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). 

See, I am doing something new!
Now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
Isaiah 43:19







As the parish of Ss. Timothy, Henry, and Margaret Mary moves forward in its unification process, one of the most pressing issues we face is choosing a new name for the parish. We are looking for names that reflect the spirit of our unified parish, remembering that “catholic” means “universal.” Catholic also means “all-encompassing” and “all-embracing,” which are all good ways to think about what you think should be the new parish name.

The timeline and the naming guidelines are printed in this bulletin. They have also been posted on parish websites, Facebook pages, and sent by email. Please spread the word and talk to your friends. We ask that you return your suggestions as soon as you can. The deadline for submission is July 23.

The Unification Committee is also looking for with our sub-committees. Four committees have been established.

Finance Committee chaired by Trongphuc Tran.

Facilities Committee chaired by Reid Mackin.

Liturgy Committee chaired by Anabel Yuen.

Communications Committee chaired by Art Blumberg.

If you have any suggestions for any one of these committees, please contact one of the parish offices or one of the chairs.

The Unification Committee looks forward to working with all of you. Thank you for your prayers, help, and guidance.



Our unification team is asking for your input in choosing the new name for our unified parish. Please refer to the guidelines and timeline to submit the name for the new parish. Each parish council will compile the three most suggested names to be considered by the Naming Committee. The people representing St. Timothy on the Unification Team  are Cathy Backer, Joanne Blaquera, Cristina Ner-Miles, Cynthia Shaw, Anabel Yuen, who are all members of the Parish Counsel, and Peter Pham.


Timeline for choosing the name of the new unified parish:


July 2—A Naming Committee of eighteen members formed with six parishioners from each of our three former parishes to review parishioners’ input for naming the new unified parish.

July 3-July 26, parishioners may make suggestions for the new parish name. Suggestion forms should be returned at the end of Saturday or Sunday Mass.

July 27—Each parish council will submit the three most suggested names to the Naming Committee with optional short supporting essays (no more than 300 words).

July 31—The Naming Committee will meet, discuss the most suggested names from each of the former parishes, vote on the most suggested names that fit within the guidelines, and present the rationale for each of the final three suggested names to be submitted to the Archdiocese.

August 3—The final list of three names will be submitted to Fr. Jason Malave. We hope to receive Cardinal Cupich’s approval on or before August 12.


Guidelines for naming the new unified parish

Possible appropriate names:

  1. A title of Christ either already accepted in the liturgy or from a mystery in His life
  2. A title of the Blessed Virgin Mary already accepted in the liturgy
  3. The Trinity
  4. The Holy Spirit
  5. One of the angels
  6. A canonized saint
  7. The name may not already be in use for another parish, church, shrine, oratory or school in the Archdiocese.
  8. The name must have a recognized feast day. 

Use This Form to Suggest a Name for the Unified Parish 

Return to the Rectory or at Mass next weekend.


Parishioner Reopening Guide (please read before coming to Mass)

There are several changes for Worship as a result of the COVID-19  Pandemic

Parishioner Reopening Guide-English

Parishioner Reopening Guide-Espanol 

 Sign Up to Attend Mass at Saint Timothy Church!

Only 50 worshippers for each Mass.

You must register  BEFORE 3:00 PM ON SATURDAY. 


You must bring your own face covering which is worn throughout the service.

July 11th Saturday (4:00pm)

July 12th Sunday (9:00am)

July 12th Sunday (11:00am)


Every person in a family must sign up for a seat.

NOTE: The lector, cantor and musician  have assigned seats.

The Minister of the Eucharist must reserve a seat.

Please call the rectory if you need assistance




Sacrament of Reconciliation:  Saturdays, from 3:30-4:00 in the the St. Timothy Church or by appointment

Baptisms(child 7 and younger), Marriages, Funerals:  call the rectory to schedule, please note that there is a limit of 50 attendees (excuding the ministers) and social distancing must be 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 
Please call the rectory to schedule a visit.

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. 


Father Phi Nguyen


Father Jose Baptista, sfx

Father Arthur Bautista


 Staff at St. Timothy Church
Cynthia Shaw     Religious Education & 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   

Weekend Masses at St. St. Timothy Church
Saturday:  4:00 pm
Sunday:  9:00 am & 11:00 am
SIgn-up using links on the left
Masses at St. Margaret Mary Church
Daily Morning Mass: 8:00 am

Weekend:  Beginning July 1, 2020 until August 15, 2020 *

*There will be only 1 Mass on August 15 at 500 pm



3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Confession 

4:00 PM (in English)
6:00 PM (in Vietnamese)



8:30 AM (in English)
10:30 AM (in English)

Beginning August 16, 2020 until the closure of St. Henry and St. Timothy



3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Confession 

4:00 PM (in English)
6:00 PM (in Vietnamese) 



10:00 AM (in English) 

12:00 Noon (Bilingual in English and Vietnamese)


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