3:00 - 3:30 p.m. on the 1st and
2nd Saturdays of the month.
Reconciliation appointments can also be made by contacting the parish office.
Coronavirus updates from the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois.
Welcome to St. Thomas the Apostle Church
St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church is located in the city of Newton, Illinois. Our Christian family invites you into our beautiful place of worship to share our faith-filled services, to witness our dedicated community involvement, and to participate in our various church ministries.
Public Masses Resume!
Parish Office Hours
St. Thomas: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 1:00- 4:00 p.m. (Closed during Masses and any morning a funeral is scheduled.)
St. Thomas Office closed the week of August 3-7.
St. Mary's: Tuesday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
This Week in our Parishes
Masses are streamed live online at stated times at
Attendance at Masses is limited to 25% of the capacity of the Church. You must register in advance to attend a weekend Mass by calling the parish office at 618/783-8741 or by using SignUpGenius at
The Mass schedule is revised due to current limitations and health concerns. All daily and weekend Masses will be streamed live. Tuesday and Wednesday Masses will be offered at 5:30 p.m. during the summer months.
Tuesday, 4:30-5:00 p.m. - Reconciliation at St. Mary's
5:00 p.m. - Rosary at St. Mary's
5:30 p.m. - Mass at St. Mary's
Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Mattoon Deanery Mtg.
3:00 p.m. - Rosary at St. Thomas
4:30-5:00 p.m. - Reconciliation at St. Thomas
5:30 p.m. - Mass at St. Thomas
Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - Rosary at St. Mary's
8:30 a.m. - Mass at St. Mary's
5:30 p.m. - Wedding Rehearsal
7:00 p.m. - St. Thomas Pastoral Council/Picnic Committee
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - Mass at St. Thomas
Saturday, 8:00-9:00 a.m. - Reconciliation at St. Thomas
2:00 p.m. - Wedding at St. Thomas
3:30-4:00 p.m. - Reconciliation at St. Thomas
4:30 p.m. - Mass at St. Thomas
Sunday, 7:00 a.m. - Mass at St. Thomas
8:30 a.m. - Mass at St. Mary's
10:00 a.m. - Mass at St. Thomas
The weekend Mass schedule is in effect until further notice.
A reminder that the Bishop has dispensed the obligation to attend Mass due to Covid-19. Please stay at home if you are ill or do not feel safe in public spaces.
You must register by using Signupgenius.com (above) or by calling the church office in advance in order to attend a weekend Mass. Registration is not necessary on weekdays as numbers generally do not reach the maximum capacity.
Spiritual Communion Prayer
I believe that You are in the Blessed Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I long for You in my soul.
Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart,
as though You have already come.
I embrace You and unite myself entirely to You;
never permit me to be separated from You.
Spiritual Media Resources
Online Stewardship Link
During these challenging times, the mission and ministry of our parish continues. Your generous stewardship brings life and supports this parish. To provide for the ongoing vitality of the parish, we are counting on your continued good stewardship. During this time, we hope you will continue to support the parish through your prayer, service, and generous contributions as possible. To support the work of the Church, your contributions are essential. Therefore, we have created an online offertory tool. This online giving platform enables parishioners to donate to the parish via the Parish donation page. The link above enables you to make your Sunday offertory contribution online. Your information remains private and secure.