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. Ever since, for almost 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. 

 

 


Annual Catholic Appeal:

 

 

 

St. Thomas has raised a total of 270 gifts worth $85,403 from 235 donors bringing the parish to 74% of our $115,000 goal.

 

 


Our 80th Anniversary:

On Saturday, May 9th, St. Thomas the Apostle will be celebrating our 80th Year Anniversary. Bishop Caggiano will be joining us for this special celebration. The night will begin with the 5:15pm Mass and a celebration will immediately follow. We ask for Parishioners to let us know if they will be attending so that we can order the proper quantity of food. We also ask everyone to bring a dessert or fruit to share. We hope that all will join us for this important and memorable day!

 

 


Virtues Renewal:

 

Volunteers that have taken The Safe Environment course and backgrounds within a 5 year date do not have to renew anything. Volunteers can go online and complete the re certifications - instructions can be found here. Volunteers are responsible for their own background checks and anyone that cannot remember their username can call the rectory for it. This needs to be done by June 1st. 

 


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:

 

 

Vacation Bible School registration is now open.  This year it will be held from June 22nd- June 26th. Please see our Vacation Bible School page here for all forms and information.

 


First Communion Teaching Mass:

 

 

On Saturday, March 14th, St. Thomas held a teaching Mass for the 2nd grade religious education students who are preparing to receive their First Holy Communion. We invited the parents and children to gather in the church and learn about the Mass and the Eucharist. This consisted of a one and a half hour interactive workshop in which Fr. Mirek held a walk-through of the Mass and the children participated and were able to ask any questions that they had. This event was a very successful step in the journey to the students receiving the Sacrament of the First Holy Communion. 

 
 

 

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:

 

Weekdays:

7AM & 5:15PM

 

Saturdays:

7AM & 5:15PM SUNDAY VIGIL

 

Sundays:

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

 

Confession: 

Saturdays at 4:30PM

 

 

Upcoming Events