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Please register HERE to attend the two parish sessions for the Renew My Church (RMC) process. The sessions will take place immediately following the 10:30am Mass in church, following all the usual health and safety protocols. (If you are attending the 10:30 am Mass, please remain in your place.)
At Session I on August 16, the parish team will explain the process and vision of RMC, answer any questions, and listen for any feedback.
Session II on August 30 will allow the RMC team members to present a number of possible scenarios for consideration.
These August parish-wide meetings are an opportunity for any and every parishioner to hear what is being proposed for consideration and to speak up about any of their own views or ideas or questions for the RMC process.
Both sessions will also be live-streamed.
Handouts for the meeting.
On Sunday, July 19 at the 10:30 am Mass, our Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) candidate, Sean Madden, was welcomed into the Catholic Church!
Sean is pictured with his fiancee and wife, Karen.
7:30 am - Church Click HERE for reservations.
8:00 am - Church Click HERE for reservations.
10:30 am - Church Click HERE for reservations.
Click HERE for our parishioner guidelines for attending Mass in Church. Each service may have up to 150 people in attendance.
Every Sunday at 10:30 am, we will will continue to live-stream Mass from St. Gertrude Church using Facebook Live. Please click HERE to be connected to our parish Facebook page. After Mass, we upload the video to our YouTube channel.
Mary Clare Barker, our Music Minister, has created a song sheet for use at home with lyrics for music for our live-streamed 10:30 am Mass this Sunday at 10:30 am HERE.
Shape the future of our parish, neighborhood, and community by supporting the 2020 Census. The Census will provide a snapshot of our nation—who we are, where we live, and so much more.
The results of this once-a-decade count determine the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives. They are also used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.
Over the next decade, lawmakers, business owners, and many others will use 2020 Census data to make critical decisions. The results will show where communities need new schools, new clinics, new roads, and more services for families, older adults, and children.
The results will also inform how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding are allocated to more than 100 programs, including Medicaid, Head Start, block grants for community mental health services, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP.
The results of the 2020 Census will inform decisions about allocating hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding to communities across the country—for hospitals, fire departments, school lunch programs, and other critical programs and services.
The 2020 Census will be valuable to businesses, as the results will provide a rich set of data on the communities they serve, including population trends and growth projections.
Business owners rely on census results to make decisions, such as where to open new stores, restaurants, factories, or offices, where to expand operations, where to recruit employees, and which products and services to offer.
The questionnaire will take about 10 minutes to complete. It's safe, secure, and confidential. Your information and privacy are protected.
We have masks available for purchase at the Rectory. Please keep in mind the new safety protocols in place for visiting the Rectory outlined in the above article. They have been sewn by Kadidja, the single mother of two who we've sponsored since she arrived from the Central African Republic, and a gifted seamstress. This is a win-win - she lost her job when we went on lockdown for the pandemic, and we all need masks.
In addition, you can also order directly order from Kadidja, who has committed to creating 30 masks per week on top of the ones for sale at the Rectory. The cloth masks cost $5 each. If you'd like to place an order, click here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0845a5ab2cab9-cloth.
You will be called or texted (state in the comments how you want to be contacted when placing your order) when your masks are ready to be picked up.
If you would like some tech support, please contact Pam Horan-Bussey at 773.315.3290.
Greetings, St. Gertrude parishioners,
We, the Refugee and Immigrant Ministry, are very aware that many people in our community and city did not nor will not benefit from any stimulus package because they are undocumented immigrants.
If you or someone you know is in that situation and struggling to make ends meet, please contact the parish. Some resources may be available. We know too that being undocumented is a sensitive matter and be assured that privacy and confidentiality will be greatly respected.
If you or someone you know is in that situation and struggling to make ends meet, please contact the parish. You can leave a message at 773.764.3621 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Some resources may be available.
Nosotros, el ministerio para refugiados y inmigrantes de la parroquia de Sta. Gertrude, estamos muy conscientes de que muchas personas en nuestra comunidad y ciudad non recibieron los cheques de estímulo del gobierno federal porque son inmigrantes sin documentos gubernamentales.
Si usted, o alguien que Ud conoce, está en esta situación y con dificultades económicas, por favor pónganse en contacto con la parroquia. Es posible que haya algunos recursos disponibles. También sabemos que ser un inmigrante sin documentos es un asunto sensitivo y puede estar seguro que todo se mantendrá en privado. Usted puede dejar un recado llamando la parroquia, 773.764.3621 o mandando un correo electrónico a email@example.com. Es posible que haya recursos disponibles.