Saint Thomas the Apostle Parish

Gods People in Extraordinary Variety

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St. Thomas the Apostle School

St. Thomas the Apostle School
For over 120  years, St. Thomas School continues to provide students from Chicago and surrounding areas with an outstanding pre-K through 8th grade education, promoting academic excellence, Christian values and interracial unity. All of the school’s members work mutually to nurture and educate pupils to the highest level of their intellectual, moral, and religious potential.  This is accomplished through the efforts of a dedicated and effective faculty, administration and staff.  Our high academic and behavioral standards encourage the students’ growth and provide a safe, happy and disciplined learning environment.  Visit the website at

Come visit the school at 5467 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL  60615.  Phone: 773-667-1142   Principal: Candace Scheidt

The 2011-2012 Academic year begins August 22, 2011.  As of 8/1/2011, the enrollment period was still open.  Parents are encouraged to visit the school website and to contact the school for enrollment information.

St. Thomas the Apostle School Board
The St. Thomas School Board sets policy and procedures within the Archdiocesan School Board guidelines which govern the operation of the school.  By its nature, the Board is advisory and accountable to the Pastor and the Principal.  There are 12 members, 10 of whom are elected by the parish at large and school parents. The Pastor and the Principal serve as ex-officio members. The elected members serve staggered three-year terms.   Candidates for the Board are slated by a nominating committee appointed by the Pastor and the Chairperson of the School Board.  Anyone interested in serving on the Board can submit his or her name to the nominating committee.

If you are interested in participating on School Board committees, please contact the Ministry leader or the Principal.  School Board nominations and elections occur annually, in August.  The STA Board meets monthly during the school year.  Ministry leader: Wallace E. Goode

St. Thomas the Apostle Home and School Association
The purpose of the St. Thomas Home and School Association is to bring together parents and teachers through extracurricular activities to form a community that facilitates the intellectual, moral and religious growth of students. All parents of enrolled children are members of the association. Active parent involvement is essential for successful activities to be provided to our students.  The association meets monthly.  Ministry leader: Kelli Wallace

St. Thomas the Apostle School Alumni Association
The St. Thomas the Apostle Alumni Association was formed in 2003 to encourage the gathering of former and current students, staff, and parishioners to the place that laid the foundation for so many. It has as its purpose simply to give back for past nurturing and care.  It accomplishes this through events that promote fun-raising as well as fund-raising. Our membership is not limited to any select group and all are invited to join.

St. Thomas the Apostle School Endowment Committee
The St. Thomas School Endowment Fund was founded ten years ago to provide continuing financial support for special projects needed by the school. The current money-raising project is the “Brick Pathway” where donations are sought to honor individuals, living or dead, with a brick in the pathway along the side of the Church leading to the school.  Contributions to the Fund are accepted at any time.  A committee of interested parishioners supervises the activities of the Fund and decides on the distribution of the annual gift.  Some of the gifts purchased include new draperies for the school stage, up-dates for the audio system, rugs for the music and kindergarten rooms, computers, and a laminator.  The principle of the Fund is preserved and continues to grow.  Only the interest is used to help with the school needs.  The Fund wants more participation by interested persons and encourages those interested to submit their names for membership on the committee.  Ministry leaders: Elise Torczynski and Mary Kaess

Market Day Fundraiser

Ministry leader: Ramona Dancer


Read the STA Bulletin online!

Parish Mission

St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, “God’s People in Extraordinary Variety,” is a welcoming community of Roman Catholics from diverse social, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. We rise to the challenge of creating community in diversity through our shared commitment to Christ’s redeeming love.

Our mission is twofold: To promote unity among our members through prayer, participation in the sacraments, Catholic education (in its various forms), and social interactions; and to express the gospel values that unite us in our community and the community around us, especially by sharing our gifts of time, treasure, and talent.

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Mass Schedule

Daily Mass
Monday thru Friday       8:30 am

Weekend Mass
Saturday    8:30 am and 4:00 pm, Sunday   8:30 am and 11:00 am

Holy Days & Holidays
8:30 am

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday           3:00 to 3:45 pm, or by appointment

Weekend Religious Education
Sunday            9:30 am - 11 am

1st Sunday of each month

Palm Sunday

April 12, 2014 at 4:00 pm Mass

April 13, 2014 at 8:30 and 11:00 am Mass


The Triduum

Holy Thursday Liturgy -  April 17, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Good Friday   April 18, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Easter Vigil   April 19, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Easter Sunday   April 20, 2014 at 8:30 and 11:00 am






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St. Thomas the Apostle School

Over 125 years of Academic Excellence

Pre-K and K through 8th Grade


5467 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615

(773) 667-1142

"God's People in Extraordinary Variety"

St. Thomas the Apostle Parish

5472 South Kimbark Avenue
Chicago, IL  60615-5299

Phone:  (773) 324-2626

Fr. Elias, O.Carm., Pastor