Welcome to Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish
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We are the faith community of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Derry, NH, dedicated to continuing the mission of Jesus Christ in the Roman Catholic tradition. We proclaim the Good News, using our time, talent and treasure to reach the new, the wandering, the poor and the unloved. United in God, we are committed to growth in faith through worship spirituality, outreach, education, and fellowship. Empowered by the Holy Spirit and noursihed by Word and Eucharist, we seek a deeper, more personal relationship with Jesus Christ as we passionately share Christ's love with all people.
Holy Week Schedule 2015
Palm Sunday, March 28/29
4:30 p.m. (Vigil), 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 6 p.m.
Holy Monday, March 30
Sacrament of Reconciliation: 11-1p.m. or 5-7 p.m.
Holy Tuesday, March 31
Chrism Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral at 6 p.m.
Sacrament of Reconciliation at 7-8 p.m.
Holy Thursday, April 2nd
Morning Prayer at 9 a.m.
Liturgy of the Lord's Supper at 7 p.m.
Adoration following the liturgy until 10 p.m.
Good Friday, April 3rd
Morning Prayer at 9 a.m.
Ecumenical Way of the Cross at 1 p.m. (Starting at First Parish in East Derry and concluding at STA)
Stations of the Cross at 3 p.m.
Liturgy of the Lord's Passion at 7 p.m.
Holy Saturday, April 4th
Morning Prayer and blessing of Easter food at 9 a.m.
Easter Vigil at 7:30 p.m.
No confessions or 4:30 p.m. mass
Easter Sunday, April 5th
8 a.m., 10 a.m. (church and Aquinas Center), and 12 noon
No mass at 6 p.m.
A message from the Pastor
My dear friends,
Welcome to the St. Thomas Aquinas webpage as you navigate through our webpage you will be able to find useful information in regard to our parish. We have something for everyone and be assured that once you walk through our doors you will feel welcomed and loved as Christ has commanded us. If you ever need assistance please don't hesitate to reach out to one our ushers at mass, contact our parish staff or speak directly to me. I hope you enjoy looking through our website and may the Lord continue to bless you in so many ways.
Saturday Vigil: 4:30 P.M.
Sunday: 8:00 A.M., 10:30 A.M., 6:00 P.M.
Daily: 8:00 A.M. (Federal Holidays 9:00 A.M.)
Adoration: Monday through Saturday 6:30-7:30 A.M.
Nocturnal Adoration: Third Friday of the Month from 10:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M.
First Friday: Starting after the 8:00 A.M. Mass or school mass when in session until 5:00 P.M.
XLT: First Fridays at 7 p.m. All teens are encouraged to attend!
Liturgy of the Hours:
Morning Prayer: Monday through Saturday 7:15 A.M.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturdays: 3-4 p.m.
Sacrament of Baptism
Celebrations: Sundays at Noon. Arrangements must be made at the Friary Office. A class will be required of the parents.
Sacrament of Marriage
Please contact one of the priests about a year before your wedding.