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. 



The new Catholic Service Corps (CSC), a synod initiative created in response to the call for service and the need to engage youth in faith and good works made their Service Day at St. Thomas the Apostle Church last Saturday, September 24, 2016. Awesome group of 24 young men from Fairfield College Preparatory School with their Chaplain, Fr. Brett Stocdale S. J., and coordinators, Mr. Kevin Altieri and Miss Sarah Stanley spend most of their day here at St. Thomas to help us with ongoing repairs and upgrade of the parish. It was indeed an unusual sight to see so many young people sacrificing their Saturday to work for the church. We, St. Thomas the Apostle Parishioners and clergy are so grateful to Fairfield Prep Students for their dedicated work!!!

Fr. Mirek


Thank you to all who helped with this year’s St. Thomas the Apostle Tag Sale!!! It was indeed a great event and a great success. In addition to our Tag Sale Chairs Families: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hill and Mr. and Mrs. John Stoops over 60 VOLUNTEERS helped us to run it – that’s purely awesome! Thank You!







St. Thomas the Apostle will award $500.00.  Scholarships to six individuals who are registered members of St. Thomas and are planning to attend a Catholic Grammar School or Catholic High School or Catholic College for the school year 2016-2017. Please call, stop by the rectory  or click on the link for the Application 





On Sunday, September 18, 2016 we have invited all of our wonderful CATECHISTS, our children and their parents that are in our Religious Education Program to celebrate Catechetical Sunday. Response was terrific and we enjoyed full house of our students and parents as we prayed for our Catechists at the beginning of our new school/catechetical year! Thank you so very much all Catechists for your outstanding commitment and may God bless you with all necessary Gifts of the Holy Spirit as you teach our youngest this year!







There is no VACATION from Christian VOCATION!


While everyone enjoyed Summer of 2016 very much, here at St. Thomas in Norwalk we still worked with a Rock Solid crew of teenagers and children during our Sunday 9AM Family Liturgies!

Big THANK YOU to everyone who participated and helped!





First Communion 2016!

Abundance of joy at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish as over 40 of our 2nd Graders, who received, for the first time the Sacrament of the Holy Communion! Thank you 2nd Grade Catechists for preparing our children so well for this important day! Thank You Parents and Grand Parents with God Parents to bringing your children to this important step on their Faith Journey!








Religious Formation is looking for a Catechist/Co-catechist for Tuesdays Grade 6 & 7.  If you or you and a friend are interested in helping please contact the Religious Formation Office.  Tuesday classes are from 4:15pm - 5:30pm.


First Communion 2016 followed by Mother’s Day and moving ceremony of May Crowning of the Statue of Blessed Virgin Mary!









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:




Please check the bulletin or with the Rectory for 5:15PM scheduled Masses







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



Saturdays at 4:30PM



Upcoming Events