Parish Ministries

Click here for current MONTHLY MINISTRY SCHEDULE.
The 11:30am February 25th open reader has been filled.

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST: Assist our priests by giving out the Holy Eucharist during mass. Each Eucharistic Minister will be nominated by the Pastor to the Bishop. Ongoing classes with the Diocese at the Institute for Catholic Formation are required. Upon completion of the requirements, you will receive a letter of authorization from the Bishop which will allow you to serve in your parish for a period of three years. (formationreimagined.org) Scheduling is done monthly with ample time to let the Ministry Head know your availability. It is posted on our website and emailed to all participants as soon as it is completed.

LECTORS:  Participate in the Mass as readers of the Holy Scripture. Each Lector will be nominated by the Pastor to the Bishop. Ongoing classes with the Diocese at the Institute for Catholic Formation are required. Upon completion of the requirements, you will receive a letter of authorization from the Bishop which will allow you to serve in your parish for a period of three years. (formationreimagined.org) Scheduling is done monthly with ample time to let the Ministry Head know your availability. It is posted on our website and emailed to all participants as soon as it is completed.

USHERS:  Greet people at the entrance doors, are responsible for collecting and safeguarding the offertory, and hand out bulletins at the conclusion of Mass. Yours will be the first friendly face people will see upon entering the church.

CHOIR: Our Choir sings weekly at the 11:30am Sunday Mass with rehearsals from 10:45am to 11:15am on Sunday. Special holiday rehearsals (Christmas and Easter) are typically scheduled for Thursday evenings.

Adult Altar Servers: Assist our priest at funerals on an as needed basis.

YOUTH WORSHIP

ALTAR SERVERS: Assist our priest during weekend masses. Open to anyone in the 4th grade through high school. You will be trained by one of our priests, and work with one of our existing servers so you will be comfortable with the procedure on the Altar.

YOUTH CHOIR & YOUTH ORCHESTRA:  Performs on Christmas and Easter with special rehearsals called by the Music Director usually after school on a Thursday.

FORMATION

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM

INTER-PARISH YOUTH GROUP

ST. THOMAS THE APOSTLE PARISH YOUTH GROUP

BIBLE STUDY

JESUS MEETS ARISTOTLE PHILOSOPHY LECTURES

SERVICE
ST. THOMAS ST. VINCENT DE PAUL FOOD PANTRY  (203) 866-1644
OPEN TUESDAYS & SATURDAYS 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Please check the Parish calendar for Holiday schedule changes.

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

ST. THOMAS SECOND CHANCE THRIFT SHOP  (203) 318-9817
                       OPEN
Tuesdays 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesdays 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursdays 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturdays 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Please check the Parish calendar
for Holiday schedule changes.

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.