre's Catholic Charities.

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Father/Daughter Dance is February 11th
St. Thomas the Apostle's annual Father/Daughter Dance, “A NIGHT TO REMEMBER: A Special Night with Your Special Girl" will take place on Sunday, February 11th from 4-8pm at the Plattduetsche Park Restaurant in Franklin Square.  Little ladies in grades Nursery through 8th and their escorts - be it Dad, Grandpa or an Uncle – will enjoy an elegant evening of dinner and dancing, a special tribute to the 8thgrade girls and AWESOME raffles that everyone will love!!! (Sorry – No Moms allowed!) Formal attire kindly suggested). CLICK HERE for reservat...

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Celebrate Catholic Schools Week at St. Thomas
All are welcome to visit St. Thomas School during Catholic Schools Week 2018 -- a school where our students "Learn. Serve. Lead. SUCCEED."  We offer programs for 3-year-olds through 8th grade in a Christ-centered environment that fosters a love of God, self, others and learning.  CLICK HERE for more information.  

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Open Meeting on Evangelization

Posted on December 28, 2017 in: General News

Open Meeting on Evangelization
The next Pastoral Council meeting, on Wednesday, January 10, will an be open meeting on evangelization. It will be held in the Parish Center at 7:30pm. All parishioners are invited. After describing what the parish has been doing for evangelization the last few years, the Pastoral Council members will be invited to offer comments and share ideas about our previous efforts and what we should be doing. Then the floor will be open for thoughts and ideas from all the parishioners in attendance. CLICK HERE for more details.  CLICK HERE for Msgr. Maniscalco's D...

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March for Life on January 19th

Posted on December 28, 2017 in: General News

March for Life on January 19th
On Friday, January 19th, 2018, St. Thomas the Apostle parishioners and friends will travel by bus to participate in the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. We will witness to the truth that the unborn child has the right to life. Mass will be held in the church at 5:30 a.m. and the bus will depart at 6:00 a.m. Anticipated arrival back at St. Thomas is approximately 11:30 p.m. Bob Dougherty is paying for the bus so there will be no charge for individuals who wish to participate in the March. Please join us and help witness to the truth that life begins at conception an...

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Family Mass Photos!

Posted on December 15, 2017 in: General News

Family Mass Photos!

The children of the parish and their families celebrated the Feast of the Epiphany at the monthly children's Mass celebrated by Msgr. Maniscalco at 10:30 on Janury 7th.  CLICK HERE for photos.

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Invitation to Anointing of Catechumans

All parishioners are invited to attend the Rite of Anointing with the Oil of Catechumens at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, January 9th in the Lower Church.  CLICK HERE for details.

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New Date for Supermarket Bingo!

Posted on December 14, 2017 in: General News

New Date for Supermarket Bingo!
St. Thomas the Apostle School's Parents Club is hosting a FAMILY SUPERMARKET BINGO on Friday, MARCH 2nd (NEW date) in the Msgr. Smith Auditorium.  Doors open at 6pm and snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.  Games begin at 7pm and admission is $7 for adults, $5 for children.  This includes one Bingo board, and coffee and cake at the break.  Extra boards and specials will be available and there wil be a 50/50 and other raffles.  *Don't forget to bring your Bingo chips/pennies/markers.  Any Questions? Pleas...

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Cash Calendars Make Great Gifts!

Posted on December 05, 2017 in: General News

Cash Calendars Make Great Gifts!

The 2018 Cash Calendars are now available...Just $15 per calendar gives you 150 chances to win prizes totaling over $5,750!  Winning tickets are re-entered after each pick.  CLICK HERE for a printer friendly copy of the calendar!

Cash Calendars make great gifts -- use them as stocking stuffers! Buy some for yourself or as gifts for family, friends, teachers or even as a Kris Kringle gift.

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Blood Drive on Sunday, Dec. 10th

Posted on November 27, 2017 in: General News

Blood Drive on Sunday, Dec. 10th
The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a Blood Drive on Sunday, December 10th from 8:15am - 12:45 pm at St. Thomas in the Msgr. Smith Auditorium. Giving blood saves lives -- Long Island is currently experiencing a blood shortage emergency -- please consider donating, you could save someone's life.  CLICK HERE for details

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Dinner Dance Photos!

Posted on November 22, 2017 in: General News

Dinner Dance Photos!

Our Annual Dinner Dance was a great success and a fun time was had by all!  CLICK HERE for some photos from the evening.

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Spirit of St. Thomas Awards

Posted on November 17, 2017 in: General News

Spirit of St. Thomas Awards
On Sunday, November 19th, at the 10:30am mass the Spirit of St. Thomas Award was given to Lou and Gina Imperioli, Haydee and Manuel Torres and Enid Cervino, although Enid was not able to be present at the Mass. This award is an acknowledgment of the contributions that the recipients make to the life of our parish. In the words of our Pastor, Msgr. Maniscalco, "It is impossible to exaggerate how important to a parish people like Lou and Gina, Haydee and Manuel, Enid and their predecessors in receiving the Spirit of St. Thomas award are. Some of yo...

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Msgr. Alesandro Receives Diocesan Award
On Sunday, November 4th Msgr. Alesandro was awarded the Immaculate Conception Medal by Bishop Barres at the annual Te Deum Dinner held at the Seminary in Huntington.  Read below Msgr.' Maniscalco's letter regarding this award: "Last Sunday evening Msgr. Alesandro was awarded the Immaculate Conception Medal by Bishop Barres. This award was established in 2014 to be given annually to a senior priest “in recognition of the special qualities of fidelity and commitment to a life time of dedicated priestly service” shown by the awardee. Surely no ...

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Christmas Poinsettia & Wreath Sale

Posted on November 03, 2017 in: General News

Christmas Poinsettia & Wreath Sale

The St. Thomas the Apostle School Parents Club is accepting orders for fresh Christmas wreaths, grave blankets and poinsettias.  Orders are due by Friday November 17th and items can be picked up on Sunday, December 3rd.  CLICK HERE for order form and more details.

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Parishioner Receives St. Agnes Service Award
Parishioner Donna Martin was recently honored by the Diocese for her service to our parish with the St. Agnes Service Award. Msgr. Maniscalso's weekly letter for the November 5, 2017 bulletin provides details as follows:   "Last Sunday the weather “celebrated” the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy with another violent storm, but inside St. Agnes Cathedral it was all sunshine as parishioners from around the diocese were honored with the St. Agnes Medal of Service for their contributions to their individual parishes. It is probably the hap...

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Early Childhood Open House This Week!

St. Thomas the Apostle School celebrates Early Childhood Education Week this week (Oct. 23-27)with open houses from 9-11am each day.  All are welcome to visit our school and experience the loving atmosphere that nurtures the minds and hearts of our youngest apostles.  Full-day and half-day programs are available, including after-care until 5:30pm.  Please call the school office with any questions (516-481-9310).

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All Saints Day Mass Schedule

Posted on October 19, 2017 in: General News

All Saints Day Mass Schedule
ALL SAINTS DAY HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION MASS SCHEDULE Eve of Holy Day: Tuesday, October 31 7:30 PM in the Church Holy Day Wednesday, November 1 7:45 AM in the Church 9:00 AM in the Chapel 12:10 PM in the Church 7:30 PM in the Chapel

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New Catechumens Are Coming!

Posted on October 18, 2017 in: General News

New Catechumens Are Coming!
This Sunday, October 22nd, at the 11:00 Mass at the Chapel, we will be welcoming two new people to our faith community.  For the very first time, they will publicly declare their intention to follow Jesus as Catholic Christians.  We, the Church, will promise to help them as they continue their journey toward Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.  Please pray for them as they take this step, and make plans to come support them at this special Mass on Sunday morning.  They look forward to seeing you there!

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Training for New LTE Leaders!

Posted on October 15, 2017 in: General News

Training for New LTE Leaders!
“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 30 in the Rectory Meeting Room (downstairs from the rectory office).  Conta...

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Divine Mercy Holy Hour November 17th
The St.Thomas the Apostle Divine Mercy Holy Hour and Prayer Service for November takes place on Friday, November 17th in the Lower Church.  Confessions will be heard from: 6:30-7pm and followed by Diary Readings & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and the Divine Mercy Chaplet in song from 7:30-9:00pm. All are welcome to attend!

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WELCOME WEEKEND IS ALMOST HERE!!!

Posted on October 03, 2017 in: General News

WELCOME WEEKEND  IS ALMOST HERE!!!
On October 21 & 22,ALL parishioners are cordially invited to Welcome Weekend at St. Thomas the Apostle. This weekend will be an opportunity for the St. Thomas Parish Family to extend a special welcome to those who may not attend Mass regularly.        IF you have been away from the Church, we hope you will join us for this special day. IF you are an active member of St. Thomas, YOU can make this weekend a great success!  Here are three easy suggestions: Think of someone you know who no longer attends Mass.  Invite th...

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Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, October 7th
Join us as we celebrate the Feast Day of St. Francis with a "Blessing of the Animals" on Saturday, October 7th at 1 p.m.  We will gather on the lawn in front of Msgr. Smith Auditorium on Westminster Road.  The rain date for this event will be Sunday, October 8th at 1:30pm.

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Youth Group BBQ Kickoff this Sunday!

Posted on September 21, 2017 in: General News

Youth Group BBQ Kickoff this Sunday!

The St. Thomas Youth Group will kick-off the new year with a BBQ on Sunday, September 24th from 1-5pm in the school courtyard. All Youth Group members in gardes 6-12 are free with $50 Registration Fee! Any additional guests, parents or siblings, are $10 each. There will be Food! Friends! Music! Fun!  CLICK HERE for more details.

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Meetings for All Liturgical Ministers
Msgr. Maniscalco is asking all Liturgical Ministers to come together for a brief meeting to discuss some new changes and review the responsibilities of each function. This would include eucharistic ministers, ushers and lectors. There will be two sessions to choose from (you only need to attend one session): DATES: Sept. 23 or Sept. 30 TIME: 10am - 11:15am LOCATION: Parish Center.

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Make Plans to attend our Dinner Dance!
Invitations and raffle tickets for our annual Dinner Dance have been mailed out.  If you did not get yours, please call the Rectory (489-8585) and one will be sent to you.   This annual social event and fundraiser will take place on Saturday, November 18th at nearby Cherry Valley Country Club from 7pm-12am.   This year our honorees will be: Richard Seery, Sr., Irmi and Richard Seery, Jr., and Regina and Chris Todd.  Our theme of "Partners in Grace" speaks to the partnerships of dedicated parishioners such as the Seerys and Todds who have wor...

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VIRTUS for New Volunteers

Posted on September 12, 2017 in: General News

VIRTUS for New Volunteers
There will be two VIRTUS sessions in October for new St. Thomas volunteers.  The first is on Saturday, October 14th, from 10am-12noon in the Parish Center.  The second is on Monday, October 16th, from 6:30-8:30pm, also in the Parish Center.  If you serve in any ministry or organization at St. Thomas Parish or School, you are required to attend a VIRTUS training session, also known as "Protecting God's Children."  This training provides a set of standards when working with children and helps you understand the signs of child abuse. &nbs...

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Fifth Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima, September 13th

 On Wednesday, September 13th the Legion of Mary, Knights of Columbus and the Divine Mercy Ministry invite you to celebrate the100th Anniversary of the Fifth Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima at 7pm in the Parish Center.   CLICK HERE for more information.

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Bible Reading Classes Begin Soon!

Posted on September 04, 2017 in: General News

Bible Reading Classes Begin Soon!
READING THE BIBLE WITH MSGR. MANISCALCO When: Mondays, Sept. 25 through Dec. 4 (10 weeks, except Columbus Day) Time: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Where: Parish Library What: Luke-Acts. The two books written by St. Luke -- his Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles -- present a panorama of God’s saving work beginning in Jerusalem with the foretelling of the birth of John the Baptist to the preaching of the Good News of Jesus Christ by St. Paul in Rome, the capital of the known world. “The word of God is living and effective, sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrat...

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“Journey: Reconnecting to the Catholic Faith”
“Journey: Reconnecting to the Catholic Faith” is a six-week program beginning the evening of Tuesday, September 26  where Catholics who are returning to regular attendance at Mass (and those who are thinking about returning) can take another look at Catholicism. Your questions and concerns are welcome. No one will pressure you.  No one will judge you. You will simply be invited to join the conversation.  CLICK HERE for more details.

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Golden Wedding Liturgies

Posted on August 21, 2017 in: General News

Golden Wedding Liturgies
The Diocese of Rockville Centre will celebrate Golden Wedding Liturgies honoring couples who have been married fifty years or more on two Sundays this Fall.  The liturgies will take place at 2:30pm on Sunday, October 22nd at the Church of St. Rose of Lima in Massapequa and on Sunday, November 19th at the Church of Christ the King in Commack. Couples who wish to participate are asked to fill out a registration form, have it signed by Msgr., Maniscalco, and then return it to the Office Worship.  CLICK HERE for the form and to learn more detail...

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Memorial Opportunity

Posted on August 18, 2017 in: General News

Memorial Opportunity
We are looking to purchase two more ciboria for our liturgies. Please consider memorizing one of them for a loved one. The donation is $400 each. Please contact the Rectory at 489-8585 if you are interested.

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Mass Intentions for 2018

Posted on August 10, 2017 in: General News

Mass Intentions for 2018
The Mass Book for 2018  will be opened as of WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 6th at 9:15 am in the Parish Center.  When you arrive please sign in on the clipboard provided and give your time of arrival. Intentions will be accepted in the order in which parishioners arrive according to the sign-in sheet. To avoid duplication only one person’s Mass intentions can be recorded at a time, so please be prepared to wait. Going forward the mass intention book will be available in the Rectory Office during office hours. &nb...

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Fall Bereavement Sessions Begin Soon
Are you grieving the loss of someone you love? Could you use some support? You don’t have to go through this difficult time alone. Fall Bereavement Support Groups at St. Thomas the Apostle begin on Tuesday, September 26th, 7:30-9:00pm in our Parish Center.  These meetings will continue for eight weeks on Tuesdays. Anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one is encouraged to attend. CLICK HERE for more information and the registration form for this free program. Please register by September 6th.  You can call St. Thomas Human Services ...

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Feast of the Assumption Mass Schedule
The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a holy day of obligation, is on Tuesday, August 15th.  The schedule of masses is as follows: Eve of Holy Day: Monday, August 14th, 7:30 PM Main Church... Holy Day: Tuesday, August 15th, 7:45 AM Main Church 12:10 PM Main Church 9:00 AM Chapel 7:30 PM Chapel Morning Prayer: Since the 9:00 Mass on the Feast of the Assumption, August 15, is in the Chapel, Morning Prayer will be there too. We will begin a bit earlier than usual ~ at 8:35. Booklets are provided and hymns are sung. If you plan to go to...

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Blood Drive, Tuesday, August 8th

Posted on August 02, 2017 in: General News

Blood Drive, Tuesday, August 8th
The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a Blood Drive on Tuesday, August 8th from 2-8pm in the Msgr. Smith Auditorium. Giving blood saves lives -- please consider donating. Eligibility Criteria: Bring ID with signature or photo. Minimum weight 110 lbs. Age 16 – 75 (16 year olds must have parental permission. Age 76 and over need doctor’s note) Eat well (low fat) & drink fluids No tattoos for past 12 months For questions concerning medical eligibility call 1-800-688-0900.  CLICK HERE for more information/

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Fourth Apparition at Fatima

Posted on July 27, 2017 in: General News

Fourth Apparition at Fatima

On Saturday, August 19th, the Legion of Mary, Knights of Columbus and the Divine Mercy Ministry invite you to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Fourth Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima.  CLICK HERE for details.

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St. Thomas School Now Registering!
Our parish school is now accepting new registrations for the coming school year.  We offer programs for Nursery, Pre-K and Grades 1-8.  Visit the School web site at www.stthomasschool.net for more information or see the bulletin.  

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Register Now for Fall Religious Ed Classes!
If your child is entering the first grade in Public School, or is in an older grade and has not attended Religious Education classes, it is time to register. In order to be prepared for the sacraments, the children must attend classes from grades 1 through 8. If you haven’t registered your child please call the Religious Education Office at 538-7460. Religious Education will begin on September 19th and 20th for grades 2-8. The first graders will start their classes the following week—September 26th and 27th. You will receive a letter in the mail in the beginn...

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Save the Date! Parish Dinner Dance is Nov. 18th
New Day!  New Venue! Mark your calendars for our annual Parish Dinner Dance, to be held on SATURDAY, November 18th at Cherry Valley Country Club in Garden City. This year's honorees are: Richard Seery, Sr., Irmi & Richard Seery, Jr., and Regina & Chris Todd...St. Thomas Parishioners who have shared their time and talent with our parish community over many years.  Watch for more details in coming weeks.

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Summer Theatre Tribute July 30th
St. Thomas the Apostle Summer Theatre is presenting a musical tribute honoring Mary Rockensies and Jim Conway on Sunday, July 30th at 2pm in the Msgr. Smith Auditorium.  Doors will open at 1:30pm and seating will be on a first come, first served basis.  Admission is free, and any donations collected will go to "Mother Mary Breathe Easy," a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funding research to find a cure for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). Any Summer Theatre Alumni planning to attend the show are asked to email tshir...

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Join Divine Mercy on a Pilgrimage!
Join the St. Thomas the Apostle Divine Mercy Ministry on a Pilgrimage to the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy, Stockbridge, MA, on Saturday, October 14, 2017.   On this trip you will experience: Life size Stations of the Cross with Recitation of “St. Faustina’s Way of the Cross; Saturday Holy Mass; Memorial Shrines, Statues on Eden Hill; Chaplet of Divine Mercy; Reconciliation; and visit a Gift Shop.  CLICK HERE for registation form and more information.  

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Corpus Christi Procession

Posted on June 09, 2017 in: General News

Corpus Christi Procession
We will have a SOLEMNITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION following 12noon Mass on Sunday, June 18th. Join us in a procession to the Auditorium with the Blessed Sacrament (weather permitting*). Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will continue until 4:30PM.  Vespers and Benediction will take place at 4:15PM *In case of rain, everything will take place in the Church 

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Spirit of St. Thomas Youth Awards
On Sunday, June 25th at the 10:30 am Mass Msgr. Maniscalco will award the first recipients of the newly created "Spirit of St. Thomas Youth Awards.  The recipients will be:  Jeffrey Hasselbring, Elizabeth Jose and Tabetha Steiner. In his weekly column in the bulletin Msgr. Maniscalco writes:  "In my time as pastor of our parish, it has been my privilege to recognize the dedication of many of our parishioners, as manifested by the depth and variety of their participation in parish life, through the bestowal of the Spirit of St. Thom...

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Third Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima

On Thursday, July 13th the Legion of Mary, Knights of Columbus and the Divine Mercy Ministry invite you to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Third Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima.  CLICK HERE for details.

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Reunion Mass & Ice Cream Social
Come to a summertime reunion for all who have been involved in the journey of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults or Adult Confirmation at St. Thomas the Apostle in the past eight years! We will attend the 6:00pm Mass in the Main Church on Sunday, July 9, then gather downstairs in the Parish Center for ice cream sundaes. Former/current inquirers, catechumens, candidates, godparents, sponsors, team members, family, friends, & parish clergy are especially invited for this night of fun & fellowship. Contact Cindy at 516-489-8585 or Cindy.StThomas@live.com if ...

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Come to the Family Festival!!

Come to the St. Thomas Family Festival June 1-4...Lots of exciting rides for the kids and thrill seekers,  St. Thomas famous food tent! * Skill games for every age group, International Food Court * Local Entertainment Stage and much much more!
Hours:
Thursday 6-10pm...Friday 6-10pm...Saturday 2-10pm...Sunday 2-8pm

Pre-Sale Discounted Ride Bracelets  - $23.76 in advance instead of $30 day of...Take Advantage of this Pre-Sale Wristbands (POP) $$$ SAVINGS YOU MUST PURCHASE BY NOON 6/1/17, YOUR PURCHASE CAN BE REDEEMED FOR ANY DAY (June 1 - 4) OF EVENT ONSITE AT THE TICKET BOOTH. (No Refunds or Exchanges)

Coupon  

"Read and Ride" Form - Friday is "Read and Ride Day" ...Students in grades K-8 can earn 2 free rides (Friday ONLY) by reading 3 books.  

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100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima's Apparition
On Tuesday, June 13th the Legion of Mary, Knights of Columbus and the Divine Mercy Ministry invite you to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Second Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima.   The Angel of Portugal appears to three Shepherd children at Fatima asking for the prayers of reparation for the sins of the world. Soon after, Mary, the Mother of God, begins Her stunning mission of mercy to mankind. Schedule of Events: 7:00pm in the Parish Center: We will be showing, Apparitions at Fatima.  This movie, recreates with great integrity the times and circum...

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Ascension Thursday Schedule of Masses

The schedule of Masses for Ascension Thursday, a holy day of obligation, which falls this year on on May 25th, can be found by CLICKING HERE.

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Sacraments of Initiation on Pentecost Sunday
You’re invited to support those who will receive Sacraments of Initiation at St. Thomas the Apostle this Pentecost! Come to the 10:30 Mass in the Main Church on Pentecost Sunday, June 4, to mark the close of the Easter Season and celebrate with those who are receiving Sacraments of Initiation on this day.  

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CMA Speakers at St. Thomas Next Weekend
Next weekend, May 20-21, is Catholic Ministries Appeal Sunday here at St. Thomas. We will have speakers at our Masses and envelopes will be available for you to make a pledge to the Appeal.  Thank you for your prayerful consideration of how you can participate.  Below are the biographies of the speakers who will share their stories with us: Ethel Simmons is a  lifelong resident of Baldwin, mother of 2, grandmother of six and one great grandson. Ethel is actively involved in her Parish of St. Christopher's in Baldwin.  She calls it her “...

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Notice Regarding Father's Day Cards
Please be aware that Father's Day cards were accidentally sent out by our mailing company a few weeks too early.  We ask that the envelopes with your intentions be returned beginning in early June.

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Notice Regarding Father's Day Cards
We are aware that Father's Day cards were accidentally sent out by our mailing company a few weeks too early.  Please return the envelopes with your intentions be returned beginning in early June.    Please be aware that Father's Day cards were accidentally  sent out by our mailing company a few weeks too early.     We ask that the envelopes with your intentions be returned  beginning in early June.

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Memorial Day Mass

Posted on May 08, 2017 in: General News

Memorial Day Mass
The 9 a.m. Mass on Memorial Day will be celebrated in the Lower church and not in the Chapel.  There is no 7:45am Mass.

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Applications for St. Thomas School Board Now Being Accepted

Applications for the 2017-2018 St. Thomas School board are now being accepted.   The deadline for submiission is Monday, May 22nd.  Please CLICK HERE for more information and the application form.

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Come to the Family Festival June 1-4!!

Our annual "Family Festival" takes place Thrusday thorugh Sunday, June 1-4 -- make plans to bring your families and friends for some fun and excitement!  

CLICK HERE for Festival Details
CLICK HERE for Volunteer Information
CLICK HERE for Sponsorship Form
CLICK HERE for Raffle Tickets

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100th Anniversary of Fatima

Posted on May 03, 2017 in: General News

100th Anniversary of Fatima

On Saturday, May 13th, the Legion of Mary, Knights of Columbus and the Divine Mercy Ministry invite you to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the First Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima.  CLICK HERE for details.

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VIRTUS Volunteer Training May 30th

There will be a VIRTUS Volunteer Training session at St. Thomas on Tuesday, May 30th at 6:30pm in the Parish Center.  Pre-registration is required and can be done online by clicking here.

CLICK HERE for more details.

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Make "Faith Direct" Part of Your Summer Plans
Do you have plans for Memorial Day? Are booking your summer vacations? Consider enrolling in eGiving through Faith Direct to make sure that your gift can reach St. Thomas the Apostle even when you cannot. Visit www.faithdirect.net and use our church code: NY63.  Thank you for your continued support of our parish family!  

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Mass for Fr. Thomas Hynes

Posted on April 24, 2017 in: General News

Mass for Fr. Thomas Hynes
There will be a Mass of Remembrance for Father Thomas Hynes on Tuesday, Aoril 25th at 8pm at Blessed Sacrament Church in Valley Stream.  Father Hynes passed away on Friday, April 21st.  He was a Vincentian priest who often said Masses at the St. Thomas Chapel many years ago while residing in West Hempstead.

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Read the Bible with Msgr. Maniscalco
Our pastor, Msgr. Maniscalco, will host Bible reading sessions on Mondays during May and June from 1-2:30pm in the Parish Center.  Included will be the first book of the Bible, Genesis (May); the Gospel according to Matthew first book of the New Testament (June). The sessions will emphasize reading the sacred text to absorb the power present in the Word of Scripture. Reading will alternate with discussion of the passages read. Bibles will be supplied so that everyone is literally “on the same page.” The only requirement is a willingness to shar...

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Notice Regarding Masses Tuesday Morning
The 9 a.m. Mass usually celebrated in the lower church on Tuesdays will be celebrated in the chapel this Tuesday, April 11th.  The new carillon for the church will probably be installed beginning at 8 a.m. that morning. The entrance to the parking lot from Argyle will be partially blocked. The exit may have to be used for the entrance as well. No cars should be parked up against the church or in the spaces directly behind the church (that is, north side of the lot). Cars...

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New Summer Program at St. Thomas School!
St. Thomas the Apostle School will be offering an exciting, new Summer Program this year for students entering Nursery through Grade 4 in September.  The 4 week program will run from June 26th through July 21st from 8:00am to 11:30am each day and will include a variety of activities including STEM, arts and crafts, reading enrichment, Spanish language, dance, fitness and more.  Program details and brochures are available by CLICKING HERE.  As always, please feel free to contact our school office (481-9310) for more informati...

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You Can Sponsor Our New Church Bells!
As Christians, the bells ringing from a church tower remind us of God’s presence in the world.  They summon us to celebrate Mass, peal forth joyfully on wedding days and toll on the occasion of funerals to remind us to pray for a departed soul.  Here at St. Thomas we recently replaced our antiquated,  unrepairable, bell system with new technology  that enables us to once again call people for worship and to celebrate special occasions. The carillon bell system we chose, manufactured by the Verdin Company, uses digital recording technology tha...

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Make Plans for "Memphis in May!"
The St. Thomas School Parents Club invites all parishioners to its 3rd annual “Memphis In May” on Saturday May 20th 7-11pm in the Monsignor Smith Auditorium.  Enjoy a selection of fine southern foods prepared by St. Thomas School alumni and Culinary Institure of America )CIA) graduate, Chef Tom Rockensies. This is a B.Y.O.B. night and tickets are just $25 per person.  CLICK HERE for more details and a reservation form.

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Farewell to Father Noel on March 12th
Congratulations to Father Noel who will be leaving St. Thomas to take up an assignment as a pastor in the Diocese of Beaumont, Texas. He will celebrate the 10:30 am Mass on Sunday, March 12, as his farewell Sunday Mass at St. Thomas.  Mass will be followed by a reception in the Msgr. Smith Auditorium.  Please come, one and all, to thank Father Noel for his service to a parish for more than a decade!

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Lenten Living Tree

Posted on March 03, 2017 in: General News

Lenten Living Tree
Lent is a time of: Prayer - Fasting - Almsgiving. As we begin our Lenten journey, let us remember those in need who are suffering their crosses each and every day by taking a leaf from the Lenten Living Tree and replacing it with a flower from the basket. As the Living Tree blooms, the flowers reflect our spiritual growth during our Lenten journey as we prepare for the Resurrection of Our Lord. Prayer: Fulfill the request on the leaf to pray for others. Pray the Lenten Daily Reflection Book. Attend daily Mass during Lent. Light a Church/Chapel candle. Fasting: Offer up a...

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Chapel Weekday Masses Resume March 20th
The weekday Masses in the Chapel on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. will resume on Monday, March 20th.  Weekday Masses at 9am in the Lower Church will remain on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

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Palms to Ashes....Rite of Burning Palms, Saturday at 4:30
On Saturday, February 25th at 4:30pm, Saint Thomas the Apostle Parish will prepare for the beginning of Lent with rites that will produce the ashes that will be put on the foreheads of the faithful on Ash Wednesday, March 1st. The ashes are produced by burning the palms which were blessed during the previous year’s celebration of Palm Sunday.  Parishioners are asked to bring their palms to the church and chapel vestibule any time before the ceremony and deposit them into the basket provided.  Alternatively, parishioners are also invited to bring thei...

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Blood Drive on March 12th

Posted on February 23, 2017 in: General News

Blood Drive on March 12th

You can change the lives of up to five people with a blood donation at our Blood Drive on Sunday, March 12th.  The drive, being sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and Long Island Blood Services, takes place from 8:15am until 12:45pm.

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"Rite of Sending" at Noon Mass on March 5th
The catechumens and baptized candidates of our parish participated in a special day of prayer and discernment on February 12. With God’s help, some have discerned that they are ready to celebrate the Sacraments of Initiation at this year’s Easter Vigil.  You are invited to show them your love and support by coming to the noon Mass at St. Thomas the Apostle Church onSunday, March 5 as our parish family sends them to election and recognition by the bishop.   This is a big step on their journey towards initi...

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It's Time to Plan A Party!

Posted on February 21, 2017 in: General News

It's Time to Plan A Party!
The date is set -- on Saturday, November 18th we will once again join together to celebrate as a parish family at our annual DINNER DANCE -- now all we need are parishioners to work together to plan the evening!  We invite anyone who might be interested in helping out with this annual event to a meeting on Wednesday, April 19th at 7:30pm in the Rectory Meeting Room.   As the saying goes...many hands  make light work.  The more people who sign on to help, the less each person will have to do!  Listed below are some of the committees we a...

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20th Annual Community Food Drive

Posted on February 18, 2017 in: General News

20th Annual Community Food Drive
The West Hempstead Franklin Square Association of Girl Scouts' Twentieth Annual Community Food Drive will take place February 27th – March 12th.  Collection bins will be found in the Church and Chapel during this time period.  The food collected will be donated to St. Thomas the Apostle Human Services and Long Island Cares. Long Island Cares, Inc., was founded by the late Harry Chapin in response to the problem of hunger and poverty on Long Island.  This is the only regional food bank serving Nassau and Suffolk Counties by providing emergenc...

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Sign Up Now for Men's Retreat March 3-5
Bishop Molloy Retreat House invites the men of St. Thomas the Apostle to participate in a retreat the weekend of March 3-5.  The retreat opens with dinner at 7pm on Friday and concludes with Mass at 11am on Sunday. This is a “Retreat” from everyday “busyness” Held at a spiritual center where the soul can be nurtured. It is conducted by Passionist Priests proclaiming the great signs of God’s love. The retreat is open to people from near and far who seek refuge from day to day turmoil and look for Rest, Renewal and Redemption. It is our i...

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Join Us for a Lenten Retreat Day on March 18th

St. Thomas will hold a Lenten retreat Day on Saturday, March 18th beginning at 10am in the Parish Center.  Come to one or both of the events.  All are welcome!  CLICK HERE for details

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Bishop Barres to Celebrate Mass March 13th
St. Thomas the Apostle parishioners are invited to a Mass to be celebrated by our new bishop, Bishop John Barres, on Monday, March 13th, 11:30am, at St. Christopher's Church in Baldwin.  This Mass will be for all the parishes within our Deanery.  Please CLICK HERE for more information.

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"What Catholics Believe" Refresher Course
Were you old enough to drive yourself to the last religion class you attended?  Do you feel confident answering questions about our Catholic faith? Heve 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 6th.  All are welcome! Topics to be discussed include:                     &nbs...

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Blessing of Throats on Friday

Posted on February 01, 2017 in: General News

Blessing of Throats on Friday
There will a be a blessing of throats after the 7:45am and 9am Masses in the Lower Church on Friday, February 3rd, the Feast Day of St. Blaise.

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Raise Funds for St. Thomas at Amazon.com
St. Thomas the Apostle is now participating in Amazon.com's charitable contribution program:  Amazon Smile. Through this program Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to St. Thomas if you designate our parish as your charity of choice.  AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service - all you have to do is start your shopping at smile.amazon.com CLICK HERE for answers to many frequently asked questions and to GET STARTED... Youc an also click on the picture above, or go to the...

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"Paint Nite" Comes to St. Thomas!

Posted on January 30, 2017 in: General News

"Paint Nite" Comes to St. Thomas!
On Thursday, March 30th a Paint Nite® master artist will provide step-by-step instructions to create a work of art while you socialize... sipping wine and enjoying light snacks.  Go home with a masterpiece -- no art experience needed! All supplies will be provided so you don’t have to worry about a thing (except having a great time!).  The doors open at 7pm and painting begins promptly at 7:30pm.  If you're coming with a group (yay, how fun!) make sure you arrive early to get seats together.  Give yourself a night of fun whi...

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Youth Group for Middle Schoolers Begins February 17th
Middle School Youth Group Segment - 1st Meeting February 17th! Have you been wanting to join the Youth Group but you’re not in High School yet? You don’t have to worry anymore! We would like to invite all 6th-8th graders to come down to a Dodgeball Tournament with a friend to check out all of the fun Youth Group has been having! Snacks and water will be provided!  CLICK HERE for flyer. 

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Spring Bereavement Sessions Begin Soon
Are you grieving the loss of someone you love? Could you use some support? You don’t have to go through this difficult time alone. Spring Bereavement Support Groups at St. Thomas the Apostle begin on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 7:30-9:00pm in our Parish Center.  These meetings will continue for eight consecutive Tuesdays. CLICK HERE for more information and the registration form for this free program. Please register by March 14th.  You can call St. Thomas Human Services at 516-538-7465 if you have any questions.

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Come to the St. Thomas School Open House!
St. Thomas School starts its celebration of Catholic Schools Week on Sunday, January 29th at our 10:30am Mass which is followed by an Open House from 11:30am until 1:30pm. Stop by and learn about all the wonderful programs offered by our Parish School. There is another Open House on Monday from 9am-11am and a Festival of Arts & Talent Show on Thursday evening at 6pm. St. Thomas alumnus, and NY Post sports writer, MIke Vaccaro, will meet and greet at the Talent Show. Visit the school web site by CLICKING HERE or call the School Office at 516-481...

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Steeple Chimes Dedications Now Available!
The chimes of St. Thomas the Apostle Church ring daily as a reminder that God’s voice is calling us…They can also be rung at 7 p.m. daily (with some exceptions*) for your special occasions such as a birthday or anniversary, or in memory of a loved one. The occasions for which the chimes are rung will be listed in the bulletin and on our parish web site, and you will receive a commemorative certificate.  The donation is $50.  To take advantage of this opportunity please CLICK HERE to download the reservation form which should be returned to the Rect...

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Come to "Supermarket Bingo"

Posted on January 11, 2017 in: General News

Come to "Supermarket Bingo"
All parishioners are invited to  a "FAMILY SUPERMARKET BINGO" on Friday, January 20th in the Msgr. Joseph Smith Auditorium that is being sponsored by the St. Thomas the Apostle School Parents Club. The doors open at 6 PM and snacks and drinks will be available for purchase - the games start at 7 PM. Admission is $6 for Adults and $4 for Children.  This Includes one Bingo Board, and Coffee & Cake at the break. Extra boards and Specials will be available as well as a 50/50 Drawing and Raffles.  Please note:  Don’t forg...

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Confirmation Preparation for Adults Begins Soon!
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.  Adults who have not yet received this sacrament may decide to do so for any number of reasons.  For example, they might be prompted by something that happens in their lives – an engagement, a birth, a move, a death, etc.  Or it could be on their minds for a long time before they feel ready to do something about it.  They might be preparing their children for sacraments and decide that t...

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Father Daughter Dance is February 12th
St. Thomas the Apostle’s Annual Father/Daughter Dance takes place on Sunday, February 12th, 2017  from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Plattduetsche Park Restaurant in Franklin Square.   This "Special Night with Your Special Girl" is open to young ladies from Nursery through 8th grade with their escorts– be it Dad, Grandpa or Uncle. They will enjoy an elegant evening of dinner and dancing, a special tribute to the 8th grade girls & AWESOME raffles that everyone will love!!! CLICK HERE for reservation form. Notes: S...

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March for Life on January 27th

Posted on December 22, 2016 in: General News

March for Life on January 27th
On Friday, January 27, 2017, St. Thomas the Apostle parishioners and friends will travel by bus to participate in the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. Mass will be held in the church at 5:30 a.m. and the bus will depart at 6:00 a.m. Anticipated arrival back at St. Thomas is approximately 11:30 p.m. Bob Dougherty is paying for the bus so there will be no charge for individuals who wish to participate in the March. Please join us and help witness to the truth that life begins at conception and is entitled to the full protection of the laws or our Country. Please c...

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All Invited to the "Rite of Anointing" on January 10th
As members of the St. Thomas Parish Family, it is up to us to care for those among us who are seeking Jesus through the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism Confirmation, and Eucharist). One way we show our love and support is by celebrating important moments on their journey of faith. You will have an opportunity to do this with the unbaptized catechumens of our parish at the Rite of Anointing with the Oil of Catechumens* at 7:30pm on Tuesday, January 10 in the Lower Church. You are invited to stay after for a special reception where you can offer them your own words of en...

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Epiphany Volunteer Brunch on January 8th
The St. Thomas the Apostle Pastoral Council invites all Parish Volunteers to an "Epiphany Volunteer Appreciation Brunch" on Sunday, January 8th from 9:30am—12:30pm in the Monsignor Smith Auditorium.  All volunteers are welcome to join Msgr. Maniscalco, members of the Pastoral Council and fellow volunteers for a well-deserved THANK YOU! CLICK HERE for flyer.    

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Christmas Poinsettia Dedications

Posted on December 12, 2016 in: General News

Christmas Poinsettia Dedications
The St. Thomas Youth Group invites you to purchase a poinsettia plant in “Celebration of Christmas” as part of the Christmas floral display. A special dedication label will be placed on each Poinsettia before it is placed on the Church/Chapel altar.  The plants remain displayed on the altar for up to two weeks after Christmas. CLICK HERE for the form to reserve your poinsettia dedication.  Please check off your location choice, make check payable to “ST. THOMAS YOUTH GROUP,” and return the bottom portion to the Youth Center or ...

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"Let's Make Some Music" with Our Youth Group
The St. Thomas Youth Group is currently looking for someone to help lead its Contemporary Choir. You would need to play an instrument (preferably keyboard or guitar) and be available when the Choir performs at the 6 pm Mass on Sundays.  In addition, rehearsals would be once a week for at least an hour to prepare for the upcoming Mass. If you can commit to this or if you have any questions please contact our Youth Minister, Bridget Jordan, at bjorda5@pride.hofstra.edu, or leave a message for her at the Rectory (489-8585).

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Rite of Anointing Will Take Place January 10th
As members of the St. Thomas Parish Family, it is up to us to care for those among us who are seeking Jesus through the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism Confirmation, and Eucharist). One way we show our love and support is by celebrating important moments on their journey of faith. You will have an opportunity to do this with the unbaptized catechumens of our parish at the Rite of Anointing with the Oil of Catechumens.*  It will take place on Tuesday, January 10th at 7:30 p.m. in the Lower Church. You are invited to stay afterwards for a special recept...

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Sign Up Now for "Living the Eucharist"!
Renew your faith through "Living the Eucharist" this Lent by joining one of the small groups which will meet weekly from February 27 through April 8. Sign up by calling the Parish Office or submitting the registration form found in the bulletin or through the link below. Space in each group is limited.  Groups will be filled on a first come, first served basis. You can learn more by CLICKING HERE to watch a video about this program.   You can CLICK HERE for a copy of the registration form.  Pictured below are "Living the Euchari...

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50th Anniversary Masses for Msgr. Alesandro
Msgr. Alesandro will celebrate our weekly 5 p.m. Mass on Saturday, December 17th, in thanksgiving for the 50th anniversary of his priesthood ordination on December 17, 1966. Bishop Emil Wcela will preach. He will also celebrate the weekly 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, December 18th, followed by a reception in the Mgsr. Smith Auditorium so our parishioners can offer him their best wishes on this happy occasion.      

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2017 Cash Calendars Are Here!

Posted on November 30, 2016 in: General News

2017 Cash Calendars Are Here!
The 2017 Cash Calendars are now available...Just $15 per calendar gives you 150 chances to win!  Winning tickets are re-entered after after each pick. Registered parishioners have received the calendar in the mail and additional forms can be found at the Rectory or by CLICKING HERE. Cash Calendars make great gifts -- use them as stocking stuffers! Buy some for yourself or as gifts for family, friends, teachers or even as a Kris Kringle gifts. Return the entry form to the Rectory or in the collection basket at Mass.  Checks should be made ...

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Parishioner Receives St. Agnes Service Medal
Congratulations to Pat Gallagher, our devoted head usher of many years and very active parishioner, on being awarded the St. Agnes Service Medal by Bishop Murphy in the Cathedral on Sunday, November 20th. This year marks the 10th anniversary of this award which Bishop Murphy instituted to honor the laity of the diocese for their many ministries and activities. Each pastor is asked to nominate an individual or couple to be the recipient of this medal which is then bestowed by the Bishop at a ceremony attended by all the awardees at the Cathedral.  Msgr. Mansi...

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St. Thomas School's "Winter Wonderland"
The St. Thomas the Apostle School parents Club is holding a "Winter Wonderland" on Sunday, December 11th in the Parish Center following the  “Blessing of Baby Jesus” at the 10:30 a.m. Mass (approximate start time is 11:30a.m.) CLICK HERE for more details and to learn how you can pre-order your very own "Decorate Your Own Gingerbread Cookie" kit.  

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Blood Drive on December 11th

Posted on November 30, 2016 in: General News

Blood Drive on December 11th
The St. Thomas Knights of Columbus Council11588 is holding a Blood Drive on Sunday, Dec. 11th from 8:15 a.m.until 12:45 p.m. in our Msgr. Smith Auditorium.  There is currently an emergency blood shortage -- your donation will help to save up to THREE lives. Our community hospitals need your help.  Please share this lifesaving gift!  Eligibility Criteria: *Bring ID with signature or photo. *Minimum weight 110 lbs. *Age 16 – 75 (16 year olds must have parental permission. Age 76 and over need doctor’s note) *Eat well ...

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"LTE" Coming Soon to St. Thomas

Posted on November 21, 2016 in: General News

"LTE" Coming Soon to St. Thomas
You are invited to participate in “Living the Eucharist” at St. Thomas the Apostle.  Here is some advice from last year’s participants at St. Thomas: “I would say go for it, especially if you’re a person that wants to be more involved with God but doesn't know (or hasn't decided) how to go about it.” “Go ahead, don't hesitate.  You will get back more for the time you spend; it is an excellent way to get closer to Jesus.” “By all means attend.  It will help your spiritual growth and und...

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Blessing of Thanksgiving Food

Posted on November 18, 2016 in: General News

Blessing of Thanksgiving Food
The parish family of Saint Thomas the Apostle invites you to join us for our Thanksgiving Day Liturgy Thursday, November 24th at the 9:00 AM Mass in the Main Church.   A Blessing of Food will take place during the Mass. Please bring any items for your Thanksgiving meal that you would like to have blessed.

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"Attending to Grief in a Season of Cheer"
The St. Thomas Bereavement MInistry will host an evening to assist those in need during the Christmas season on Tuesday, December 6th at 7:30pm in the Parish Center. The evening will begin with an opening prayer which will be follwoed by a presentation on helpful coping tips for the Christmas season and a Memorial Candle Lighting Ceremony.  Hospitality will be provided. CLICK HERE for additional information or call the St. Thomas Human Services Office at 538-7465.

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Advent Giving Tree and "Share-A-Gift"
As we prepare for the coming of our Savior, may we share our blessings and show our love and concern for our brothers and sisters by giving to those in need...Human Services invites you to help those in need by participating in the Advent Angel Giving Tree in the Church or Chapel and the Share-A-Gift program. Our Angel ornaments are numbered by family and have specific requested items, including gift cards, on each one.  Please take an Angel, purchase that gift, wrap it and tape the angel to the outside of the gift.  Return the gift to the Rectory or put und...

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New Altar Servers Commissioned!

Posted on November 11, 2016 in: General News

New Altar Servers Commissioned!
We welcome the new Altar Servers who were recently are commissioned to their ministry. We ask God to bless abundantly these young people as they begin their liturgical ministry in our parish. A special thanks to Michael Milone for working with and training our new servers. The new servers are:  Brandon Avena, Brian Carroll, Bianca Lugo, Samantha Avena, Jinthin Chacko, Valerie Medrano, Jenna Biscotti, Jonathan Gregg, Aralyn Poligadu, Kevin Brennan, Juliana Imperioli, Clifford Soliman, Brendan Browne, Luke Islam, Isabella Torres, Jaren Carpentier, Luke Lang,...

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St. Thomas Thanskgiving Dinner Invitation
St. Thomas the Apostle Parish will once again host a community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanskgiving Day from noon til 2pm in the Monsignor Smith Auditorium.  Our Thanksgiving Dinner is open to all!  If you can’t travel to your Thanksgiving Dinner, or aren’t up to cooking a whole turkey, please join us in celebrating Thanksgiving with our parish family.    RSVP if possible (not necessary) to the St. Thomas the Apostle rectory at 489-8585 by November 24th, with the total number of attendees.   Meals are also available for deliver...

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Thanksgiving Food Drive Begins!

Posted on November 03, 2016 in: General News

Thanksgiving Food Drive Begins!
Thanksgiving is a time to express our gratitude for God’s blessings in our lives by helping those lessfortunate then ourselves.  Please put your donation in the brown basket in the Church or Chapel, or bring to the Rectory/Human services by Sunday, November 20th.    Your generosity provides needy families with the gift of a Thanksgiving Dinner. Thank you and God Bless! CLICK HERE for a list of suggested items to donate    

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Schedule of Masses for All Saints/All Souls Days

The schedule of masses for All Saints Day, Tuesday, November 1st and a holy day of obligation,  as well as for All Souls Day on November 2nd can be found by CLICKING HERE.  

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"Spirit of St. Thomas" Awards

Posted on October 31, 2016 in: General News

"Spirit of St. Thomas" Awards
The annual "Spirit of St. Thomas" Awards were presented at the 10:30am mass on Sunday, October 30th to Regina Gorman and Rob Waters.  They were recognized for their devotion to St. Thomas the Apostle Parish as manifested by the depth and variety of their participation in parish life.  More pictures can be found by clicking here.

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All Souls Mass

Posted on October 27, 2016 in: General News

All Souls Mass
All our parish family are invited to pray for the deceased members of our parish as their names are read at the 7:30 pm All Souls Mass on Wednesday, Novmber 2nd in the LOWER CHURCH. Hospitality will follow in the Parish Center. The names to be read are from November 1, 2015 through October 31, 2016. The Bereavement Team and Consolation Ministers will be available after Mass to offer assistance and support.  Additional bereavement support can be found through the following programs: "Next Steps" Monthly Program meets Wednesday, November 16th i...

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Second Collection for Catholic Ministries Appeal
A second collection will be taken up at all masses on October 30th for the annual Catholic Ministries Appeal. Registered parishioners can use the special envelope for this purpose that was included with their regular envelopes.  We appreciate all those who have already contributed to the appeal, and encourage others to prayerfully consider doing so.  Once we reach our assigned monetary goal our parish receives a direct rebate to help fund programs here in our parish. The Catholic Ministries Appeal enables the Diocese of Rockville C...

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Welcome Weekend is Coming!

Posted on October 14, 2016 in: General News

Welcome Weekend is Coming!
On October 22 & 23, all parishioners are cordially invited to "Welcome Weekend" at St. Thomas the Apostle. This weekend will be an opportunity for the St. Thomas Parish Family to extend a special welcome to those who may not attend Mass regularly.       IF  you have been away from the Church, we hope you will join us for this special day. IF  you are an active member of St. Thomas, think of someone you know who no longer attends Mass.  Invite this person to come with you to Mass.  Offer a ride a...

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Youth Group Is Back!

Posted on October 07, 2016 in: General News

Youth Group Is Back!
The St. Thomas the Apostle Youth Group will hold its first meeting of the year on Sunday, October 16th at 7pm in the School Cafeteria.  All hgh school students are invited to come to the 6pm Mass to celebrate the start of Youth Group. Following Mass there will be an "Ice Cream Social" and other fun activities from 7-9pm.  See below for a welcome letter from our new Youth Minister, Bridget Jordan, as well as a registration form. Bridget Jordan is a recent graduate of Hofstra University where she received a B.A. in English and a mi...

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Craft Fair Needs Vendors!

Posted on October 04, 2016 in: General News

Craft Fair Needs Vendors!
The St. Thomas School 34th Annual Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, November 19th from 10am-4pm.  This "Fall Festival" will include fun for everyone with crafts, vendors, food, raffles, etc. For information on reserving a Vendor table please contact Petal Scantlebury 516-840-4861 and CLICK HERE for an application.  More information, including "FAQs" can be found by CLICKING HERE

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"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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“Journey: Reconnecting to the Catholic Faith” Registration  Deadline Extended

Registration for this year's Journey Program at St. Thomas has been extended until TOMORROW (September 15)! If you have been away from the Church or from Mass, this six-week series may be just what you're looking for. Click "Read More" for all the details.

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Mass Book Opening

Posted on August 19, 2016 in: General News

Mass Book Opening
The Mass Book for 2017 will be opened as of Wednesday, September 7th* at 9:30 am in the Parish Center.   When you arrive you will be asked to sign-in and give your time of arrival. Intentions will be accepted in the order in which parishioners arrive according to the sign-in sheet. We will begin accepting Mass intentions precisely at 9:30 a.m.  Parish staff will be present beginning from 9:15 a.m. on to sign-in arrivals.  Please not arrive earlier than 9:15 a.m. To avoid duplication only one person&rsq...

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New Bereavement Session to Begin

Posted on August 03, 2016 in: General News

New Bereavement Session to Begin
The St. Thomas the Apostle FALL 2016 BEREAVEMENT PROGRAM begins September 27th and lasts for eight weeks including October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 8, 15, & 22.  There is NO SESSION on November 1st (All Saints Day).  Anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one is encouraged to attend. There are eight weekly sessions that help people know what to expect and not to expect during the grieving process.    All groups are led by trained facilitators.  Sessions will be held on TUESDAYS from 7:30-9:00 p.m. in the PARISH CENTER (...

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Golden Wedding Liturgy

Posted on August 02, 2016 in: General News

Golden Wedding Liturgy
The Diocese of Rockville Centre will hold a Golden Wedding Liturgy honoring couples who have been married fifty years or more on two Sundays this Fall.  The liturgies will take place at 2:30pm on Sunday, October 23 at the Church of St. Rose of Lima in Massapequa and on Sunday, November 6 at the Church of Christ the King in Commack. Couples who wish to participate are asked to fill out a registration form, have it signed by Msgr., Maniscalco, and then return it to the Office Worship.  CLICK HERE for the form and to learn more details.

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Year of Mercy Pilgrimage to Washington, D.C.
On Saturday, September 24th our parish will join with thousands of Catholics from parishes across Long Island on a pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C. The pilgrimage will be led by Bishop Murphy, who will be joined by his brother bishops.   You can reserve a spot on our bus for $25 by calling the Rectory (489-8585) or sending an email (staparishoffice@gmail.com) to Anne Gregg.  Please read the attached flyer for more information. Also attached is a flyer regarding the ...

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Register for September Religious Education Now!
Registration for Religious Education classes for 2016-2017 has begun!  If your child attends public school and is in Grade 1 through 8, they should be registered for Religious Education classes.  Download the registration form here.  For further information, call the Religious Education Office at 516-538-7460.

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Tag Sale Donations Now Being Accepted
Our parish Tag Sale is rapidly approaching -- now is the time to drop off your donations!  Committee members will be accepting donations at the following times:  Saturday, June 18th, 9am-12noon; Wednesday, June 22nd, 6-8pm; Saturday, June 25th, 9am-12noon.  Items shoudl be brought to the School Auditorium or Cafeteria (clothing, books, toys) The Committee is looking for all kinds of items…jewelry, clothing, furniture, tools, household items, decorative items, toys, books, games, sporting equipment, and more!   Please note the ...

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Enjoy Our New Web Site

Posted on May 31, 2016 in: General News

Enjoy Our New Web Site
We have a lot of exciting things to share, so please browse through the many pages of our new website. Some points of interest for first time users are as follows: Parish Directory Sunday Bulletins Parish News and Announcements "How to…” sections on everything from receiving a  sacrament...to planning a baptism or wedding… to  arranging Mass intentions Daily Scripture Readings Directory of Ministries and Organizations Ministry Schedules “Ask the Pastor&rdqu...

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