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Trunk-or-Treat 2015

Info, News Sep 27, 2015 No Comments
  • When: Friday, October 30, 2015
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.—8:30 p.m.
  • Where: St. Thomas the Apostle Church Parking Lot
  • Details: Wear your favorite costume or come dressed as a Saint (bring your own bag to collect candy & prizes)
  • Family Event
  • Rain or Shine

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In loving memory of Fr. Gene Barrette, M.S.

News Jul 30, 2015 No Comments

Fr. Gene’s Farewell Message: Time to Say Goodbye

Time To Say Goodbye – Chronicles the life of Fr. Eugene Barrette, M.S.  Approx 33 minutes.

This video was presented during the Memorial service offered in our parish, on July 15th, and will also be available in DVD format at Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Smyrna, GA. (The DVDs are in production as of July 30, 2015.) Suggested offering: $5.00.

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Jubilee Volunteers Wanted

News May 18, 2015 No Comments

Interested in being part of our 50th Parish Anniversary Jubilee?

Please contact Perpetua Nyambison at:

Parish History: Material wanted!

News May 18, 2015 No Comments

Parish History: Material wanted!

  • Old Photos
  • Newspapers clippings
  • Letters

J1Fellow Parishioners: Do you have old photos, newspaper clippings or letters that tell about our Parish history? If you do, the Historical and Digital Technology Committee for the Parish 50th Anniversary Celebration needs your help!

Our mission is to collect, catalog and archive material related to our Parish history, and to assist the other Committees in preparing presentations about our history.

If you have anything we would be very grateful if you would let us record it. You can loan the material to us and we will return it once we have scanned it and saved it in digital format.
Or, if you want to donate the material you have, we will make sure it is preserved in our Parish archive.

Please contact:

Bill Bauer 678-458-1511
Linda Blount 770-617-4851

Pastoral Plan: Radio Exclusive

News May 12, 2015 No Comments

Archbishop Gregory Opens Up About the New Pastoral Plan for Atlanta Archdiocese

ATLANTA, Ga, May 11, 2015 — In an exclusive interview, Archbishop Wilton Gregory sat down with “The Catholic Cast” to discuss his feelings about the archdiocesan Pastoral Plan released by his office last month. The new plan will help guide the church in its mission of sharing the good news of Jesus Christ in our community over the next five years. Read more »

Pictorial Directory 2015

Info, News May 12, 2015 No Comments

Are you ready to have your picture taken for our Pictorial Directory? Sure hope so, cause we’re going to start SIGN UPS on May 14th.

Appointments available from Tuesday to Saturday, beginning June 16th and throughout July 2015.
Photo session only takes 15 minutes and all participant families will get a FREE 8×10 portrait and a FREE copy of our pictorial directory.

Click HERE to sign up for your PHOTO SESSION for the Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church Pictorial/Networking Directory.

PLEASE NOTE: If the site is down, please try again later. Our volunteers are working hard entering appointments received manually. In an effort to avoid double bookings, we must disable the sign up page for a few hours until all data is updated. We apologize for the inconvenience.

For more details or information please feel free to contact Lauren Russell at (808) 285-4124 or



Urban Stations – 2015

News Mar 18, 2015 No Comments

Urban Stations 2015

Vía Crucis Urbano

This multilingual walking prayer is a moving experience that includes scripture readings, reflections, prayer and music.

7:45 a.m.
Meet at St. Thomas the Apostle.
Encuentro en Santo Tomás.

8:00 a.m.
Carpooling departs from Saint Thomas the Apostle (minimum 20 participants in order to get a bus. Call 678-626-3960 to sign up.
You can also drive to Atlanta (take MARTA to Five Points Station or park at Underground)

Salida en caravana de carros desde Santo Tomás. Buseta disponible solo si conseguimos un mínimo de 20 participantes. Llamar al 678-626-3960 para anotarse. También pueden manejar a Atlanta o tomar el tren de MARTA a la Estación Five Points

8:50 a.m.
Gather at starting point Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in downtown Atlanta
Encuentro en el punto de partida: Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepción en Atlanta

9:00 a.m.
Opening prayer by Archbishop Gregory
Oración inicial con el Arzobispo Gregory

12:30 p.m.
Conclude at the crypt of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Carpooling available to return participants to our church parking lot.
El Via Crucis concluye en la tumba de Martin luther King, Jr.
Regresamos a Santo Tomás en caravan o buseta.

For more information please contact / Informes:
Michael Okuto at 678-626-3960 or e-mail:

Holy Thursday Pilgrimage 2015

News Mar 03, 2015 No Comments

Pilgrimage for Immigrants, Holy Week 2015

‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or ill or in prison, and not minister to your needs?’ – Matthew 25:44

The Holy Thursday Pilgrimage is a segment of the Pilgrimage for Immigrants, Holy Week 2015 – an act of faith and solidarity. Since its founding, the United States has welcomed immigrants from around the world who have found opportunity and safe haven here. Today, more immigrants journey to our country than our current laws allow. Instead of addressing the root causes of immigration, our current U.S. policies dehumanize and exploit millions of immigrants, make their journey more dangerous, their arrival less welcoming, and their families more vulnerable.
This interfaith pilgrimage through North Georgia and Metro Atlanta is a prayer with feet. The Pilgrimage shows our unity in the quest to find a comprehensive solution for immigration reform. This walking prayer recognizes the dignity all people equally deserve and prays that we build relationships that are just and loving.

Holy Thursday Pilgrimage, April 2nd
Join in a walking celebration of faith and solidarity that includes song, prayer, testimonials, and fellowship. All faiths, ethnicities, and ages are welcome.

  • 9:15 a.m. Meet at St. Thomas the Apostle, 4300 King Springs Rd., Smyrna, 30082
  • 10:00 a.m. Walk to San Francisco Banquet Hall on South Cobb Drive, with rest breaks scheduled along the way. Please bring a sack lunch for yourself.
  • 1:00 p.m. After our 4-mile journey, special ceremony to close event. Buses will shuttle participants from San Francisco Banquet Hall to St. Thomas the Apostle.

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Memorial Mass for Lynn Scannapieco Campanario

News Mar 02, 2015 No Comments

There will be a Memorial Mass and reception for Lynn Scannapieco Campanario, daughter of our parishioner and former Parish Administrator Gus Scannapieco. Lynn passed away on December 3, 2014, in California.

A Memorial Mass will be held at

  • Faith United Methodist Church (next door to our Saint Thomas the Apostle campus)
  • 4336 King Springs Road Southeast, Smyrna, GA 30082
  • Saturday, March 7th
  • 11:00 a.m.

Reception to follow in the Saint Thomas the Apostle Social Hall.

Inclement Weather – ALL Activities cancelled (2/25/2015)

News Feb 25, 2015 No Comments

Due to inclement weather ALL activities in the parish will be cancelled after 12 Noon on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.
This includes:
Parish Office Services

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Arise
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Mass
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Pre-Evangelización
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM PSR
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM Life Teen Band
8:30 PM – 10:00 PM Small Evangelized Communities