St. Thomas the Apostle R.C. Church

Jesus said: "Take your finger and examine my hands"
             Thomas said in respone; "My Lord and My God" 

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FEBRUARY 15, 2015

Ash Wednesday Schedule

February 18, 2015

SJV: 9:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.

STA: 8:00 a.m., 12 (noon) Prayer Service, & 7:30 p.m.

Ashes will be distributed at all Masses following the Homily.

The noon Prayer Service at STA: will include Liturgy of the word, Homily, and distribution of Ashes.


Welcome Home to Healing

Catholics in the Diocese of Paterson, especially those who have been away from the Church, are invited to experience God's healing love and forgiveness through the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Lent. Catholic churches in Morris, Sussex, and Passaic Counties will be open for Confession every Monday: Feb. 23, March 2, 9, 23, & 30th, 2015 from 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

The rite for the Sacrament of Reconciliation involves four parts: contrition, confession, penance, and absolution.

Contrition: a sincere sorrow for having offended God and the most important act of the penitent. There can be no forgiveness of sin if we do not have sorrow and a firm resolve not to repeat our sin.

Confession: Confronting our sins in a profound way to God by speaking about them--aloud--to the priest.

Penance: an important part of our healing is the "penance" the priest imposes in reparation for our sins.

Absolution: the priest speaks the words by which "God, the Father of Mercies" reconciles a sinner to Himself through the merits of the Cross.


Stations of the Cross 

Stations of the Cross will be held EVERY FRIDAY during Lent at Both St. Thomas the Apostle  and St. John Vianney Churches  at 7:00 p.m. with the exception of Good Friday, when stations of the Cross will be held at 3:00 p.m.

Confirmation students-Stations of the Cross

Feb. 20-10th Grade students 7:00 p.m. @ St. Thomas the Apostle Church

Feb. 27- 9th Grade Students 7:00 p.m. @ St. John Vianney Church


Mardi Gras Covered Dish 

Our "Fat Tuesday" dinner will be held at Saint Thomas the Apostle, Social hall from 6-8p.m. 

All are invited!!

Please bring your favorite fat food. Soda, coffee, and tea will be provided. We will have a Pinata for the Children.



St. John Vianney Knightsof Columbus Counsil #12649

Annual Fish and Chip Dinner(s)

The FIRST of our three Fish and Chip dinners will be held on Friday, February 20 in Madonna Hall from 5-8 p.m. Take-outs will be available. Cost is $12.00 per person. Coffee and Tea will be available.

Second Lenten Fish & Chip dinner - Fri. March 6. Same time, place, and cost

Third Lenten FIsh and Chip dinner - Fri. March 20. Same time, place, and cost


Think of Catholic Charities Clothes 

Donation Boxes

 The clothing box revenues help to feed almost 9000 people every month in our pantries as well as fund other emergency services for the poor.


Food Pantries need your Help!

We are asking everyone in our parish families every time they come to Mass at St. John Vianney or St. Thomas the Apostle to please bring at least one food item, personal product, gift card, or donation. The items can be left in the vestibule at St. John Vianney or in the Social Hall at St. Thomas the Apostle. You will be supporting: Harvest House, Sussex; Hope House, Dover; New Hope Food Pantry, Oak Ridge; Partnership for Social Services, Franklin.

We thank all of those who faithfully and generously, every week share what they have with those who have nothing.



Saint Thomas the Apostle R.C. Church

5635 Berkshire Valley Road

Oak Ridge, New Jersey 07438


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God Bless!


Weekend Liturgies

Saturday (Vigil Mass): 5 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 & 11:00 a.m.

Week-Day Liturgies

Monday: 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. 

Holy Days: 8:00 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.


Saturday Evening
4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
By request contact 
the parish office