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

 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

What We Do


Upcoming Events and Activities

  • Lenten Day of Prayer and Penance, Saturday, March 14, 8:30a-9p. St. Gilbert's Chapel (Confession/Adoration)/Chapel Hall (Eucharistic Miracle Exhibit) Lent is a season of spiritual purification as we prepare our souls to receive our Lord’s greatest gift of love by remembering his passion, death and resurrection during the Easter Triduum. What better way to respond to the Lord’s request “return to me with all your heart” (Joel 2:12) than prayer before the Blessed Sacrament & Confession? A Vatican approved exhibition of Eucharistic miracles will also be on display in Chapel Hall! 
  • Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday: 9a-9p, 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? 
  • Thirsting For God Adoration & Praise 'n Worship (3rd Tuesday of the month) in Saint Gilbert ChapelAre 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: March 17 and April 21
Watch Deacon Tom Biegel share his personal witness about his love for Mother Mary on

Past Contributions and Events

=== 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.ANOINTEDSt. 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, === 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 “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
Please contact the St. Gilbert Discipleship group if you are interested in getting involved, receiving support or would like to suggest a spiritual event.