Welcome to St. Thomas the Apostle Parish

Located in East Norwalk, CT





Our Mission Statement:


On May 1, 1935, Most Reverend Maurice F. McAuliffe, Bishop of the Diocese of Hartford, which included the entire State of Connecticut, established the Parish of St. Thomas the Apostle in East Norwalk with Reverend Thomas J. Sullivan appointed as the first pastor. Under Father Sullivan's guidance, the newly-formed parish began holding services on Sunday, May 5, 1935, in the auditorium of Roger Ludlow Junior High School.  The boundaries of the parish were roughly described as Long Island Sound on the South, Norwalk River on the West, Westport Avenue on the North and the Town of Westport on the East.  The new Parish numbered about 900 parishioners who were former members of St. Mary and St. Joseph churches. For eight decades now, St. Thomas Church in East Norwalk, CT, has been a beacon of hope, faith and love for many, many faithful parishioners and their families. Today, numbering over 1450 families we are a community of believers in Jesus Christ striving to proclaim the Gospel in word and deed. Through worship, evangelization, formation and service we invite our brothers and sisters to know the Lord.


We invite you to join us for our Sunday Liturgies, ongoing catechetical, educational and social activities as we all strive to discover new ways of sharing faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. 


Operation Christmas Child:



St. Thomas was a Drop Off Location for Operation Christmas Child!

A Project of Samaritan's Purse


We are no longer accepting donations. 

Thank you for helping us collect over 600 boxes to give away to children all over the world! 


To learn more about Samaritan's Purse and Operation Christmas Child please visit their website http://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/




We wish you and your family a very blessed Thanksgiving!

Please be aware that there will only be a 9am Mass on Thursday November 26 & Friday November 27 (there will be no evening Mass)


Parish offices will close Wednesday, November 25 at 12 noon for Thanksgiving and remain closed until Monday, November 30.


St. Thomas Christmas Schedule 2015:


The Sacrament of Reconciliation at St. Thomas

Saturday, December 12

4:30 P.M.-5:00 P.M. 


Saturday, December 19 

4:30 P.M.-5:00 P.M.


Tuesday, December 22 

6:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M.



The Celebration of Christmas Masses

Christmas Eve - Thursday, December 24

(3:30) Prelude - Yourh Choir and String Instruments

4:00 P.M. Family Liturgy,

6:00 P.M., and 12:00 Midnight Mass


Christmas Day - Friday, December 25

7:30 A.M., 9:00 A.M., 11:30 A.M. (No late afternoon Mass)



The Solemnity of Mary, The Mother of God 

New Year's Vigil - Thursday, December 31, 5:15 P.M.

New Year's Day - Friday, January 1, 2016

9:00 A.M. and 12:05 P.M



If there is anyone in your home who wishes to receive Holy Communion during Christmas, please call the Rectory, 203-866-3141. Those who cannot come to church any longer are of special concern to us.  



To read the Christmas Letter to Parishioners, please click here.


St. Thomas Fundraiser November 7th:


Thank you to everyone who came to support St. Thomas Parish with our dinner dance on November 7th! It was a great night of food, dancing, and fun with new and old friends. Thank you to Tim Currie and his motown band for generously donating their time and talent to help our parish.


St. Thomas Yankee Candle Fundraiser:


Yankee candle fundraiser to benefit St. Thomas the Apostle Religious Education Program has begun!


Has been extended! You can continue to order online through the end of the year. 


To order online visit here. Enter group number 990036326.  


Orders will be delivered in time for Christmas.

If you would like a catalog, please contact the Religious Education Office 203 866 1189


Synod 2014:



On the morning of  Saturday, September 19, 2015, 8,000 Catholics of the Diocese of Bridgeport joined Bishop Frank J. Caggiano for the Celebration of the Synod Mass at the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, CT. This Mass was a celebration of the 2014 Synod and marks the beginning of a new era in the Diocese of Bridgeport. The event included Mass, music & Thanksgiving. 


To read more about this event, click here to view the Diocescan Synod Page.




Are you an alumni of St. Thomas the Apostle School? We'd love to hear from you and help you to reconnect with your Church, your friends and your classmates. Please fill out the form on this link so that we can keep you updated on upcoming events.  


The Bridgeport Diocesan App:


The new Diocesan App is now available to download.  To learn about how to install the app, please watch the video here.  To download the app for Android phones and tablets in Google Play, please click the picture above.


Vacation Bible School 2015:


From Monday, June 22nd  to Friday, June 26th we hosted our annual Vacation Bible School Camp for over 50 children and 22 Middle School and High School Counselors in Training. The week flew by as the children participated in crafts, games and lessons all while learning important Bible stories. We have more than doubled last year's participation! We thank all of our volunteers who made this program possible. We look forward to seeing everyone next summer!


Amazon Smile:


St. Thomas has joined Amazon Smile! Amazon Smile is a way to shop on Amazon for all of your favorites while supporting our church at the same time!


There is no additional cost for you to join. When shopping, products will be marked "Eligible for Amazon Smile donation" on their product detail pages. This means that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to our Parish.


To get started go to http://smile.amazon.com/ and search for St. Thomas The Apostle Roman Catholic Church Corporation in Norwalk, CT. Once you choose to support us, all of your eligible purchases will contribute to our Parish! Now you can feel good about your purchases knowing they are helping St. Thomas!




Are you tired of using old-fashioned envelopes? Would you like to make sure your weekly donation helps your parish even if you're away? We can now accept your donation through your Credit or Debit Card! You can also donate electronically from your checking or savings account! Easy online account setup!

Please click here for more information.







Masses at St. Thomas:



7AM & 5:15PM






7:30AM; 9:00AM FAMILY MASS; 11:30AM & 5:00PM



Saturdays at 4:30PM



Upcoming Events