Who We Are

Fr. Paul Schneider, OFM Conv., Pastor

St. Thomas of Canterbury is a special parish comprised of 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 folks in the immediate neighborhood. Today, some 400 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 and host our Eritrean Coptic Catholic community twice-monthly. We are blessed to worship, to share our faith, and be a beacon of hope and compassion in our neighborhood.

I invite you to learn a little more about us and feel free to join us for worship, to reach out to others through various volunteer opportunities, or discover something new in the Catholic faith.

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


Fr. Paul Schneider, OFM Conv.