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. 

  


Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Project:

 

Christmas in July !

St. Thomas the Apostle is proud to be a drop off site for Operation Christmas Child again this year. Collection week is November 13-20, 2017 From children to seniors, people pack shoebox gifts each year to bless children in need around the world. It is never too early to begin to shop and prepare your shoe boxes. The summer is a great time to be on the lookout for sale items that would be perfect to pack in a shoebox. Once again this year we will be asking for donations of items to be packed.

Here are some suggestions:

Toys: Include items that children will immediately embrace such as toy cars, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, toys that light up and make noise (with extra batteries), etc..

School Supplies: Pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc..

Non-liquid Hygiene Items: Toothbrushes, bar soap, combs, washcloths, etc.. NO toothpaste can be included in shoebox gifts, but a child’s oral hygiene can still be improved by regular use of a toothbrush alone.

Accessories: T-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries), etc..

NO type of candy can be included in shoebox gifts.

Start collecting items and drop them off here at St. Thomas. A Collection bin will be at the back of the church all summer!

Questions? Contact Alison Aymerich: alisona777@aol.com 

 

 


MIDNIGHT RUN:

 

 We will be doing two Midnight Runs this year.  The dates have not been booked yet.  We are hoping to do one in October and another in February.  Please start collecting trail size shampoos, conditioners, toothpaste, deodorant, soaps, and toothbrushes.  We will also need Men's dark colored clothing (pants, shirts, sweaters, fall coats) sock, underwear and gently used shoes.  We are mainly looking for men's clothing because there are more men than women on the streets.  We also need blankets, hats, gloves, backpacks, small duffle bags and other similar bags.

You can place the items in the box in the front of the Church where the Operation Christmas Child donations are being collected.

 

If you are interested in being part of the Midnight team please email stthomas.lisa@gmail.com

 **We will have the October date around August 15th and will

update when we have the date confirmed.

 


ANNUAL TAG SALE:

 

Saturday, September 16, 9:00am - 3:00pm 

Sunday, September 17, 9:30am - 2:00pm 

 

Saturday Only!!!! Early Bird Entry

~ 8:30AM ~ Still Only $5.00!!

 

ST. THOMAS THE APOSTLE PARISH CENTER

208 EAST AVENUE, NORWALK

 

Helpers needed for the following

dates and times as well as Drop Off Dates

 

Mondays:  August 21 & 28  

6 pm - 8:30 pm

Tuesdays:  August 22 & 29, September 5 

6pm - 8:30 pm

Saturdays:  August 26 &  September 9  

9 am - 12 Noon

Sundays: August 27 & September 10 

   9 am - 12 Noon

Please see the bulletin for a list of items that we cannot accept.

 

 


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

Monday, Tuesday &  Wednesday  

10am to 2pm 

or by appointment email stthomas.lisa@gmail.com  

 

 

 

Masses at St. Thomas

 

Weekdays

7am  

5:30pm Masses will resume as of  September 11, 2017

You may stop by the Rectory during normal business hours to book additional Masses for 2017 and 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

 

Annual Tag Sale

 

Saturday, September 16,

9:00am - 3:00pm 

Sunday, September 17,

9:30am - 2:00pm