Men of St. Thomas (M.O.S.T.)



2018 M.O.S.T. Scholarship application can be found here:

2018 M.O.S.T. Scholarship application

Applications can also be found in the Church vestibule

Deadline is Friday, March 23, 2018  



Congratulations to the 2017 MOST Scholarship recipients!!jc4cdq7z1an76pibstq0jsacx9l.jpg


MOST President Jim DeSabia, 

recipients; Kelly Mahoney, Rachel Videira, Gino Pelaccia, Jr. (missing from picture) 

and, Fr. Dom Valla







 The Mission of MOST

The Men of Saint Thomas is an organization (ministry) whose prime mission is to build camaraderie among the membership by focusing on the needs of others. The members are dedicated to assisting other parish groups in a variety of ways, such as, but not limited to, fund raisers and social events. The group will assist in identifying parishioners “in need” and whenever possible, provide a helping hand. The ultimate objective is to enable each member to develop a stronger spirituality, personally, and in relationship within the parish and  Church community.




MOST Monthly Meetings

MOST holds monthly meetings on the 3rd Thursday of every month

except the months of July and August.

Meetings are held in the lower level of the parish center at 7:30 PM.  

Coffee/and is enjoyed as well as congenial fellowship.

For further information please contact Tom Lanza at  or Jim DeSabia at




2018 Meeting Schedule

Thursday, January 18th

Thursday, February 15th

Thursday, March 15th

Thursday, April 19th

Thursday, May 17th

Thursday, June 14th


Seasonal MOST Events

MOST serves the parish community and its members through Service Projects, Spiritual Observances, and Social Events.  MOST observes an Advent Reflection in the winter, Adoration Hours and Lenten Reflection in the spring, MOST Service Projects, an Annual Golf Tournament in June which is the only fund-raising event, and MOST attends the CT Catholic Men’s Conference.



2017  - 2018 MOST Officers

President - Jim DeSabia


Vice President/Treasurer - Greg Sheehan


Secretary  - Steve Schneider 




 Examples of MOST Ministry Outreach:

* Time and talent to assist elderly parishioners with cleanup, tree-cutting, and yard work.

* Presence of MOST members at Holy Thursday Adoration

* Tithing ten per cent of profits from MOST fundraisers to the Saint Thomas the Apostle General fund.

* Donating new storage boxes to the Seymour-Oxford Food Bank.

* MOST members delivered and organized donated goods to the Seymour-Oxford Food Bank.

* Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter donations to the Seymour-Oxford Food Bank to help people in need.

* Donations to a local High School's Christmas Program to help underprivileged students.

* Weekly inspirational quotes in the MOST section of the parish weekly bulletin.

* MOST participation at the Connecticut Catholic Men's Conference held every October.