NEWS & EVENTS
Requests for Parish Membership
Since the restructuring of schools last year, we are restricted on who can and cannot join St. Thomas. If one lives within our boudaries, they automatically may register with us. If outside our territory and want to register for school, they may register for school if the Pastor of their jurisdiction permits it. The Aston/Boothwyn Pastors do not permit it since they have a regional school. Those from outside our Parish that come here for school with permission may NOT register with us as parishioners if living within this Archdiocese. They must keep their affiliation with their own parish of residence.
Protecting God’s Children
If you volunteer or work around children in any capacity at St. Thomas or are an employee, you need to have completed all necessary criminal background forms and training.
- PA criminal background check (update every 5 years)
- PA Child abuse check (update every 5 years)
- VIRTUS training class
- VIRTUS technology addendum
- Mandated reporter training
- PA Act 2011-24
Go to the LINKS section above and click on the Archdiocese of Philadelphia website, go to Protecting God’s Children for more info, or call the Rectory 610-459-2224.
PILGRIMAGE TO ST. RITA SHRINE
We have arranged for a one day trip to St. Rita’s Shrine in Philadelphia on Monday, May 19th. We will have a tour and presentation on the Church/Shrine, an opportunity for Confession and Mass with a visit to the gift shop. St. Rita’s has been a landmark for Philadelphia Catholics for years. The bus will leave St. Thomas parking lot at 8:45 am sharp, please be on time. We will enjoy lunch at Popi’s Italian Restaurant and return home by 4:00 pm. the cost is $45 per person which includes the bus cost, tour and a full lunch. For more information or to make a reservation, call Sr. Nicoletta at the Rectory (610-459-2224)
THANK YOU TO ALL GARDENERS
A sincere thank you to all our faithful gardeners. Your time and hard work has enhanced the gardens and prepared the grounds for the celebration of Holy Week and Easter. May a prayer go up for you every time a flower blooms. God Bless.
CONFESSIONS: Good Friday Noon till 1:30pm
HOLY THURSDAY- APRIL 17th: Mass at 7:00 pm followed by visitation in the Chapel until 9:30 pm.
GOOD FRIDAY- April 18th: 2:00 pm will be the Liturgy of the Passion and Death of Our Lord.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:15-17