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...



NO DSP (Dollar Shopping Power) SALES Enjoy the 4th of July weekend!

(See Bulletin for Details)

Up Coming Events... 

Tuesday, July 7. (Page 5)

• Ladies’ Luncheon—Monday, July 6 at 1pm. Olive Garden in Arlington Heights. RSVP to Maureen: 847-358-2586
• General Meeting—Wednesday, July 8 at 1pm in Meeting Rooms A & B. Topic: Fancy Free Travel by Elizabeth & Wendy 8th GRADE BAKE SALE July 11/12 (Page 5).

A non-denominational support group for widows, widowers or anyone who has lost a significant other, meets the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month at 7pm at Holy Family Parish, 2515 Palatine Rd, Inverness. All are welcome. Contact Elaine at 847-705-9886 for more information.

July 16, 17, 18 & 19. (Page 8)

Friday, July 24 (Page 9)

(See Bulletin for Details)

Ministry Highlights...

 Religious Education

2015 –16 Religious Education Catechists Needed

No experience necessary! Just a love for children and for God! For more information: Mrs. Mary Strybel at stvrec@yahoo.com or 847-358-2386.

Registration for 2015-16 Religious Education
Classes are held on Sunday morning, Monday afternoon and Monday evening. Classes fill up quickly, so register soon to get your preferred time! All registration forms can be downloaded from: www.stvrec.org


STV - 12th Annual Golf Outing

STV 12th Annual Golf Outing
July 24th, 2015
White Deer Run Golf Club
Vernon Hills, Illinois

Shotgun Start - 12:00p.m.

The event includes green fees, carts, practice range, putting green, buffet lunch and dinner, Live auction items and assorted raffles.

Price per golfer - $ 150

Parishioners and Friends can support this major parish fundraiser by:

Making a reservation for a foursome
  (single golfers also welcome)
Advertising in our event program
Becoming a sponsor
Donating valuables for auction, raffle or golfer's

For additional information, contact the parish office at Phone:  847-358-6999.

Golf Outing Website and Forms

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


   Special Religious Development (SPRED)

SPRED's Ministry Site
For more information, visit our

or e-mail us at

Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP)

Christ Renews His Parish
Invites you to join us on Facebook
Be a friend!!


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 9am—5pm
Sat 9am—1pm

(Begins 6/8/15.  Regular hours resume 8/17/15.)

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.


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

Prayer Opportunities

Daily M-F 6:30am Communion Service
Daily  M-S 8:00am Mass
Eucharistic Adoration
Every Wed
(All in church)

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.

Parish Office
847-358-6999 or

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/

Employment Resources

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

Travelers Mass Times

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