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 Parishioner and Friends of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish,

I have some very exciting news to share with you! I’m happy to welcome two new colleagues to the St. Thomas the Apostle parish staff:

Welcome Timothy Johnson as Pastoral Associate

I am very happy to share the news that I have hired a pastoral associate, Timothy Johnston. Timothy currently is finishing his time working in the Archdiocese of Washington, DC. He is no stranger to St. Thomas as he previously cantored at our parish before moving to Washington. As pastoral associate, Timothy will work with me on every aspect of the pastoral life of the parish. I will work with him closely to build up opportunities for ministry, formation, and the liturgical life of the parish. Timothy’s first day is August 15, 2022. Welcome Timothy!

Parish Counselor Beginning in August:
Welcome Michael Olan

The Claret Center (our convent tenants) are a host site for interns who need hours to be certified therapist, counselors, and psychologists. They often place interns at parishes across the archdiocese for them to be available for parishioners and the community. I am happy to welcome Michael Olan as our new parish counselor. Michael is currently working on his doctorate in psychology and will be available as a therapist for our parishioners, school families, school students, and the Calvert House beginning at the end of August. I’m excited to welcome him to St. Thomas and there will be a lot more information about this to come. Michael will be introducing himself at Mass and via the bulletin over the next weeks. He will be working with our parish over the next year through June 2023.

Welcome to Michael and Timothy to St. Thomas!

Sincerely in Christ,
Fr. Trail

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