Dear Parishioners of St. Thomas the Apostle Church,
The priests recently received a communication from Bishop Warfel relaxing some of the restrictions that have been placed within the liturgy and other parish gatherings.  Some restrictions continue.  The good news is that circumstances within our state and city have improved significantly with the roll-out of the vaccines.  Bishop Warfel has asked that each parish follow the directives of their local county health department.
Thus, we are lifting the social distancing limitations as of this weekend (May 1-2).  There will no longer be chairs in the gathering space as there should be sufficient space within the church for the assembly to gather.  However, we are still encouraging the usage of masks.  I simply ask that you continue to follow my direction and the direction of our ushers at Mass.
We will move in intermittent steps to return to a greater sense of "normalcy".  Some of the liturgical guidelines which will be implemented
are:

  *  Plate 1 minister will ensure that the assigned Proclaimers and Eucharistic Ministers are present, finding someone to fill-in if necessary.
   *  The Processions will have a Cross-Bearer and the entrance procession will include the Proclaimers.
   *  Distribution of Holy Communion in the hand continues to be strongly encouraged.  There will be no common Cup for the distribution of the Precious Blood.
   *  Currently, there will be no physical exchange of the sign of peace.
   *  Collection baskets are not to be passed (we will continue with the current practice).
   *  Priests, Deacons and Eucharistic Ministers will continue to wear masks during the distribution of Holy Communion.
   *  There will be 4 stations in the center aisle for distribution of Holy Communion (2 in front and 2 in back).
   *  Proper sanitization of frequently touched services will continue.

Again, if a person is sick or their health is compromised, it is best to stay home.  Bishop Warfel has continued with his dispensation of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass and Holy Days.  If you are healthy, Bishop Warfel strongly encourages your attendance (as do I).  The Saturday evening Mass will continue to be live-streamed and recorded.  
At this point, we are still not serving food at parish functions.  We will continue to assess the situation in the months ahead.
Once again, I thank you for your cooperation through the last several months.  It has helped our parish to continue to flourish during these challenging times.  I am grateful for all of you.  Thank you for your continued support.  It is still a joy to serve as your pastor.
Let's stay alive in Christ,
Father Steve Zabrocki, Pastor


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We ask that those over 5 years of age continue to wear masks as we transition out of COVID-19 safety protocols.
Please note that Bishop Warfel has continued the dispensation of the obligation for people of our diocese to attend Sunday Masses and Holy Days, but encourages those who are healthy to attend.

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Sunday, 8:30 am & 10:30 am
Tuesday - Friday, 9:00 am, Rosary Recited Prior

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2021 CONFIRMATION-1ST EUCHARIST CLASS

CONGRATULATIONS to these students who completed their Initiation Sacraments 4-24-21 here at St. Thomas!  And many thanks to their teachers and teacher aides.  See their photos in the Sacraments slide show below.
4-24-21 Ms. Daria's Class:  Anne Haney, Avalynn Moffett, Saoirse Moffett, Amelia Reinhardt, Jude Varilek, Bryce Warn, Teacher - Daria Haney, Aide - Gianna Haney, Aide - Magdalena Haney, 
4-24-21 Ms. Lynn Pauley's (not pictured) Class:  Anabel Fornshell, Luke Glennon, William Hastings, Liam Heggem, Paige Hofferber,  Clara Picchioni, DRE - Joyce Hollowell, Aide - Maryn Haney 
4-24-21 Ms. Mandy & Ms. Tena's Class:  Natalie Humphrey, Cooper Liberty, Kaylee Massey, Ryan Murillo, Anna Parker, Reno Ruffatto, Aaron Wolfblack, Lead Teacher - Mandy Easton, Teacher - Tena Ruffatto, Aide - Victoria Murillo
4-24-21 Ms. Melissa & Ms Ashley's Class:  Melik Barreto, Trace Chase, Ava Hammond, Maxwell Quach, Bailey Ryan, Ellie Stergar, Caleb Weller, Teachers - Melissa Graves & Ashley Stergar 
4-24-21 Ms. Pat's Class: Hudson Hedges,  Sophia Kelly, Natalie Lannen, Aviah MacDonald, Santiago Rodriguez, Camila Stubbs, Milton Stubbs, Jake Weller, Teacher - Pat Lowthian

The Sacraments keep our parish ALIVE IN CHRIST!

  • 4-24-21 Zepeda parents-godparents
  • 4-24-21 Emilia Caroline Zepeda BAPTISM
  • 4-24-21 Emilia Caroline Zepeda Family
  • 4-24-21 CONFIRMATION/1ST EUCHARIST Ms. Daria Haney's Class
  • 4-24-21 CONFIRMATION/1ST EUCHARIST Ms. Lynn Pauley's Class
  • 4-24-21 CONFIRMATION/1ST EUCHARIST Ms. Mandy Easton & Ms. Tena Ruffatto's Class
  • 4-24-21 CONFIRMATION/1ST EUCHARIST Ms. Melissa Graves & Ms. Ashley Stergar's Class
  • 4-24-21 CONFIRMATION/1ST EUCHARIST Ms. Pat Lowthian's Class
  • 4-9-21 Bennett Liberty anointing
  • 4-9-21 Bennett Davis Liberty BAPTISM
  • 4-9-21 Bennett Liberty white garment
  • 4-9-21 Adam & Danielle Liberty Family with Father Steve
  • 4-3-21 BLESSING OF EASTER CANDLE
  • 4-3-21 Jaclyn Michelle Ripley BAPTISM
  • 4-3-21 Emmett James O'Toole BAPTISM
  • 4-3-21 PRAYERS BEFORE ANOINTING
  • 4-3-21 Tatum Elizabeth Miller CONFIRMATION
  • 4-3-21 Zoe Yvonne Mutch CONFIRMATION
  • 4-3-21 Garrett Scott Thorn CONFIRMATION
  • 4-3-21 Nicholas David Nelson CONFIRMATION
  • 4-3-21 Garrett Scott Thorn 1ST EUCHARIST
  • 4-3-21 Jaclyn Michelle Ripley 1ST EUCHARIST
  • 4-3-21 Tatum Elizabeth Miller 1ST EUCHARIST
  • 4-3-21 Zoe Yvonne Mutch 1ST EUCHARIST
  • 4-3-21 Nicholas David Nelson 1ST EUCHARIST
  • 4-3-21 RCIA PROFESSION OF FAITH with SPONSORS, FR STEVE & DEACON NATE HANEY
  • 3-20-21 James Cassou Baptism anointing
  • 3-20-21 James Laurence Cassou BAPTISM
  • 3-20-21 James Cassou white garment
  • 3-20-21 James Cassou BAPTISM parents & godparents
  • 2-14-21 Peter Mooneyham Baptism with Amelia
  • 2-14-21 Mooneyhams, godfather, Fr Steve
  • 2-14-21 Peter Konrad Mooneyham BAPTISM
  • 2-13-21 Finley Marie Filip with parents-godparents
  • 2-13-21 Finley Marie Filip BAPTISM
  • 2-13-21 Filip Family
  • 2-13-21 Sampson Baptism
  • 2-13-21 Miles Robert Sampson BAPTISM
  • 2-13-21 Miles Robert Sampson with parents-godparents
  • 2-6-21 Clark James Bethurem BAPTISM
  • 2-6-21 Bethurem Baptism
  • 2-6-21 Bethurem Family
  • 2-6-21 Pertuit Baptism
  • 2-6-21 Natalia Marie Pertuit BAPTISM
  • 2-6-21 Pertuit Family
  • 1-30-21 Lily Rose Breton BAPTISM
  • 1-30-21 Breton BAPTISM
  • 1-30-21 Madelyn Rose Malloy BAPTISM
  • 1-30-21 Malloy BAPTISM
  • 1-30-21 Breton & Malloy BAPTISM families
  • 1-29-21 Valerie Caton CONFIRMATION
  • 1-29-21 Valerie Caton CONFIRMATION family
  • 1-29-21 Valerie Caton & sponsor, Jan Ostermiller
  • 12-31-20 Danny & Michaela Neiter WEDDING

DONATE BLOOD. Experience the wonder. 5/16-5/22

The St. Thomas Catholic Church Blood Drive, sponsored by our Don Ryan KC Council #13050, will take place at Vitalant on the corner of Grand Ave and 15th (1444 Grand Ave) the week of Sunday, May 16th to Saturday, May 22nd.  TO MAKE YOUR LIFE-SAVING APPOINTMENT, simply call Kevin Mitchell at 406-652-3472 or call 877-258-4825.  Center hours - Sun: 7-2pm, Mon: 7-3pm, Tue: 10-6pm, Wed: 10-6pm, Thu: 11-6pm, Fri: 7-3pm, Sat: 7-2pm.  Thank you for helping to save a life!

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