Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 4:33 PM
STA Spring Auction is on Saturday, April 11th. Tickets are available in the parish office and will be sold after the weekend masses. Also raffle tickets for big cash prizes are also on sale.

Welcome to Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish

Auction Sneak Peak Update 3-25-2015

We hope you can join us for the Annual Spring Auction, Saturday, April 11th in the Aquinas Center.  Check out the partial list below of items that have already been donated!  We greatly appreciate those businesses that support STA.  We strongly urge our friends and families to support these businesses.


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 noursihed by Word and Eucharist, we seek a deeper, more personal relationship with Jesus Christ as we passionately share Christ's love with all people.


Come and be drawn closer to Christ, Sunday nights at 7:15 PM . Open to all high school age teens. Read more






Holy Week Schedule 2015 

Palm Sunday, March 28/29

4:30 p.m. (Vigil), 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 6 p.m. 

Holy Monday, March 30

Sacrament of Reconciliation:  11-1p.m. or 5-7 p.m. 

Holy Tuesday, March 31

Chrism Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral at 6 p.m. 

Holy Wednesday 

Sacrament of Reconciliation at 7-8 p.m. 

Holy Thursday, April 2nd 

Morning Prayer at 9 a.m. 

Liturgy of the Lord's Supper at 7 p.m. 

Adoration following the liturgy until 10 p.m. 

Good Friday, April 3rd 

Morning Prayer at 9 a.m. 

Ecumenical Way of the Cross at 1 p.m. (Starting at First Parish in East Derry and concluding at STA)

Stations of the Cross at 3 p.m. 

Liturgy of the Lord's Passion at 7 p.m. 

Holy Saturday, April 4th 

Morning Prayer and blessing of Easter food at 9 a.m. 

Easter Vigil at 7:30 p.m. 

No confessions or 4:30 p.m. mass 

Easter Sunday, April 5th 

8 a.m., 10 a.m. (church and Aquinas Center), and 12 noon 

No mass at 6 p.m. 





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 our ushers at mass, contact our parish staff or speak directly to me.   I hope you enjoy looking through our website 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 6:30-7:30 A.M.
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.  All teens are encouraged to attend!

Liturgy of the Hours:

Morning Prayer: Monday through Saturday 7:15 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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