Prayer, Spiritual Reflection and Evangelization

For all of these below, to get involved or to learn more, contact the rectory at 773.764.3621 or

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Charismatic Prayer Group:

This group meets weekly to pray, celebrate Mass, and encourage one another in recognizing the gifts of the Spirit active in our lives. Please join us.

  • Meetings: Every Friday, 7:00 p.m. in the Ministry Center

Friday Men’s Faith Group:

Men gather for prayer, scripture reading, faith sharing, and light snacks. All men are welcome to participate.

  • Meetings: Every Friday, 6:00 a.m.- 8:00 a.m. in the Rectory

GLOS - Gay and Lesbian Outreach and Support:

  • Occasional social activities throughout the year.

Legion of Mary:

Mary, Mother of Our Savior Praesidium

The goal of this group is the personal sanctification of its members, the spread of devotion to Mary by encouraging the recitation of the Rosary, and performance of apostolic works. Our Praesidium visits residents at nursing homes in the parish and does other corporal works of mercy. The Legion distributes rosaries, religious articles, and reading materials to nursing homes and assists in the Masses at the homes. Members should be 18 years or older and Catholic.

Ministers of Care:

These specially trained parishioners bring Communion, as well as the thoughts and prayers of our parish, to those who are unable to attend Mass on a regular basis, in particular, those who are sick or homebound. Those who receive Communion are reminded that they do indeed belong to the Body of Christ.

  • Training: Sessions are scheduled as needed.

Ministers of Praise:

This ministry invites those who are unable to otherwise participate in the life of our community to contribute their gift of prayer for the intentions of the parish. Ministers of Praise offer their prayers in their own homes, using written guide sheets prepared by the coordinator on a monthly basis.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.):

The R.C.I.A. is the process by which adults prepare for the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist) through which we welcome them into the Catholic Church. It is a gathering of adults in a supportive, friendly atmosphere to share our personal faith stories, to learn the rich tradition of the Roman Catholic Church, and to engage in prayer and reflection on the Scripture.

  • Meetings: Sunday mornings and a weekday evening, September until May.

Women’s Scripture Study:

This is a scripture study designed for women to grow spiritually in the knowledge and grace of Jesus Christ, and to realize that one of the ways God speaks to us is through His word.

  • Meetings: Weekly on Thursdays 7:15 p.m.-9:00 p.m., rotating location among homes of group members

St. Gertrude Parish
1420 West Granville Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: (773) 764-3621