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

Thoughts from Fr. Dan Costello, Parish Administrator

Dear Parishioners & Friends of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish!

Happy Easter, everyone! He is Risen, indeed!

As we gather in church, and virtually, as the Body of Christ, and as we gather, safely, through the day for brunches and dinners, let us remember to keep our eyes open for the Risen Lord among us.

I have seen Him in you healing hearts and minds and working through life’s difficulties, in your suffering and in your joy. I have seen Him in you as you greet, usher and sanitize pews at each Mass, actively supporting our parish and school, teaching our children, serving on councils and committees, receiving the sacraments, and carrying the faith to others.

So, when folks ask you in the coming days, “how was your Easter?”, try not to limit your response to the activities of Easter weekend; be sure and tell them how you have seen the Lord at your table at home as well as the Eucharistic table at St. Thomas the Apostle and how you are spreading his Good News of peace which has risen in your hearts. Heartfelt gratitude to all who volunteer, pray and work in our parish to make it the special place that it continues to be in our community. Easter Blessings and Peace to

~Fr. Dan Costello