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

  • Current Events

  • Calendar

  • 2021 Year of St Joseph

    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



    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


    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

    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!

    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.

    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)

    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

  • Giving Tuesday - November 30th

  • Anointing of the sick - 8:10 Am and 11:Am Mass - November 7th
  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrement - 10:15AM - 10:45AM - Nov 7th

    We will be providing Christmas gifts for 12 families this year.
    "Giving Tree" tags will be available before Thanksgiving.
    Thank you for your generosity.

  • Thank you to all Veterans.
    Remember Veterans Day is November 11th.

  • Parish Pastoral Council meeting - 6:30PM - November 18th

  • Thanksgiving - November 25th

  • First Sunday of Advent - November 28h

  • Christmas Basket Raffle and Soup, Sandwich and Dessert Luncheon "To Go"
    December 4th
    $6.00 for lunch - 11AM - 2PM - Please wear a mask.
    Basket raffle tickets $1.00 each for 6 for $5.00
    Basket drawings - 2 PM - December 5th

  • Immaculate Conception/ End of "Year of St.Joseph" - 6PM Mass
    December 8th

  • Christmas Eve - 6PM Mass - December 24th

  • Christmas Day - 10AM Mass - December 25th

  • Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph: special family blessing
    8:30 and 11AM Mass - December 26th

  • Feast of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God - 10AM Mass - January 1

  • Feast of the Epiphany; blessing of chalk and doorways for visitors
    8:30 and 11 AM Mass - January 2

    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, Sacramental Minister
    • 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

      Come inside
      Welcome home...