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elcome!  We are a Roman Catholic community of believers in Jesus Christ in Homosassa, Florida, and surrounding areas, located in the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida, under the leadership of our bishop, the Most Reverend Gregory L. Parkes. 

Please feel free to visit the pages of our Parish Site, learn about who we are as a community of faith, and the services our parish provides. If you are thinking about moving to the Homosassa area, we cordially invite you to make St. Thomas your parish home!


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Bishop Gregory Parkes recently issued an impassioned letter addressed to all the faithful in our diocese about protecting human rights of unborn children.  In part, he writes:

 

"The Catholic Church has always promoted the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death.  I call on all people of good will to join us in our efforts.  It should be a universal belief on the part of society that each life is precious and is a gift from God.  Then, the right to life will be a fundamental human right that will be protected.  I firmly believe that if society fails to protect life at its most innocent and vulnerable stage in the womb, then what guarantee is there that life will be respected and protected at any stage?"

Please click here to read his entire message...

HiringWe're hiring! St. Thomas currently has three employment opportunities available:

We are looking for a CRE/Coordinator of Religious Eduction for our Faith Formation Students for 12 hours per week including 2 hours on Sundays from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Requirements are a Level 2 FBI Background Screening, Safe Environment Training, Catechist Certification, and a valid Florida License.

 

We are also looking to hire a part time YOUTH MINISTER for approximately 16 hours a month. Requirements are a Level 2 FBI Screening and Safe Environment Training.  Future requirements may be required by the Diocese of St Petersburg.

 

We also are in need of a part time MAINTENANCE PERSON (on call). This person must  be licensed and insured, and also have a valid Florida License.

 Please contact Fr. Glenn or Alicia Kaltneckar at the office 352-628-7000 to apply.

 

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OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL CAMP is the youth camp of the Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg.  We are a co-ed camp that accepts campers from 7 to 15 years of age.  Our mission is to challenge our youth to grow in character through wholesome outdoor adventures and the Catholic faith.  There are four sessions available for 2019 Summer Camp that begin on June 9th,., better pricing is available if you register by March 1st. Please do not wait to register—last year sessions 1 and 2 were sold out before the end of April!

Click here for more information and to register...

 

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Thank you, Bishop Parkes! 

We’d like to thank Bishop Gregory Parkes for coming to our parish on December 16, 2018 to celebrate with us the 3rd Sunday of Advent. We marked his first visit by planting two Arizona cypress trees in front of our church. We're happy to share here the pictures that were taken during his visit and the note he sent afterwards.

May Bishop Parkes’ visit with us be the first among many in the future!

 

Dear Fr. Glenn,

Thank you very much for your kind and generous offering on the occasion of visiting St. Thomas the Apostle Parish for Mass this past weekend. I enjoyed my visit and everyone was very welcoming. I’m also grateful for the tree that was planted in honor and remembrance of my 1st pastoral visit. Please know that I ask the Lord’s blessing upon you and the faithful of your parish this Christmas Season!

Sincerely in Christ,

Bishop Gregory L. Parkes

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The Knights of Columbus, St. Thomas Council #15154, extends an invitation to all Catholic men to join our Council.  Please visit the Knights of Columbus page of our website to learn more...


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The mission of the St. Thomas Conference of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society is to help the poor and our neighbors who are in temporary need.  You can make a difference!  Please vist the St. Vincent de Paul page of our website to learn more...

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"OUR SUNDAY VISITOR” YOUNG ADULT ESSAY CONTEST is being held from December 17, 2018 – March 6, 2019 with three age brackets, judged separately: High School students, College students, and Young adults (age 22 – 29). Author of the top essay in each age bracket will receive a cash prize.

 

Please click here to learn more...


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Register Today!

Mail the form and payment to:
Sarah Loos
Mary Help of Christians Center
6400 E. Chelsea Street
Tampa, FL 33610

 

Click on the link for the Registration Form:

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