Ministry Fair 2017

03/26/2017 8:00 am
03/26/2017 2:00 pm
Saint Thomas the Apostle Church
Ministry Fair 2017
60 Byrd Ave, Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Meet our Ministries on
March 26, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

As followers of Jesus Christ, we are called to share our talent, time and love to serve one another and be a visible sign of God’s presence in the world. Please reflect on your gifts and interests and plan to meet with our ministries on Sunday March 26. Our ministries will be down stairs in the parish center with additional information and be able to answer any of your questions. Below are the list of ministries that will be represented at the fair. You can view a flyer for the event by clicking on the image on the flyer image below.
Altar Servers Prayer Shawls
Beyond Cornerstone Pre-Cana Team
Children's Liturgy of the Word Religious Education
Choir Adult / Gabriel Choir /
Children Choir / Instrumentalists
Respect Life
Confirmation Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (R.C.I.A.)
Eucharistic Ministers Rosary Confraternity
Friday Night Small Christian Community September Club
Greeters Spiritual Direction
Holy Name Society Ushers
Lectors Women’s Small Christian Community
Men’s Cornerstone Wellness Committee
Men's Scripture Readings Youth Group

Lent 2017: March 1st - April 14th

Lent 2017: March 1st - April 14th

Lent is a time of good resolutions and new beginnings. Lent is a season of repentance and a season of hope. In Lent we reconnect with our baptismal spirituality as the Lenten practices help us to prepare to renew our baptismal promises on Easter Sunday. The goal of Lent is Easter.

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.

Ash Wednesday - March 1
Masses with Distribution of Ashes 7:30AM and 11:30AM
Prayer Services with Distribution of Ashes 4:00PM and 7:30PM
Calendar of Lenten Events at St. Thomas

Lenten Regulations

Stations of the Cross on Fridays at 7:30PM
Reconciliation on Saturdays at 11:00AM.
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 2017 Forms to be Posted January 29, 2017 @ 2:00PM

01/29/2017 2:00 pm

Forms are now posted.  Follow this link.

Welcome Cardinal Tobin!

Cardinal Joseph Tobin was installed as the shepherd of our Archdiocese on January 6, 2017.
He was ordained a priest on June 1, 1978 and is a Redemptorist (Congregatio Sanctissimi Redemptoris - C.Ss.R.). He was elevated to Cardinal by Pope Francis on November 19, 2016.

Cardinal Tobin has a Bachelor's degree in philosophy, a Masters in religious education, and a Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Theology.

He served as the Archbishop of Indianapolis for five years, Secretary of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life in the Roman Curia for three years, and was the Superior General for the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer for twelve years.

Welcome Cardinal Tobin! Keep us your prayers as we keep you in ours.

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.