St. Gilbert Parish Environment Ministry

Contact: Betty Bruns

(847) 951-4439


We work in teams to decorate the sanctuary for the liturgical seasons of the church year.  The sanctuary’s environment is extremely crucial to meaningful celebrations because it provides an attitude that is conducive to the dignity of our worship space.

The core principles of quality, color, form and function are applied to the worship space and other church buildings and should be in harmony with one another.

The environment must not only be appropriate for celebration but also be supportive of participation: "Let great care be taken that (churches) be suitable for the celebration of liturgical services and for the active participation of the faithful." (Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, #124.)