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 the hosts on Sunday, November 28th  from 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in STS Fitzgerald Hall.

FR. GODWIN WILL BE ON VACATION FROM NOVEMBER 16th TO DECEMBER 20th***  During his absence the following priests will be filling in: Fr. Brendan McKeefry, Fr. Nicholas Ho and Fr. Bob Banks.  All Mass times will remain the same.

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.