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 collection of gifts for Catholic Charities, St. Benedict the African, and PADS at Christmas. Parishioners can pick up an ornament from our "giving tree" and purchase a gift or gift card for those served by our committee.
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.
Today, as the only emergency shelter system in Lake County, PADS operates 15 emergency shelter sites, a Day Resource Center and numerous programs within it, as well as a number of scattered site long term supportive housing units. PADS also provides a multiplicity of services with a vision and mission of placing all of Lake County's homeless on a secure path to sustained independence. PADS emergency shelters provide an alternative for the homeless from October to April yearly. Saint Gilbert has, for many years now, provided volunteers and support on Thursday overnights at United Protestant Church in Grayslake. If interested in volunteering, please contact: Margaret Hilliard at email@example.com.
"Dear friends and fellow parishioners, I am writing to ask you to consider volunteering for PADS at the United Protestant Church in Grayslake. If you currently have or have had children attend SGS, you know that our school has been providing lunches for the guests of the PADS for many years. This was my first introduction to PADS. I have always been very involved volunteering in my children’s schools, sports teams and church, but as they’ve gotten older I’ve found myself looking for different ways to give back. I first started volunteering at PADS about 6 years ago on the kitchen clean-up shift. I figured as a wife and mom I can clean any kitchen! What I quickly found was that I was getting more than I was giving. The people I have met through PADS are some of the kindest and most giving people I know. This past season I volunteered on the 4:45-7am shift where we provided breakfast for the guests and then helped clean the site. Even though it was a very early morning, I looked forward to seeing everyone and the feeling I had that I was doing something good. PADS needs your help! Like any other organization, PADS cannot function without their amazing volunteers. There are various shifts open to accommodate almost anyone’s availability. We have volunteers of all stages of life, those who are retired, working parents and young adults. Most volunteers work just once a month from October through May, Thursday to Friday mornings. Men are especially needed since UPC is primarily a men’s location. I would like to especially encourage my peers (soon to be empty nesters) to consider volunteering at PADS. You won’t be disappointed! Volunteering at PADS is an excellent way to get involved in your community and make a positive impact in the lives of others." Blessings! Toni Smith
SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL
Provides financial assistance and food to those in need. Vincentians visit those in need in their homes, operate the food pantry at Saint Gilbert, and conduct fund-raising activities. Learn more by visiting our Saint 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.