Happy 100th Anniversary St. Thomas the Apostle Parish!

10-24-2021Pastor's LetterFr. Jerome A. Johnson

My brothers and sisters, as we celebrate this milestone in our parish’s life and history, we do so on the firm foundation given us by the former pastors, priests, religious, benefactors and parishioners of St. Thomas who answered the call given them by God to serve His people here in Old Bridge. We give thanks for all of them who made it possible for us to face the future with hope and confidence as we now strive to do what they did ... as we now join together as one to carry out the Church’s mission leading people into a real relationship with Jesus Christ.

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St. Thomas the Apostle

07-04-2021Pastor's Letter

Poor Thomas! He made one remark and has been branded as "Doubting Thomas" ever since. But if he doubted, he also believed. He made what is certainly the most explicit statement of faith in the New Testament: "My Lord and My God!" and, in so expressing his faith, gave Christians a prayer that will be said till the end of time. He also occasioned a compliment from Jesus to all later Christians: "Have you come to believe because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed" (John 20:29).

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Updated Covid Guidelines

05-27-2021Pastor's Letter

The Governor has lifted the masking requirement indoors for those who are vaccinated, as well as the requirement for social distancing, and yesterday it was communicated to us from the diocese.

As per CDC guidelines, masks will be optional for those who are fully vaccinated. The Clergy and Extraordinary Ministers will continue to sanitize their hands before and after distribution of Holy Communion.

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He is Risen, Alleluia!

04-04-2021Pastor's LetterFr. Jerome A. Johnson

Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish,

He is Risen, Alleluia! Easter is celebrated for fifty glorious days beginning today culminating on the Solemnity of Pentecost. This is the “mother of all feasts” because we remember that great love of the Father for us, whose Son, Jesus Christ, by dying destroyed death and by rising restored all of us to life. This is the feast of the Passover of the Lord, the new day; the new creation, the new life, the eighth day. Easter reminds us that we have been reconciled with God the Father.

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Lent starts on Ash Wednesday, Feburary 17.

01-21-2021Pastor's LetterFr. Jerome A. Johnson

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 17. After consulting with Infectious disease experts at St. Peter's Hospital, Bishop Checchio allows for the practice of imposition of ashes by a single use Q-tip for each penitent. After the ceremony the Q-tips should be either burned or buried.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

12-17-2020Pastor's LetterRev. Jerome A. Johnson

"In times past, God spoke in partial and various ways.. In these last days, he has spoken to us through the Son." With deep joy and gratitude, I extend to you all ...both parishioners and visitors alike, my prayerful best wishes for a holy and blessed Christmas! During this Advent Season, it was my prayer that each of us would find opportunities to reflect on our own faith and relationship with the Lord and His Church.

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Some brief updates at STA

11-16-2020Pastor's LetterFr. Jerome A. Johnson

Hello Saint Thomas the Apostle Parish Family!

Some brief updates at STA:

Daily Mass will be at 8:00am and 12:15pm. Only the 12:15 will be live-streamed.

Adoration on First Fridays from 11:00am-12:00pm.

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Some brief updates at STA

09-01-2020Pastor's LetterFr. Jerome A. Johnson

Hello Saint Thomas the Apostle Parish Family!

Some brief updates at STA:

Beginning Monday, September 14, daily Mass will be at 8:00am and 12:15pm. Only the 12:15 will be live streamed.

Adoration on First Fridays from 11:00am-12:00pm.

Sacrament of Reconciliation Saturdays at the Fatima Shrine at 12:30pm.

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