Parish Mission Statement

We, the People of Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish, Flatlands, Brooklyn, are a multicultural community; invigorate to respond to the call of jesus under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Consistent with the tradition of the Catholic Church, we are:

  • United in worshipping the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit by serving Him through serving one another.
  • Devoted to unity within the Body of Christ, supporting and promoting one another to live the message of the Gospel through the celebration of the sacraments.
  • Committed to a Church community that fosters evangelism, service, hospitality, stewardship and a need for genuine unity and belonging.

Church is Open

Our church is open every day for private prayer. Some folks pray quietly before the tabernacle; while others pray the Stations of the Cross or light a candle in the shrines to the Blessed Mother, Saint Joseph or Saint Thomas Aquinas. Others sit in the pews and meditate on scriptures or pray in some fashion. Feel free to stop in at any time, when the Church is open.
Monday through Friday    6:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday                          7:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday                            7:00am to 7:00pm


 

We're on Facebook!

 

We have a Facebook page, so look us up and "Like us on Facebook at St. Thomas Aquinas, Flatlands". Find out what is going on in the parish or leave a message. Click here to visit our page.
 
 
 

Celebration of Mass

As Catholics, we believe that the celebration of the Eucharist is the greatest form of prayer that God has given to us. When we celebrate the Mass, we have the opportunity to experience communion with Christ, and with the community of Christian believers. In every Mass, we pray for the needs of people throughout the world, and for all who have died. In our tradition, we also have the opportunity to remember a particular person or intention at each Mass which is celebrated in the parish.
 
If you would like to have a deceased loved one remembered or a you have a special intention to be prayed for at a particular Mass here at Saint Thomas Aquinas, please contact the Parish Office during Office hours to make the arrangements. The usual donation for a Mass is $15.00.
 
 

 


Missalette Dedication

We are replacing the JOURNEYSONG hymnals with an updated Missalette. Each Missalette is valued at $25.00, and you can fund as many Missalettes as you like. Your generosity and commitment to Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish is vital so we can continue to provide the wonderful music ministry. Please place your donation in an envelope clearly marked "New Missals" with your name, telephone number and the name of the person you wish to have inscribed in the Missalette. For those parishioners who already had a hymnal from last year memorialized, those name will be brought over to the new missalette. Any questions please call Mrs. Dawson 718-253-4404. Click here for the Memorial Form.
 
 
 
 

Faith Formation Ministry

Our Adult Faith Formation Ministry will begin a new class for adults who wish to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Sessions will begin in October and are open to anyone sixteen years of age or older who have been baptized and received the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and First Penance. Prior registration is necessary. Do not wait until you disappoint someone who asks you to be a Godparent or Sponsor for the Sacraments of Baptism or Confirmation. Please remember one needs to be fully initiated to be a Godparent for Baptism or Sponsor for Confirmation. Please call Ms. Elizabeth Mathew at : 718-253-4404 Ext. 30. You need to have your Baptism and First Holy Communion certificates.
 
 

 

Prayer for His Holiness, Pope Francis

Holy Spirit, look with favor upon our new Holy Father, Pope Francis, as he begins his mission as Shepherd of the Universal Church.  May he be a holy servant, a strong leader, and a faith-filled guardian of the teachings of Jesus Christ. As the Vicar of Christ and successor of Saint Peter, may he be filled with zeal for the truth and may his heart be filled with deep compassion and love for the least ones among us. May he experience your peace and grace in abundance, as you pour forth upon him your spiritual gifts of wisdom, understanding, wonder and awe, counsel, knowledge, fortitude, and piety. O Beloved Holy Spirit, bless and watch over our new Pope, and be with him, and us, as we begin this new journey of faith together. We ask these things through Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen.
 
 
 

 

Youth Group

This youth club is a gathering for teens from the ages 12-18 to come together to meet new people and make new friends and be challenged to living the Catholic Faith This is not your average youth club. We take into account the modern trends teens look to. We guarantee that some of your best moments as a teen will come from this youth club. We are dedicated to Faith-raising, Friend-raising, and Fund-raising! We will meet the first and third Friday of the month from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the Aquinas Center. Can't wait to see you all there!