Volunteer at St. Gertrude

Volunteers are Welcome!

St. Gertrude Parish is a caring, compassionate community whose mission is to serve others, seek to change social structures in conformity with the Good News we proclaim. We are committed to social action in the neighborhoods of the parish, the city, the Church and the wider world. St. Gertrude has many opportunities to volunteer your time and talents. Below you will find ways to get directly involved in our parish community. 


Learn More

For more information about these groups, please email stgertrude1420@stgertrudechicago.org or call the Rectory at 773.743.6277.


Heart to Heart/Senior Outreach

Care for Real

Liturgical Ministry Groups

  • Altar Servers  
  • Art and Environment
  • Dance Troupe
  • Eucharistic Ministers  
  • Greeter Ministry
  • Ministers of the Word  
  • Music Ministry: Cantors, Instruments, Choir
  • Sacristans
  • St. Gertrude East
  • St. Gertrude Gym Mass
  • Ushers

Parish Advisory Groups

  • Parish Council   
  • Finance Council
  • Building & Grounds Committee

Prayer & Spiritual Reflection Groups

  • Becoming a Catholic (RCIA) leaders 
  • Helping Hands Ministry 
  • Legion of Mary
  • Ministers of Care (Visits to the sick)
  • Ministers of Praise (for the home-bound) 
  • Pax Christi
  • Spiritual Adoption Committee
  • Youth & Family Ministry 
  • Religious Ed (teachers needed)

Social Groups at St. Gertrude

  • Marriage Encounter
  • Parish Play - “St. Gertrude Presents”
  • Knitting
  • Women’s Club 


Social Justice Organizations

  • Committee Against Domestic Violence
  • Commonweal Conversation
  • Refugee Ministry
  • NCA Green Team

Special Events

  • Blood drives
  • Bazaar (held in December)
  • NCA
  • ECRA events