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.
|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.
December 25th, 2013
Our Dear Parishioners and Guests,Christmas eCard
It gives us great joy to wish you, your family and your loved ones a very Blessed Christmas, and Peace and Happiness through the New Year. Thank you for the support you give to all the staff of St. Thomas the Apostle by your presence and the sharing of your time, talent and treasure.
In the Lord,
Father Charles Miller and Priests, Deacons, Sisters and Staff.
Christmas Mass Schedule:
4:00PM - 12/24/2013 - Christmas Eve Mass - Herron Hall/School
4:00PM - 12/24/2013 - Christmas Eve Mass - Church
6:00PM - 12/24/2013 - Christmas Eve Mass - Church
10:30PM - 12/24/2013 - Christmas Eve Mass - Church, Music Prelude starts at 10:00
8:00AM - 12/25/2013 - Christmas Day Mass - Church
10:00AM - 12/25/2013 - Christmas Day Mass - Church
12:00AM - 12/25/2013 - Christmas Day Mass - Church
Congratulations to three members of the Saint Thomas Community for receiving Youth Recognition Awards from the Archdiocese of Newark:
Rev. Charles Miller- Monsignor John J. Kiley Award for outstanding support of Youth Programs.
Maureen Scully - Parish Adult Award for supporting youth programs
Daniella Gonzalez - Parish Youth Recognition Award for Christian Service
Thank you for all you have done, and continue to do, to serve our youth!