Who We Are

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St. Thomas of Canterbury is a diverse Catholic faith community in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. Just six miles north of the Loop and 3 blocks west of Lake Michigan, God planted this seed of a parish in 1916, originally serving Catholics in the immediate neighborhood. Today, some 300 people come to worship on any given Sunday, and we have members from all over the North Side as well as into Evanston. We celebrate the sacraments in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Laotian each week, and our Eritrean Catholic community celebrates the Ge'ez Rite liturgy on the first Sunday of each month. We are blessed to worship together, to share our faith, and to be a beacon of hope and compassion in our neighborhood.

We invite you to learn a little more about us online, and we hope you will join us for worship, to discover something new in the Catholic faith, or to give a smile and a helping hand to others through our outreach ministries.

Thank you for your interest in our faith community!  The people of St. Thomas of Canterbury Parish are committed to diversity, education, and service in the Uptown neighborhood. We are truly a small parish with a big heart! 

Pastorally served by the Conventual Franciscan Friars of St. Bonaventure Province