St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church

8320 Old County Road 54
New Port Richey FL 34653

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Opening Hours

  • Mon: 8:30am-4pm
  • Tue: 8:30am-4pm
  • Wed: 8:30am-4pm
  • Thu: 8:30am-4pm
  • Fri: 8:30am-4pm
  • Sat: 4pm-5pm
  • Sun: 7am-8am


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<p>Before it was officially named St. Thomas, parish founder Fr. Thomas Earner held mass at Anclote Elementary School, located in the Seven Springs neighborhood of New Port Richey.&nbsp; Two years later, funds were raised so a building could be constructed &ndash; one that the church could call its very own.&nbsp; It was here that St. Thomas Aquinas' first service was held, fittingly on Thanksgiving Day.&nbsp; By 1986, additions on the building were constructed to accommodate their growing community.&nbsp;</p> <p>Pastor Fr. Michael Lydon is a Tampa Bay native (born in St. Petersburg).&nbsp; He founded St. Justin Martyr in nearby Largo before he transitioned to St. Thomas Aquinas, where he celebrated his 25th anniversary of Priesthood.</p> <p>Many&nbsp;ministries are available to the 2,000+ families that attend St. Thomas Aquinas: Liturgical Ministries (Altar Servers, Church Angels, Music Ministers, Ministers of Hospitality); Outreach Ministries (The Bereavement Ministry, Ministry to the Sick &amp; Homebound, Respite Care Program); Faith Formation; Parish Council; Prayer Group; Social Justice; Social Ministries, Young Adult Ministry and Youth Ministry (divided into 'Edge' for grades 6-8, and 'Life Teen' for 9<sup>th</sup>-12<sup>th</sup> graders).</p>