St. Thomas the Apostle Church is a caring, welcoming,
through the spirit of warmth and joy.
Office Closed on Friday, July 3
In observance of Independence Day,
the parish office will be closed on Friday, July 3.
Vacation Bible Camp ~ July 13-17, 2015
"Everest" is the theme for this year's Vacation Bible Camp.
Dates: July 13-17 from 9 am-12 pm
For more information,
go to our Faith Formation tab.
33 Days of Prayer begins Monday June 1
33 Days of Prayer
As we head toward the warm days of summer full of special events, outdoor activities and traveling, we are thinking of each parishioner in our parish family. As we did last year, we have chosen to pray for each of you and your special intentions, both spoken and those that remain in the deep recesses of your heart.
These 33 Days of Prayer will take place from June 1 through July 2, the 33 days leading to the Feast Day of St. Thomas the Apostle on July 3. We will be praying in the Church and your name will be said “litany-style” with several other families, along with prayers for parents, children, loved ones, good health and safety. This event begins on Monday, June 1 and ends with a 12:10pm Mass on July 3, the Feast of St. Thomas. All ½ hour sessions take place in the Church.
Mondays and Tuesdays 8:30-9:00 a.m.
Wednesdays 12:45-1:15 p.m.
Thursdays 7:00-7:30 p.m.
Friday 2:00-2:30 p.m.
Bereavement Sky Lantern 2015
Celebration of New Day 2015
Prayer of Faith, Hope and Love
Let me know be firm in my faith as my end draws ever nearer. When my time comes, let me depart this life peacefully, and join my family and friends, waiting for me on the other side, now more of them gone than remaining here below. The sands of my time are running out...I am yours, Lord, now and forever, in faith, in hope, in love! Please, please, hold me ever in Your heart. Let their souls rise blazingly bright once more, and please receive them Jesus into shining and eternal glory with You! All this I pray to You My good Redeemer, in hope and confidence and burning ardent love. Amen.
Upon completion of the New Day Bereavement program a Sky lantern is symbolically released.
The above prayer is read just before the lantern is released.
1st & 3rd Saturday: 3-3:45 PM Winter (winter hours begin 1st Sunday in Nov.), 4-4:45 PM Summer (summer hours begin 2nd Sunday in March) 2nd Saturday: Following the Vigil Mass (see summer and winter hours above) 4th Wednesday: 11:30 AM-12:00 Noon
Patron saint of architects, blind people; construction workers; Ceylon; East Indies; India; Pakistan; Sri Lanka; geometricians; masons; stone masons; stonecutters; surveyors; theologians; and against doubt.