Welcome to St. Thomas the Apostle Parish

Located in East Norwalk, CT

 

 









 

 

 

Our History:

 

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. 

 


 

 

 

 

Christmas 2017

The Sacrament of Reconciliation at St. Thomas

Saturday December 30

4:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Monday, December 18

7:00 P.M – 9:00 P.M.

The Celebration of Christmas Masses

Christmas Eve • Sunday, December 24

(3:30) Prelude –Youth choir and string instruments

4:00 p.m. Family Liturgy,

 12:00 A.M. Midnight Mass

Christmas Day • Monday, December 25

7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:30 AM (No 5:00 P.M. Mass)

 

The Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God (Not a holy day of obligation)

New Year’s Day • Monday, January 1, 2018

9:00 a.m., 5:30 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE:   CHRISTMAS MASS OBLIGATION

Christmas is a Holy Day of Obligation, and, as such, the Christmas Mass is a distinct Mass from the preceding Sunday celebration.  You should attend 2 Masses, one for the regular Sunday obligation & one for the Christmas obligation.  You may choose to       attend a Christmas Eve Mass (after 4 p.m.) to fulfill your Sunday obligation but you will then need to attend a Christmas Day Mass to fulfill your Christmas obligation.  You may, of course, go to the Saturday 5:15 p.m. Vigil or to a Sunday morning Mass for Sunday.

 If you know of anyone who wishes to receive Holy Communion during Christmas, please call the Rectory, (203) 866-3141.

 

 

 

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.

 


 

 

 

   

 

 

Rectory Office Hours

 

(203) 866-3141 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday  9am - 4pm

Friday  & Saturday  9am - 12n

 

 

 

Religious Formation Office

 

 (203) 866-1189

Sunday, 9am - 1pm,

Monday, Tuesday &  Wednesday  

10am to 2pm 

or by appointment email stthomas.lisa@gmail.com  

 

 

 

Masses at St. Thomas

 

Weekdays

7am  

5:30pm

 

You may stop by the Rectory during normal business hours to book  Masses for  2018.

 

 

Saturday

8:00am 

    Sunday Vigil at 5:15 pm

 

Sunday

7:30am;

9:00am Family Mass;

11:30am & 5:00pm

 

Confession

 

Saturdays at 4:30pm

 

Upcoming Events

 

Watch for upcoming events!

            

WISHING YOU A VERY MERRY  CHRISTMAS           & A HAPPY,         HEALTHY,   SAFE NEW YEAR!!