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...

MONTHLY FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION
Thank you for your donations!

(See Bulletin for Details)

Up Coming Events... 

PARISH OFFICE CLOSED
Now through Tuesday, August 4, and all Parish Center meeting rooms closed now through Friday, August 7. (Page 5)

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS OFFICER MEETING
The location of the next monthly Officers Meeting on Monday, August 3 has been changed to St. Theresa in the
Festle Board Room at 7:30pm. For information: Jim Arns: grandknight4977@gmail.com

GOLDEN VILLANOVANS
• Ladies Luncheon—Monday, August 3 at 1pm. Olive Garden, 630 E Rand Rd, Arlington Heights. Call Carol for reservations at 847-476-6464
• General Meeting—Wednesday, August 12 at 1pm. Meeting Rooms A & B

TO BE JOYFUL AGAIN
a non denominational support group for widows, widowers, 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.

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE
August 8—August 16 for St. Angela’s School. (Page 5)

RUMMAGE SALE
August 14-16 in the Rowley Activity Center. Start gathering items you would like to donate on Thursday, August 13! (Page 7)

(See Bulletin for Details)

Ministry Highlights...

 Growing in Faith Together (Gift)

 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

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:

Booklets
Book
CDs

Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP)



Christ Renews His Parish
Invites you to join us on Facebook
www.facebook.com/CRHP.stov
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

PARISH OFFICE SUMMER 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

Reconciliation

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.

Prayer Opportunities

Daily M-F 6:30am Communion Service
Daily  M-S 8:00am Mass
Eucharistic Adoration
Every Wed
6:00—7:00pm
(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
 cwest@stov.org.

Our Websites

Parish:
- www.stov.org
Religious Education:
- www.stvrec.org
School:
- www.stvschool.org
GIFT:
http://www.stvgift.weebly.com
Youth Group:
- www.stvoices.org
Friends of STV School:
- http://www.fostovs.org/
Pictures:
www.flickr.com/photos/65414281@N00/

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