Advent - Liturgical Season

Advent marks the beginning of the new liturgical year. We prepare for the annual celebrations of Christ's incarnation at Christmas, his manifestation at Epiphany, and the beginning of his mission at the feast of the Baptism of the Lord. Advent means "coming." We are to prepare for the coming of God among us as a child who is a King, as an infant who is a Savior, as one born at a given time and place yet who is a Messiah for all ages and people.

Advent has a two-fold character: as a season to prepare us for Christmas when Christ's first coming to us is remembered; as a season when that remembrance directs the mind and heart to await Christ's Second Coming at the end of time. Advent is thus a period for devout and joyful expectation.

Immaculate Conception

A Holy Day of Obligation
Monday December 8th, 2014

Masses at 7:30AM, 11:30AM and 7:30PM.

Immaculate Conception of Mary. Saint Anne and Saint Joachim are her parents. The stain glass is from the "Mary Queen of the Universe" Window in the right transept.

According to the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception, Mary was conceived free from original sin and all its penalties. This privilege was granted to Mary because she was to give birth to Jesus, the Savior. Mary was the first to benefit from the saving passion, death and resurrection of Jesus. Mary was conceived and born without sin because of the merits of her Son, Jesus.

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception always occurs during Advent. Under the title of the Immaculate Conception, Mary is the patroness of the United States. This special feast of Mary is a holy day of obligation in the United States.

St. Thomas Financial Report

Click the link for Peter Maulbeck's, chairman of the Finance Council, 2014 Report in Adobe PDF Format or 2014 Report in Microsoft Word Format.

Click the link for the bulletin insert from November 2, 2014 for Fiscal Year Ending June 2014 in Adobe PDF or Fiscal Year Ending 2014 in Microsoft Word Format.

TD Bank Signup Flyer

TD Bank will make an annual contribution to St. Thomas based on the activity of all participating members' TD Bank accounts.
Click Here for the TD Bank Signup Flyer and more details
You get $25 when opening a new non-interest bearing checking account.
St. Thomas will receive for Checking Accounts
• $50 for every new checking account
• $10 for every existing checking account
St. Thomas will receive for Savings Accounts or CDs
• 1/10 of 1% contribution based upon the participants' annual average balances

All Souls Day


Book of Remeberance by the Paschal Candle and Baptismal Font.

All Souls Day - November 2

Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed

As we remember our faithful departed during the month of November, we must remember that our prayers for the dead bind us to them in the communion of faith and life promised by Jesus to all who believe in Him. All Souls day is a commemoration of all those who have fallen asleep in Christ marked with the sign of faith and who, we pray, may one day join the saints around the great banquet table of the Lamb. We pray for the dead; we pray for the forgiveness of all their sins; and we pray that God, in his great mercy, will take them to himself.

Please pray for those deceased members of our parish family.

The following links are to the bulletins with the names of deceased parishioners from the previous year.

2014 2013 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007

Mission Statement

The Roman Catholic Faith Community of St. Thomas the Apostle recognizes God's call to be a sign of His Kingdom in the communities we serve.
We respond to this call by:

  • Leading people to a deeper relationship with Christ by providing opportunities for spiritual growth, renewal, education, the celebration of the Sacraments, and the worship of God in the sacred liturgy;
  • Encouraging a commitment to justice and to service of those in need;
  • Promoting good stewardship of our time, talent and treasure;
  • Building a community of hospitality and support in the daily living out of Christian ideals by nourishing mutual respect and understanding within our Church, our families, our community, and other faith traditions.