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.
Fr. John Chzran
NEWS & NOTES
St. Gilbert Church has begun Phase 2 of the reopening plan, which allows for the resumption of modified public Masses and increased attendance for baptisms, weddings, funerals, private prayer and Eucharistic adoration. Effective Tuesday, July 7th, our Church will be open for Daily Mass. Going forward, the Daily Mass schedule will be 8AM in the Church, Monday through Saturday. Please view our Parish Reopening Plan for more information regarding our Weekend Mass schedules and reservation information. Daily and 11AM Sunday Mass will continue to be livestreamed on our Facebook Page until traditional Masses resume. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time.
FOOD PANTRY NEWS
Please contact the St. Vincent de Paul Society for Food Pantry or basic essentials. All help is confidential.
Phone: (224) 360-9161
Saturday Vigil Mass for Sunday: 5:00PM
7:30AM, 9:00AM (Signed for the hearing impaired except on 4th Sunday), 11:00AM, & 5:00PM
Monday through Saturday:
8:00AM in the Chapel
(Wednesday Mass is in the Church
when School is in session)
Saturdays: 4:00PM-4:45PM (Church)
Appointments available upon request.
Wednesday: 9:00AM-9:00PM (Chapel)
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 Day: 7:30AM, 9:00AM, 11:00AM, & 5:00PM
Thanksgiving Day: 9:00AM
Christmas Eve Vigil: 2:30PM, 4:30PM, 6:30PM & 10:00PM Church (Carols begin 9:30PM)
Christmas Day: 7:30AM, 9:00AM, 11:00AM
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.
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.
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.