Welcome to St. Gertrude Parish

Welcome to St. Gertrude Parish

Welcome to St. Gertrude ParishWelcome to St. Gertrude ParishWelcome to St. Gertrude Parish

1420 W. Granville

Chicago, IL 60660

All are Welcome!

Welcome to Our Parish!

Ash Wednesday Info/Lenten Events

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Mass Times & Locations

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Donate to Our Parish

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Upcoming Events

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Domestic Violence Resources

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Upcoming Events

WOW Get-Together

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WOW teens are invited to gather on Sunday, February 23 from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Gym balcony. During Lent, the teens will also meet on Sunday, March 8 and Sunday, March 22. 


PreCana Classes Offered

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Our parish-based PreCana will be held on Saturday, February 29, beginning at 10:00 am through the 5:00 pm Mass. Call the Rectory at 773.764.3621 to register.


Women's Club Gathering

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Beat the winter blues on leap day, Saturday, February 29! Break out your favorite beachwear (hats, shades, etc.) and hike on over to Ann Wilson’s (new) house, 1034 W. Albion, at 7:00 pm to bask under happy lights and be with happy women! Bring a drink or a snack to share. If you have questions or want a ride from church, email Laurie Jacob at

jacobfamily@sbcglobal.net.


Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast

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Boy Scout Pack 3822 will host their  annual pancake breakfast fundraiser on Sunday, March 1 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm in the Social Hall. Tickets are available for pre-sale or at the door, $8.00 for adults and $7.00 for seniors and kids under 12. Proceeds help pay for events, outings, and operational expenses.  

Upcoming Family Mass

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On Sunday, March 1, there will be a Family Mass in Church at 10:30 am, hosted by third-grade students and their families. 


Mass Intentions in 2021

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The Mass Intentions book for 2021 will open on Tuesday, March 3 at 9:00 am. Intentions are limited to one per Mass. There is a $20 suggested offering. Please note that the dates for intentions are subject to change.


Gym Mass Info

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There will not be a Gym Mass on Sunday, March 15. Please join us for the 10:30 am Mass in Church.


Poetry Pilgrims/Good Books

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The book club will meet on Monday, March 9 at 7:30 pm in the Ministry Center.  The next Poetry Pilgrims 

gathering will be Monday, March 16 at 7:30 pm in the Ministry Center. Please email Mary Grover at mary@marsgrover.com for a list of poems. 

Knitting Group

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The Knitting Group invites all knitters and crocheters to join us for fun and blanket square-making! We’ll meet on Wednesday, March11 from 7:00-9:00 pm in the Ministry Center. No experience is necessary! 

Confirmation Information

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Please note, Confirmation this year will be held on Saturday, March 28 at 1:00 pm in Church. There is a mandatory practice scheduled for Saturday, March 21 at 1:00 pm. 


Spring Parish Play

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Save the Date! Please note, our annual Spring Parish Play will be held on Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21! We hope to see you there!


Ash Wednesday Info & Lenten Events at St. Gertrude

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Our Ash Wednesday Schedule

  • 7:30 am ~ Mass (Ashes distributed during Mass.)
  • 10:00 am ~ NCA’s school Mass (Ashes distributed during Mass.)
  • 6:00-6:45 pm ~ Ashes distributed.
  • 7:00 pm ~ Mass (Ashes distributed during Mass.)

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Stations of the Cross - Fridays at 3:00 pm

Stations of the Cross will be prayed every Friday during Lent at 3:00 pm in Church beginning Friday, February 28. 


On Good Friday, April 10, there will be Living Stations of the Cross at 3:00 pm, featuring teens from the parish.

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Lenten Reconciliation Service - Sunday, March 22 at 1:00 pm

Our Lenten Reconciliation service will be Sunday, March 22 at 1:00 pm in Church. We will celebrate the forgiveness of our sins which was gained for us through the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Our Lord, Jesus Christ.  This service lasts less than an hour and offers time for reflection and quiet prayer. 

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All Lenten Activities & Info

Please visit our Ash Wednesday/Lent Info page for a complete list of all Lenten activities and events, information about Lenten small groups, fasting during Lent, and changes to the Mass during the Lenten season. 

Thank You, Boy Scouts!

Special thanks to Boy Scout Pack 3822 for providing hospitality after Mass on Sunday, February 9! They did a great job!

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Census 2020: Stand Up and Be Counted

Why the Census Matters

Here are some points to remind us all of the importance of participating in the census: 

  • Everyone counts. The census counts every living person in the U.S. once, only once, and in the right place. 
  • The U.S. Constitution requires a census every ten  years. The census covers the entire country and everyone living here. The first census was in 1790. 
  • It’s about fair representation. Every ten years, the results of the census are used to reapportion the House of Representatives, determining how many seats each state gets. 
  • Your data is confidential. Federal law protects your census responses. Your answers can only be used to produce statistics. By law, information from any individual cannot be shared with immigration enforcement agencies, nor can it be used to determine eligibility for government benefits.
  • It’s about redistricting. After the census, state officials use the results to redraw the boundaries of their congressional districts, adapting to population shifts. 
  • It means $675 billion. Census responses determine congressional representation in the states and inform how billions of dollars in federal funds are distributed to states and local communities every year for critical public services and infrastructure, including health clinics, schools, roads and emergency services.


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