It is paramount to our faith that we personally develop a love relationship with our Lord Jesus, not simply a theoretical or an intellectual understanding of religion. The Church is our primary dispenser of nourishment for that relationship.
We are a sacramental church. We believe the Seven Sacraments are channels through which the grace of God, flowing from the cross of Jesus, comes to us. They are not the only channels of God’s grace through Jesus, but they are reliable channels that never run dry. The Seven Sacraments are celebrated according to the rites of the Catholic Faith Tradition.
Mass at Saint Thomas is celebrated in English. We believe that Jesus is truly present under the appearance of the bread and wine we share. It is true food and true drink, providing the spiritual nourishment we need.
All baptized Christians are welcome to receive the consecrated bread and wine (Holy Communion) at every Mass at Saint Thomas.
Come, join with us in worship every Sunday; be nourished in the Word, Body and Blood of Jesus Christ who died for each of us.
We rejoice that we are truly members of the Communion of Saints, that we are forgiven, and that we have eternal life in Christ Jesus. We believe that the Seven Sacraments were instituted by our Lord, Jesus Christ, and that His Sacraments are life giving, comforting expressions of love from God to His people. The Holy Spirit, through the Sacraments, is visible and discernibly active in our lives; through the sacraments, the grace of Christ Jesus is given to us by the Holy Spirit. By grace and faith we are sealed as Christ’s people, and we are fed, forgiven, cleansed, and made victorious.
Our Church recognizes that the Seven Sacraments are equal in importance but very special devotion is given to Baptism and the Holy Eucharist because they are so central in our relationship with Almighty God. We acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sin and the Holy Eucharist (Mass) as our supreme act of communal worship. The Mass was given its form by the Apostles, and we celebrate it now in its current form in English.