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

From the Pastor’s Desk

Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Thomas the Apostle,

Happy Easter season!

This weekend I celebrate my sixth anniversary of my ordination to the priesthood. I was ordained May 21, 2016 by Cardinal Cupich at Holy Name Cathedral. As I reflect on six years of ministry, I realize how quickly the time goes by. I feel like I’ve been doing this for ages, but still very much getting started. It’s a good life filled with many joys and challenges, but more than anything it’s a grace to be able to walk with and minister to God’s people.

This year, Cardinal Cupich ordains two men to the priesthood for the Archdiocese. In your kindness, say a prayer for them as they begin their priestly ministry, and pray for more vocations to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Fr. Trail

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