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.

This Weekend...

After all Masses in the Gathering Area.
Reception of coffee and beverages after the 9:30am Mass only.

After all Masses in Gathering Area (Page 8)

11am—1pm at School

(See Bulletin for Details)

Up Coming Events... 

• Luncheon- Wednesday, January 28, 2015. 1pm. Heng Wing—121 W Palatine Road, Palatine. For reservations or to cancel: Lorraine 847-358-3024
• Ladies Lunch—Monday, February 2, 2015. 1pm. Emmett’s Brewing Company—110 N Brockway Street, Palatine. Any questions? Edie 847-358-0928             

Wednesday, January 28 at 7:00pm. Alexian Bros. Center for Mental Health—3436 N Kennecott, Arlington Heights.  SPEAKER: Ken Doruff & Hugh Brady, Co-Presidents—update on Task Force Supportive Housing. Contact Ken Doruff for more information: 847-952-7460.          

Thursday, Jan. 29 at School.  (Front Cover) 

Saturday, Jan. 31 in the RAC. (Page 8)

Next weekend — Bring your donations to Mass with you! We are especially in need of: Pancake mix & syrup, jelly and saltines. Non-food items: Laundry soap, dish soap and toothpaste.

Next weekend after all Masses-Gathering Area. (Page 7)

Next two weekends—bins located in the Gathering Area. (Page 5)

(See Bulletin for Details)


Engaged and married couples are welcome.
Watch the bulletin for further details.


Ministry Highlights...

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 

Faith Formation’s Multimedia Rack
Located in the Gathering Area on the wall near the restrooms, has been updated with new books, pamphlets and CDs.

The books are available for a $4 donation; the pamphlets for $2; and the CDs are $3. For the list of new titles
Multimedia Rack


An Introduction to the Gospel of Mark

A narrative of a walk with the disciples as they “discover” who Jesus is. Sunday, January 25, 2015, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us for a light lunch in Meeting Rooms A & B followed by an interesting and enlightening talk  by MARY CARLSON.  Registration is required so that we can have enough food.

Please sign up in the Gathering Area after all masses or call Earl Schaffnit 847-991-0055, and  leave your name and phone #.

This event is sponsored by STOV Faith Formation Team


   Special Religious Development (SPRED)

SPRED's Ministry Site
For more information, visit our
or e-mail us at

Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP)

 CRHP Continuation Committee

Next Men's Weekend - APRIL 25/26, 2015
Contact Info - Conrad Bertz 847-359-8173
John Holmes 847-565-7378

Next Women's Weekend - Will be announced



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

You can purchase the cards weekly in a variety of ways:

-   After Mass on Saturday and Sunday in the Gathering Area
-   Parish Office between 9:00AM – 4:00PM Wednesday through Friday
-   Send the order form through the mail.

Or visit www.stvschool.org for a copy of the order form, print it, fill it out and mail it with your check to the Parish Office.


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

Mon - Fri 9mam to 5mpm
Sat - 9 am to 1 pm

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.

for Prayer

Daily Mon - Fri 6:30am Communion Service

Daily  Mon - Sat 8:00am Mass

Eucharistic Adoration
Every Wed
(All in church)
Note: 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

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