All are Welcome!

Please note: Our Mass schedule for the week of Christmas and New Year's is on our home page.
There will be no Gym Mass on Sunday, December 23 and Sunday, January 30.

Mass Schedule


8:00 am - Church
9:30 am - St. Gertrude East (Sacred Heart School/Sheridan and Granville)
10:00 am - Church
10:30 AM - Gym Mass (1401 W. Granville Ave. September-June)
11:30 AM - Church

Monday through Friday:

7:30 am - (Thursday is a Communion Service.) - Church


7:30 am - Church
5:00 pm - Church (Sunday Vigil)

















Care for Real is Available to Help Federal Employees

Care for Real is prepared to help anyone in need of food assistance, including federal workers who might be experiencing hardship due to the government shutdown. Furloughed employees should present a “legitimate authorities” ID to receive the groceries at 5339 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago.

Care for Real is suspending the usual requirements for service (income below federal guidelines and geographic boundaries) to help those impacted by the government shutdown.

Families can receive grocery staples—meat, dairy,  beans, rice, pasta, peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables and lots more—once a month and can come up to four times a week for fresh produce and bakery items. Food is distributed Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 am to noon and Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

St. Gertrude has been a strong supporter of Care for Real since 1970, providing financial support to help Care for Real’s goals of providing loving support for our neighbors and acting as a safety net for the
entire Edgewater community.

Please Welcome Jane Callahan-Moore to our Parish Staff!

Jane Callahan-Moore, our new Director of Heart to Heart ministry introduces herself:

I found Saint Gertrude parish on the first Sunday after I moved into Edgewater. My first impression of St. Gertrude, solidified by weekly attendance at Mass, was of a welcoming community with an exceptional music ministry housed in a beautiful sanctuary.  

I bring a very diverse background to our faith community. I have been caring for challenged or |underserved people for the past fifty years by helping them navigate the many complexities of our current social services bureaucracy and providing comprehensive community-based outreach services to individuals on a one-on-one basis. My most recent experience was providing these services to severely and chronically mentally ill adults in Lincoln Park, Rogers Park, Evanston, and Skokie. My passion is to link those in need with community-based resources which can greatly enrich their lives. 

I have affiliations with the Village Chicago, the Alzheimer’s Association, the Center on Addison, and the Center for Disability and Elder Law. I also serve as Secretary on the Gerber/Hart Library and Archives Board of Directors.

In my personal life, I have two daughters who are also active in social services and teaching. Jennifer, my older daughter, is an LCSW whose expertise is counseling parents experiencing perinatal, neonatal, and post-natal problems concerning their babies. Katie, my younger daughter, has a Ph.D. in Women’s and Gender Studies and is a tenured professor at the University of Kansas. 

While I know filling Mary Ann Collins' footsteps is a daunting task, I am overjoyed by the prospect of serving fellow parishioners and neighbors throughout Edgewater. Please feel free to reach out to me at the Heart to Heart office.

Parish Council Meeting Notes

The Parish Council met Thursday, November 29, 2018 to finalize a discernment process begun at the previous parish council meeting. In recent months, the Council has been looking to refresh its role and leadership. The council also reiterated its role in supporting building a vision for this parish and for being the ears to the needs of all parish members. After prayer, individual reflection, group discussion, and more discernment, the council arrived at these decisions regarding Council leadership:

  • Chair: Gail Smith
  • Co-Vice Chairs: Dominic Guagenti  and Donna Whalley
  • Secretary: Colleen Fulkerson

The next meeting is Thursday, January 24 at 7:00pm in the Ministry Center.