St. Thomas the Apostle Church is a caring, welcoming,
through the Spirit of warmth, belonging and joy.
Backpack Blessing this weekend at all Masses
Jesus, lift our spirits to welcome a new school year!
Students of all ages are invited to be specially blessed at Mass this weekend -- along with their school supplies! Just bring your backpack or book bag, place it in front of the altar when you arrive (be sure your name is on it!) and receive a blessing during Mass. Mass times are 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 am, 9:00 am and 11:00 am. Pass the word and invite your friends to join us!
Blood Drive - Tuesday, September 8
Divine Mercy Prayer group - September 11
Our Lord told Sr. Faustina:…”Oh, what great graces I will grant to souls who will recite this chaplet”.
Beginning September 11, a Divine Mercy prayer group will meet every Friday from 1:00-1:45 PM, in the lower level of the parish center at St. Thomas the Apostle church on Rte. 67 in Oxford. The prayers will include the Divine Mercy chaplet, Praises of Divine Mercy and the Rosary. Copies of the prayers will be available. Please bring a rosary with you. All are welcome.
For additional information call Leslie Assheton at 203-463-8321.
New Life program for the newly Divorced and/or Separated
If you are recently divorced or separated you may need to give yourself some time to work through your loss and pain. "New Life" is a ten week program designed for persons in the early stages of separation or divorce. In this program, we offer a "safe place" for people to gain a perspective on their loss. Some of the topics that will be addressed in the program are: self-image, stress, anger, blame, guilt, loneliness, and how to move forward toward growth. The program consists of one meeting each week from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM for ten weeks, plus exercises to be practiced between the sessions. If you are interested in attending, the first session will be on Tuesday, September 8th from 7:00-9:00 PM at the St. Thomas the Apostle parish center, lower level. Registration is necessary to ensure that materials are available for all attendees. Cost is $10 for books/supplies. Please call Maryjane at 203-888-2382 ext. 121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
MASS TIMES FOR TRAVEL
MASS WHILE ON THE ROAD
If you are traveling and are not sure where to find a Mass in the area go to www.masstimes.org. You’ll find Mass times along with basic contact information and access to directions.
Suitable films for children
IS THIS FILM SUITABLE FOR MY CHILDREN?
For reviews and ratings of an extensive list of movies, both current and archived, please visit www.usccb.org/movies/. This service is provided by the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ Office of Film and Broadcasting. Click on the Media tab then go to the Movie Reviews drop down. For an explanation of their rating system click on the Classifications and ratings tab on the right side panel.