We Welcome You!

"...That my joy may be yours, and your joy may be complete"

John 15:11

Rev. James E. Dane, Pastor

Deacon Steve Seymour

St. Thomas by the Sea is the center of the diversified community of Catholics practicing their religious beliefs in the City of Orange Beach, Alabama. We are a community of a small core of permanent residents augmented by a very large transient population which is an integral part in maintaining our parish.

St. Thomas by the Sea exists for the mission of Christ. Through our baptism we share in the mission which is to live and witness to the values of the gospel.

We resolve to witness to the gospel message, by providing an adequate place of worship, by living and celebrating the word of God through our Eucharistic liturgy, prayer, study, and reflection of the Scriptures, to create and sustain a community of hospitality and friendship in order to reflect God's love in a warm and inviting atmosphere to our winter parishioners and summer visitors, to create as environment of human concern to hear and respond to the cry of those in need not only in our community, but also in our world.

Authorized by the parish council on December 11, 1997

St. Thomas by-the-Sea
Catholic Church
The Archdiocese
of Mobile


For “This week at St. Thomas-by-the-Sea”, see our Bulletin page

Extraordinary Ministers, Ushers
Alter Servers & Lectors Needed
Call Pat:
(251) 981-8132


For those interested in becoming Catholic or learning more about the Catholic Church come join us beginning Tuesday, August 19th at 7:00 p.m. in the library.

From the Teachings of Father Patrick Maher

See recently posted Parish photos on our new Photos page.

We welcome our new Choir Director, John Hobbs. John can be reached at 251-508-6885



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Saturday:      5:00 pm

Sunday:         8:00 am and 10:00 am

Monday:        8:00 am

Tue-Fri:        9:00 am

Schedule of Holy Masses