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...

(See Bulletin for Details)

This Week...

Up Coming Events... 

• Wednesday, 11/25/12 Closed
• Thursday, 11/26/12 Closed
• Friday, 11/27/12 Closed
• Saturday, 11/28/12 9am—1pm

Next weekend. (Page 5)

Friday, December 4. (Page 7)

Drop off on Saturday, December 5. (Page 8)

(See Bulletin for Details)

Ministry Highlights...

Friends of STOV School

Our Parish will now accepts online donations through Give Central. You can use this secure website to make paperless donations to our Church using a credit card or electronic checking.  Payments can be either a one-time or recurring donation. We understand that most transactions today are electronically done, so we want to provide you with that same convenient option.


 Growing in Faith Together (Gift)

 St. Pat’s / St. Joe’s Fundraiser


 Religious Education

2015 –16 Religious  

2015-16 Religious Education
Classes are held on Sunday morning, Monday afternoon and Monday evening. www.stvrec.org

For more information: Mrs. Mary Strybel at stvrec@yahoo.com or 847-358-2386.

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

Scripture Studies (STVSS)

Five new Bible Study Groups offered:

A BIBLICAL WALK THROUGH THE MASS AND A BIBLICAL WALK WITH THE BLESSED MOTHER- Friday, 9:15 am -11:30 am, Sept.11, 2015 - Dec 11, 2015

EPIC - Saturday, 8:40 am - 10:40 am Sept. 12, 2015 - Mar 12, 2016

A BIBLICAL WALK THROUGH THE MASS/A BIBLICAL WALK WITH THE BLESSED MOTHER - Tuesday, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Sept. 15, 2015 – Dec 8, 2015

FIRST CORINTHIANS - Monday, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Sept. 14, 2015 - Nov. 23, 2015

Another Small Group study meets on Saturday Mornings through-out the year at 8:30am - to study Scripture, pray and share their faith. Meeting Room - C

 Faith Formation 

Faith Formation’s Multimedia Rack

Containing books, pamphlets and CDs.  The rack is located in the Gathering Area.  Books are available for a $4 donation; pamphlets for $2; and CDs are $3.

Click here for a list of new titles for November 2015 Multimedia Rack.


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



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