A Community of Faith
Wherever you are on your faith journey, we welcome you to join us!
We are open for Daily and Sunday Masses, and you can find our schedule below. We will continue to livestream our Saturday Vigil Mass on Facebook. Click here to watch us live on Facebook @MyStThomas.org.
The video for the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Vigil Mass is now available.
Click here to go to our Facebook video page where you can find our rosary video series and all our videos.
All videos on our Facebook page, @MyStThomas.org, and on our website are the property of the Diocese of St. Petersburg and St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. Any duplication or retransmission without permission is prohibited.
St. Thomas the Apostle has a license with One License -- #730388-A. This license allows us to reprint or project music for the congregation, to podcast or stream services containing this music, or to copy practice-tracks for rehearsal purposes.
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.
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 1:30 pm for personal prayer time.
3:15 - 4:00 p.m.
Or by appointment
First Friday of Every Month
Immediately following the
8:00 a.m. Mass until Noon
On May 20, 2020, Bishop Gregory Parkes announced the joyful return to the public celebration of Sunday Mass.
Here at St. Thomas we returned to our normal schedule to publicly celebrate our Sunday masses beginning with the Vigil Mass for Pentecost.
We will continue to live-stream our Masses and services on Facebook @MyStThomas.org.
For those without access to Facebook, we will post a link to the services at the top of our homepage as soon as possible after the live-stream, so you can view the Mass or service after it has aired.
You are all in my daily prayers, and along with you, the pastoral staff and I pray for an end to this pandemic and for the safety and well-being of everyone.
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
While we are separated by quarantines, self-isolation and social distancing, Pope Francis reminds us that, united in Christ, we are never alone.
There are many resources available online - here are just a few:
Latest Health Updates
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
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
Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
That we may be made worthy
of the promises of Christ.