The picture is of the steel cross cut from one of the World Trade Center Beams. In the background is the Easter Candle, the ambry with the Holy Oils, and the stain glass windows of the theological virtue of love, the Resurrection and the Ascension.
|We remember them…
in the rising sun and in its going down.We remember them…
In the blowing of the wind and the chill of winter.We remember them…
When we are weary and in need of some strength.We remember them…
When we are lost and sick of heart.We remember them…
When we have joys we yearn to share.We remember them…
So long as we live, they too shall live, for they are now a part of us…As we remember them.
Click here for a NY Times article on one of our parishioners who passed away on September 11th.
Click here for Cathy Nardella’s obituary on legacy.com
Click here for Craig Montano’s obituary on legacy.com
Below is a picture of the plaque of the Peace of Christ Carillon dedicated in memorial of two St. Thomas the Apostle Parishioners.
The first class typically is between September 23rd for Grades 3-8 and September 24th for Grades 1 and 2.
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Mass on Thursday August 15th, 2019 at 7:30AM, 11:30AM and 7:30PM.
A Holy Day of Obligation.
There is no vigil on August 14th.
The feast of the Assumption celebrates Mary’s entrance into heaven, body and soul. Mary is the first among the faithful to be fully redeemed because of her perpetually sinless state. Mary, because of her relationship to her Son, shares, through privileged anticipation, in the grace of the resurrection of the dead. Mary does not have to endure the suspension of eternal life until the resurrection of the dead.
The assumption of Mary was declared a dogma of faith to be believed by faithful Catholics, by Pope Pius XII on Nov. 1, 1950.
August 1, 2019 Statement on New Jersey’s Assisted Suicide Law
Statement in English Statement in Spanish
Welcome to our new pastor, Father Larry Fama.
Father Larry was ordained on May 30, 1992. He has served at St. Philomena, Livingston, St. Mary, Rutherford and St. Helen, Westfield as a parochial vicar. He was mostly recently the pastor of Our Lady Queen of Peace, Maywood.
To read about Father Larry, please see his “From the Pastor’s Desk” in the
July 7, 2019 bulletin by clicking here and
July 14, 2019 bulletin by clicking here.
FEAST DAY JULY 3rd
St. Thomas, our parish patron Saint, was one of the Twelve Apostles. He was a Jew from Galilee called by Jesus to accompany him on his mission to proclaim the Kingdom of God. When Jesus’ life was threatened as he went to raise Lazarus from the dead, Thomas said to the others, “Let us also go, that we may die with Jesus’.
Thomas doubted that Jesus had truly been raised from the dead. The Resurrection was proven to Thomas when Jesus appeared to him. Thomas said, “My Lord and My God”.
St. Gregory the Great once said, “The unbelief of Thomas has done more for our faith than the faith of the other disciples. Our doubts are answered by the demand of St. Thomas to know that Jesus’ resurrection was real.
According to tradition, St. Thomas preached the gospel in India.
Links to Scripture about St. Thomas the Apostle:
Thank you Father Charles for your 47 dedicated years to the priesthood and the 13 years you served and led the parish of Saint Thomas the Apostle.
Gracious and loving God we thank you for the gift of priesthood.
Through them, we experience your presence in the sacraments
We thank you for the service of Fr Miller in our community of faith and as he continues to follow your call.
Grant him the wisdom, understanding and strength he needs to follow the footsteps of the high priesthood of Jesus Christ.
Allow him to experience your joy and may he always be an instrument of your grace.
We ask this through Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns as our Eternal Priest.
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.