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...

10am—1pm in the school parking lot. Please come!

Place your donations on the altar near the ambo. THANK YOU!

Last day! Flyers in the Gathering Area.

(See Bulletin for Details)

Up Coming Events... 

Tomorrow—September 7 at 9:30am (Page 6)

• Wednesday, September 9 at 1pm—Annual Picnic in Meeting Room A & B. Please bring your own drink. For more information, call Maureen 847-358-2586.
• Monday, September 14 at 1pm—Ladies Lunch at Café 14, 300 N Northwest Highway, Palatine. RSVP to Chris 847-705-0144.

Wednesday, September 9 at 7:30pm (Page 5)

A non denominational support group for widows, widow-ers, or anyone else who has lost a significant other, meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at 7 P.M. at Holy Family Parish, 2515 Palatine Road, Inverness. All are welcome. Contact Elaine 847-705-9886 or Debbie 847-991-7327 for more information. 9-11 MASS Friday, September 11 at 10am (Page 7)

CFM (Christian Family Movement) CARNIVAL KICK-OFF
Saturday, September 12 (Page 10)

Sunday, September 13 (Page 5)

Next weekend after all Masses (Page 6)

Next weekend after all Masses (Page 7)

RSVP by September 14 for the trip on Tuesday, September 29 from 8am—4:30pm $65 per person. Tour includes visiting St. Josaphat Basilica, Milwaukee, WI—The Dock Restaurant, Racine, WI—The Jelly Belly Factory, Pleasant Prairie, WI—The Danish Bakery, Racine WI. If you have any questions, contact Ken Doruff at (847) 358-3852. Make checks payable to St. Thomas of Villanova and mail to Ken Doruff at 1233 E Plate Drive, Palatine, IL 60074 Include lunch choice of: Cod Fish Fry, Perch Fish Fry or 9 piece Gulf Shrimp

Weekend of September 19 & 20. (Page 8)

(See Bulletin for Details)

Ministry Highlights...

Faith Formation 

SPIRITUALITY FOR EVERYONE - Inspired by the 12 Steps

A 12 week video series by Fr. Anthony Ciorra, Ph.D. Hosted by: FR. RAY YADRON.

Come make the most Important Journey of your Life - From Your Head to Your Heart !

12 Wednesday evenings 7:00 - 9:00pm in Meeting Room A (Rowley Activity Center)
Begins: September 2, 2015 Fee: $10.00
Seating is LIMITED !! CONTACT: LYNN HAAS 847-991-1023/or
Call Parish Office at 847-358-6999 or email: crhpchick@comcast.net

Sponsored by STV Faith Formation Team

   Appalachia Service Project

Start Your Planning for this Year’s Trip!

This year marks our 15th ASP mission trip. Start making your plans to be a part of the trip! The dates for this year’s trips are:

Full week Trip: October 12th to the 18th
Long Weekend Trip: October 15th to the 18th

More information will be available in upcoming bulletin articles.
ASP Ministry inquiries can be directed to JP Hulsebosch by email at JP.Hulsebosch@comcast.net or 847-208-8420.

 Growing in Faith Together (Gift)


 Religious Education

2015 –16 Religious  

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

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
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:


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