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Baptism Registration Form
Putting Up God's Sticks....
The St. Thomas / ICCF house-building project is near completion with an October Open House being planned. Check Out the progress by viewing our online slide presentation.
Father Jim Chelich's New Year's Message
Ministry Mingle Reference
These ides are a result of an informal survey...click link below.
Ministry To, With and For Children
It is like a scene from the Pied Piper of Hamelin: all of the jubilant young children processing past the watchful eyes of their parents, filing out of the building and down into the netherworld where adults fear to tread...
Eternal Rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.
We beseech the mercy of God upon the souls who have died and were buried from St. Thomas the Apostle Church and from the Dominican Community in the past year,
Diversity in A Catholic Community
God has incredibly blessed our parish by bringing among us many individuals with talents and personal gifts of all sorts – gifts for inspiring, encouraging and helping to form a life of Catholic faith, action and holiness in their fellow parishioners. In some of these individuals God has fostered a devotion for serving children, youth and young adults. In others, God as fostered a devotion for serving their peers in single life, in married life, or in family life. And in yet others, God has fostered a devotion for serving those who contend with illness, pain or confusion.
Vocation Awareness Week Celebrated at Saint Thomas the Apostle School
Father Jim was the guest speaker at the special Vocation Awareness Luncheon held on Friday, January 13th, in the Ministry Center Community Room. This luncheon was open to all parents, parishioners, and friends interested in learning more about our role of nurturing in the hearts and souls of our young ones whatever call and vocation the Lord has planned for them. This was the wrap up to an entire week celebrating Vocation Awareness in the school. Click here to listen to Father's homily from the School Mass on Friday, January 13th.
From Genesis to Jesus Bible Study
How are Catholics to read the Bible and what story does it have to tell? These are the questions we take up in this survey course of the Old and New Testaments, using the materials prepared by noted scripture scholars Scott Hahn and Jeff Cavins. This study will meet for six consecutive Sunday ...
Parenting with Love & Logic
If you find that you are running out of answers and out of breath communicating with your kids lately, this program may be just for you.
Annual Men's Retreat at St. Lazare
Men of the parish are invited to join us on the shore of beautiful Spring Lake for a time of quiet prayer and solitude with the Lord...
Religious Education & Formation
Children’s Religious Education and Faith Formation (CCD) takes place in the school building on Monday evenings from 6:15-7:30 PM throughout the academic year. This ministry is for all who are in grades 1-8 and participate in a private, charter, public or home schooling environment. Please ...
Religious Education and Formation for Children
Religious Educationa and Faith Formation is a lifelong process. St. Thomas the Apostle parish provides quality programs for children and youth (grades 1-8); opportunities for parents to be supported in their roles as primary educators/formators of their ...
Long Range Plan Thematic Concerns
The Thematic Concerns are common threads selected from the various Long Range Plan surveys. Each ministry group has been asked to actively incorporate the Thematic Concerns into their goal(s) for the year.
Long Range Plan Survey Results
The 2008 parish survey was completed by 259 parishioners. Two versions of the survey responses are available for your review: The complete, word-for-word responses, a 74 page document. A simplified, aggregated version of all responses, a 19-page document. This document groups similar ...