Want to keep on top of upcoming special events or receive a daily spiritual reflection? Download the Update Contact Info form below and email it to our Rectory office at email@example.com, or call 773.764.3621 during office hours.
Need to find ways to ease stress and anxiety? Here are some ideas during these unsettling times.
We'd love to hear from you if you have more prayers, articles, and music to suggest! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to share your thoughts.
U.S. Catholic Magazine reporter Susan Salaz wrote Life under lockdown: 8 ways to handle staying at home, an article about Coronavirus canceling so much, but it has not stopped love, trust, faith, or hope.
Mary Clare has also suggested listening to music from the hymnal we use in Church. Visit www.ocp.org and there is a whole list of hymns on the left side bar of the home page.
Kerry Weber, a writer with America: The Jesuit Review, recently wrote this beautiful Coronavirus prayer.
Father James Martin, SJ, working from home, offers us spiritual advice on how to live in the time of coronavirus. He hopes that this may help all of us, especially those who are frightened or panicking.
Mental Health Assistance
Call4Calm, a new hotline from the State of Illinois to connect residents to Mental Health and other resources, was launched. Text "TALK" or "HABLAR" to 552020 and a mental health professional will call you back. There are other keywords that can be texted to this number for access to other resources, including "UNEMPLOYMENT", "FOOD", or "SHELTER". This is a time of uncertainty, stress, and anxiety. Please do not keep your feelings bottled up, there is plenty of help available for neighbors who need it.
Care for Real
Looking for something to do? Care for Real is always in need of volunteers! Please reach out to Karen at email@example.com. She is overseeing scheduling and shifts available.
Heart to Heart
Our Heart to Heart Director, Jane Callahan-Moore, is also helping coordinate outreach to the elderly and shut-ins, including shopping and bringing food to those unable to get to the store. You can contact Jane by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unemployment Help/Career Guidance
Are you or a loved one unemployed, underemployed, or unfulfilled? Career Transition Center, founded by Catholic parishes, helps people get jobs. They are currently offering virtual training and support, including a virtual career coaching program.
48th Ward Help
Our Alderman, Harry Osterman, is coordinating local needs and service opportunities. His website has information on getting help during this crisis and giving help. Below are quick links to urgent community issues:
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St. Gertrude's Commitment to Those Experiencing Domestic Violence, Where to Start, Organizations that Provide Housing, Legal Help, Spanish-Speaking Assistance, Asian, Arabic, & Korean Assistance, LGBTQ Help, Help for Teens & Young Adults, Help Securing the Safety of Pets, What Does Abuse Look Like?, How to Help a Friend or Family Member, Emotional Abuse, Why Do People Stay in Abusive Relationships?, Video: Leslie Morgan Steiner’s Story