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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 THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
OCTOBER 26, 2014

Some Announcements from the Spiritual Life Ministry

The Spiritual Life Ministry invites you to join us as we study the letter of James. The book we will be using is part of Loyola Press' Six Weeks with the Bible series entitled James: Put  Your Faith to Work which will teach us how to apply Jesus' teachings to our lives as members of God's Kingdom. We will meet on Wednesday nights from 7 to 8:30 p.m. beginning on Oct. 8 and ending on Nov. 12. If you can't make every Wednesday, come when you can. The cost for the workbook is $10.00. If you have any questions, please contact Lynn at 973-208-9303 or dmccart4@optonline.net.


  


More Events on the Horizon from the Spiritual Life Ministry- Mark your Calendars:

Monday, December 1, @ 8:00 p.m. - meeting to plan for the Living the Eucharist Program

Saturday/Sunday Masses, December 6/7, @ SJV & STA - Collect Christmas jars

Sunday, December 7, @ 12:30 p.m. at STA - Last Guy Out of Purgatory Day of Reflection

Saturday, December 13, @ 7:30 p.m. - The Nativity Movie

Sunday, December 14, @ 12:00 noon at SJV - Last Guy Out of Purgatory Day of Reflection


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All Souls Remembrance

In the Spirit of remembering the deceased, we will remember our deceased relatives and friends by placing their names on the Altar in the Church for weekend Liturgies and on the Altar in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel for Weekday Liturgies during the month of November. To remember your loved ones, please fill out the "All Souls Day Remembrance" envelopes that are in the vestibule. Please return the envelope enclosed to "The box" in the Vestibule no later than, Thursday October 30, 2014.


"Remember those who have fallen asleep in the hope of rising again, that they may see God face to face."


Sunday, November 2nd is All Souls Day. We invite you on the weekend of November 1 (All Saints Day) / November 2 to bring framed picture(s) of your deceased relatives and friends to Mass and place them on the Altar stairs in front of the Altar.

Please note any size picture will do as long as it is NO LARGER THAN 5" X 7".

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Protecting God's Children

Tuesday. November 4. at 6:00 p.m.


Child sexual abuse is a worldwide public health issue. Child abuse, particularly child sexual abuse, is reprehensible. The Protecting God's Children Program assist the Church in being a safe haven for children and a messenger for preventing child sexual abuse within the church and society in general. The Protecting God's Children program for adults is a 2 1/2 hour live awareness session instructing that to protect children, you must have continuous awareness and vigilance. This awareness session makes trainees understand the signs of Child Sexual abuse, the methods and means by which offenders commit abuse, and five empowerment steps one can use to prevent child sexual abuse. 


The latest FBI Statistics reports that their is one child sexual predator per mile in the US. No community is safe. It is up to all adults to protect children by arming themselves with knowledge that will make our communities and programs undesirable places for child sexual molesters to be.


Come to this free training session being held at St. Thomas church on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. Bring your adult friends, family, neighbors, and anyone who is interested in wanting to learn what can be done to save a child from this horror. It is a guarantee that you will be glad you came.  Registration for this event can be done at www. virtus.org.

All adults 18yrs of age and older, in order to work with children in any of our Diocesan programs must take the Protecting God's Children workshop.


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For Those Suffering the Loss of a Loved one

We invite you to attend a Bereavement Series, 

to give you comfort and help, as you walk on your journey through grief.


Beginning on Friday, November 14th, 2014

7:30-9:00 p.m.

St. Thomas the Apostle Classrooms

This Series will run for six consecutive weeks

Please call Ann 973-896-4334

Dorothy 973-697-8112 


Saint Thomas the Apostle R.C. Church

5635 Berkshire Valley Road

Oak Ridge, New Jersey 07438

973-208-0090  

stsec@optonline.net

Thank you for visiting!
God Bless!

LITURGY SCHEDULE

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.


SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION

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