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 Ministry will be hosting the November 27th Coffee Hour rom 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in STS Fitzgerald Hall.


BULLETIN NOTICES:   It’s Advent!  Which means Christmas and New Year’s Day are fast approaching.  To accommodate the printer’s holiday schedule, your ministry/organization announcements will need to be submitted to the STAP bulletin editor (saintthomasbulletin.oroville@gmail.com) by the following dates:

Sunday, December 18th issue by Friday, December 9th at noon (12:00 p.m.)
Sunday, December 25th issue by Thursday, December 15th at noon (12:00 p.m.)


FOOD DRIVE:  Feeding the hungry is the first Corporal Work of Mercy.  On November 1st, STAP began the collection of non-perishable food for the Salvation Army Food Bank.  Please place your itms in the cart in the vestibule.  CLRS will deliver the food weekly.  This collection will continue through December.


SAVE THE DATE:   Saturday, January 21, 2023 … The Knights of Columbus CRAB FEED DINNER!


SICK CALL/HOME VISIT REQUEST:   If you or someone you know is in need of a sick call or home visit, click on this LINK for a fillable electronic form. This form may also be found in the church vestibule and Parish Office.

SOLICITUD DE LLAMADA POR ENFERMEDAD/VISI TA A DOMICILIO:   Si usted o alguien que conoce necesita una llamada medica o una visita a domicilio, haga clic en este ENLACE para un formulario electrónico rellenaste. Este forma también se puede encontrar en el vestíbulo de la iglesia y en la Oficina Parroquial.


MASS INTENTIONS:   If you wish to have your intentions offered up at Mass, you may do so by contacting the Parish Office a5 530-532-0262.


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.