Friday, February 12, 2016 at 6:15 PM
The parish will be on holiday schedule on Monday, Feb. 15th in observance of Presidents' Day. The parish office will be closed and Mass will be at 9 a.m. No morning prayer or Eucharistic adoration.

Welcome to Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish



Mission Statement

We are the faith community of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Derry, NH, dedicated to continuing the mission of Jesus Christ in the Roman Catholic tradition.  We proclaim the Good News, using our time, talent and treasure to reach the new, the wandering, the poor and the unloved.  United in God, we are committed to growth in faith through worship spirituality, outreach, education, and fellowship. Empowered by the Holy Spirit and nourished by Word and Eucharist, we seek a deeper, more personal relationship with Jesus Christ as we passionately share Christ's love with all people.






STA Lenten Events

Ash Wednesday Masses (Feb. 10th)

8 a.m. 9:30 a.m. (school mass), 4 p.m., and 7 p.m. 

Sacrament of Reconciliation 

Wednesdays (March 2, 9, 16, and 23) 7-8 p.m. 

Saturdays 3-4 p.m.

Monday of Holy Week (March 21st) 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. 

Stations of the Cross 

Fridays at 7 p.m. (Living Stations of the Cross on March 11th).

Good Friday at 3 p.m. 

Night of Reflection 

Saturday, Feb. 20th 6-9 p.m. in the Aquinas Center.

Please RSVP the parish office.

Fish Fry 

Fridays except Good Friday from 5-7 p.m. in the Aquinas Center 

40 Cans for Lent 

Beginning on Ash Wednesday until Palm Sunday bring your nonperisable items and drop them off at the entrances of the church.  This can be done each and every day or when you attend one of the Sunday Masses.  All item will be donated to our food pantry. 









A message from the Pastor 


My dear friends,

Welcome to the St. Thomas Aquinas webpage as you navigate through our webpage you will be able to find useful information in regard to our parish.  We have something for everyone and be assured that once you walk through our doors you will feel welcomed and loved as Christ has commanded us.  If you ever need assistance please don't hesitate to reach out to one of our ushers at mass, speak to our parish staff or get in touch with Fr. Joe or myself.   I hope you enjoy surfing our webpage and may the Lord continue to bless you in so many ways. 


Fr. Phil 






Mass/Prayer Schedule:

Saturday Vigil: 4:30 P.M.
Sunday: 8:00 A.M., 10:30 A.M., 6:00 P.M.
Daily: 8:00 A.M. (Federal Holidays 9:00 A.M.) 
Adoration: Monday through Saturday 7:00 a.m.  (suspended from July 1st until Labor Day)
Nocturnal Adoration: Third Friday of the Month from 10:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M.
First Friday: Starting after the 8:00 A.M. Mass or school mass when in session until 5:00 P.M.

XLT: First Fridays at 7 p.m. (except July and August)  All teens are encouraged to attend!

Liturgy of the Hours:

Morning Prayer: Monday through Saturday 7:30 A.M. 

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturdays: 3-4 p.m. 

Sacrament of Baptism

Celebrations: Sundays at Noon. Arrangements must be made at the Friary Office. A class will be required of the parents.

Sacrament of Marriage

Please contact one of the priests about a year before your wedding.  


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