A Community of Faith
Wherever you are on your faith journey, we welcome you to join us!
We will be using Facebook Live to broadcast our services. Please refer to the schedule at the right that you can download as a pdf.
Click here to watch us live on Facebook @MyStThomas.org at the times indicated in our schedule. Please share with your friends, or host a Facebook watch party!
The theme of the 2020 Annual Pastoral Appeal is WE ARE SALT & LIGHT, Living the Gospel through the Annual Pastoral Appeal. Everyone is asked to join Bishop Parkes and all parishes and missions throughout our diocese in making a pledge or gift for the benefit of each parish, and more importantly, for the many in need throughout the five counties of our diocese. Every gift is valuable.
Being His Salt and Light calls us to transform the lives of others for the good. Thank you in advance for continuing to support our parish and our diocesan faith family in so many ways.
We are a Roman Catholic community proclaiming the Good News of Salvation through Jesus Christ and invite everyone to join our family community in a loving and spiritual environment in which we may grow in service and knowledge of God.
Professing one Faith, one Lord, and one Baptism, we the people of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish seek to know Jesus Christ fully, to serve Him faithfully, and to experience the transforming power of the Holy Spirit.
Through the Stewardship of our Time, Talent, and Treasure, we strive to minister to the spiritual and material needs of all God's Children.
Our Core Values
Our mission is to be a community that follows and shares Jesus Christ through the sacraments, prayer, catechesis, evangelization, and works of charity.
Monday through Saturday 8:00 a.m.
Vigil Mass 4:30 p.m.
10:30 a.m. (Parish Choir)
Holy Days & Holidays
Please consult the bulletin
The rear door of the church is open during office hours Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am to 2:15 pm for personal prayer time.
3:15 - 4:00 p.m.
Or by appointment
Adoration after the 8:00 a.m Mass until Noon
On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a 'stay-at-home' order for the entire state of Florida to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The order will go into effect on Friday, April 3, 2020, at 12:01 a.m. and will last for the next 30 days.
For as long as the ‘stay-at-home’ order is in effect, St. Thomas will be closed. No access to the office or the church for private prayer will be allowed. We will be working from home and will monitor our e-mail and voice mail messages regularly, so we can continue to serve you.
Because the order allows for public gatherings of less than 10 people, we will continue to live-stream our Masses and services on Facebook @MyStThomas.org.
Our current schedule of Masses and services is:
- First Friday Holy Hour and Benediction, April 3, at 11:00 a.m. Includes the special benediction in the parking lot at ~11:45 a.m. Please stay in your vehicles.
- Drive-thru confession, Saturday, April 4, from 3:15 – 4:00 p.m. Please stay in your vehicles.
- Palm Sunday Vigil Mass, Saturday, April 4, at 4:30 p.m. Mass will include the blessing and drive-thru distribution of palms. To get your palms, please come to the church on Saturday from 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. or on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Two people will be available to distribute palms and will be wearing masks and gloves. Please adhere to social distancing rules and stay in your vehicles
- Holy Thursday, April 9, at 4:30 p.m.
- Good Friday, April 10, at 3:00 p.m.
- Easter Vigil, April 11, at 6:00 p.m.
- Easter Sunday, April 12, at 10:30 a.m.
For those without access to Facebook, we will post a link to the services on the homepage of our website as soon as possible after the live-stream, so you can view the Mass or service after it has aired.
We encourage you to join us in praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy Novena that begins on Good Friday, April 10. Click here for more information on this novena.
We appreciate your understanding and support during this very difficult time. Stay united with us in prayer, implement the social distancing guidelines, and “Be Not Afraid!” (John 6:20)
Stay up-to-date on the latest health advisories by visiting only trusted sites:
Keep you and your loved ones safe!
Clean your hands often
Avoid close contact
Stay home if you're sick
Cover coughs and sneezes
Clean and disinfect
Only go out for essential needs. When you do go out, wear a mask.
If you think you're sick:
Don't leave home except for medical care
Stay in touch with your doctor - call ahead to make an appointment
Stay away from others including family members
Latest Health Updates
There are many ways to keep the faith during this challenging time. It provides us with many opportunities to:
Reconnect with our families
Call our friends and neighbors to see how they are
Be kind and compassionate
Read the bible
Say the rosary, the Stations of the Cross, or the Divine Mercy Chaplet
Learn a new prayer or devotion
Offer spiritual communion
I believe that You
are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.
Keeping the Faith
In addition to observing social distancing, we strongly encourage the wearing of masks anytime you go out in public. "Masks don’t have to be complex to be effective. Anyone can make a mask at home by cutting up a cotton T-shirt, tying it together, and then washing it at the end of the day. Another approach is a paper towel and rubber bands that can be thrown in the trash at the end of each day." Click here to read the full Washington Post article.
You can also support our local healthcare workers by making disposable masks. Please click here for information from the diocese about participating in this much needed effort.
Let us work together to flatten the curve -- wear masks, save lives!
Wear Masks, Save Lives
While we are separated by quarantines, self-isolation and social distancing, Pope Francis reminds us that, united in Christ, we are never alone.