Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church

Saint Thomas

We, the parish family of Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, proclaim our belief in the message and mission of Jesus Christ. We are committed to sharing our time, talent and treasure through worship, spiritual formation and outreach.
We, the parish family of Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, proclaim our belief in the message and mission of Jesus Christ.

We are committed to sharing our time, talent and treasure through worship, spiritual formation and outreach.

English Mass – Sat. 5:30PM – Sun. 8AM & 11AM
Misa en Español – Sun. 12:30PM
Reconciliation – Sat. 4PM-5PM

Office Hours: 8AM-4PM Mon-Thu, 8AM-12PM Fri
80 Saint Thomas Way, Montevallo, AL 35115
(205) 663-3936

Weekly Letter

Nov 26, 2023

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Dear Brothers and Sisters, Over the past couple weeks, you might have noticed something new in the church: the new votive racks. Ever since arriving at St Thomas, I’ve received a lot of suggestions to add them, and it’s great that we’ve been able to happen. Many thanks in particular to Andrew Vickery (our seminarian last summer) who worked on the design and to Carl Roan who did the woodwork. It’s incredible how everything turned out! Lighting a prayer candle is a wonderful Catholic custom that you might be familiar with from other parishes. The light of the candle is a symbol of the hope we have from knowing that God hears our prayers, and the way the candle shines for a long time reminds us of how we are to pray without ceasing. And when many people light candles together, we see a sign of how we are united in prayer, both with our fellow Catholics on earth and with the saints, our friends in heaven. These lights we will be seeing in our parish church are a great way to think about the best of the Last Things: heaven, the destination that lies beyond this earthly journey. We go forward along the paths of this life with the certainty that our heavenly Father has prepared a place for us, and a great cloud of witnesses cheers us on with their prayers. Against the dark moments of this life, heaven is a candle of hope that burns all the brighter in the shadows. On this Thanksgiving weekend, I give thanks to God for our whole parish family, which is a light for our community and a sign of the bright hope of heaven that lies before us. Through the prayers of the Blessed Mother and our patron St. Thomas, we raise up each other in the light of God’s love. God bless,

Father Jantz

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Eucharistic Ministers Needed

St Thomas is still in need for new Eucharistic Ministers for Holy Communion at the 8:00am and 11:00am masses. We have one vacancy to fill at the 8:00am mass, and two vacancies to fill at the 11am mass. Please consider volunteering for this liturgical ministry as a way of giving back to God for blessings received. See Deacon David for more information or if you are interested.

Annulment Advocates

St Thomas parish currently has two diocesan tribunal certified advocates for the marriage annulment process. Deacon David and Ann Hicks are available to serve as advocates for parish members that may have questions about the annulment procedures or may be considering the annulment process. Please contact Deacon David or Ann Hicks if you have questions or need further assistance.

Ladies Wednesday Bible Study

The Ladies Morning Scripture Study are meeting on Wednesday’s at 10:00 AM in the St. Joseph’s Room with The Eucharist in Scripture. This study will discover God’s plan as it is expressed through the Bible and the Mass. This six-lesson study, presented by Dr. Scott Hahn, will unlock the meaning of covenant, sacrifice, and sacrament as understood in the Bible, from Genesis through Revelation. The Eucharist in Scripture examines the biblical foundations of the Eucharist and explores the Church’s liturgy as the original context for the books of the Bible. All ladies are welcome to attend. Call Debbie at 205-616-0920 if you have any questions.

Wednesday Night Scripture Study

We are in our second year of the National Eucharistic Revival. This second phase will foster Eucharistic devotion at the parish level, strengthening our liturgical life through faithful celebration of the Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, and movements of the Holy Spirit. With this in mind, the Wednesday Night Scripture Study Group will explore Eucharist: Discovering the Mass in the Bible Acclaimed author and teacher Dr. Brant Pitre digs down to the biblical roots of the Eucharist, through its foreshadowing in the miraculous events of the Old Testament, the Gospels, and Apostolic teaching. We'll discover firsthand how Christ's Body and Blood are an integral and wondrous part of God's plan for our salvation. We meet each Wednesday at 7:00 PM in the St. Joseph’s room. All are invited to attend. Questions? Call Bill or Deb at 205-515-1927.

Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast 12/3

The Knights of Columbus provide a pancake breakfast on the First Sunday of each month from 8:30am to 10:30am. Please plan to join us. Next Breakfast is December 3rd!

Ladies Auxiliary Fun with Santa 12/9

Calling all children and those who are young at heart! St. Thomas Ladies Auxiliary will host our Fun with Santa event on and crafts on Saturday, December 9th from 2:00pm-4:00pm in our parish social hall. Come enjoy a story read by Fr. Jantz, arts and crafts, and a visit with Santa Claus!

Christmas Choir 12/10

St. Thomas invites you to a bilingual Christmas Choir concert on December 10, 2023 at 6:00PM in the main church. All are welcome.

Celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe 12/11-12

St. Thomas invites you to come and celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe on Dec. 11th starting at 10:00PM with the Rosary, and at 11:00PM singing till midnight, there will be hot chocolate served with sweet bread afterwards. Tuesday, Dec. 12th there will be a Mass at 6:00PM with a procession and Rosary in the church and a reception after in the Parish Hall. All are welcome.



At St. Thomas, we have a wide variety of ministries, such as our Hispanic ministry, youth and college ministries, the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, our Faith Formation classes for students grades 1-10, and our Confirmation and First Communion programs.

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Faith Formation Handbook

Details about registration for Faith Formation classes at St. Thomas and children's preparation for the sacraments

Faith Formation Schedule

Schedule of classes, holidays, and major events for the 2023-24 Faith Formation year