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Welcome To Our Parishioners, Friends, and Vistors Who Are Now Visiting Our New Parish Website!!!
It has been a joy for me to prepare this website for you about our parish and all the events that are taking place here at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish.
Our parish has been around for many years and has been given the grand title "The Mother Church of Fairfield." This year we are celebrating 138 years of Catholic faith and 92 years of Catholic education in our community of Fairfield!
We are strong in our faith and service to the people of our community and each other. I have been blessed to be your pastor for the last 19 years, and together we have grown in the love of God and each other! I thank you for all your prayers and support as we continue our journey into this new year!
May God continue to bless you and your families!
-Fr. Victor T. Martin, 15th Pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas Church
During the summer months we welcome new friends as well as those who have been with us in previous summer months.
We Welcome YOU to our Community of Faith—your summer House of
Registration for the 2014-2015 School year will begin in Early June.
Click on here and the forms are there to click and print.
Any Questions please contact Sr. Monica or
Mary Jo at 203-255-1984 or at Stthoaqccd@aol.com
NEEDS YOUR HELP!!!!!
Beginning Sunday SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2014 the Family Mass will resume and will be celebrated on the THIRD Sunday of each month. The reason being that additional help is needed by parents of the children who attend these Masses!
Mrs. Maria Pierson (our school’s 2nd grade teacher) is the Family Mass Coordinator and has several Mom’s helping her with the children to assist and take part in the planning of these Masses. It really isn’t a difficult task!
If additional people come to the aid of the Family Mass, then we can offer it on additional Sundays each month at 9:00 A.M.
Family Mass News
Children’s Family Mass
This fall we will be having our Children’s Family Mass once a month on the third Sunday of each month. If you are interested in having your family involved in planning and participating in these Masses, please contact Mrs. Maria Pierson at Maria.Pierson@stasonline.net .
Children’s Family Mass Choir
Mrs. Kerry Lambert, our music teacher at St. Thomas Aquinas School, will be forming a children’s choir that will sing at the Family Mass on the third Sunday of each month. Membership in this choir is open to students in Grades 5th - 8th. Choir practice will be held on the 3rd Tuesday and Thursday of each month from 4:45-6:00 pm, and prior to Family Mass on the 3rd Sunday from 8:00-8:45 am If your child is interested in joining this choir please contact Mrs. Kerry Lambert at Kerry.Lambert@stasonline.net
Jr. Lector Program
New this Fall! For the weekends that we are not having the traditional Family Mass we are hoping to begin a Jr. Lector program for the 9:00 Mass. This program will be open to students in Grades Six through Twelve. We will have a training session for those interested in the fall. Over the summer we are looking to see if there is indeed an interest in having this program so if you are interested in participating as a Jr. Lector please contact Mrs. Maria Pierson at Maria.Pierson@stasonline.net .
Bishop Caggiano will be the celebrant of the 2014 “Blue Mass” to be held on Sunday: September 14th at 11:30 am at St. John’s Catholic Church, 1986 Post Rd. in Darien, CT.
The Blue Mass is an occasion to affirm and encourage those who devoted themselves to that noble duty of protecting the life and property of our fellow citizens.
We should also remember those who died in the tragedy of 9/11, twelve years ago!
Project Merton Center Sandwich Making
Volunteers are needed monthly to make sandwiches for Project Merton Center. If you have a couple of hours to share, please sign up to volunteer with the date and time you are able to (see below) at firstname.lastname@example.org . We meet in the Parish Center Kitchen. Thank you for your time and talent.
Friday, Sept. 5th at 3:00pm Friday, Oct. 3rd at 3:00pm
Friday, Oct.31st at 12:00pm Friday, Dec. 5th at 3:00 pm
Youth Rally Fan the Fire will be held on Saturday, August 16 from 9am to 9pm at St. Rose of Lima Parish in Newtown., $40.00 Contact Jessica Harris at email@example.com if any teens are interested in attending.
The first Catholic Women’s Conference in the Diocese of Bridgeport will be held on Saturday, October 25th at the Trumbull Marriott. The day will include Mass with Bishop Caggiano, adoration, reconciliation, breakfast, lunch and inspirational talks by Dr. Dianne Traflet (speaking on the topic of Saint Edith Stein), Sister Clare Matthiass, CFR, (speaking on the topic of our dignitry and vocation as women) and Genevieve Kineke (speaking on the topic of the Essence of Femininity). Updates as they happen on Adult Formation page at bridgeportdiocese.com
Did you know that St. Thomas has its own cemetery on Mill Plain Road, just a short distance from our church??? It’s been around since the 1860”s. There is a saying, “Everyone wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die!” It’s true, this is one subject that we all frown upon and really do not want to talk about. However, it is our future and future of our families. Have you thought about a plot? A graveside? A final resting place? If not, perhaps now is a time to think about and then put it behind you until the day comes that the Good Lord calls you home.
Call our parish office, ask for Catherine Lopata our Cemetery Manager to see what is available at the St. Thomas Cemetery and Mausoleum at 203-255-1097.