Turnpike Catholics
St. Thomas the Apostle

Serving the Northeast Otsego & Northwest Schoharie Counties of New York


"A Catholic Community Along The Great Western Turnpike"


. . . Sunday Mass at 8:30 and 11 AM - Confessions half-hour before Mass       Masks required for all persons attending Mass      The Church is open for private prayer outside of Mass times

   

. . . As Catholics, we believe that every life is sacred, from the moment of conception until the moment of natural death. Every person is made in the image and likeness of God, and so each and every person has inherent dignity.   

 

About Us

  • Sacraments
  • Faith Formation
  • Parish History

  • Membership

  • Parish Leadership

  • Parish Office

  • Social Justice

  • Regions

  • Right to Life

  • Prayer

  • Prayer Line

  • Vocations

  • Lenten Prayer

  • Good Friday

  • Parish Activities

  • Fathers Day Hike 2011

  • 2011 Gift Basket Bonanza

  • Tenant Falls Oct 2009

  • Harvest Festival2009

  • MardiGras 2008

  • Auriesville Trip

  • MardiGras 2007

  • Harvest Festival2007

  • Christmas2007

  • Trivia

    Mardi-Gras-History

    Mrs-Karen-Walker's-Interview

    For nationwide Mass times and locations, call 1-410-676-6000 or visit Mass Times for more information


    We support Catholic Radio
    WOPG 89.9 FM
    Words of Peace and Goodness



    OUR COMMUNITY COOKBOOK!

    Makes a great gift
    ONLY $10.00
    More than 160 pages of delectable recipes
    and cooking trivia.


    Available at St. Thomas after Sunday Mass
    and Plaide Palette
    45 Main Street in Cherry Valley


    "Synod on Synodality" 2021 - 2023

    The Diocese of Albany is excited to announce the beginning phase in the worldwide "Synod on Synodality" initiated by Pope Francis.
    The Diocese will coordinate regional listening sessions for its 126 parishes, at which everyone is encouraged to share their opinions on what they are looking for from today's Church. The listening sessions will be hosted at a central location within each of the seven vicariates across the diocese. Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger will be in attendance, lead the opening prayer and spend time listening to the faithful. The sessions will be guided by a facilitator utilizing universal questions and provide the opportunity for small group breakout sessions.

    Our Synod Listening Session for our Leatherstocking Region Vicariate will be Tuesday, April 19 at St Mary's in Oneonta.
    It is encouraged that the host site (St. Mary's) holds an adoration starting at 6PM prior to the open meeting at 6:30PM
    Prayer is an essential component in the Synod process and in preparing ourselves for this journey.
    Spending time in the presence of our Lord through the Blessed Sacrament will set the tone for the evening.

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    We have a one year subscription to FORMED.

    Formed is the Catholic Faith explained in a series of programs, audio talks, movies, books, documentaries and studies. Books can be down-loaded. Over 4000 titles on almost any device! The parish has paid the subscription so we hope you will check it out.
    There is no charge to you to use this site.
    1. Go to FORMED.org/signup
    2. Enter our parish zip code, 13320 and/or select ST THOMAS THE APOSTLE.
    3. Enter your name and email; pick a topic!

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    Our Diocesan Appeal for 2021 - 2022
    has begun.

    For information go to www.thediocesanappeal.org.
    Make checks payable to Diocesan Appeal,
    40 N. Main Avenue, Albany NY 12203
    Be sure to include your name and the name and location of our parish,
    St. Thomas the Apostle in Cherry Valley.

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    AMEN: A New Free Prayer App!

    The Augustine Institute just launched a new app for Prayer: AMEN. The Catechism of the Catholic Church, quoting St. Alphonsus Liguori, makes the remarkable and sober observation that: those who pray are certainly saved; those who do not pray are certainly damned. (CCC,2744)

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    Pastoral Council's Prayer
    "Lord, help us to overcome our fears and forgive all injuries"

    St. Thomas the Apostle

    Come inside St. Thomas the Apostle
    1 Church Street
    Cherry Valley, NY

    Mass 8:30 and 11 AM Sunday


    Kateri Hall

    our Parish Social Hall

    13 Church Street
    Cherry Valley

    Parish Meetings - Coffee Hours - Funeral Repast

    Available for Rent
    Parishoners and Non-parishoners
    call (607) 264 3779 for details


    Church Calendar and Events 2022

    Lent 2022


  • Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of Fast and Abstinence
    and we abstain from meat every Friday during lent.

    Stations of the Cross every Sunday during lent beginning at 10:15am

  • March 18th is Larry Valetutto's 100th Birthday!

    HOLY WEEK 2022

  • April 10th - Palm Sunday - Masses at 8:30 and 11:00
  • April 14th - Holy Thursday - Triduum begins at 7pm
  • April 15th - Good Friday
  • Stations of the Cross at noon
  • Good Friday Service at 3pm
  • Seven Last Words at 7:30pm

  • April 16th - Easter Vigil - 8pm
  • April 17th - Easter Sunday - Mass at 10am

  • April 19th - Vicariate Synod Listening Session at St Mary's, Oneonta - 6:30 - 8:30PM

    ON-GOING EVENTS 2022

  • Pastoral Council meetings - 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30pm
  • Religious Ed sessions: March 13 & 27
  • Religious Ed sessions: April 10 & 24
  • Religious Ed sessions: May 8 & 22

    Remember, everyday we accept donations for the Food Pantry in Cherry Valley and Sharon Springs plus items for infants and toddlers for Community Maternity Services and Birthright.

  • Parish Office and Staff

    Parish House: 24 Maple Avenue - Cherry Valley, NY 13320
    (607) 264-3779
    Mailing address: PO Box 246 - Cherry Valley, NY 13320
    E-mail: stthomascv@nycap.rr.com


    • Mrs. Karen Walker, Parish Life Coordinator
      Faith Formation Coordinator (cell phone 315 269-8434)
    • Visiting Priest
    • Dr. Richard Brown, Deacon
    • Mr. Randy Ve'lez, Deacon
    • Daisy Ford, Prayer Line and Beveavement Repast (607) 264 3212
    • Dennis Laughlin & Robert Fucci, Trustees
    • Barbara Brown, Cantor
    • Ann Hogan, Cantor
    • Sharon Pellegrino, Pro Life Action Representative
    • Anna Spencer, Sunshine Committee
    • Stanley Misiolek, Organist 8:30 Mass
    • Linda Lamouret-Goodwin, Organist 11:00 Mass
    • Stanley Misiolek, Interim Bookkeeper

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