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.

Outdoor Mass Schedules for St. Thomas the Apostle Church and St. Anthony Church (*weather permitting): click HERE  —*If it is drizzling/raining/snowing Mass is suspended for that particular hour/day (12/11/2020)

EXCITING NEWS:  Click HERE to livestream STAP weekly 10:30am Mass (you will need to sign into Facebook) ***please be patient as there is a small time delay before livestream appears

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the COVID Vaccines/Preguntas Frecuentes Sobe las Vacunas de COVID (01/19/2021)

Masses and other Resources: 

Christmas Mass Photo: click HERE

**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.

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.