Parish Ministries

WORSHIP
ALTAR SERVERS

Being an Altar Server is a special and privileged ministry of the church. Altar servers assist the celebrant during Holy Mass and other Religious Services. If your child is interested in participating by serving, please contact the Rectory (203) 866-3141.

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST

Eucharistic Ministers assist the priests in the distribution of the Eucharist at all Masses.

LECTORS

Lectors proclaim the Word of God during the Eucharistic celebration. These men and women also serve the parish community by greeting the congregation and making other announcements.

USHERS

These men and women greet parishioners and visitors at all Liturgical Services. They place church bulletins at all church entrances,  conduct the mass collections and assist people with seating at heavily attended services.

CHOIR

St. Augustine once said, "To sing is to pray twice." These men and women enhance and contribute to the Worship of the Lord at Liturgical Services and other special functions through the form of music and singing.

YOUTH CHOIR

Open to all grade school through college youth.  We gather for Christmas, Easter and special Sacramental masses.  Practices are scheduled as needed.  Watch the bulletin for our call.

FORMATION
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM

This is our program for general religious instruction which provides the child with an understanding of the Gospel message, the basics of the Catholic faith and prepares them for the Sacraments.

R.I.S.E. YOUTH GROUP

Post Confirmation youth are a vital part of our parish.  They assist by participating in various services activities both at church in in the commnunity. Our youth come together to learn and live their faith and to discover their special gifts and share them in a healthy Christian way.

BIBLE STUDY

Members gather on a regular basis and study the various books of the Sacred Scripture though reading and discussion with the goal of gaining a greater love and understanding of God's Word to mankind. We have 2 programs one lead by Fr. Mirek the other by Kevin Knight.
For upcoming events,by Kevin Knight  click here.
For Fr. Mirek's study click here.

JESUS MEETS ARISTOTLE PHILOSOPHY LECTURES

A lecture and dinner with our Pastor, Fr. Mirek where he discusses various philosophical theories & subjects through a Catholic faith perspective.
For videos & more information, click here.


SERVICE
ST. THOMAS ST. VINCENT DE PAUL FOOD PANTRY  (203) 866-1644
OPEN SATURDAYS 10:00 am - 12 Noon

This organization provides food, cleaning products, paper goods  and other necessities to our Norwalk neighbors in need. 


ST. THOMAS SECOND CHANCE THRIFT SHOP  (203) 852-9899
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE VIRUS.

Located in the basement of the parish center, our shop sells donated items in new or good condition. Items are sorted and priced. It is an important source of revenue for the parish.

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY

Since the group's founding in 2005, members have knitted and crocheted with much love and prayers over 1500 shawls. These shawls are given as free gifts to those who are grieving, sick, suffering or just needing to feel God's love and for joyous occasions.   Click here for more information.

BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY

Members provide comfort to the families of our deceased parishioners as they journey through the grieving process by sending letters of sympathy, making follow-up telephone calls, etc..  They also organize our monthly Mass of Remembrance for all deceased parishioners, but especially for those who have died the previous month.

BOY SCOUT TROOP 222

Join the Boy Scouts! Boy Scout Troop 222 meets on Thursdays in our gym from 6-9 pm For more information about Boy Scout Troop 222, please go to their web page at troop222norwalk.scoutlander.com.

OTHER
FINANCIAL ADVISORY COUNCIL

Members are chosen by the pastor to advise and assist with the management of the financial business of the parish. The council meets at the request of the pastor to review the operating budget and cash flow of the parish.


PARISH COUNCIL

The members are elected by parishioners.  The term of service is 3 years.  They assist the pastor in long and short term planning for the parish.