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. 

  

 


 

Annual Catholic Appeal:

 

 

 

Learn more about the Annual Catholic Appeal and how it supports the Diocese of Bridgeport by watching the above video. Please consider donating to this most needed cause. Every little bit counts. We need your support!

 


Family Mass:

                    This Coming Sunday - May 29, 201

Corpus Christi

‚ÄčBody & Blood of Christ

It celebrates the tradition and belief
in the body and blood of JESUS CHRIST and
HIS REAL PRESENCE IN THE EUCHARIST

                                                        

 

            Last Sunday, May 22, 2016                              

      

       

   

    

The Most Holy Trinity

The Trinity can be difficult for children to understand – how can God be three persons in one?  Fr. Mirek took an egg and explained how it is one thing but has 3 parts (the shell, the yolk, and the white make up one egg), or even a member of the family for example Charlotte's mom is a mother, wife, daughter – but one person. Another example Father used was an apple: the peel, the flesh, and the seeds make 3 parts to 1 apple. We have 3 parts to 1 God as well: God the Father (like the peel, He protects us), God the Son (like the flesh, Jesus is God made flesh and feeds us with the Eucharist), and God the Holy Spirit (like the seeds, He helps us grow in faith).  

 

 

 

 Jesus meets Aristotle is back!

I take this opportunity to invite all who like philosophy and any form of critical thinking for that matter, to join us for a dinner and lecture on philosophy, Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 7PM in the Msgr. Toomey Room. This month’s topic will cover a wide spectrum of contemporary philosophical propositions of the PHENOMENOLOGY of Edmund Husserl and also a rather fascinating NEW PHILOSOPHICAL ANTHROPOLOGY proposed by the famous Max Scheler and Helmuth Plessner. Please call the Parish Office to confirm your attendance so we may order a proper amount of food. Hope to see many of you!

 Fr. Mirek


VBS 2016:

 

-You are invited to attend the St. Thomas Catholic VBS-

Cave Quest: Follow Jesus, the Light of the World!

 

Date: Monday, June 27 - Friday, July 1

Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm

Grades: entering Kindergarten (potty-trained) - up to Grade 5

Cost for the week: $45.00 per child, $30.00 for each additional child 

Contact: Religious Ed Office at 203-866-1189 or E-mail: stthomas.lisa@gmail.com

 

Registration/Liability Forms can be found at the Rectory, in the Church, Religious Education Office or here.

 

We are looking for  Adult Volunteers.

Are you a Nurse?  Do you know a Nurse?  We are in need of a Nurse or two to help a day or two during VBS the week of June 27 – July 1.  If we could get 2-3- Nurses to help during the week that would be great.  Please contact the Religious Ed office at 203-866-1189.


  

Alumni:

 

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.

 

 


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:

 

Weekdays:

7AM & 5:15PM

 

Saturdays:

8AM & 5:15PM SUNDAY VIGIL

 

Sundays:

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

 

Confession: 

Saturdays at 4:30PM

 

 

Upcoming Events