Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts are dedicated to preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
The Giving Tree committee organizes the annual collection of gifts and gift cards for Catholic Charities, St. Benedict the African, PADS and St. Vincent de Paul during the Christmas season. 2020 was our 47th year offering this opportunity for Christmas sharing. Thank you to all who have participated in any way to bring Christmas joy to our neighbors in need.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Knights of Columbus meet on the 1st Wednesday of the month in Saint Gilbert's Chapel Hall. This fraternal benefit society is open to Catholic men, 18 years and older. Our council at Saint Gilbert actively provides financial and spiritual assistance to the needs of the Church, school, priesthood and community.
Knights of Columbus are Catholic gentlemen committed to the exemplification of charity, unity, fraternity, patriotism, and defense of the priesthood. The Order is consecrated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The order is unequivocal in its loyalty to the Pope, the Vicar of Christ on earth. It is firmly committed to the protection of human life, from conception to natural death, and to the preservation and defense of the family. It was on these bedrock principles that the order was founded over a Century ago and remains true to them today.
Looking for an opportunity to pray together? Join us online for Family Rosary on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30PM starting on 10/7. Everyone is welcome! We use a presentation with the prayers & some quick meditations on the mysteries so it is easy to join in. Families are welcome to either lead a mystery or just pray along. Circle 6:30PM on the first Wednesdays on your calendar, and join the Zoom Meeting:
The PADS site at the UP Church will not be opening this season because of COVID. Our guests are being served in some small hotels for this year. However, they have many needs to keep the facilities clean and they are in need of cleaning supplies.
What can you do to help?
Create “COVID Kits” to be distributed with 2 reusable or several disposable masks, hand sanitizer, a few pairs of hygiene gloves.
Collect cleaning supplies for PADS – we are distributing cleaning supplies to those in our hotels and are going through it very quickly. Biggest needs: disinfecting wipes, disinfecting sprays, paper towels, bleach etc. (Lysol spray, especially).
Donate PPE – we are still using cloth masks and handing them out to our clients who need them! If you or someone you know is crafty, we are always accepting cloth masks and other donations of PPE.
Donations can be dropped of at PADS, 1800 Grand Avenue in Waukegan on Monday through Friday between 8AM and 4PM. You will not need to enter the building. Staff members can “grab and go” from your car. Just pull up and ring the bell at the door. PADS is trying to maintain a safe distance of 6 feet away.
Senior Events – Community Connections Grant
Catholic Charities Lake County Senior Services offers a variety of programs and events for those that are 60+ throughout Lake County. All programming is virtual on ZOOM. For more information contact Kari M Pohar, Coordinator of Senior Services, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago: (847) 740-6708 OR email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
As previously announced, and as the demand for food continues to be strong, the SVdP Ministry at Saint Gilbert has partnered with the Avon Township Food Pantry to provide food to the needy during these most difficult times. Avon's pantry is located at 433 E. Washington Street in Round Lake. Those in need of food should pick up their food from Avon.
The Avon Food Pantry accepts both perishable and non perishable food items. They have communicated that they are in desperate need of donations and particularly the following food items: Canned fruits and vegetables; peanut butter; spaghetti sauce; macaroni and cheese and canned soup. If you would like to become a friend of the poor please consider making a food donation to Avon.
Your continued support of our ministry is greatly appreciated.
May God bless each of you this day and always.
Learn more by visiting our St. Vincent de Paul Page.
Women serve the parish by providing social activities, service activities, and fundraising activities. All fundraising supports the educational advancements at Saint Gilbert. Our group is made up of women mothers, wives, singles, and professionals.
Visit our Women's Club Page for more information.