Thank you for visiting the St Gertrude Webpage. We say to everyone All Are Welcome. This is the goal we strive for. A successful parish needs the involvement of everyone in many ways. Central to who we are and why there is St. Gertrude Parish is our gathering to praise and give thanks to God at our weekend liturgies. It “takes a parish” to celebrate with genuine faith, vitality and integrity. Every Mass takes the involvement of musicians, singers, servers, ushers, sacristans, ministers of the word, Eucharistic ministers, the liturgical environment committee, ministers of welcoming and so many more to nourish us for the week to come. We strive to celebrate all the sacraments with the same spirit of the joy-filled sacred presence of God that animates us at Mass.
Throughout the week parish activities are always in need of talent and strong backs as well as your participation. Parishioners make up the Parish Council, the Finance Committee, the Growing in Faith writers and presenters, small faith sharing groups, the Buildings and Grounds Committee, Heart to Heart, 1st Friday Hospitality, the Women’s Friendship Club, the Retired Men’s Group, the St. Vincent DePaul Society, Legion of Mary, W.O.W teens and their chaperones, the R.C.I.A. team, CCD teachers, Kid’s Word volunteers, committee heads and volunteers for fund raisers. Parents place their children in and support our school, Northside Catholic Academy. Altar linens get washed. The church is cleaned. Altar servers are trained. Weddings and funerals are coordinated. Shut in seniors are visited. Communion is brought to those who cannot come to us. Parishioners act in our plays, work for justice in our society and promote the sacredness of all God’s creation. So much more happens in the gym, the Social Hall, the rectory and the Ministry Center as well as the church every day of the week. There is so much that we can’t list all that goes on here every week. This is why we are happy you have chosen to include yourself in our parish and so in this directory.All this allows me to say with confidence that we will be here for you when you need us because of everyone who gives of themselves in some way to make St. Gertrude Parish what we are, a community of faith. Let us pray together for God to bless each of us and all our endeavors here.
Rev. Dominic Grassi, Pastor
With over 100 years of proud tradition, St. Gertrude Parish is located on the northern end of the Edgewater community in the city of Chicago. From our Catholic grade school to resources and assistance to seniors, there is something for everyone at St. Gertrude. "All Are Welcome" to our community. Come see what we are all about this Sunday!
After some down time, the website is finally been revamped and relaunched for all to see. As we continue to make improvements on it, you will see new information, special features and more come here to the website.
Sign up for Lenten Faith Sharing groups after Mass starting this weekend February 18-19 2017.
Copies of the Little Black Books will be available again this year.
March 1, ASH WEDNESDAY MASS SCHEDULE
7:30 A.M. Mass with ash distribution in the Sanctuary
8:30 A.M. NCA school Mass with ash distribution in the Sanctuary
6:00 P.M. - 6:45 P.M. ash distribution in the Sanctuary
7:00 P.M. Mass with ash distribution in the Sanctuary
Please keep all our Elect and Candidates in your prayer during these weeks of Lent as they move toward full communion with the Church at the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday.
Gracious and loving God, whose love brings us to life and whose mercy gives us new birth, look with love upon these Candidates and Elect.
During these coming weeks of Lent, continue to strengthen them with your life-giving Spirit so that they may come to identify more closely with the Lord Jesus.
May Jesus become their wealth and wisdom, and may they know in their lives the transforming power flowing from his resurrection.