St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church has been around since 1896, and is part of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. It is a Roman Catholic Church located in Corcoran, MN, where area Catholics of all ages come to worship, reflect, educate, gather, and grow in faith. The mission of St. Thomas church is to lead all souls to Jesus Christ. St. Thomas is part of a parish cluster with Ss. Peter and Paul in Loretto, MN. Parish cluster means two or more parishes share a pastor; clustered parishes may also share some staff and programming; parishes in a cluster arrangement retain their parish status and basic organizational structure; clustering does not necessarily lead to a merger of parishes.
Meet the Staff
In addition to paid staff, St. Thomas is supported by various groups of dedicated parishioners (see trustees, councils, and committees below).
Carl Thelen (Chair)
Rick Fadgen (Vice Chair)
Parish Pastoral Council
Cate Dugan (Chair)
Facilities Planning Committee
Carl Thelen (Chair)
Steve Schmitz (Vice Chair)
Fr. Glen Jenson
“Archdiocese” means that certain corporate entity formed, maintained, and existing under Minnesota Section 315.16 with the Minnesota Business Name: “The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis”.
“Parish” means a Parish within the Archdiocese Territory that is Archdiocese-recognized as Catholic.
“Parish Pastoral Council” means the canonical consultative body established in a Parish in accordance with canon 536 of the 1983 Code of Canon Law and the policy of the Archdiocese, which provides consultation to the Pastor from a cross-section of parishioners to share thoughts and insights in service to the mission of a specific Parish.
“Pastor” means a Parish Pastor or a parochial administrator, as the case may be.
“Trustees” means the two lay members of the parish appointed to serve as members and officers of the parish corporation by the Archbishop, the Vicar General and the pastor or a majority of them.