St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church

Donations for the Parish Festival

The Committee of the parish festival is seeking donations of the  following items: Maseca, sugar, cooking oil, rice, bottled water, glasses and glasses, disposable plates and forks. You can take your donations to the parish office.

Raffle Tickets and Mechanical Ride Tickets

Festival raffle tickets and pre-sale tickets for the mechanical rides are available for purchase outside the church on Sundays.  If you have already received the tickets, by mail we ask that you please support us and return them to the parish office along with the $ 10.00 donation.

 

Virtus Class – June 16, 2018

The parish will be hosting a Virtus workshop on Saturday, June 16 at 1:00 p.m. in the small auditorium of St. Thomas School, for registration please call the parish office (323) 737-3325.  The space is limited.

Parish Festival Hours 2018

Parish Festival Hours 2018

Friday, June 29, 2018: 4:00p.m. to 12:00a.m.

Saturday, June 30, 2018: 12:00p.m. to 12:00a.m.

Sunday, July 1, 2018: 8:00a.m. to 12:00a.m.

Carnival rides will begin operating at 10:00a.m. on Sunday

Parish Festival – 29, 30 and July 1, 2018

Salvadoran Green Cross

This Sunday May 27, 2018 The Salvadoran Green Cross will be visiting our parish. The Green Cross provides free emergency medical services, food, and natural disasters assistance among other things to the community. They will have a table with information outside the church. We ask you to support them so they can continue with their work.

Envelopes to Remember the Deceased Fathers

The envelopes to remember the deceased fathers are now available in the sacristy and in the parish office. The names written on the envelopes will be remembered in all the Masses of the month of June.

Saturday June 16, 2018 – Catholic Music Concert

The Youth Ministry of Saint Thomas invites everyone over the age of 18 to their Catholic contemporary music concert on Saturday, June 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the Saint Thomas School; Cunnane Hall the donation is $ 3.00, including raffle participation.

Sábado 16 de junio, 2018 – Concierto de Música Católica

La Pastoral Juvenil de Santo Tomás invita a toda persona mayor de 18 años a su concierto de música contemporánea católica el sábado 16 de junio a las 6:00pm en el salón de la escuela Santo Tomás, la donación es de $3.00 e incluye la participación en la rifa. Contaremos con la presencia de La Señal, J Julián y Zona de Gracia.

Memorial Day Holiday

On Monday, May 28, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday, the parish office will be closed. The office will resume its normal business hours on Tuesday, May 29. For this same reason, the parish nurse will not be available this Monday. The nurse will return to her normal schedule of consultations on Monday, June 4.

Enrollment for the First Year of Confirmation Program

Dates and times to register your child for the first year of confirmation:

June 4 – 13, 2018 from 2:30 pm to 7:00 pm

June 23 & 24, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

June 25 & 26, 2018 from 2:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Parents and children must be present at the time of registration and bring the birth certificate, baptism certificate and first communion certificate.

The cost is $ 125.00 for more information

Call (323) 737-0239

Inscripciones para el primer año de Confirmación

Fechas y horarios para inscribir a su hijo/a para el primer año de confirmación:

Del 4 al 13 de junio, 2018 de 2:30pm a 7:00pm

El 23 y 24 de junio, 2018 de 10:00am a 2:30pm

El 25 y 26 de junio, 2018 de 2:30pm a 7:00pm

Favor de venir con el/la joven que se va a registrar y traer el acta de nacimiento, certificados de bautismo y de primer comunión.

El costo es de $125.00 para más información

Llame al (323) 737-0239

May 25-27 Initiation Retreat – Agua Viva Ministry

The Ministry of Agua Viva invites you to their initiation retreat on May 25, 26 and 27, 2018, in the San Bernardino Mountains. The cost per person is $80.00. Space is limited. For more information, call the parish office.

Farewell Mass May 27, 2018

We invite the community to the farewell Mass for Sister Dolores Riojas and Sister Teresa Murillo on Sunday May 27 at the 1:45 p.m. mass. We will be also celebrating 65 years of consecrated life of Sister Teresa.

 

Sunday May 20, 2018 – Free Blood Sugar Test

The parish nurse is offering a free blood sugar test from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This Sunday May 20, 2018, in the atrium of the church. This service is for parishioners with no health insurance.

Raffle Tickes and Mechanical Rides Tickes Pre-Sale

Festival raffle tickets and pre-sale tickets for the mechanical rides are now available for purchase outside the church, afte mass. If you have already received the tickets, by mail we ask that you please support us and return them to the parish office along with the $ 10.00 donation.

Dinner-Dance May 26, 2018.

The parish festival committee invites the community to a dinner-dance from 6:00-12:00pm to raise funds for the Festival Queen Candidates, this coming Saturday, May 26, 2018 at St. Thomas School; the donation is $ 20.00 per person. You can buy your tickets at the parish office.

Family Retreat – May 4, 5 and 6, 2018.

The Ministry of the Fraternity of Our Lady of the Assumption invites the community to a retreat “Let’s Save Families”, on May 4, 5 and 6 in the San Bernardino Mountains. Cost per adult over 15 years is $ 75.00, children 10 to 14 years old is $35.00 and children under 10 years old free.

 

May is the Month of Mary

May is Mary’s month: We invite the community to pray the holy rosary after the 5:30 pm Mass during the month of May.

 

Our Lady of Fatima blessed by St. John Paul II

We invite the community to receive the image of Our Lady of Fatima blessed by St. John Paul II, this Saturday May 5 in the church. The image will remain in our parish all day Sunday May 6, 2018.

Couples Retreat – Juquila Ministry Sunday May 6, 2018

The Juquila Ministry invites you to its retreat on May 6 from 12:30 to 6:30 pm at Saint Thomas School. Donation is $15.00 per person.

Yard Sale – April 29, 2018

St. Thomas Youth Ministry is having their Yard Sale on Sunday April 29, 2018 in the parish office parking lot. Stop by for low-cost shopping.

Thank you for your support! 

Saint Thomas School Has Open Enrollment

Saint Thomas School has open enrollment for the school year 2018-2019 school year. We have room available for kinder, 1st and 6th grade. The entrance exam for kinder will be April 25, 2018; we have scholarships available for families who qualified.

Transformation Workshop, April 21 & 22, 2018

Ministry El Sembrador invites the community to a Transformation Workshop on April 21 and 22 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Saint Thomas School library. To register please call the parish office.

Legal Fair April 15, 2018

We invite the community to the legal fair next Sunday April 15 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, at Saint Thomas School, people interested in obtaining a free consultation with a lawyer can call the parish office to register.

Easter Lilies Donations

St. Tomas parish requests Easter lilies donations.  If you wish to donate lilies, please bring them to the parish office.

Open Enrollment – St. Thomas School

Saint Thomas School has open enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year. St. Thomas School is an excellent beginning to help your children reach for the stars. For more information, call or visit the school. (323) 737-4730.

Donaciones de Lirios de Pascua

La parroquia Santo Tomas, solicita donaciones de lirios de pascua. Si desea donar lirios, favor de llevarlos a la oficina parroquial.

Holy Week Schedule 2018

Holy Week Schedule 2018

February 14, 2018 / Ash Wednesday Service Hours

Mass and Ash  Distribution: 6:30am, 8:10am and 12:00pm.

Liturgy Service and Ash Distribution: 3:00pm, 3:30pm, 4:00pm, 4:30pm,  5:00pm and 5:30pm.

There will be no Mass at 5:30pm

Liturgy Service and Ash Distribution: 6:00pm, 6:30pm, 7:00pm and 7:30pm.

There will be no Mass at 7:00pm

Mass and Ash Distribution:8:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

February 24 & 25, 2018 Concert of Funeral Marches from Guatemala

Saturday, February 24, 2018

12:30 pm Inauguration Act

3:30 pm Conference theme “Christ the King Advocacy”

4:30 pm First Feature Centennial movie

6:00 pm Via-Crucis procession

8:00 pm Concert (inside the temple)

 

Sunday, February 25, 2018

11:00 am Home guided tours at the exhibition

12:00 pm Carpet processing workshop

1:00 pm Second Centennial movie

3:00 pm Concert (inside the temple)

7:00 pm Closing and raffles.

Donation $ 10.00

St. Jude Feast

We invite the community to pray the novena to St. Jude from October 20 to the 28 at 6:00 pm in the church. On Saturday, October 28, we will have two Masses in his honor at 8:00 am and 7:00 pm.      On Saturday, October 28, we will have a recycling of electronic waste and furniture or bulky items, at Saint Thomas School from 8:00 am-1:00pm.

 

Mass of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Tuesday October 24 we will have a Mass of consecration to the Sacred Heart celebrated by Father Eduardo Marot who brings with him a relic of Saint Margaret Alacoque. Father Marot is accompanied by Alicia Beauvisage who will share her testimony about her encounter with the relic of St. Margaret Alacoque. We invite the community to attend this holy Mass.

Remembering our faithful departed

The envelopes to write the names of our faithful departed are available in the sacristy and in the parish office. We will continue to pray for their souls during all masses in the month of November.

Spanish Classes

  1. Thomas Parish offers Spanish classes for people who want to learn to read and write or who want to improve their skills in the Spanish language. The classes are still on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Saint Thomas School from 5:30 – 7:00 pm in Room 3.

Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola

 We invite the community to participate in the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, brought to you by Father Ed Broom, beginning on Thursday, October 19 at 7:00 pm in St. Thomas Church.

Parish Festival Donations

We need donations of the following items: Maseca, sugar, cooking oil, rice, bottled water, disposable plates and forks. Please bring your donations to the parish office.

Ash Wednesday

Schedule of Services:

Masses with distribution of ashes:  6:30am, 8:10am, 12:00pm and 8:00pm

There will be no mass at 5:30pm and 7:00pm.

Distribution of Ashes only: 3:00pm, 3:30pm, 4:00pm, 4:30pm, 5:00pm, 5:30pm, 6:00pm, 6:30pm, 7:00pm and 7:30pm.

02/26/2017 Cholesterol Screening

1)    The parish nurse program, will be offering cholesterol screening on Sunday, February 26. The donation is $ 10.00. Please call the parish office to make your appointment.

 

02/18/2017 Bulky items and electronic trash

1)    Dispose of electronic and bulky items responsibly. On Saturday, February 18th from 8:30 am-1:00pm, the City of Los Angeles will be collecting electronic items and bulky items that you no longer use. All electronic items will be recycled and proceeds will be donated to Saint Thomas School.

Pro-life Ministry

1)    The Pro-Life Ministry reminds you that on Sundays February 12 and 19 they will be receiving the gifts for babies. At the door of the Church there will be a crib where you can deposit your gifts. All that is collected goes to the Pro-Life Center “LAPS”, an organization dedicated to help pregnant mothers. May God continue blessing you!

Parenting Classes

1)    Parenting Classes: St. Thomas School and Brother Alejandro Ramirez will be offering free parenting classes at St. Thomas School.  First class will be on Wednesday February 8th, 2017 from 8:30am -11:30am. Classes will be in Spanish. Please call the parish office for additional information.

Sábado 21 de enero del 2017 – Exámen de colesterol

La enfermera parroquial y el gabinete de salud de la parroquia Santo Tomás estarán ofreciendo examen de colesterol, el sábado 21 de enero en la oficina parroquial, la donación es de $10.00. Por favor llame a la oficina parroquial para hacer su cita.

Parish Nurse New Schedule – Mondays

New schedule for parish nurse consultation, starting Monday January 9th in the parish office from 8:30am to 2:30pm.

11/12/2016- Flu Vaccines

Parish nurse program will be offering free flu shots for people without insurance or for those whose insurance does not cover the cost of the flu vaccine. On Saturday November 12th at the parish office from 8:00am to 2:00pm.

November 12th and 13th, 2016 – Transformation Retreat

El Sembrador youth group invites the community to a transformation retreat on November 12th and 13th in the San Bernardino Mountains. The donation is $65.00per person. For more information please call the parish office.

11/05/2016 – Ministry Agua Viva Retreat

Ministry Agua Viva of the parish of St. Thomas will be having a retreat on Saturday, November 5th at the Cunnane Hall at Saint Thomas School from 8:00am to 5:00pm. The donation per person is $20.00

September 5th Labor Day

On Monday September 5th, 2016 in observance of Labor Day we would have only one bilingual mass at 10:00am and the parish office will be closed.

September 2, 3 & 4 – Youth Group Retreat

Saint Thomas youth group invites the community to their annual retreat on September 2, 3 and 4 in San Bernardino National Forest. Space is limited, please call the parish office for additional information. Donation is $60.00

08/21/2016 Legal Fair at Saint Thomas the Apostle

Saint Thomas the Apostle and The Archdiocese of Los Angeles are co-hosting a Legal Fair on August 21st, 2016 at St. Thomas the Apostle School from 9:00am to 3:00pm.  If you have a legal question and would like a free consultation, please come to this free legal fair. There will be attorneys specializing in: Immigration, Family Law, Personal Injury, Landlord Tenant Law, Worker’s Compensation, Criminal Law, Contracts, Catholic marriage and annulment issues.

Attorneys from many more fields will be on hand ready to answer any questions you may have.

08/13/2016 Our Lady of the Assumption Celebration

Fraternidad Ministry invites the community to the celebration in honor of Our Lady of the Assumption on Saturday August 13th, 2016, starting with Mañanitas at 6:00am, Mass at 8:00am, Folkloric Music and Dances at 5:00pm and Solemn Mass at 7:00pm.

08/06/2016 Got E-Waste or Bulky Items

Bring your electronic trash and bulky items to St. Thomas School, Saturday August 6th from 8:00am to 1:00pm.  Accepting: Desktop & Laptop Computers, LCD Monitors & TV’s, MP# Players, GPS Systems, Camcorders, smartphones, PDAs, Cell Phones, CRT, Television & Monitors.  Accepting the following bulky items: Mattresses, Couches, Doors, Carpets, Toilets and Furniture.

08/06/2016 Divine Savior of the World Celebration

We invite the community to the celebration in honor of The Divine Savior of the World, on Saturday August 6th, starting with 8:00am Mass and Exposure of the Image, procession at 4:00pm and Solemn Mass at 7:00pm. Sunday August 7th, Eucharistic Celebration at 1:45pm and Transfiguration Ceremony at 3:00pm.

Office of Religious Education

The Religious Education Office will be closed from Friday July 15th to Sunday August 14th, 2016.  The Religious Education Office will be open on Monday August 15th.

 

Parish Nurse

The Parish Nurse services won’t be available for the next two weeks. The Parish Nurse program will resume its normal business hours on Thursday August 4th, 2016 at 8:00am at the parish office.

St. Thomas the Apostle Parish Festival

Festival Flyer Live music, Mexican and Central American regional food, carnival games, entertainment for the whole family!

06-05-2016 – Saint Thomas youth group talent show

The Saint Thomas youth group will be having a talent show on Sunday June 5th, at St. Thomas school, Cunnane Hall at 3:30pm. Tickets are $15.00 and includes dinner.

Saint Thomas School

Saint Thomas school has open enrollment for summer school and summer camp, if you are interested please call the school for additional information. Space is limited.