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


Sunday, November 12th, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

5467 South Woodlawn, in the School Gymnasium


* Unique Gifts * Handmade Decorations * Books *
* Stocking Stuffers * Toys * Story Time *
* Kid’s Activities * Raffle *

All proceeds benefit the historic church and parish buildings

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Raffle tickets are now on sale!

They’ll be available at the Market, of course, but if you’re ready now…

You can buy tickets in the Parish Office Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Fabulous Prizes are:

– Handmade colorful quilt
– Hand crocheted afghan in merino wool
– Hand knit afghan in merino wool
– $250 towards brunch for four at The Promontory
– 2 tickets to STA’s 150th Anniversary Opera Gala & Reception on 10.21.18

Many, many thanks to The Promontory, the St. Thomas Music Ministry, and parishioners Kathleen Hayes, Julianne McCauley, and Clare Lipinski, who donated our prizes!

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Hello and welcome!

Thank you for taking an interest in our annual St. Thomas the Apostle Christmas Market.

St. Thomas’s Christmas Market – in one form or another – has been a fun and festive parish tradition for years, and we hope you can come!

After an enthusiastic response last year, we’re moving from the Parish Hall to the School Gymnasium. Not only does this mean that we’ll be able to spread out a bit more (and be more stroller-friendly!) – it also means that we’ll have space for a number of new additions, like Story Time and an Activity Corner for kids. We’re pretty excited, and we hope you’ll come out, spend some time with us and get a jump on your Christmas shopping!

All proceeds will go to the Building Fund for care and preservation of our beautiful parish buildings.

We hope we’ll see you there!

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You want to help, too? Wonderful!

The STA Christmas Market Committee is in charge of organizing all volunteers, and we’d be delighted to talk to you. Because we want to raise as much money as we possibly can for the Building Fund, we really are running on volunteers and donations.

Below are some examples of things you can do (in chronological order, not order of importance – it all helps).

If something catches your eye or you have a question, you can get in touch with us at

Helping can include (but is not limited to):

Making things*
Buying things*
Sponsoring things
Joining us for a workshop
Selling/Buying raffle tickets
Posting flyers
Setting up
Working the Market
Clean up

*Please note, we are a one-day-only market and do not have the space to store goods from year to year. If your donated item doesn’t sell and you would like it back, you must make arrangements to pick it up at the close of the Market on November 12th. Any items which remain may be donated to charity.