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St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church

8320 Old CR Road 54, New Port Richey FL 34653



    St. Thomas Aquinas Early Childhood Center, where children grow through faith-building learning experiences and traditions.

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    Family is the Domestic Church! Parents / Guardians are the first, foremost & forever teachers of the faith. This parish level catechesis is one small layer in the grand scheme of faith formation.

  • RCIA


    Have you, or someone you know been away from the Church or have questions about becoming Catholic? Welcome Home!

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Welcome Letter
Dear parishioners and visitors,
Welcome to our website.  I hope all of you will take a few minutes to visit the various pages and learn more about our wonderful parish.
Our mission statement is “Learning, Living and Sharing the Good News of the Gospel Message”.  We hope this is evident in all the various opportunities we provide for learning about our faith, living our faith through volunteering with one or more of our many outreach ministries, and sharing our faith with our family, friends and co-workers.
Please know that we are here to help you grow in your faith and welcome your questions and suggestions.
In His love,
Fr. Eric

Please note that neither Fr. Eric, any staff member nor representative of the diocese would ever solicit money or gift cards over the phone, computer or by texting. This is a scam that is circulating and if contacted, totally disregard it.  The police have been alerted.

We have many volunteer opportunities available to serve our parish family and our local community.
Click Here to view our Volunteer Opportunities

To find out more about the 2019 Annual Pastoral Appeal, click here!

2019 Annual Pastoral Appeal from Diocese of St. Petersburg on Vimeo.

An Invitation from the Lay Pastoral Ministry Institute

So often people ask how they can grow in their faith. In respons to this, then Bishop, Robert N. Lynch initiated the formation of the Lay Pastoral Ministry Insititute. The Lay Pastoral Ministry Institute (LPMI) of the Diocese of St. Petersburg is a four-year program for lay leadership formation consisting of an informal Year of Discernment, and three years of formational training. The initial segment of the program, the Year of Discernment, consists of eight Saturday sessions from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. The classes meet at Christ the King Parish, located at 821 S. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tamp-a. Classes begin on September 14, 2019 and continue once monthly through April 2020. For 20 years, the LPMI has provided education and formation for laity in four area of formation — human, spiritual, intellectual and pastoral. The program is designed to enhance personal faith and develop intellectual aptitude to enrich ministry efforts. Our skilled instructors include a variety of priests, deacons and laity who are active in ministerial roles in our diocese. For anyone interested in attending the LPMI Year of Discernment, the registration form and program information can be found on the LPMI website at: www.dosp.org/lpmi. Or call the LPMI office at (727) 344-1611, ext. 5458; or email LPMISEPI@dosp.org. Registrations are due in the LPMI office no later than September 9, 2019.


The reason for this notice is Bishop Parkes has alerted us that various priests throughout our diocese, including our Fr. Eric, have been impersonated in scams requesting money from parishioners.

Letter Regarding the Florida Attorney General’s Investigation of Institutional Sex Abuse

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