St. Timothy Catholic Church

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 "Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Mt. 28:19).

Announcement from bulletin of 6/7/2020

Fr. Phi to Pastor Local Sites

Fr. Phi Nguyen, current pastor of St. Henry Parish and dean of Vicariate IIB, will become pastor of the West Ridge grouping’s four worship sites as of July 1. Other parishes in the West Ridge grouping in addition to St. Henry are St. Timothy, Blessed Alojzije Cardinal Stepinac Croatian Catholic Mission and St. Margaret Mary.  Fr. Jose Baptista, St. Timothy’s pastor, is awaiting word on his next assignment once his term as pastor here ends on June 30. Fr. Tirso Villaverde, current pastor of St. Margaret Mary Parish, will become pastor of St. Julie Billiart Parish in Tinley Park on July 1.

Parishioner Guide (please review)

Parishioner Guide-English

Parishioner Guide-Espanol


 5/13/2020- Plan for Reopening the Church

     Para Reabrir Las Iglesias

Letter from Cardinal Cupich 

Carte del Cardenal Cupich

Archdiocese Executive Summary and MultiPhase Plan to Reopen the Churches 

Resumen Ejecutivo & Plan En Multiples Fases Para Reabrir Las Iglesias 

Cardinal Cupich's Video Message about the Reopening Plan


Announcements as of 5/24/2020 from Father Jose (Espanol)

1. Sunday Collection: Either send it by mail or stick your contribution in the mail slot in the rectory's front door.

2. Church Re-opening.

A. On Saturdays, from May 30th onwards we shall have Confession from 3:00pm - 3:30pm.

B. We will have Church open for Private Prayer and Adoration  from Wednesday, June 3rd as follows:
Wednesdays 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fridays 7:30am - 8:30am
First Friday 7:30am - 11:00am
Saturdays 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Sundays 8:30am - 10:30am

Only 10 persons can be in the Church at a time. The entrance will be monitored by trained volunteers. You will need to sign in your name with your contact information. You will have your hands sanitized and a seat allotted to you. You will be allowed to be in Church for 20 minutes in order to give opportunity for others to pray. You will not be allowed in if you have not worn a mask or if you have cough, cold or fever.

3. We need more volunteers. Please give me a call if you wish to volunteer


General Information about Phase 1 at St. Timothy Parish

In line with directives from Cardinal Cupich, St. Timothy and other Catholic churches throughout the state are beginning Phase 1 of reopening. In this initial phase, during which only 10 worshippers at a time can be in the church building, public Mass will not be offered. But people will be able to partake in the Sacrament of Reconciliation from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. beginning Saturday, May 30, at St. Timothy Church. The building will remain open to no more than 10 worshippers at a time.

In order to participate, parishioners will have to wear face coverings. Because only 10 can be in church at a time, the building entrance will be monitored by trained volunteer parishioners who will greet you, ask you to sign in, and assign you a seat that will put you at least 6 feet away from anyone else in church. Once 10 persons have been seated, others will have to wait to enter the church, maintaining social distancing as they wait.

You are asked to use only marked doorways to enter. The volunteer greeters will ask that your face remain covered throughout your visit, and will have hand sanitizer available for each visitor to use. Don’t leave your assigned seat until you are ready to exit the building. A volunteer will have to disinfect your seat before someone else can use it.

Those contemplating coming should consider the state of their own health for their own well-being and for that of their fellow parishioners. If you are ill, stay home.

Only the church proper and designated bathrooms will be open; lower level gathering spaces will be locked. People should maintain social distancing as they wait in line to enter and as they leave. Social distancing should be maintained outdoors as well, and groups should not be congregating in the churchyard or parking lot.

St. Timothy will continue to livestream 11 a.m. Sunday Mass throughout Phase 1 of the reopening.  During this phase, public Mass is not allowed.

But churches with trained volunteers can host funerals, marriages and baptisms with guests limited to 10 people or fewer. Should you have any questions, call the rectory during office hours.



Cardinal Cupich's Special Message to all the Youth Preparing for Their First Holy Communion

Cardinal Cupich's Message to Youth Preparing for Confirmation

 The celebration of the sacraments of  First Eucharist and Confirmation, as well as the sacraments of initiation into the church are  postponed until we are informed by the archdiocese


11 :00 am Mass to be Livestreamed

on Our Facebook page,

St. Timothy Catholic Church-Chicago


We will livestream the 11:00 am Sunday Masses, celebrated by Father Jose Baptista, s.f.x.,

direct from St. Timothy Church until we are permitted to celebrate together as a parish.

The recorded Mass is also posted on the Facebook page after noon.  




Sacrament of Reconciliation: as of 5/30/2020, on Saturdays, from 3:00-3:30 pm, in the church

Baptisms(child 7 and younger), Marriages, Funerals:  call the rectory to schedule, please note that there is a limit of 10 attendees (excuding the ministers) and social distancing be practiced. Classes are required for Baptisms and Marriages.


The Archdiocese has given the following guidance for Anointing of the Sick, and ministering to the sick and homebound during this Coronavirus crisis. 

Holy Communion to the Sick and Homebound 
Communion to the sick and homebound is suspended. 
Anointing of the Sick 
Patients with COVID-19: 4 priests are selected for each vicariate by the Episcopal Vicar and authorized to anoint any confirmed COVID-19 patients.  When the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is requested for a CONFIRMED COVID-19 PATIENT, the priest who receives the request immediately refers the case directly to one of the 4 designated priests in his Vicariate, who will minister the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick to the patient. 

Patients without COVID-19: The parish priest will minister this sacrament following the usual facility guidelines if in a hospital or nursing home.  If at home, he will adhere to the social distancing guidelines, and handwashing protocol, and administer the sacrament per the Archdiocesan guidelines. 


Rev. Jose Baptista, sfx

Pastoral Staff
Cynthia Shaw     Religious Education and Youth Coordinator     
     Catherine Backer     Administrative Associate
Manuel Lucero   Music Ministry
     Steven Tracy     Maintenance

6326 N. Washtenaw Ave.

Chicago, IL.  60659

Phone: 773-262-6600  and 773-262-6665

Fax: 773-262-9214   

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