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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August Update

08-09-2020Pastor's Letter

It has been so good to see you back at Mass. At this time we still have a restriction of 100 people at each Mass. so if you have been thinking about coming back, but have not done so yet ... PLEASE DO! You may reserve your spot on our parish website. It you are not comfortable with reserving online, please call the parish office and we can do it for you.

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The Order of Priesthood

08-02-2020Pastor's LetterFr. Jerome Johnson

Dear Parishioners,
I am pleased to inform you that Reverend Mr. Gustavo Rodriguez-Perez, who is serving in our parish, has been called by the Most Reverend James F. Checchio, Bishop of Metuchen, to the Order of Priesthood.
He will be ordained a priest on Saturday, August 22, 2020. We are grateful to God for the gift of Deacon Gustavo to our parish and our Diocese!
Please keep Deacon Gustavo in your prayers as he prepares for his Ordination and begins his ministry among us as a Priest of Jesus Christ!

Sincerely yours in Christ,
Fr. Jerome Johnson,
Pastor

Welcome Back!

07-27-2020Pastor's LetterRev. Jerome A. Johnson

Dear Parishioners,

It has been so good to see you back at Mass on the weekend! At this time we still have a restriction of 100 people at each Mass. As of this last weekend we still have room at each Mass, so if you have been thinking about coming back but have not done so yet…. PLEASE DO! You may reserve your spot on our parish website. If you are not comfortable with reserving online, please call the parish office and we can do it for you. I know some of you are hesitant to return but please know we have taken every precaution possible to protect all our parishioners …from requiring everyone to wear masks to hand sanitizer to social distancing in pews to limiting the amount of singing to distributing Holy Communion as you leave Mass a pew at a time to disinfecting the entire church after every Mass. It IS safe to come back and we would love to see you!

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We can now have more people celebrate mass in the church!

07-05-2020Pastor's LetterRev. Jerome A. Johnson

Dear Parishioners,

We received good news that inside numbers can increase immediately to 100, so that is reflected on the sign ups on our website for weekends only: reopen.church/r/IoxBeHPr.

  • Weekday Mass continues daily at 12:15pm in the church and no reservation is needed.
  • Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Fri from 10:00-11:30am in the church, excluding Friday's when there is a funeral.
  • In car confession Sat: 12:30pm
  • Sat Vigil: 4:00pm, Sun: 8:00am, 10:00am, and 12:00pm (12:00pm includes distribution of Communion outside after Mass as well.). Masses will also be live streamed and available to watch on demand.

The office is now open Monday-Friday 10:00am-2:00pm. You must wear a mask and be socially distanced.