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.

Coffee Hour: The Teen Group will be hosting the January 23rd Coffee Hour from 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in STS Fitzgerald Hall.

KofC Fundraising Dinner:  In lieu of the KofC Crab Feed, the Knights of Columbus will be hosting a Tri-Tip and Chicken Bar-B-Que Dinner on Saturday, January 22nd beginning at 5:30 p.m. (dinner served at 6:30 p.m.) in STS Fitzgerald Hall (click HERE for more information).

Calling All Crafters:  Get together with your fellow crafters to work on your project.  Crafters meet the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month in the STAP Parish Library beginning at 10:00 a.m.  For more information, please call the Parish Office at 530-533-0262.

STAP Yearend Parish Expenditure Reports:  Click HERE.

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

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.