Welcome to St. Thomas the Apostle Parish

Located in East Norwalk, CT


 









 

 

 

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

 

 


 

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. 

  


Items Needed for "Midnight Run" &

"Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes":

 

We are looking for donations of small toothpaste, tooth brushes, small soaps, small shampoos, small conditioners razors, dental floss, combs and brushes, individual packaged wipes, small shaving cream and small deodorants.  We need a lot of them as we have two service projects going on at St. Thomas the Apostle parish which are the Midnight Run(feeding and providing basic necessities) and Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes(providing a Christmas present for children all over the world who less fortunate).

Items can be dropped off at at the Church or in the Religious Formation office.  A collection bin is located at the front doors of the church!

For Questions or more infirmation regarding -

The Shoeboxes contact Alison Aymerich:  alisona777@aol.com

Midnight Run call Lisa @ 203-866-1189 or email stthomas.lisa@gmail.com

 

Mens dark clothing in very much also needed!

 

 

 


Midnight Run:

 

~We have a date for the Midnight Run ~

Friday, October 13th

 

We are looking for drivers who have a minivan or regular van for the night of the run.  You need to be able to drive in NYC at night.  We gather the evening of the run to pack the vehicles that we will be taking and make lunch bags for the run.  We don’t have a set time as to when we are leaving until it gets closer but we usually leave St. Thomas around 9pm.  I believe we are to be at our first stop by 10pm and then we will get home somewhere between 1am – 3am (just depends on how many people are at each stop).  We will make several stops during the run: however, we stay together at all stops.  We travel in a pack.  If there are any 13 year olds or older teens that would like to come on the run their parent needs accompany them.  All adults should be VIRTUS trained. 

 

Please call Lisa @ 203-866-1189 or email stthomas.lisa@gmail.com

if you would like to go on the run. 

The run is limited to 14-18 people depending on space in vehicles that we have.

 

Items that we are collecting are: Men's dark colored clothing (pants, shirts, sweaters, fall coats) socks, new underwear and gently used shoes, trail size shampoos, conditioners, toothpaste, deodorant, soaps, and toothbrushes, combs, razors, and small shaving creams. We also need blankets, hats, gloves, backpacks, small duffle bags and other similar bags.  We are mainly looking for men's clothing because there are more men than women on the streets. We do also take some women’s clothing and items with us but not a lot.  You can place the items in the box in the front of the Church where the Operation Christmas Child donations are being collected or preferably at the

Religious Formation Office ~ Sundays (as of September 10th) through Wednesdays 9am – 3pm.

 


 OnlyTen Weeks Away!!

Image result for occ collection dates

 

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.

Shoeboxes are packed for ages 2-4, 5-9 and 10-14

Often the older children are harder to pack for and we would like to focus on them.  Here are some suggestions:

Girls ages 10-14: fabric, sewing scissors, thread and needles, small reusable plastic containers packed with safety pins, flashlight and batteries, stick deodorant, chapstick, hair accessories, school supplies, toothbrush, washcloths, water bottle, bar soap, socks and flip flops. Always include a WOW gift!

Boys ages 10-14: hammer, tape measure, bungee cords, screw drivers, flashlight and batteries, stick deodorant, socks, school supplies, toothbrush, washcloths, backpack/carry bag, water bottle, bar soap, rope,  pliers, work gloves, and flip flops.  

Always include a WOW gift!

 

*Effective 2017, NO type of candy or tootpaste can be included in shoebox gifts however, a child’s oral hygiene can still be improved by regular use of a toothbrush alone.

 

Items can be dropped off in the Church at the Front doors in the collection box or in the Religious Formation Office!

 


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 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