Serving Hyde Park’s Catholic Community since 1869


5472 South Kimbark Avenue,
Hyde Park, Chicago IL, 60615-5297
Phone: (773) 324-2626 Fax: (773) 891-0602

FAQ

How can I register as a parishioner?

Thank you for choosing St. Thomas as your parish home. Click here to download a parishioner registration form. Please fill out and send it back to the parish office or hand it to an usher before or after Mass.

What are the Mass times?  And Confession?

Daily Mass, Monday through Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
Saturday Evening Vigil Mass 4 p.m.
Sunday Masses 8:30 am and 11 a.m.
Sacrament of Reconciliation – Saturday 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., or by appointment

I want my baby to be Baptized. What should I do?

Baptism is celebrated on the first Sunday of the month at 12:30 p.m. (except during Lent). Seminar for parents and godparents is offered on the second Sunday of the month at 12:30 p.m. Parents have to be registered parishioners. Please read this page, fill in a Baptism request form and send it back to the parish office.

I was Baptized in another Christian denomination, do I have to be Baptized again here?

Generally, you don’t need to be Baptized again in the Catholic Church. The sacraments of Baptism imprints a character, that cannot be repeated. You are welcome to join the RCIA program to know more about the Catechism of the Catholic Church and to become eligible to fully participate in the rest of the sacraments.

I want to become a Catholic. What should I do?

You can join the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program. Please contact Jennifer Davis, (773) 324-2626 102. jennifer@stapostleparish.org

I’ve been a Catholic all my life, but I’ve never been confirmed. My family moved several times when I was younger. In one parish they confirmed in the 7th grade, and we moved to another parish that confirmed children in the 3rd grade, so I missed it. Can I receive this sacrament?

The Church wants everyone to receive the sacraments of the Church, and especially the three sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation). If you’re a member of the parish but for some reason have not yet been confirmed, please consider asking for this important sacrament of the Church. Contact the parish office as soon as possible.

Can I make a donation online?

Yes. St. Thomas the Apostle Parish now accepts online donations through GiveCentral. You can use this website to make paperless donations to our church. You can give by using your credit card, debit card and electronic checking payments making either one-time or recurring donations. We understand that most transactions today are done electronically. We want to provide you with that same convenient option at church. Thank you for your generosity & support. Your contributions are greatly appreciated!

How do I sign-up to give electronically through Give Central? The easiest way is to go to http://www.stapostle.org. Just click on “Contact Us” and select “Make a gift with Give Central.”

Is personal and payment information secure on Give Central? GiveCentral.org is a secure centralized payment system protected by SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) software and meets industry standards for Payment Card Industry.

What form of electronic payment does Give Central accept?  Electronic checks (ACH) from Checking & Savings Accounts. Credit Cards: MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express.

Is there a fee for Give Central transactions? As with any electronic transaction, there is a small fee assessed to St. Thomas for each transaction processed through Give Central. Because Give Central was setup by the Archdiocese, the fees are less than other services. We believe that the convenience of regular electronic giving more than offsets the cost of these fees. Electronic Checking (ACH) from a checking or savings bank account incurs the smallest fees.

If I have a scheduling conflict with your schedule, where else may I attend Mass?

If you are unable to celebrate Mass with us, Calvert House offers Masses on Sunday evenings during full term at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. They also offer a daily Mass Monday through Friday at 12:30 p.m.

Calvert House
5735 South University Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

One other option in our parish is the Shrine of Christ the King Sovereign Priest (6415 South Woodlawn Avenue) which offers the Tridentine Mass or Latin Mass. Please refer to their website for a current Mass schedule.