Saint Thomas the Apostle Parish

Gods People in Extraordinary Variety

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Are you interested in the Catholic way of life?

Are you just beginning to explore the great dignity to which you have been called by God?

Please join our informal gatherings at the parish house on Sundays at 12:15 to 2 p.m. after the 11a.m. service to learn more about the Catholic faith.  Come and join those who gather each week under the mentorship of other parishioners, some of whom have also gone this same route just a few years previously.

Members of our parish RCIA team will be on hand to answer your questions about Catholicism. Please call the Office at 773-324-2626 and ask for information on how to join the church community gathered here at St. Thomas the Apostle.

Joining the Parish

We invite you to become a member of our parish, even if you are only planing to be in the neighborhood for but a year or two. Many people come into Hyde Park as workers, students or teachers at one of the great institutions that are located in this part of Chicago.

The University of Chicago Hospitals also draws people, sometimes as members of the Staff and sometimes as people who are seeking long term care for themselves or while watching over someone they love.

We have had the privilege of praying with parents whose children have been undergoing treatment at one of the hospital facilities in this area.

We have welcomed people displaced by Katrina and other natural disasters.

We have joined with people fleeing persecution in their own countries.

We hope that you will feel encouraged to seek support from our parish staff and from this wonderful community for whatever current challenges you may be facing in your life.

Please call Lisa Couch for information or send us an E-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your name, address and telephone number.

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Joining a Ministry or becoming a Volunteer

Once upon a time ministries were understood to be the realm of the many priests that used to grace the parish.  Time and a change of theological understanding have led to a complete shift in the way ministry is carried out today.

We rely on the many gifted people to express the gifts of the Spirit in so many ways, such as bringing communion and comfort to the sick and shut in, or caring about issues of housing, poverty and justice.

We invite you to share your unique gifts of time, talent and treasure in ministry and to participate in parish activities which appeal most to you.

Please visit our Ministry Directory page for information or send an E-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    We need you !

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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