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 NEW MASS/CONFESSION TIMES:  Beginning Monday, August 1st,  the following Mass and Sacrament of Reconciliation schedule will go into effect for St. Thomas the Apostle Church only:

Mass Schedule
*Monday:  8:30 a.m.
*Tuesday:  6:00 p.m. (NO 8:30am Mass)
Wednesday through Friday:  8:30 a.m.
Saturday:  5:30 p.m. (English) and 7:00 p.m. (Espanol)
*Sunday:  8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Sacrament of Reconciliation Schedule
*Tuesday:  4:00 p.m.

*Saturday:  4:00 p.m.
or by appointment

St. Anthony of Padua’s mass schedules will remain the same.


FAITH FORMATION REGISTRATION:  Mark your calendar for the following Faith Formation (religious education) registration dates:
Saturday, August 20th after 5:30 p.m. Mass – near the church entrance
Sunday, August 21st after 8:00 a.m. Mass – near the church entrance
Sunday, August 21st at 11:30 a.m. – Ice Cream Social (location to be announced)
Saturday, August 27th after 5:30 p.m. Mass – near the church entrance
Sunday, August 28th after 8:00 a.m. Mass – near the church entrance


NER – PRESENCE: THE MYSTERY OF THE EUCHARIST:  Our world is hurting. We need healing, yet many of us are separated from the very source of our strength.  Jesus Christ invites us to return to the source and summit of our faith: his Real Presence in the Eucharist.  The National Eucharistic Revival (NER) is a movement to restore understanding and devotion to this great mystery here in the United States.  STAP will begin meeting this challenge on Saturday, August 13th, August 20th and August 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Community Center.  This is a 3-part series from the Augustine Institute.


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.