St. Jude is the Patron Saint of Hope and impossible causes and one of Jesus’ original twelve Apostles. He preached the Gospel with great passion, often in the most difficult circumstances. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, he made profound differences in people’s lives as he offered them the Word of God.
Through his intercession to Jesus on our behalf, St. Jude takes us into his continuing care. He welcomes our prayers of gratitude to God, our petitions for strength and help, and offers hope for every intention.
Today, millions of people around the world turn to St. Jude, the Patron of Hope, for his intercession and hope. We invite you to write your petitions and place it them in the basket before 7 pm Mass on Tuesdays at Saint Thomas Church. Please join us in this devotion and turn to St. Jude, a source of strength and inspiration in our faith.
The St. Thomas the Apostle
Why should you join a youth group? Why should anyone?
Every day, there are caring adults and other teens who lay down their lives for us – by giving us their attention, time, prayers and friendship. Every day, we can go with a group of friends, a family of God that will always care. No group is perfect, but our God is – and God is always there.
God calls us to love, to forgive, to be patient and to make a difference. He calls us to do this together as his church.
Friendships made in youth ministry groups can grow into lifetime friendships as we continue in this faith-filled community we call the Catholic Church. If you’re not part of a youth group, then please think about it. Contact your parish office to see when it meets and how you can join. Peace!
Are you ready to become a member of Saint Thomas Youth Group and you are in grades 6-10, please contact Fr. Piotr at email@example.com
Our next meetings:
Friday, January 27 - 6:30 pm - Pro - life Mass at Saint Thomas Church
Monday, February 27 - 6:30 pm - St. Thomas Church
Wednesday, March 15 - 7:00 pm - Leading the Stations of the Cross
Wednesday, April 26 - 6:30 pm - Parish Center
All of our Youth Group members with parents are welcome to participate in St. Thomas Alpha Program on:
Thursdays: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 20, 27, May 4, 11.
at the School Club Room from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
God bless You all :)
Deacon Jim and Fr. Piotr
For more information about future meetings please check our website or bulletin :)
St. Thomas the Apostle Parish invites You to come and be a part of a new "Adventure" with faith for ten weeks.
Our Very First meeting:
Starting Thursday, March 2nd 2017
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Club Room.
Followed by a short video and after the meal will be a group discussion (A pizza will be served this time).
A little more information about Alpha:
Alpha is a tool for the New Evangelization that is being used by thousands of Catholic parishes in over 70 countries around the world. Alpha creates an environment and opportunity for an encounter with Jesus. As Pope Francis likes to say, it's a chance for "Jesus to find them.”
Alpha is also used by other denominations, introducing people to the life-changing message of Jesus. More than 27 million people have experienced Alpha.
From St.Thomas Alpha Team:
At this new program in our parish, Jesus himself invites you to come and be one of his disciples. To learn more about our faith, make a new friendship with God who is present in lives of others and experiences a simple breaking of the bread with each other over a “light dinner” which will be served at each meeting.
We are God’s people,
We are one,
We are his family.
If you are able to attend please email Fr. Piotr at: firstname.lastname@example.org
call the parish office at: 413 - 739 - 4779
or register at the Sacristy after Mass.
What is your Lenten Resolution?
Would you like to learn more about our God?
Come and join us at Saint Thomas Parish Center
Bible Study: Follow Me:
Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John for five weeks:
Starting on Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 2:30 - 4:00 P.M.
Following Christ takes more than simply believing in him or doing what he asks of us. Jesus wants you to be more than just a believer — He wants you to be his disciple and friend. Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John is your guide to a personal encounter with Christ. As the Good Shepherd, Jesus seeks after us. He comes to meet us and beckons us to follow him. He calls us to be his disciples, to trust him, to open ourselves to his merciful love, and to love others as he has loved us. Follow Me invites you to experience the joy of a renewed friendship with Christ.