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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.
The intention of the Mass is the most precious Gift we can give for Our Beloved ones who are departed. We also have Mass Cards that you can give to your friends and family for their Birthdays, illness, or a special intention. The Mass is truly unique special gift.
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.
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 Mrs. Mary-Cassandra Odenat at : 718-253-4404 Ext. 16. 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.
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!