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


Catholic baptismHow do I join the congregation?   

Membership in the Church is conferred by the Sacrament of Baptism.    Jesus commands us to “Baptize all nations in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”  (cf. Matthew 28: 19)    Saint Thomas the Apostle parish invites everyone to Baptism and membership in the Church.

How do I bring a child for Baptism? 

Please call the parish office to make an appointment for the Baptism.  Contact the parish secretary at (773) 324-2626 or  Download a Baptism Request Form.

Baptisms are usually held after the 10:00 AM Mass on Sundays.   If this is your first child being baptized, parents are asked to attend a short class explaining the meaning and importance of the sacrament of baptism for the child as they begin their life of faith.

How can I be Baptized?  

Adults who wish to be baptized, confirmed and make their First Communion are asked to join the preparation program.  The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) prepares you for Christian Initiation each year at the feast of Easter.   For more information, please contact Rosina Hendrickson at or (773) 324-2626.