Lenten Activities 

Faith Sharing Groups

Faith sharing groups offer the opportunity to join with other parishioners during the Lent to reflect on selected readings. Groups meet weekly with the last meeting the week before Holy Week. Please consider if one of these groups may be of interest to you as we journey through Lent to Easter.

If you are new to the parish, they are a way to meet other members of St. Gertrude, and for “seasoned” parishioners, they are a way to renew and deepen relationships.   

Below is a list of groups offered during the coming Lenten season.  Call the rectory to sign up or sign up on the sheets in church. 

Laudato Si' Reflection Group 

Tuesdays at 1:30 pm

Location: 7040 N. Sheridan Road (Terri's apartment)

February 20-March 20

Facilitated by Terri MacKenzie, SHCJ

Participants needn't have read the document in advance. There is room for three more people.

Focus: Reading, discussing, praying with quotes from the Encyclical; connecting with Sunday Scripture.


Women Only 

Tuesdays from 7:00-8: 30 pm   

Location: 1400 W. Hood 

February 20-March 20 

Facilitated by Mary Ann O’Connor 

Focus: Reflection on scripture from the preceding Sunday with a focus on the Gospel reading. Reflecting on gratitude. 


Thursday Morning Group

Thursdays from 8:30-9: 30 am 

Location: Ministry Center  

February 15–March 22

Facilitated by Kevin Chears  

This ongoing group is inviting others to join them for Lent. 

Focus: Using Psalms to reflect on gratitude.


Women’s Scripture Study 

Thursdays at 7:15 pm 

Location: 1244 W. Granville 

February 15-March 22

Facilitated by Suzanne Stryczek  

This ongoing group is inviting others to join them for Lent.

Focus: Reading and reflection on scripture for the coming Sunday.


Sheridan Road Faith Sharing Group 

Thursdays at 7:30 pm 

Location: 6121 N. Sheridan Road 

February 22-March 22 

Facilitated by Leon and Ana Ward

Focus: Reading and reflection on Scripture from the previous Sunday.


Men’s Group 

Fridays from 6:30-8: 00 am 

Location: Ministry Center

February 16-March 23

Facilitated by Allen Stryczek 

This ongoing group is inviting others to join them for Lent. 

Focus: Reading and reflection on the Gospel of John. 


Simple Suppers

Location: Social Hall from 6:30-7:30 pm 

Thursday, March 1: Hosted by the Religious Ed Confirmation class 

Thursday, March 15: Hosted by NCA’s Pre-School

Thursday, March 22: Hosted by Liturgy teams and the Pastoral Council 

Join other parishioners to share faith-focused reflections while sharing a meal of soup and bread. The named groups will be providing the meal. All are invited.


St. Gertrude Parish
1420 West Granville Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: (773) 764-3621
Email: stgertrude1420@sbcglobal.net