Frequently Asked Questions


Adult Faith Formation/Becoming Catholic

Information about becoming Catholic can be found here.

Anointing of the Sick

If you or someone you care for is sick and would like to receive Ministry of Care and Communion for the Sick, call the Rectory at 773.764.3621.


Information about Baptisms for children and baptismal preparation classes can be found here


Previous bulletins and information about submitting content for the bulletin can be found here.  

Children & Families

Babies and children are warmly welcome at all Masses. There is a baby changing station adjacent to our Church bathroom, but there is no dedicated area for infants and small children in Church - please sit where you are comfortable. 

Our 2019-2020 Mass schedule is Mass in Church at 8:00 am & again at 10:30 am. A 9:30 am Mass takes place at St. Gertrude East (Sacred Heart school.) The Gym Mass is at 10:30 am in the Gym, 1401 W. Granville.

St. Gertrude’s Youth & Family Ministry offers a number of activities, classes, events for children. 

Directions to St. Gertrude

Driving and directions, how to get to St. Gertrude's via public transit and a map of the campus buildings can be found here



Information about planning a funeral at St. Gertrude is available here. There are also resources for planning a funeral, the order of the Mass (and where family input is welcomed), a list of suggestions for songs appropriate for each part of the funeral Mass, and possible first and second readings for funerals.

Handicap Parking

A handicap loading zone is available (only) on Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings on Granville, alongside of the Church. There is a handicap ramp and door entrance on the south end of the Church along Granville. There are also handicap parking space on Glenwood Ave. in front of the Church.  

Heart to Heart Ministry/Senior Outreach

Information about our senior outreach program, Heart to Heart, is available here

Joining St. Gertrude

For more information about joining St. Gertrude Parish, please visit this page

Mass Intentions

If you would like a Mass Intention said for a person that needs prayers or in memory of someone who has died, please call the Rectory at 773.764.3621 or stop by the Rectory office at 1420 West Granville Avenue during office hours. We’ll help you find an available Mass and prepare a card for you to give to the person or family of the intention. A $20 donation is suggested.   

Mass Times

A link to the Mass times and locations is available here.  



A map of the St. Gertrude campus, including the parking lot, is available here.

Prayer Requests

If you would like prayers for someone sick or who has died, please call the Rectory at 773.764.3621, email, or stop by the Rectory office at 1420 West Granville Avenue during office hours. Additionally, we have a prayer wall in the back of Church, where you can write your request. Members of our Ministry of Prayer will say prayers for you.

Rectory Hours

The Rectory is open Monday-Thursday from 8:30 am-7:30 pm, Friday from 8:30 am-4:45 pm, Saturday from 9:00 am-5:00 pm, and Sunday from 8:30 am-1:00 pm. 

Request a Letter for Baptism and/or Confirmation Sponsors/Parishioner in Good Standing Letter

If you require a letter from St. Gertrude parish in order to become a Godparent or a Confirmation Sponsor, this page outlines what you need to know.

Sacramental Records

More information about requesting sacramental records is available here

Sacrament of First Communion and Confirmation for Children

If you are interested in learning more about your child making their First Communion, please visit here. If you are interested in learning more about your child making their Confirmation, please visit here


Sacrament of Reconciliation

Information about the Sacrament of Reconciliation is available here.

Teen Programs

Information about teen programs at St. Gertrude is available here.  

Visits to the Sick

Please call the Rectory at 773.764.3621 to request a visit.  

Using Parish Rooms/Facilities

If you are part of a parish group that is interested in using a room or area for a group, please call the Rectory at 773.764.3621. 

Weddings at St. Gertrude

More information about getting married at St. Gertrude can be found here

Youth Programs

More information about our Youth & Family Ministry can be found here