Founded in 1966, the Parish of Saint Thomas the Apostle in Smyrna, Georgia, is staffed by the Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette.
In 1998, Fr. Jaime Molina, M.N.M. (Missionaries of the Nativity of Mary) was invited by Fr. Caffery to serve our Hispanic community
Nuns of the Holy Humility of Mary (1966 – 1985)
The bronze statue of Our Lady of La Salette
Donated by Rev. Jerry Biron, M.S., when he was at our parish, ca. 1985.
The Saint Thomas the Apostle Painting
The painting was done in India in 2005, by request of Fr. Joy Chukkananickal, M.S., who was assigned at that time to our parish.
The Stained Glass window
Located at the entrance of our church, it depicts two sets of hands: the risen Christ and a doubting Thomas, along with a banner that reads: Believe.
The ivory crosses – wall art
The large ivory display of crosses (originally located behind the main altar and moved to our Social hall after the renovation in 2015) was made by Carl Leick, an artist and former parishioner at St. Thomas the Apostle.
The Processional Cross
Donated to our parish in honor of M.L. and Jack Kellner, parishioners of St. Thomas since 1972, in recognition for their many years of service and dedication to the St. Thomas community. The Kellners moved to upstate New York in 2008.
The Stations of the Cross
The Stations of the Cross were donated by several parishioners during Rev. James McGlone’s time at St. Thomas. They were purchased from Maison Bouvrier Inc, a Canadian Religious Articles business.
The Statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe
The statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe was donated by the Hispanic parishioners of our church.
The Statue of the Blessed Mother (indoors)
The statue of Mary was acquired during Fr. Dyer’s time.
The Wooden Nativity
Donated by Glenda Brennan and family in memory of Glenda’s husband, Tom Brennan.
The Wooden La Salette Cross
Commissioned to Phil Reynolds, parishioner and British craftsman, in 2010. The cross is built in teak wood and it can be admired as you access our parish from King Springs Road. The installation of the cross took place on January 21, 2011.
Dedicated in September 2010, this garden was donated by parishioner Mr. Gus Scannapieco, as a place to all St. Thomas families to remember their beloved ones. Engraved bricks can be found throughout the garden and donations continue being accepted for the placement of new bricks.