7:00AM, 9:00AM, 10:30AM, 12:00PM
Labor Day September 1st
9:00AM to 3:00PM
9:00AM to 12:00 Noon
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
SUNDAY: SEPTEMBER 14, 2014
ST. THOMAS AQUINAS CHURCH
Our parish organist and choir director, David Harris and the
St. Thomas Aquinas Choir will hold a patriotic concert as America
remembers the 13th Anniversary of the tragedy of September 11, 2001.
Regina Elliott will be the guest soloist.
ALL ARE WELCOME
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary Mass
Profession of Vows
SISTER MONICA LEONARD C.N.D.
Director of Religious Education
Sunday: September 28, 2014
(Parish Reception to follow in Parish Center)
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!
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 at 8:30 am with Bishop Caggiano, adoration, reconciliation, 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). Includes breakfast & lunch. Register before Sept. 20: $45pp. Between Sept. 21 and Oct. 20: $50. At the door: $55. To Register go to WomensConference@diobpt.org or call Maureen (203) 416-1445 or Gina (203) 416-1446.
Is there anyone who is sick and in need of God's healing? If so, then please come to our Annual Communal Anointing of the Sick celebration on Sunday, October 5th at 2:30 p.m. in our Church. The Sacrament of the Sick will be administered to anyone who has a serious illness. Anticipating major surgery, the weakness that accompanies old age or any serious illness, these are reasons for an individual to request anointing.
Feel free to bring a relative or friend with you. Also, all parishioners, even though you will not/or cannot receive the Sacrament, are welcome to come and pray with us at this special Mass of healing. Please call the PARISH CENTER at 255-1097 to let us know that you are coming. This Mass will also satisfy your Sunday obligation.
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.