Religious Ed Update

We are still accepting new students. We ask that parents please pick up and drop off on the west side of Glenwood or on Thome for safety reasons. Glenwood Ave. is very busy on Sundays, and we do not want children in the street. 

Parents of children making Confirmation should note that the Archdiocese of Chicago has mandated that parishes provide two years of preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Those students in 7th grade begin their first year of Confirmation preparation this year, followed by their second year of preparation in 8th grade. They will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the spring of 2020. 

Those students preparing for First Reconciliation and First Communion also need two years of Religious Ed classes in order to make their First Reconciliation and First Communion. Second-grade students who attended Religious Ed in first grade last year will make their First Reconciliation and First Communion this school year. 

We are still in need of catechists for as well as additional Kids Word leaders for the 2018-2019 year. Please consider offering your time and talents to help our young people learn about and grow in their faith. 
If you have any questions, please reach out to Jim Potthast at

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