Boy Scouts (Troop 116): Build confidence, build character, build rockets, build an ADVENTURE!
A traditional style Catholic Boy Scout Troop, chartered by St. Thomas the Apostle, with an emphasis on discipline and respect for others and God. This is a Scout Run Troop, meaning that the boys learn to be independent in overcoming obstacles to reach a goal. They learn to work together to make something happen. This troop does a lot of camping, so if you love to be outside and get dirty, this is the troop for you. Service is a priority for this troop, whether it be cleaning and lighting the trails for the Easter Sunrise Service on Mt. Rubidoux, or busing tables and cleaning at the Knight's Lenten Fish Fry, or building a small Altar for the Children's Worship room, they are always ready to answer a call. The boys learn valuable skills, build character and make life long friends along the way.
For more information on this ministry please contact Keith Banks at [email protected]
Cub Scouts (Pack 116): Adventure awaits you. With fun and discovery at every turn, Cub Scouting makes the most of right now. Providing boys a foundation they can stand on to embrace opportunity, overcome obstacles and make new discoveries. Make Scouting the foundation of your future. Build an adventure today. A traditional style Catholic Cub Scout Troop, chartered by St. Thomas the Apostle, with an emphasis on disipline and respect for other's and God.
Girl Scouts: A traditional style Catholic Girl Scout, chartered by St. Thomas the Apostle, with an emphasis on discipline and respect for others and God. For more information please call Laurie Nelson at: (951) 785-6659.
Filipino Ministry: Commits to help spread the Word of God not only to the Filipino people but to all ethnicities, by encouraging Filipinos to be involved with our parish and actively serve the Lord through church related functions. For more information on this ministry please call Nini Dyogi at: (951) 789-7056.
Ministerio Hispano: La misión del ministerio es proclamar el Evangelio de Jesucristo en el lenguaje y en la cultura de la Comunidad Hispana de Santo Tomás, para que reciban a Jesucristo en cada dimensión de la vida. El Ministerio Hispano de Santo Tomás ofrece un programa de catecismo bilingüe para niños y adultos. Contamos con un grupo de oración, grupo de estudio de la Biblia, clases de inglés para adultos, y una misa semanal en español en donde las personas pueden servir según su tiempo y talento como lector, ministro de la Eucaristía, monaguillo, ujier, o en el coro musical. También tenemos eventos anuales como diferentes retiros, la Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe y la Posada Navideña. Para mayor información, por favor comuníquese con la coordinación del ministerio hispano.
In the Spanish Ministry our mission is to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the language and in the culture of the Hispanic Community of Saint Thomas so they can receive Jesus Christ in every dimension of their life. To accomplish our mission, we offer: a bilingual catechetical program for children and adults, a Spanish Prayer Group, a Spanish Bible Study Group, English as a Second Language classes for adults, and a week mass where the person can serve in the different ministries as: lector, Eucharistic minister, altar server, usher, or in the music choir. We also have different events during the year where everyone is welcome! For more information please contact Spanish Ministry Coordinator Marisol Aceves.
English as a Second Language Ministry (ESL Ministry): The ESL Ministry offers English as a Second Language classes for adults at the parish. Please let us know if you have teaching skills and would like to volunteer in our ESL program as instructor or assistant. It is not necessary to be bilingual. For more information please contact Spanish Ministry Coordinator Marisol Aceves.
Hospitality: For more information on this ministry please call (951) 689-1131
Knights of Columbus: A Catholic men's fraternal benefit society that was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to the sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and educational fellowship is promoted among members through instructional, charitable, religious, social, welfare, war relief and public relief works. For more information on this ministry Knights of Columbus
Our Lady's Rosary Making: Promotes the Rosary, Our Lady's Prayer, by providing handmade rosaries to Missions worldwide, at home, hospitals, nursing homes and the military. For more information on this ministry please call the parish office at: (951) 689-1131 and your message will be forwarded.
Parish Office Volunteer: Volunteers who help fill in at front desk when staff is unavailable. Bilingual a plus and knowledge of general office duties, help with parish bulk mailings. For more information on this ministry please call Maria Cordeiro at the parish office, (951) 689-1131 or [email protected]
Senior's Group (55+): Brings seniors, 55+, into community with monthly pot-luck lunches, BINGO, and social time. For more information on this ministry please call the Parish office to leave a message for Sue Holscher.
VBS (Vacation Bible School): For more information on this ministry please call Dana Robles at: (951) 689-1131 or [email protected]
SPARK Young Adult Ministry:Young Adults a ministry for individuals, college students and married couples 18-39 who are looking for a way to learn more about their faith in an easy going and comfortable environment. SPARK covers an array of activities to help you grow and explore your faith further. For more information on this ministry please call the parish office at: (951) 689-1131
"If you are who you were meant to be, you will set the world ablaze!" -St. Catherine of Sienna
St. Thomas The Apostle Ministry is a place for them to discover their faith in new and exciting ways. Our goal is to answer teens #1 question when it comes to their Catholic faith: "Why does this matter to me?"
Through our events and experiences we aim to show teens how relevant their faith is in their everyday lives.
For more information on this ministry please call the Youth Ministry Team at 951-689-1131 X240 or [email protected]