7:00AM, 9:00AM, 10:30AM, 12:00PM
Feast of All Saints
Saturday November 1st
Mass will be celebrated at
12:00 Noon Only
Friday October 31st at
9:00AM to 3:00PM
9:00AM to 12:00 Noon
Welcome To Our Parishioners, Friends, and Vistors Who Are Now Visiting Our Parish Website!!!
This website has been preapred, in order to inform 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
Want to know more about whats happening with the Synod, the following is the link for the Diocese of Bridgeport Synod Website. http://www.2014synod.org/
It is custom for Catholics to write the names of the faithfully departed on the ALL SOUL’S envelopes and return the envelope during the Month of October.
These envelopes will be placed on the Altar beginning November 2nd the Feast of All Soul’s. Envelopes for All Souls are in the packets and are also available at the church entrances.
This year I have the opportunity to nominate ED & JANICE DAYTON to represent our parish family of St. Thomas Aquinas in recognition for their many years of faithful service to our parish and school.
Janice has been very active in our Religious Education Program as the director of Home schooling for many of the students. Ed is the chairperson for the parish Finance Board and has served many years as an Eucharistic Minister.
I am happy to present Ed & Janice to Bishop Frank Caggiano this weekend at the Cathedral of St. Augustine to thank them for their years of service to our parish family.
You are invited to the annual lecture at Fairfield University at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 4th in the Kelly Theater in the Quick Center for the Arts.
This year Bishop Caggiano will be delivering the address. Tickets are available at no charge, but it is advisable to reserve them by calling the Quick Center Box Office at (203) 254--4010
Mark your Calendars
Thanksgiving Day Mass onThursday Morning November 27th at 8:00am
Lets come together to give thanks to God
COVENANT HOUSE COLLECTION
Each year on Thanksgiving Day at our 8 am morning Mass, a special collection is taken up for Covenant House in NYC. This collection helps runaway teenagers to receive help with food and shelter and medical attention at Covenant House. Perhaps you will be away for Thanksgiving Day Mass but would like to give an offering to help these young people? Please place a gift in any Sunday offertory marked for this purpose or send it directly to the Parish Office.
ANNUAL THANKSGIVING FOOD BASKET DRIVE
For the needy area families and in support of food pantries in our area. Donation of canned goods and non-perishable items are most welcome!
The bulletin boards by the exists of the Church have been decorated with feathers indicating the items that you intend to provide and the date the item needs to be brought back.
Thank you for your help!!
The Ladies Guild annual Bake Sale will be held on the weekend of November 1st/2nd after every Mass. Donations in any capacity ( baked goods, wrapping material, paper plates and 10 gallon Ziploc bags) are welcome. Baked goods may be dropped off at the church from 4 PM on Saturday Nov. 1st and before every mass on Sunday the Nov. 2nd . The proceeds of the bake sale will help fund the many needs of our church.
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.