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...

Up Coming Events... 

(See Bulletin for Details)


The signup for October 2014 through January 2015 for the CLC/STV PADS site will be after all Masses on September 20 / 21. Volunteers are needed on Sunday nights (6:30pm) to Monday mornings (7AM) for all shifts, food donations and clean up. Only trained volunteers may work directly with guests. Trained teens, who are juniors & seniors, may work while guests are present only when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please consider volunteering to help our homeless this PADS season.

Need more information about the CLC/STV PADS signup? Call Brian McNamara at 847-358-3282 or Peg Freel at 847-358-5150 or email clc-stvpads@comcast.net
Further information can be obtained at the website www. Padstohope.org. The office is located at: 1140 East Northwest Highway, Palatine, IL 60074 847-963-9163


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 



Our CD rack in the Gathering Area has been replaced with new Multimedia materials, including books, pamphlets and CDs. Books are available for a $4 donation; pamphlets $2; and CD’s $3. Please stop by frequently to see new additions.

Thank You for Your Interest and Support!

   Multimedia Rack

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)

CRHP Continuation Committee
Next Men's Weekend - October 25/26, 2014
Contact Info - Conrad Bertz 847-359-8173
John Holmes 847-565-7378

Next Women's Weekend -Cancelled



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

Mon - Fri 9am—5pm
Sat 9am—1pm

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