St. Thomas the Apostle
It is my pleasure to welcome you to St. Thomas Parish, a faith filled community by the sea. Everyone is welcome!
This year we are celebrating the year of the Family. We are encouraging all families, large or small, to join together in prayer and worship. We invite you to join one of our many ministries here at St. Thomas. For more information, please browse our website, the bulletin or stop by the Parish Office.
Jesus tells us, “When two or more are gathered in my name, I am among you.”
Looking forward to seeing you,
Fr. Bill Vandegrift
ROSARY FOR PEACE
For about 15 months now, Rosary for peace in our hearts, our homes, country and the whole world have been said every Tuesday here at St. Thomas. In the summer, we gather to pray at the grotto of our Lady by the parking lot. When it is cold or raining, we pray in the church.
We do have fun too… some days with cookies, coffee or pizza! Attendance is very good. Just come and experience love in action.
If you ever even faintly thought of becoming a Catholic and did not know where and how to deal with it, I guarantee you, you are on the right page. We read from prophet Isaiah, “The Lord waits for you to come to him, so he can show you his love and compassion. For the Lord is a faithful God.” (Isaiah 30:18) Cfr.Our Sunday Visitor.
We too are eagerly waiting for you here at St.Thomas, a friendly, welcoming, non-judging parish. Just call us on 609-266-2123. You will never be alone anymore. You will find people who will share the same faith with you, pray together with you, celebrate joys and grieve together with you in case of a loss; and offer support and receive strength together. Just call and we talk. Welcome.
THE ADVENT GIVING TREE(S)
This year, we have put out 2 giving trees instead of one. Why two? Because of increase in demands.
We have many KIDS, SENIORS and those in NURSING homes hoping we will extend a helping hand to them this Christmas season. The response by our parishioners to give so far is amazing, but because of the high demand, we still need your support.
What is special this year, St.Thomas kids are actively involved in helping fellow children in and out of the Brigantine community. Someone out there is counting on you to smile this Christmas. Our Spirit Coalition is counting on you too. Just visit our church, go to the trees, make your choice and act.