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

St. Thomas’ Prayer Circle

“For where two or three gather in my name,
there am I with them.” (Mt 18:20)

Prayer is a very important part of the life of a Christian. In prayer we develop a deeper relationship with God, gain strength to get through the ups and downs of our daily lives, and support our brothers and sister in our faith community and around the world.

Who we are: We are a group of the St. Thomas the Apostle parishioners and friends who wish to pray for the needs of our parish family and for others in the greater community. We all have a special love for prayer (of any kind) and a deep desire to live out the commandment of love for others supporting and helping each other and the entire world through prayer.

What we do: Every member of the Prayer Circle staying in touch with the Coordinator (via phone or email) receives and shares prayer intentions (monthly, weekly and daily, as well as personal special requests from those in need for prayer support) and is committed to pray in this intentions, joining the Circle during a day at any convenient time or place. Our prayers embrace:

  • peace and justice in the world and the end of violence,
  • catholic missions all over the world, especially all persecuted Christians,
  • the needs of our parish, community, country and the world,
  • prayer requests and personal petitions offered by anyone in the Prayer Circle,
  • Pope’s monthly intentions,
  • vocations to the religious life and priesthood,
  • thanksgiving for received help and blessings, and many more.

Requirements: This is a wonderful ministry opportunity for all parishioners regardless of age and for anyone who requires something with less physical activity, or whose choice of place&time for prayer is limited.

Time Commitment: Time commitment varies depending on the number of prayer requests and the time one wishes to spend in prayer.

Contact: Currently vacant. If interested, contact Parish Office at (773) 324-2626 or by email:

“Prayer is the best weapon we have; it is the key to God’s heart”
St. Padre Pio

Download and print out the brochure (PDF): Community Life (NEW) – St. Thomas Prayer Circle brochure