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) Please contact the St. Gilbert Discipleship group if you are interested in getting involved, receiving support, or would like to suggest a spiritual event. For more information, contact: 


Brian Fisher (847) 226-0675 or

Letty Medina (224) 221-8445



Janet Andre

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

Crystal and Kevin Sullivan

  • Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday: 9:00AM-9:00PM, Saint Gilbert Chapel. You are invited to spend time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament during our weekly adoration. Silent prayer is encouraged – time to speak from your hearts to God and for God to speak to your hearts! What prayer is on your mind?​​​

  • Healing Prayer: 7:00PM to 9:00PM in the main Church. Praying of the rosary, offering a Holy Hour with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and worship music. People seeking healing will be invited to step forward for prayer while maintaining social distancing. Hosted by Deacon Tom Biegel, along with a small prayer and intercessory team. Next date: September 13, 2021

  • Parish Mission: Save the Dates! Saint Gilbert Parish Mission with Deacon Keith Strohm, Monday, October 25, 2021Tuesday, October 26, 2021, Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 7PM-9PM In-Person in the Main Church

Note: All safety protocols of face coverings, social distancing and hand sanitizing are followed for in-person events. Thank you.


February 2021 Lenten Day of Renewal with Eucharistic Adoration and Confession

February 2021 Biblical Walk Through Mass led by Deacons Brian Fisher & Tom Biegel exploring the parts of the Mass and the significance of words and gestures leading us to a more meaningful worship experience

November 2020 Distributed Holy Water and Holy Water Cards for home use.

January 2020 Wild Goose 6-week series on the Holy Spirit and Prayer

December 2019 Advent Day of Spiritual Renewal; 12 Hours of Confession & Adoration & Vatican Exhibition of Eucharistic Miracles

April 2019 "A Pathway to the Soul: Prayer and Friendship with God". An Easter Retreat with Patricia Klein, M.A., DMin (Cand.

April 2019 LOVED.HEALED.ANOINTED. St. Gilbert Parish Mission with Fr. Matt O'Donnell & Fr. Brad Zamora of Arise Preaching: Encounters through Story & Song

October 2018 "Find Your Greatness" - Dr. Alan Hunt, Dynamic Catholic, dynamiccatholic.com

October 2018 REBOOT “Live the Life You Were Made For”-Chris Stefanick. reallifecatholic.com

September 2018 “Mary, Medjugorje and the Call to Discipleship” – Ann Vucic

January 2018 “Sharing the Heart of the Gospel” - Deacon Keith Strohm, Lenten Renewal 1 Day Retreat

Lent 2018  Adoration Awareness/Communications

Lent 2018 4 Week Formed Video Series & Fellowship Opportunity after 10:30AM Mass 

September 2017 “Losing a Child”. Witness Talk with Joan Spheeris

April 2017 "The Choice, The Climb, The Kingdom" - Ann Vucic & Letty Medina. 1/2 Day Retreat

Advent 2017 Discipleship Prayer distributed on business cards in Narthex & laminated cards placed into each hymnal in church pews