7:30 am - Church Click HERE for reservations.
(Please note, Thursday is a Communion Service.)
The church is open for weekday Masses. At each Mass, 150 people are allowed. Sign up for a time slot below. Registration for Saturday and Sunday Masses are also below.
Here are some pointers everyone will need to be aware of as we return:
We very much look forward to welcoming everyone back to church! Please feel free to contact the office or any member of the parish staff with any questions. We remember each of you in prayer every day! Please pray for St. Gertrude parish and all those who are suffering in any way.
We are figuring out how the parish campus can reopen in a safe and healthy manner for everyone who will be using any parts of the buildings.
Based on the pattern of everything we have received from the State of Illinois and the Archdiocese of Chicago thus far, we should expect these kinds of protocols to guide us in all our parish facilities:
The Archdiocese has provided comprehensive guidelines for how parishes can move forward in once again celebrating mass together in church.
We need volunteers to manage each event (mass, baptism, funeral, reconciliation, marriage, private prayer, etc.) that will take place in church. The safety protocols will be in place for an extended time. As such, we are asking you to prayerfully consider joining our volunteer corps for this effort.
HERE is the archdiocese website for everything you could possibly want to know about volunteering.
We need many volunteers to fill teams for greeting/ushering, set-up, and clean-up. For more information on volunteer responsibilities please view the training webinar available at the above link. For safety reasons, volunteers should be between 18-64 years of age and not have conditions that would put them at risk for negative outcomes from COVID-19 infection (immunosuppressive therapy, heart or lung disease, cancer, etc.)
If you would like to participate on a team, please download this form and email it to Kevin Chears at firstname.lastname@example.org and include your preferred e-mail and telephone number.
Joan Dowdle & Patrick Robinson
The Archdiocese is requiring that every volunteer take part in their online training, a one-hour webinar.
For our parish to be certified to reopen, we must attest that we have enough volunteers and that they have viewed the Archdiocese training webinar.
The St. Gertrude parish office is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am-5:00 pm Monday-Saturday, and 9:00-1:00 pm on Sunday.
We ask that all visitors follow these regulations: