The PPC is a unique, collaborative body made up of faith-filled men and women who try to lead the parish into becoming what a community of baptized people is supposed to be. They work with the pastor in determining the matters that affect the life of the faith community.
All meetings are held in the Ministry Center from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm and are open to parishioners. Upcoming meetings are:
If you would like to discuss anything with the PPC, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ve been a part of our wonderful, Spirit-filled faith community for over 30 years. During this time, I’ve been a member of previous pastoral councils, a member of the preaching team, RCIA Coordinator/team member, Eucharistic Minister, and Lector. My wife Carolyn is a teacher at NCA. I retired as the Manager of Spiritual Care at Lurie Children’s Hospital and now am a Chaplain with the NorthShore University HealthSystem. I look forward to collaborating with the members of our Pastoral Council in being a resource for all who are part of our faith community to fully live out our baptismal call as disciples of Jesus.
I am a life-long member of St. Gertrude Parish, beginning with my baptism in 1994. I attended Northside Catholic Academy from preschool to 8th grade and have continued attending the 10:30AM Gym Mass since then. It has been a pleasure to sing with the talented musicians of the Gert's community, as well as work with the youth of the parish through Religious Education this year. As my son grows in his faith and asks the hard questions, I look forward to asking those questions with my fellow community members: who are we? what do we stand for? and how do we get there? Thank you for the opportunity to learn from, grow, and collaborate with the St. Gertrude's community!
I'm originally from Upstate New York, the Finger Lakes region, but I've been a member of St. Gertrude for over 20 years now. I have been continuously nourished by its people, its liturgy, its openness, and its vision. I've been involved in the music ministry, Refugee and Immigrant Committee, Parish Pastoral Council, and Growing in Faith. I have met wonderful people and feel this is a true faith family. I work as a pediatrician at Lurie Children’s.
St. Gertrude has been my home parish since 2013. I first attended mass at St. Gertrude, however, off and on, between 1997 and 2003. After a stint in Andersonville and other places with my wife and two kids, we returned to Edgewater in 2012. I'm a full-time student affairs administrator in the University of Illinois College of Medicine, but also teach history part-time at Loyola Chicago. I have a PhD and MA in history, both earned at Loyola. We now live in the southeast corner of Rogers Park.
Tim Love has been a St. Gertrude parishioner since moving to Edgewater with his wife, Lisa Love, in 2011. Since then, the Loves have baptized both their daughters – Viviana and Emilia – at St. Gertrude, and Viviana recently made her first communion.
Tim works as Executive Director for Equity &
Compliance at Loyola University, where he promotes safety and inclusion for all students and employees. Tim was called to service on the Parish Council to help foster a community that welcomes and embraces all people at St. Gertrude’s, especially new parishioners and neighbors, young parents,
and those seeking a faith community that is truly inclusive and rich with diversity.
Tim looks forward to serving the St. Gertrude community in this new role, and looks forward to meeting you at an upcoming mass or parish event!
I have been a member of the St. Gertrude community with my family since 2012. I’m a native of New Jersey and lived in five different states, including Alaska, before I settled in Chicago. I am a professor at Loyola University, where I teach history and publish research on twentieth-century America. I also recently taught in Heidelberg, Germany on a Fulbright fellowship. The Catholic church in the United States is one of my areas of scholarly interest. I love the community at St. Gertrude Parish which has become, for me, one of the best things about living in Chicago.
I have been a parishioner of St. Gertrude for as long as I can remember. I graduated from St. Gertrude and both of my children are NCA Alums. I was a very active parent volunteer at NCA, and I now look forward to shifting more of my energy towards the parish. I currently work as the Administrative Coordinator at the Andrew M. Greeley Center for Catholic Education at Loyola University and a physical therapist on the weekends at Weiss Memorial Hospital and St. Francis Hospital.
I have been a St. Gertrude Altar Server, Lector, Eucharistic Minister and Parish Secretary, although I reckon I am most remembered for scoring the winning basket in the St. Gertrude's 5th grade boys' basketball sole victory in the '94 season! ;) I am now delighted to be on the Parish Council. I work as an ER Doctor.
A Parish Development Council has been formed. This group will review all requests from the parish and outside groups who would like to raise funds from the parishioners and determine which of these many requests reflect the parish vision and mission and deserve our attention, and which are not really appropriate for us at this time.
The Development Council would also review the present and anticipated financial needs of the parish and how those can best be addressed (e.g. offertory programs, capital campaigns, parish fund-raisers, etc.)
The St. Gertrude Finance Council serves as one of the Advisory Boards to the Pastor. The Finance Council helps in the exercise of stewardship for all parish resources. Members review monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual financial reports. They help review the overall condition of parish finances, offering counsel on the Sunday Offertory, capital campaigns, extraordinary expenses (e.g. new boilers or major repairs), and any other concerns that may arise. They review and approve the Annual Parish Budget and the Annual Financial Report. The Finance Council meets throughout the year, about every other month, but more often when certain deadlines need to be considered.
Contact the Rectory for more information.
The committee oversees the proper preventive maintenance and repair of the parish’s buildings and grounds. The primary focus of this committee is to develop and review ongoing maintenance and improvement projects that serve to preserve and enhance the church campus. The group meets as necessary.
Contact the Rectory for more information.
Statement of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, in Response to the Illinois Attorney General Report