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. 

 


Schedule of Worship for Holy Week:

 

Palm Sunday Weekend March 28th/29th:

Confessions: Saturday 4:30pm to 5:00pm

Vigil for Palm Sunday at 5:15pm

Sunday: Masses at 7:30am, 9:00am, 11:30am and 5:00pm

Monday, March 30th:

Masses at 7:00am and 5:15pm

 

Tuesday, March 31st:

Masses at 7:00am and 5:15pm

Confessions at 7:00pm-9:00pm

 

Wednesday, April 1:

Mass at 7:00am and 5:15pm

 

Holy Thursday, April 2:

No regularly scheduled masses

Mass of the Lord's Supper at 7:30pm

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 9:00pm to 11:00pm

 

Good Friday:

No regularly scheduled masses

Solemn Liturgy of the Lord's Passion at 3:00pm (Main Service)

Stations of the Cross at 7:00pm

 

Holy Saturday, April 4:

No regularly scheduled masses

Blessing of Easter Food at 11:00am

The Easter Vigil at 8:00pm

 

Easter Sunday, April 5:

Masses at 7:30am, 9:00am (Family Mass), and 11:30am

There will be no 5:00pm mass

 

To download our full Holy Week schedule please click here.


Annual Catholic Appeal:

 

 

 

MARCH 28 & 29

Catholic Charities of Fairfield County dispenses life’s material essentials through a comprehensive network of 35 ministries each year to thousands of individuals and families regardless of their health, age, race, religious belief or economic status. Sheltering the homeless, feeding the hungry, counseling the troubled, attending to the elderly, infirm, disabled and incarcerated, assisting newly-arrived immigrants, and so much more, all are made possible through Annual Catholic Appeal funding. Your gift will enable these life-changing ministries and services to continue without interruption whenever and wherever this outreach is most needed.

APRIL 4 & 5
Easter weekend, no Appeal activity

 


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 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 April 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.

 


30 Hour Famine Update:

 

 

We are extremely proud of the students (pictured below) from St. Thomas the Apostle who participated in the 30 Hour Famine this past weekend. Thank you to the teens and tweens who participated. As of Thursday, March 19th, the total raised so far is $53,000 to help wipe out hunger in the world. Thank you to all the families that supported this amazing event. *Donations are still being collected for the next two weeks. Checks can be made out to either World Vision (global) or Manna House (local). Please drop checks off to either the Religious Ed office or the Rectory during business hours. Please put any donations in an envelope marked 30 Hour Famine.

 

Participants were Jennifer Garcia, Shannon McEveney, Matt Donaher, Rebecca Cavanagh, Kevin Bradley, Alex Whalen, Kailey Kotulsky, Beth Squiciarrino, Scott Castorina, Nick Miklave, Emily Faroni, Julia Sferlazza, Jackie DeRosa, Marissa Faroni, Tanner Randazzo, Anna Massaro, Kelly Halloran, Mia Pottackal, Marissa Walsh, Tom Donaher and Lisa Castorina (missing are Myles Andriopoulos and Peter Tucci).

 

The Mini famine kids made blankets for their service project. Five blankets were made. One blanket was given to a chosen parishioner from St. Philip, St. Jerome, St. Matthew and St. Thomas. The blanket was presented to Carm Pagliano from St. Thomas the Apostle parish to let her know that we love her and pray for her with the hope and faith that she will get better fast. She is a huge part of our St. Thomas family. 

 


Amazon Smile:

 

Our Parish has now joined Amazon Smile! Amazon Smile is a way to shop on Amazon and support our church at the same time!

There is no additional cost for you to join. When shopping, products will be marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile 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 Our Parish! 

 

 


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.

 


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

 

During Lent, Confessions will be heard in the Church on Tuesday evenings beginning at 7pm.

 

 

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