Welcome!

Welcome to Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church and Parish School in Oroville California, and our mission church Saint Anthony of Padua in Challenge California.  We have been serving the Greater Oroville area since 1857, becoming part of the Diocese of Sacramento in 1886. We are glad you are here.

STAP Letter to Parishioners  (04/10/2020)

How do the Diocesan Policies effect St. Thomas the Apostle and St. Anthony of Padua churches and St. Thomas the Apostle School:

  •  All public celebrations of Sunday and weekday Masses are SUSPENDED, until further notice.
  • All meetings and social gathers are CANCELLED, until further notice.
  • St. Thomas School campus will NOT reopen for the remainder of this school year. On-line distance learning is being provided to all students (click here for latest updates).

**PARISH OFFERINGS** — the cost of operating our Parish continues even though we are not there. Our main source of income is the Sunday offertory. Please consider continuing support of our Parish by either mailing in your offertory envelopes or by accessing the “OnlineGiving” tab located in the menu above.

Masses and other Resources: 

Diocese Policies Regarding COVID-19:  Click HERE to read Bishop Soto’s policies/decrees regarding the Coronavirus.

  • Special Message from Bishop Jaime Soto (5/29/2020) —Coming Back to the Table
  • Funerals/Grave Sites (updated 03/24/2020) and Weddings, click HERE.

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MISSION STATEMENT: Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we the church answer the call of Christ to be a visible sign of His presence by participating in: Scripture and Sacraments, Worship and Prayer, Spiritual and Academic Education, Evangelization and Witnessing, Service and Charity, Fellowship and Community. Through our words and actions with our universal community of believers, we strive to share the love of God and the greater Oroville community and throughout the world.