St. Thomas Chapel
Falmouth Heights MA

02540





Who we are


St. Thomas Chapel welcomes Christians and those who seek to connect to Christianity in the Falmouth Heights area.

We aim to make contact with and encourage others to join us in our life-changing Christian journey.

We are a friendly Christian community where we welcome others to join us in our worship and service to God.

Our vision is to make an impact for God, here in Falmouth Heights, Massachusetts by helping people understand the enriching messages of eternal hope given to us by Jesus Christ through His words and deeds.

Everyone is welcome, no matter your age, beliefs, or background. Come just as you are - we'd love to get to know you better.



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St. Thomas Chapel
446 Grand Avenue
Falmouth Heights, MA 02540
United States
Phone: 508-548-1065
Fax: 508-495-0875
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Rev. Msgr. Stephen J. Avila, V.F.
Rev. Msgr. Stephen J. Avila, V.F.
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446 Grand Avenue
Falmouth Heights, MA 02540
United States
Phone: 508-548-1065
Fax: 508-495-0875
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Psalms 5:11

But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.

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St. Thomas Chapel Falmouth Heights Mass Times

June 30 - September 1:

Sunday 10:00 a.m.

Mass Times last updated on the 14th of July, 2019
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History of St. Thomas Chapel Falmouth Heights

St. Thomas the Apostle Chapel has an earlier history before it came under the care of Saint Patrick Church. Located on the shore of what was once a landlocked body of water known as Deacon’s Pond, the building served as a social hall for the enjoyment of summer visitors.

After the pond was dredged and connected to Nantucket Sound in 1908, Deacon’s Pond became Falmouth Harbor. Although the front door of Saint Thomas Chapel faces Grand Avenue, the official address remains Deacon’s Lane to this very day.

The affluent summer residents brought with them their Irish immigrant servants. The Irish were Catholic and needed a place to gather for Sunday Mass. Father Thomas Kennedy, Pastor of Woods Hole, purchased the social hall. Named St. Thomas Chapel (after the pastor), it opened for Mass on 4 July 1918.

Now Saint Joseph Parish, Woods Hole, had three missions: Saint Patrick (Falmouth), Saint Thomas (Falmouth Heights), and Immaculate Conception (Megansett). A decade later, Bishop Feehan of Fall River decided to lighten the workload of the pastor of Woods Hole. St. Thomas Chapel became a parish unto itself, with the mission of Immaculate Conception Chapel, Megansett. Both had been social halls purchased by Father Kennedy and converted into chapels. In 1931, Immaculate Conception Chapel reverted to the care of St. Joseph Parish, Woods Hole. It never became a parish. It closed in 1977. That was the year an entirely new parish was established in North Falmouth. Never a mission of Woods Hole, it was named St. Elizabeth Seton Church.

Father James Coyle served from 1928 as the first and only pastor of Saint Thomas Church, Falmouth Heights.

In 1931, when St. Patrick Church became a parish under Father Coyle, it was assigned a mission: Saint Thomas, Falmouth Heights.   Edit


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The will of God for your life is simply that you submit yourself to Him each day and say, "Father, Your will for today is mine. Your pleasure for today is mine. Your work for today is mine. I trust You to be God. You lead me today and I will follow."
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