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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

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

Access reflections, parish events, schedules, and news in the Saint Gilbert Parish weekly Bulletin.

RESPECT LIFE MONTH

In conjunction with the USCCB and the Archdiocese of Chicago's new initiative Walking with Moms in Need, our parish is participating in a Baby Bottle Fundraiser for Aid for Women, a Catholic nonprofit which runs 5 pregnancy care centers and 2 maternity homes.

 

Respect Life Sunday Life Chain

 

40 Days for Life

Visit our Respect Life page for more details.

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

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

RESOURCES AND LINKS

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

Liturgy News & Notes

IMPORTANT NOTICE

It was reported that a phishing email, impersonating Fr. John was received requesting gift cards. Please know that no Saint Gilbert clergy or staff will ever send a personal email requesting gift cards or immediate monetary action! If received, please DO NOT respond.


Visit https://consumer.ftc.gov/ for information on how to report suspected phishing and spam communications that could indicate fraudulent activity. 

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

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

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): 9:00AM

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

PARISH OFFICE UPDATES

Parish Business Office/Facility Buildings of St. Gilbert

 

The parish business office is also the living quarters for Fr. John. In an effort to keep him healthy and available for ministry, the parish business office remains closed to open foot traffic. Appointments can be made in advance by leaving a message for Fr. John at (847) 223-4731, ext. 0 or by sending an email to: pastor@stgilbert.org.

When coming to the business office for an appointment, masks are not required unless Covid vaccination is not complete as advised by the CDC. In that case, we ask that you please do wear a mask. Visitors will only be allowed in the front hallway of the business office or at the back door and in the conference room of the business office. If you have an emergency, please phone the business office and leave a message. Our phones are monitored regularly and messages will be routed to the correct individual. Our staff continues working both onsite and remotely to ensure an efficient management of parish business workload.

At this time, all ministries are asked to continue to conduct any meetings "virtually" in an effort to contain the spread of the virus. We are especially committed to keeping our school facility as clean and germ free as possible. This will allow our teachers and staff success as they begin to educate our students for the 21/22 school year physically in the classroom.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to keep our priests, teachers and staff safe and available to minister and educate the students, parishioners and community of St. Gilbert. God bless.

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)
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