Address: 4100 S. Coulter Street
Amarillo, TX 79109
Church Phone: (806) 358-2461
Rectory Phone: (806) 353-1016
FAX: (806) 358-2529
Office Hours: (M-F) 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Parish Offices will be closed from: 12:00 PM on Holy Thursday, April 2, through Monday, April 6.
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Mass of the Lord's Supper
Thursday, April 2, 7:30 PM
Stations of the Cross
Friday, April 3, 12:15 PM
Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion
Friday, April 3, 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 4, 8:30 PM
Sunday, April 5, at 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, & 11:15 AM
A Nursery will be provided for all Liturgies
except Stations of the Cross on Good Friday.
Begining Sunday, April 5, 2015, St. Thomas the Apostle Parish will start streaming the
11:15 AM Mass on line.
The Sunday Mass On Line is an outreach of the St. Thomas the Apostle Parish's Liturgical Ministries and is supported by the donations of viewers. This outreach serves those who, for reasons outside of their control, are unable to attend Sunday Mass. For many homebound individuals, this outreach reminds them that they are loved by their brothers and sisters in Christ and that they remain a vibrant and loved part of our faith community.
For those who are interested in viewing live streaming Mass to the homebound, or might know someone who would be comforted by this outreach, please refer to the link below to view the
St. Thomas the Apostle Parish 11:15 AM Sunday Mass.
"They began to be distressed and to say to him, one by one. Surely it is not I?" During this dramatic scene at the Last Supper, we can picture Judas Iscariot, the betrayer, trying to play up his innocence as long as possible. He knew he had already betrayed Jesus, and if he joined in the "who, me?" ritual, he was just putting on appearances. But what about the others? The rest of the Twelve were deeply disturbed by the idea that they might betray Jesus. As we know, however, when push came to shove, Peter's fear of betraying Jesus was trumped by fear for his own life. "I do not know this man about whom you are talking," he said in order to protect himself. But notice Peter's reaction when he realized what he'd done: "He broke down and wept."
How different was humble Peter's response from that of prideful Judas, who acted as if he hadn't done anything wrong: "Who, me?" Both men were unfaithful to the Lord, but only Peter immediately felt real sorrow, what we traditionally call contrition, for his sin.
The betrayers in today's Gospel readings are not just these two men. We also follow the crowd who hailed Jesus one day with "hosannas!" and a week later nailed him with their angry "crucify him!” How quickly our faith can turn fickle. For some of us, it may be easy to condemn the crowd and Judas and Peter, thinking that we would never do such a thing: "Who, me?" But today, let us resolve not to be so proud as to think we are perfect disciples. Let us have the humility of Peter who wept over his imperfections and, ultimately, repented of his sins. Only when we acknowledge that we need God's help will we be able to hail him and praise him as he truly deserves.
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Our new pictorial directories have arrived! Families who had their picture taken should come by the parish office to pick up their complimentary copy. There are extras available to parishioners for a $6 donation. Please stop by the parish office during business hours to get your copy. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Jones.