CCD Cancelled for Monday, Jan. 26 and Tuesday, Jan. 27 because of snowstorm

01/25/2015 6:13 pm
01/27/2015 6:13 pm

First Communion Parents Meeting for Monday, Jan 26th is cancelled because of snow storm

01/25/2015 6:15 pm
01/26/2015 8:15 pm

Summer CCD Forms 2015

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING SUMMER CCD REGISTRATIONS:

Registration for Summer CCD begins Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 8:00 am. This year Summer CCD will run from June 29th through July 7th with Friday, July 3rd off for the holiday.  Classes will run from 9:00 to 3:00 each day for grades 3 – 8.  We would also like to add a class for Grade 1, however, we haven’t had anyone volunteer to teach.  Therefore, until we find a grade 1 teacher, we will only be taking names for a waiting list for Grade 1.

 

Forms may be downloaded from our website at stachurchbloomfield.com after 2:00 on January 25th or may be completed in person at the Religious Education Office starting the 29th at 8:00 am.  Please do NOT drop off the forms until 8:00 am on the 29th or they will NOT be accepted.  Please note that this program fills up very quickly and only completed registrations will be accepted.  A completed registration package includes – a registration form, a behavior contract, and a volunteer sheet – all three forms must be handed in to begin processing the registration.  There will also be a form for our Aftercare Program which will run from 3:00 – 5:30 each day of Summer CCD, for those who may need it.  If your child attended Summer CCD last year they are NOT automatically accepted into the program this summer.  All completed registration forms MUST be dropped off ONLY in the Religious Education Office which is located in the basement of St. Thomas School.  Registrations dropped off in the STA School Office or in the Parish Center will NOT be accepted. Please note that this program is for families that have belonged to the parish of St. Thomas the Apostle for at least one year. As always, volunteers are needed for all grades. Any questions – please call the Religious Education Office at 338-7400. Thank you.

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Contract / Registration / Volunteer Form (One Document)

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Catholic School's Week

National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2015 is January 25 - 31. The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week 2015 is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” Schools typically observe the annual celebration week with Masses, open houses and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members. Through these events, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities and our nation.

Please visit our Parish School Website at

http://www.stthomastheapostlenj.com

For more information about Catholic Schools Week, please visit:

http://www.ncea.org/our-services/catholic-schools-week


Ordinary Time

Christmas Time and Easter Time highlight the central mysteries of the Paschal Mystery, namely, the incarnation, death on the cross, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ, and the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. The Sundays and weeks of Ordinary Time, on the other hand, take us through the life of Christ. This is the time of conversion. This is living the life of Christ.

Ordinary Time is a time for growth and maturation, a time in which the mystery of Christ is called to penetrate ever more deeply into history until all things are finally caught up in Christ. The goal, toward which all of history is directed, is represented by the final Sunday in Ordinary Time, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. (1)

(1) Taken from US Conference of Catholic Bishops website.

TD Bank Signup Flyer

TD Bank will make an annual contribution to St. Thomas based on the activity of all participating members' TD Bank accounts.
Click Here for the TD Bank Signup Flyer and more details
You get $25 when opening a new non-interest bearing checking account.
St. Thomas will receive for Checking Accounts
• $50 for every new checking account
• $10 for every existing checking account
St. Thomas will receive for Savings Accounts or CDs
• 1/10 of 1% contribution based upon the participants' annual average balances

Mission Statement

The Roman Catholic Faith Community of St. Thomas the Apostle recognizes God's call to be a sign of His Kingdom in the communities we serve.
We respond to this call by:

  • Leading people to a deeper relationship with Christ by providing opportunities for spiritual growth, renewal, education, the celebration of the Sacraments, and the worship of God in the sacred liturgy;
  • Encouraging a commitment to justice and to service of those in need;
  • Promoting good stewardship of our time, talent and treasure;
  • Building a community of hospitality and support in the daily living out of Christian ideals by nourishing mutual respect and understanding within our Church, our families, our community, and other faith traditions.