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The Holy Season of Lent

 

“Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus returned from the Jordan River and was led by

the Spirit into the desert for forty days…………” (Matthew: 4:1)

 

It may seem, for some of us, during a year of isolation in the Pandemic of Corvid-19 that we

have been living in a desert. And now, here comes the Forty Days of Lent that the Church

invites us to enter on Ash Wednesday, to reevaluate our relationship with Jesus and each other.

What does this mean? Some people may be hoping that we can return to days before a killing

virus. Who could blame them?

Lent is “REMOTE LEARNING,” about our relationship with God that began when we started a

new existence in the waters of Baptism. Just at this virus has “reoriented’ our way of looking at

ourselves, so our Lord Jesus calls us to: “let go of that which may take us away from God and

our true selves.” We do that by being more faithful in a daily prayer life. We do this by

“fasting” from the deception that we can “save” our selves without God; and reaching out to

others who need our financial resources.

 

Below is our parish Lenten and Holy Week schedule – come and join us!

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SAINT THOMAS THE APOSTLE

 

2021

 

LENTEN AND HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

Mondays of Lent – Confessions 6:00PM

 

HOLY WEEK

 

Palm Sunday March 28th

 VIGIL- 5:00, 7:30AM, 9:00AM, 11:00AM

Palms to be distributed after Mass

 

HOLY THURSDAY April 1, 7:00PM

 

Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Visits to the Repository until 10:00PM

 

GOOD FRIDAY April 2, 3:00PM

Proclamation of the Passion

7:00PM - Way of the Cross

 

HOLY SATURDAY April 3 1:00PM

Blessing of Food

8:00PM - Easter Vigil

 

EASTER SUNDAY MASSES– April 4

7:30, 9:00, and 11:00AM

(only one 11:00AM Mass)

 

N.B. some of Holy Week may be live streaming,

Or recorded on the parish website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Thomas is collecting Food Donations for The Seymour Oxford Food Bank

they are in need of the following for the month of March:

Most Needed Items:

Seymour-Oxford Food Bank

Most Needed Items For

March:

- Olives

- Mushrooms

- Ketchup

- Mustard

- Rice-A-Roni

- Near East Products (couscous,

quinoa)

- Oatmeal Containers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out more information about us, the Catholic Church, and our latest parish events.

ABOUT OUR CHURCH

Established in September 1966, St. Thomas has celebrated more than 50 years as a welcoming, Christian community.

ST. THOMAS NEWS

Check out our blog for coverage of our latest events. 

MASS TIMES

Check our schedule for all our Mass times, including weekday Masses and weekend Masses.

Lent is a season for reflection and preparation. How are you going to prepare for the season? We will be offering an 8 week program with Bible study via zoom beginning on February 10th ending on March 31st. Time is 10am-11:30am each week.

 

If you would like to attend, please contact Maryjane in the parish center.

HELP US TO SPREAD OUR
LOVE AND FAITH

Learn more by checking out our donate page.

ABOUT US

St. Thomas the Apostle Church is a caring, welcoming, Christian community experiencing God through the spirit of warmth, belonging, and joy.

ADDRESS

Phone: 203-888-2382

 

733 Oxford Road

Oxford, CT 06478

 

office@stthomasoxford.org

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