WOULD YOU LIKE TO SERVE AT THE LORD’S TABLE?
All young people from Saint Thomas the Apostle Parish are invited to become Altar Servers, beginning with 3rd grade. Anyone with the desire and dedication to serving at our Lord's Table is welcome! If you have been thinking about the Altar Server’s Ministry, then you are being called to a special service. Thank You for saying YES!
Role: The Altar Server’s role is an important part in the celebration of Mass. They assist the priest by setting and cleaning the altar and handing the priest the things they need during the Mass. Altar Servers participate fully in the Liturgy through prayer, song and action.
Next Training for current and new Altar Servers will take place on August 29 at 6 p.m. in the Church.
Registration forms may be obtained by calling the Rectory,(413) 739-4779, or by contacting Mr. Paul Trinque at P5224@comcast.net.
"I feel a longing and a need to be a Saint. I did not know it was so easy to be one, But now I see that one can be holy and happy too. I feel I simply must be a Saint"
—St. Dominic Savio, Patron Saint of Altar Servers
"Whenever January 1, the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, or August 15, the solemnity of the Assumption, or November 1, the solemnity of All Saints, falls on a Saturday or on a Monday, the precept to attend Mass is abrogated.
This decree of the Conference of Bishops was approved and confirmed by the Apostolic See by a decree of the Congregation for Bishops (Prot. N. 296/84), signed by Bernardin Cardinal Gantin, prefect of the Congregation, and dated July 4, 1992."
This year it is NOT a Holy Day of Obligation.
Daily Mass in our parish at 8:00 AM, all are welcome to come and Honor Blessed Virgin Mary.