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 - April 24, 2016

 

  Jesus Gives Us a New Commandment!

 Love one another as I have loved you.
This is how all will know you are my disciples.

                                                                                     John 13:31-35
 

 


My Sheep listen to my voice, I know them, and they will follow me.
                                                                                                                    John 10:27
 

 

  

 

 

   

Last Sunday, April 17, 2016

Pictures above are from last Sunday's Family 9:00am Mass.
Fr. Mirek was speaking about Jesus, the Good Shepherd
 

 


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 Counselors in Training (Grades 6-8),

Counselors (Grades 9-College) and Adult Volunteers.

We are also seeking Nurses!

 


  

Our 7th and 8th Grade Confirmation Retreat will be held on
Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 8:30am - 11:30am in the Parish Center Gymnasium. 
Please enter through the back doors of the Parish Center.
Breakfast will be served!

Our Guest Speaker is Mary Ronan!


At least one parent must attend with the student.  If for some reason a
parent can not be present another adult needs to attend.  This is a great opportunity
for the child's Sponsor to be a part of the preparations.

 


30 Hour Famine 2016:

 



As of April 7, $53,000.00 was raised for the 30 Hour Famine. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU to everyone who helped by donations, volunteering, praying and participating.  It was truly an amazing weekend!  
 

 

 


 

 

Fr.  Paul's 25th Anniversary Mass Celebration:

THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU THAT ATTENDED THE CELEBRATE MASS FOR REVEREND PAUL SANKAR WHO IS CELEBRATING HIS 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF ORDINATION

MORE THAN 250 PEOPLE ATTENDED.  IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL WITNESS TO THE WORK HE HAS DONE HERE AT ST THOMAS AND THE HOSPITAL AS WELL AS THE MANY PARISHES
THROUGHOUT THE TOWN OF NORWALK.

 

A great big thank you to ALL the volunteers who helped to make Fr. Paul’s 25th Anniversary of Priesthood such a successful day. Many hands made the work easy and Fr. Paul has expressed many times how grateful he is to everyone. To give one’s time and talent for a special cause is special indeed. And the generosity of your heart and soul and for sharing your time made the day a great success. Thank you!

 


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