Contacts: Brian Fisher 847-226-0675 and Letty Medina 224-221-8445

Mission Statement

Create and coordinate spiritual opportunities that enable people to have authentic encounters with Jesus Christ.  Commit to serving as intentional disciples to help support the parish.  Emphasize ways to enhance prayer, promote the sacraments, support faith formation, and encourage discipleship.  The Discipleship Group aims to answer Jesus’s call:  “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations...” (Matthew 28:19)

Who We Are

 Deacon Tom and Virginia Biegel
 Brian and Angie Fisher
 Steve and Sheryl Hobbs
 Chris and Letty Medina
 Kim Schlicksup
 Pat and Patti Shanders
 Marge Slawek
 Paul and Joan Spheeris

What We Do

Upcoming Events and Activities

  • A Pathway to the Soul: Prayer and Friendship with God. An Easter Retreat with Patricia Klein, M.A., DMin (Cand.). Is prayer a struggle for you? Are you in a spiritual rut? Consider joining us for this mini-retreat to discover how prayer can deepen your relationship with the living God. Let's be intentional disciples and follow their example when they said, "Lord, teach us to pray!" (LK 11:1)  Saturday, April 27, 8a-3p, Saint Gilbert Chapel Hall/Chapel Hall.  Register at
  • Thirsting For God Thursdays Adoration & Praise 'n Worship, Are you seeking more opportunities for prayer and grace? Consider joining us for adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with contemporary Praise and Worship music. Following Benediction, Deacon Tom Biegel, along with a small prayer and intercessory team are available to pray with people individually for specific intentions. Next dates in 2019: May 23 in Saint Gilbert Chapel.

Past Contributions and Events

April 2019 LOVED.HEALED.ANOINTEDSt. Gilbert Parish Mission with Fr. Matt O'Donnell & Fr. Brad Zamora of Arise Preaching: Encounters through Story & Song • October 2018 Dynamic Catholic: "Find Your Greatness" - Dr. Alan Hunt, • October 2018 REBOOT - “Live the Life You Were Made For”-Chris Stefanick. • September 2018 “Mary, Medjugorje and the Call to Discipleship” – Ann Vucic • January 2018 Lenten Renewal 1 Day Retreat: “Sharing the Heart of the Gospel”- Deacon Keith Strohm • Lent 2018: Adoration Awareness/Communications • Lent 2018: 4 Week Formed Video Series & Fellowship Opportunity after 10:30am Mass • September 2017 Witness Talk- “Losing a Child”-Joan Spheeris • April 2017 1/2 Day Retreat: The Choice, The Climb, The Kingdom- Ann Vucic & Letty Medina • Discipleship Prayer- distributed on business cards in Narthex during Advent 2017 & placed laminated cards into each hymnal in church pews
Please contact the St. Gilbert Discipleship group if you are interested in getting involved, receiving support or would like to suggest a spiritual event.