Dear Parishioner of St. Thomas the Apostle Church,

My heart aches because, due to this Coronavirus pandemic, we are unable to celebrate Eucharist together for, what I hope will be, a brief time. Please be assured that I will continue to remember you and your family in the private Masses that I will be offering. During these difficult days, while we cannot congregate to celebrate Eucharist, it seems to me that the Lord is inviting us to be Eucharist to one another.

If you remember in the Gospel text for the Third Sunday of Lent, in His conversation with the Samaritan woman, when she said that they, the Samaritans, worshiped on the mountain, while Jews saw Jerusalem as the place to worship, Jesus responded, "Believe me, woman, the hour is coming when you will worship the Father neither on the mountain nor in Jerusalem."... "the hour is now here, when true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and truth, and indeed the Father seeks such people to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in Spirit and truth."

Now is the time! the time is here! We, who are blessed to be a Eucharistic people, are now called to be Eucharist to one another. There are so many ways we can do that:

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Here at St. Thomas the Apostle, we encourage you to be Christian Stewards, using everything God has given you — time, talent, treasure — to serve Him gratefully.

Live-stream Mass Feed

Read the letter from Fr. Johnson regarding the live-stream Mass feed.

* You do not need to have a Facebook account to watch the livestream! Simply click on link. Daily Mass is streamed at 12:15pm Monday-Friday. Saturday at 4:00pm and Sunday at 10:30am.

Directives issued by Bishop Checchio in response to COVID-19

All public Masses throughout the Diocese of Metuchen will be temporarily suspended beginning no later than March 18 and resume no earlier than April 3, 2020, when the situation will be re-evaluated as circumstances unfold.

PREP Update

Acting with an abundance of caution, the following have been suspended:

CONFIRMATION SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 1st HAS BEEN POSTPONED until further notice.

The following have been suspended until further notice:
* Mandatory Mass Attendance for Confirmation Candidates and PREP students;
* Liturgy of the Word for Children
* PREP Class

In the meantime, please sit with your child(ren) and complete the Finding God sessions with them. All Class calendars can be found HERE. Scroll to the bottom of the page, select the calendar for your child's day and level.

We will continue to share information as soon as we receive it.

"To make disciples as we know, love and serve God and one another."

Welcome to St. Thomas the Apostle

Whatever your status in the Church, whatever your family/marital situation, whatever your religious affiliation, whatever your personal history, age, background, race or color, sexual orientation, you are invited, welcomed, accepted, loved and respected at our Catholic Community of Saint Thomas the Apostle.

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St. Thomas the Apostle's 100th Anniversary

In October of 2021, St Thomas the Apostle Parish will celebrate its 100th Anniversary! We will begin our yearlong celebration in October of 2020. Parish Council members, as well as parishioners, will be part of planning our Celebration and asked to be members of the various committees that will be formed to make our Centennial Celebration a success.

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Opportunities for Eucharistic Adoration

Mondays from 6:00-6:45pm except on holidays where there is no 7:00pm Mass.
First Fridays for an hour after the 8:15am morning Mass.
If your schedule allows, please come and spend some quiet time in prayer with our Lord.

Holy Thursday Schedule

Apr 9, 2020

7:00pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper

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Good Friday Schedule

Apr 10, 2020

3:00pm Celebration of the Passion of the Lord

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Holy Saturday Schedule

Apr 11, 2020

8:00pm Solemn Easter Vigil Mass

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Easter Sunday Mass

Apr 12, 2020

at 10:30am

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Daily Readings