Religious Education/Youth Office and Classes
at the Msgr. Gacquin Youth/ Religious Education Center,
122 Layton-Hainesville Road, Sandyston
(mail should be sent to parish office)
Phone: 973-948-7004 ~ Fax: 973-948-7007
St. Thomas the Apostle Church as part of the 9:30 AM Mass (September through April)
New parishioners are invited to fill out a registration form which can be found in the vestibule of the Church.
Often when a Catholic is asked to be a Godparent for baptism or sponsor a Confirmation letter from the pastor of their parish is requested. This can only be given to registered and active members of the parish.
The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated during Mass providing that liturgical norms do not dictate otherwise. Please contact the office to schedule a Baptism and to make arrangements for preparations especially for first time parents. Baptisms may be scheduled at other times if extenuating conditions apply. Godparents must be practicing Catholics.
Part of our ministry is to visit the sick in the hospital or at home. We are happy to bring Holy Communion or the Sacrament of the Sick on our visits.
Important: The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is available to anyone who is sick at home, or in the hospital, or preparing for surgery, or even experiencing older age. Do not wait till someone becomes critical before calling the priest. The Sacrament is most effective when the person can participate in the prayers and understand the signs used. Likewise, it is desirable that family members be present at the time of Anointing.
Privacy laws do not allow us to visit or pray publicly for the sick unless permission is given by the individual or their health care proxy.
Please inform us of the needs of the sick, and we will be happy to respond as best we can.
Tri-State Pregnancy 570-491-5151
Good Counsel: 1.800.723.8331
for pregnant mothers in need any time, any place.
Project Rachel 973-777-8818, ext. 272
Lumina: Hope and Healing After Abortion: 1.877.LUMINA1 (877.586.4621)