St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church
We, the parish family of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, proclaim our belief in the message and mission of Jesus Christ. We are committed to sharing our time, talent and treasure through worship, spiritual formation and outreach.
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St. Thomas Parish offers our sympathy to Betty Champagne on the death of her husband Anthony (Tony) Champagne. May his soul and all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.
Farewell Reception for Father Ray 6/27
Father Ray will be retiring in July. There will be a farewell reception following the 11:00 AM Mass on Sunday, June 27. All are invited and welcome.
Farewell Reception for Father Bruce 6/27
Father Bruce will be moving to a new assignment on July 6th. St. Thomas offers its gratitude to Father Bruce for his service to the Spanish Speaking Community. There will be a farewell reception following the 2:30 PM Mass on Sunday, June 27. All are invited and welcome.
Letter from Father Ray
June 14, 2021
Thank you for all the many blessings that you have brought to my life. It has been a joy to serve as your Pastor for these last 13 years.
As you know, I will retire in July after 45 years of serving parishes in the Diocese of Birmingham. I will continue to serve as a priest, helping out at various parishes as requested, but I will no longer have administrative responsibilities.
I have purchased a house in Pelham, so I will remain in Shelby County. From Pelham, I will have easy access to a number of Churches of the diocese including St. Thomas.
My successor will be Father Brad Jantz. He is an outstanding young priest, and I am confident that you will welcome him to St. Thomas as you welcomed me.
My last Sunday Mass as Pastor will be the 11:00 AM Mass on Sunday, June 27th. Following that Mass, there will be a reception. All are invited and welcome to attend the reception.
I am deeply grateful for all you prayers and support. I remember all of you in my prayers. Please continue to remember me in prayer as I begin this new chapter in my life.
Interested In Becoming Catholic
You may have been coming to Catholic Church for a long time with a family member or with a friend, but you had not thought about the possibility of becoming Catholic.
Are you interested in possibly becoming Catholic?
Would you consider that possibility now?
Would you like to learn more about the Catholic Church to consider your decision?
If you would like to know more about the RCIA, please call Father Ray or Jackie Lampton at 663-3936. RCIA Sessions begin on Sunday, September 13th.
Clases de RCIA Para Adultos 9/13
La Parroquia de Santo Tomás comenzará las sesiones el domingo 13 de septiembre para aquellos que estén interesados en recibir sacramentos de iniciación. El proceso se llama el rito de la iniciación cristiana. Este proceso de la RCIA es para personas que no han sido bautizadas, personas que han sido bautizadas en otra tradición cristiana que desean convertirse en católicas, y católicos adultos que han sido bautizados, pero que no han sido confirmados. La RCIA será la única sesión presencia en persona que se ofrece en Santo Tomás este primer semestre. Las sesiones serán los domingos de 9:30 AM a 10:45 AM. Las sesiones en inglés se reunirán en el Salón Parroquial, y las sesiones en español se reunirán en la Sala de San José. Debido a la necesidad de distanciamiento social, las únicas personas que podrán asistir a estas sesiones serán los candidatos, sus cónyuges y sus padrinos.