Saint Thomas the Apostle Parish

Gods People in Extraordinary Variety

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Religious Education Program
The St. Thomas Weekend Religious Education Program exists to complement and support the efforts of parents to communicate our Catholic faith to their children.  We strive to accomplish this by sharing with our young people the message of God’s love as it is expressed in themselves, through their families, through the people they meet, in the traditions and rituals of the Catholic Church, and in the word, as well as by preparing our young people to celebrate the sacraments.  Catechists offer a variety of faith experiences, including prayer, service, liturgy, and learning about our Catholic faith traditions and rituals.  Parishioners are encouraged to take an active part in our program as catechists, substitutes, aides, and special assistants

Parents are asked to accompany their children to the Atrium, and leave them in the care of the Catechist in charge, and return to pick up promptly at 10:55.  Please use the Woodlawn Avenue entrance only!

Every child attending Sunday School must be registered in the Religious Education Program. For more information please contact Paola Tai at 773-324-2626, ext. 109 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a journey of faith.  It is a time of exploration, call, community, and liberation.   This process introduces the seeker to a Catholic way of life.  The sessions are informal and are held once a week on Sunday. See the Bulletin for details.   The RCIA seeks parishioners who are interested in becoming sponsors or catechists.

St. Thomas the Apostle School

For over 125 years, St. Thomas School continues provide students from Chicago and surrounding areas with an outstanding pre-K through 8th grade education, promoting academic excellence, Christian values and interracial unity. All of the school’s members work mutually to nurture and educate pupils to the highest level of their intellectual, moral, and religious potential.   This is accomplished through the efforts of a dedicated and effective faculty, administration and staff.  Our high academic and behavioral standards encourage the students’ growth and provide a safe, happy and disciplined learning environment. 

Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st through 8th grade

5467 S. Woodlawn Avenue

Chicago, IL  60615

Candace Scheidt, Principal      This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Phone:  773-667-1142

Read the STA Bulletin online!

Parish Mission

St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, “God’s People in Extraordinary Variety,” is a welcoming community of Roman Catholics from diverse social, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. We rise to the challenge of creating community in diversity through our shared commitment to Christ’s redeeming love.

Our mission is twofold: To promote unity among our members through prayer, participation in the sacraments, Catholic education (in its various forms), and social interactions; and to express the gospel values that unite us in our community and the community around us, especially by sharing our gifts of time, treasure, and talent.

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Mass Schedule

Daily Mass
Monday thru Friday       8:30 am

Weekend Mass
Saturday    8:30 am and 4:00 pm, Sunday   8:30 am and 11:00 am

Holy Days & Holidays
8:30 am

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday           3:00 to 3:45 pm, or by appointment

Weekend Religious Education
Sunday            9:30 am - 11 am

1st Sunday of each month

Palm Sunday

April 12, 2014 at 4:00 pm Mass

April 13, 2014 at 8:30 and 11:00 am Mass


The Triduum

Holy Thursday Liturgy -  April 17, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Good Friday   April 18, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Easter Vigil   April 19, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Easter Sunday   April 20, 2014 at 8:30 and 11:00 am






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St. Thomas the Apostle School

Over 125 years of Academic Excellence

Pre-K and K through 8th Grade


5467 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615

(773) 667-1142

"God's People in Extraordinary Variety"

St. Thomas the Apostle Parish

5472 South Kimbark Avenue
Chicago, IL  60615-5299

Phone:  (773) 324-2626

Fr. Elias, O.Carm., Pastor