Holy Week

Come Celebrate Holy Week With Us!

Saturday April 12, 2014 - Palm Sunday Mass at 5:00pm

Sunday April 13, 2014 - Palm Sunday Masses at 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am and 12:00noon

Monday April 14, 2014 - Morning Mass at 7:30am and 11:30am

Tuesday April 15, 2014 - Morning Mass at 7:30am and 11:30am

Wednesday April 16, 2014 - Morning Mass at 7:30am and 11:30am

Thursday April  17, 2014 - Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:30pm & Holy Thursday Night Prayer at 11:00pm

Friday April 18, 2014 - Good Friday Morning Prayer at 8:30am, Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 3:00pm & Living Stations of the Cross at 7:30pm

Saturday April 19, 2014 - Holy Saturday Morning Prayer at 8:30am and The Great Easter Vigil at 8:15pm

Sunday April 20, 2014 - Easter Sunday Mass at 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am and 12:00noon


Holy Week is quiet week
No ministry events are scheduled and all are encouraged to attend Holy Week services. Schedule of Events at St. Thomas


Lent 2014: March 5th - April 17th

Lent is a time of good resolutions and new beginnings. Lent is a season of repentance and a season of hope.

The word Lent means springtime. This word comes from the same root as lengthen. Daytime lengthens during Lent. The northern hemisphere turns toward the sun, the source of life, and winter turns into spring. In Hebrew, the word for repentance is the same as the word that means to turn, like the turning of the earth to the sun, like the turning of the soil before planting.

Calendar of Lenten Events at St. Thomas

Stations of the Cross on Fridays at 7:30PM

Reconciliation Wednesday during Lent at 7:30PM and all year round on Saturdays at 11:00AM.

Lenten Small Christian Communities

Pray the Stations at home the rest of the week with this video.

Prayer Life Resources on the STA website
Prayer Life Resources external to the STA website

Summer CCD 2014 Forms are now posted.


Forms are now posted at the following link:


Saint Thomas History

75 years ago, on January 26, 1939, the Archbishop of Newark, Thomas Joseph Walsh, canonically established the parish of St. Thomas the Apostle in the Brookdale section of Bloomfield.

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.