A Faith Community
Pastor Fr. Tom
Pastor Father Tom
Second Homily
1201 East Anderson Drive
Palatine, IL 60074-4155
Phone:  847-358-6999
FAX:  847-934-4919

Email / Directory

Become a St. Thomas Parishioner!

Many times we hear… "I’ve been coming to Mass at St. Thomas, but just haven’t registered."  Well—we‘ve made it easier than ever to register! Call the Parish Office (847-358-6999) and set up a time that works in your schedule. It will only take about 20 minutes. We look forward to meeting you!

Our Parish Mission:

We, the people of St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic Parish are united by Baptism and empowered by the Spirit. We live our commitment to proclaim God’s love by:
      • fostering a community open to all
      • worshiping, working and celebrating together
      • serving the spiritual and material needs of all
      • spreading the Gospel through personal witness
We share our gifts and ourselves in the name of Jesus.

Up Coming Events 


Easter 2014 - Holy Week Schedule

Holy Thursday—April 17
Mass of Lord’s Supper
Following Mass
Adoration until Midnight

Good Friday—April 18
Lord’s Passion Prayer Service
Polish Passion Prayer Service
Living Stations
Performed by VOICES

Holy Saturday—April 19
English Basket Blessings
Polish Basket Blessings
Polish Basket Blessings
Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday - April 20th, 2014
5:30am—Polish Mass
7:30am—English Mass
9:00am—English Mass
10:30am—English Mass
Noon—English Mass
1:30pm—Polish Mass




CRHP Continuation Committee

Next Women's Weekend - September 27/28 2014

Contact Info - Cathy Edbrooke (847) 934-1659
Sue Kadowaki (847) 202-0422


Ministry Highlights

Appalachia Service Project

             Mission Trip News
The dates for this year’s trips are:
Full week trip:
October 14th to the 19th

Long Weekend Trip:
October 16th to the 19th

ASP Ministry inquiries can be directed to JP Hulsebosch by email at JP.Hulsebosch@comcast.net.


Respect Life Ministry 

Respect Life Ministry serves to promote a culture of life through prayer, education and support of organizations dedicated to the teaching of the Catholic Church and to increase the understanding and awareness of the sanctity of life within the parish. 

St. Thomas is combined with St. Theresa's in Palatine. Meetings held 1st Tuesday at 7 pm Pauline Center, St. Theresa. All are welcome.  Go to Respect Life page for more information, click here.

For more information, please contact Mary Ann Kenesey, at grammyonthego@sbcglobal.com, or Maureen Treanor, at marureen@maureentreanor.com

Faith Formation 

STVSS - St. Thomas Scripture Study - 2014

Friday AM: Galatians
Tuesday PM: Galatians
Saturday AM: The Bible Timeline
Monday PM: Acts of the Apostles

Scholarships Available. Flyers in the Kiosk in the Gathering Area or Call the Parish Office at 847-358-6999

Lenten CDs Available

Special Religious Development (SPRED)

SPRED's Ministry Site
For even more information, you can visit our Website or  e-mail us at stvspred@gmail.com

Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP)

Order Form:  STV's Dollar Shopping Power 
Phone: Parish Office 847-358-6999 / School 847-358-2110
Fax: Parish Office 847-934-4919 / School 847-776-1435
Drop-offs: Parish Office, 1201 East Anderson Drive
Email: suzie@stov.org

Sales Schedule:
Cards are sold after these weekend masses: 5pm, 7:30am, 9am, 11:15am and at the Parish Office Wednesdays, Thursdays 9am-4pm and Fridays 9am-3pm


For information on PreCana, marriage education classes, Golden Wedding Mass, FOCCUS, Divorce and Annulment Support Ministry, Natural Family Planning, or Hispanic Family Ministries contact the Archdiocese of Chicago
Family Ministries Office

Parish Office Hours


Liturgy Times

Sat Evening:
5:00 pm
Sun Masses:
7:30, 9:30, 11:15 am 1:30 pm (Polish)

Weekday Liturgy:
M-F 6:30 am (Communion Service),
M-S 8:00 am Mass

Holy Days:
6:30 am Mass
8:00 am Mass
6:00 pm Mass
7:30 Polish Mass

First Friday:
5:30 Confessions (Polish)
7:30 Mass (Polish)

Eucharistic Adoration
Wed 6:00—7:00 pm


Sat: 8:30-9:30 am
or by appointment call the Parish Office.

Baptism Celebrated
Every Sunday

Call the Parish Office 847-358-6999 to attend a Baptism preparation session.

Opportunities for Prayer

Daily Mon - Fri 6:30am Communion Service

Daily  Mon - Sat
8:00am Mass

Eucharistic Adoration
Every Wed
(All in church)
will resume on January 8th, 2014

Prayer Chain
(If you or someone you know needs prayer, call the Parish Office 847-358-6999)

Parish Records

Please update us if there are any births, deaths, marriages, moves, changes in phone number or email addresses, etc in your family. Contact Connie West at the parish office at 847-358-6999 or cwest@stov.org.

Our Websites

- www.stov.org
Religious Education:
- www.stvrec.org
- www.stvschool.org
Youth Group:
- www.stvoices.org
Friends of STV School:
- http://www.fostovs.org/


For all the latest news and updates about our High School Youth Group, visit us on the web at www.stvoices.org.

Adding Names to Prayer List

Remember to pray for those who are sick and convalescing, especially members of our Parish community. To add a name to the prayer list, please call the Parish Office at 847-358-6999

Employment Resources

• Archdiocese Site
Financial Crisis Coach
• St. Hubert
• AARP Tips
• St. Francis De Sales

Mass Times
For Travelers

For nationwide mass time, and locations: Call 1-800-627-7846 or look online at www.Masstimes.org