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REACHING OUT WITH SERVANT HEARTS
FROM OUR PASTOR

On behalf of our entire community, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Saint Gilbert Parish! We regard ourselves not just as a warm and welcoming Catholic congregation, but as a family of committed disciples of Jesus Christ, broad and diverse, yet reflective of our small-town heritage.


The life and mission of our parish expresses itself in three areas of endeavor - liturgy and prayer, faith formation, and community-building and service. This statement of mission can be summarized in three simple words - prayer, learning, and service - because that’s what we believe the Gospel and the Church call us to as intentional followers of Christ.


I am partial, of course, but I believe we at Saint Gilbert do these three things effectively, and that is attributable to the commitment and efforts of many dedicated volunteers, members of parish ministries, and staff who carefully plan, organize, and direct the work of building Christ’s Kingdom in our midst. We are privileged to serve you in the name of Christ, and we invite you to join with us by offering your talents and what time you are able to the service of others.


Peace,


Fr. John Chrzan

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ADVENT REFLECTIONS

Access daily reflections and prayers to explore throughout the Advent Season. Links will be active weekly.

 

First Sunday of Advent: 11-27-22

Second Sunday of Advent: 12-4-22

Third Sunday of Advent: 12-11-22

Fourth Sunday of Advent: 12-18-22

Nativity of the Lord: 12-25-22

Mary, Holy Mother of God: 1-1-23

Epiphany of the Lord: 1-8-23

We are called, transformed, blessed and sent into the world to share good news of what God has done for us in Christ our Savior, and the magnitude of this mystery fills our hearts with gratitude and joy. - Fr. John

Additional reflections, parish events, schedules, and news can be found in the Saint Gilbert Parish weekly Bulletin.

WHY BE CATHOLIC EVENT SERIES

Visit our Discipleship Group Page for a complete listing of events.

NEWS & NOTES

Effective February 10th, a mask-optional policy was instituted in the Archdiocese of Chicago for those participating in Church Liturgies (Mass and Sacraments) & School and Religious Education Classes.

Join us for Mass on our YouTube Channel. 

Saint Gilbert Parish YouTube Channel

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Win big during the Christmas Cash Raffle with 12 chances to win! Early Bird drawing will be held on November 25th. Tickets may be purchased online and a ticket will be prepared for you. Please see our flyer for ticket prices, drawing dates, and prize amounts. Thank you for your continued support!

Christmas Cash Raffle Flyer

Purchase Christmas Cash Tickets

Christmas Cash Winner List

CARDINAL CUPICH
ANNOUNCEMENT

"We are in a new moment.  With vaccinations and boosters, restrictions on public gatherings have eased up." As we begin a new Church year on the First Sunday of Advent, November 26-27, Cardinal Cupich is officially lifting the general dispensation from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass (with an excusing cause of exception for elderly and immuno-compromised persons not ready to return). Please read the Cardinal's full announcement here.

Cardinal Cupich Announcement

RESOURCES AND LINKS

Discover additional information regarding Masses as well as opportunities for spiritual growth and fellowship in the links below.

Liturgy News & Notes

Why Be Catholic Event Series

St. Gilbert Giving Tree

PADS Giving Tree Wishlist

Bayanihan Simbang Gabi

HOLIDAY POINSETTIAS

Please support our Youth Ministry Program by purchasing your holiday poinsettias through our Youth Ministry Program. Orders are due by Sunday, December 4 and orders may be picked up on Thursday, December 8 from 2:30PM-6:00PM at the Parish Center entrance. Thank you for your continued support!

Poinsettia Sale Flyer

GiveCentral Poinsettia Sale

FOOD PANTRY NEWS

For local food pantry inquiries, please contact Avon Township at (847) 546-1446.

For all other basic essentials of living inquiries, please contact the St. Vincent de Paul Society at (224) 360-9161.

All help is confidential.

Donations Needed

LITURGICAL SCHEDULES
MASS TIMES

Saturday Vigil Mass for Sunday: 5:00PM

Sunday Masses:

7:30AM (Missa Brevis)

9:00AM & 11:00AM

Monday through Saturday:

8:00AM (Chapel)

(11:00AM Sunday and 8:00AM Weekday Masses

simultaneously LIVESTREAMED on YouTube)

RECONCILIATION

Saturdays: 4:00PM-4:45PM (Church)

Appointments available upon request.

EUCHARISTIC
ADORATION

Wednesday: 9:00AM-9:00PM (Chapel)

(Benediction at 8:50PM)

HOLY DAYS & SPECIAL LITURGIES

Ash Wednesday Masses with Ash Distribution:

6:30AM, 8:00AM, 12:00PM, 4:00PM, & 7:00PM (all in Church)

Easter Vigil: 7:30 PM

Easter Sunday: 7:30AM, 9:00AM, & 11:00AM

All Saints: November 1
6:30AM (Chapel), 8:00AM & 7:00PM (Church)

All Souls' Remembrance Mass: November 2
7:00PM (Church)

Thanksgiving Day: 9:00AM

Immaculate Conception: December 8

6:30AM (Chapel), 8:00AM & 7:00PM (Church)

Christmas Eve Vigil: 4:00PM & 10:00PM 

(4:00PM Mass simultaneously LIVESTREAMED on YouTube)

Christmas Day: 9:00AM & 11:00AM 

(11:00AM Mass simultaneously LIVESTREAMED on YouTube)

New Year's Eve (Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God): 5:00PM Vigil Mass

New Year's Day (Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God):
7:30AM, 9:00AM, 11:00AM (all in Church)

Please note: We offer a Hearing Loop for those members that are hearing impaired. Switch hearing aid to T-Coil.

LATEST VIDEOS
SAINT GILBERT
CATHOLIC SCHOOL

We invite you to visit our school and discover what our Saint Gilbert community has to offer your family. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about our 2017 Nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School.

RELIGIOUS
EDUCATION

Visit our Religious Education page for registration information, class schedules, and important dates. We look forward to supporting and guiding families as they strengthen their relationship with God.

ENJOY MUSIC FROM OUR GGB,
Courtesy of Mark Meyer
Surely the Presence of the Lord is in this Place
I Shall Not Want
Here I Am Lord (guests Fr. John & Fr. Christian)
ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL

The Annual Catholic Appeal is an invitation for every Catholic family to respond with a generous heart. Your gift will provide inspiration, education and services to the less fortunate in our Archdiocese and throughout the world. As always, we are eternally grateful for the continued support of our faith community as we work collaboratively to carry out the work of Christ here at Saint Gilbert Parish. Please visit the Annual Catholic Appeal website for additional information. This effort does so much to help our parish, our community and ministries that are vital to the archdiocese. Please consider making a gift to support the Annual Catholic Appeal this year and join us in “Making all things new."

Annual Catholic Appeal