We desire to grow in faith and in union with Jesus and with one another.
Through worship, prayer, outreach to the poor, education and action, we seek to respond to the challenges of the Gospel in the Pilsen area of Chicago.
We strive to become a place of welcome and reconciliation to each person who comes to see us; a people of faith impelled by love to reach out in service to those in need, and a community guided by a preferential love for the poor.
With the aid of the Holy Spirit we strive to be true companions of Jesus.
Our Soup Kitchen offers a free meal to anyone who comes to the door, no questions asked. Clients do not have to reside in a specific geographic area.
1:30PM – 2:30PM
Our Food Pantry Program provides families with food each month to prevent hunger, and serves many additional families who may be in crisis. The Food Pantry accommodates a prescribed geographic area, but everyone that comes to our parish for assistance is served at least on a one time basis and referred to the agency closest to their residence.
As members of the GCFD, we are able to purchase food at a much lower cost to help us assist families in need. We also rely on the generosity of parishioners and others to keep our shelves stocked. Items that are commonly requested include cereal, oatmeal, peanut butter, tuna, dry pinto, black or other beans, plain white rice, coffee, juice, pasta, pasta sauce, and soup. Donations of paper or plastic grocery bags are also welcome. Parishioners can bring their donations to the church office during business hours, Monday through Friday from 9:00am – 7:30pm; Saturdays from 9:00am – 2:00pm and Sundays from 9:00am – 6:00pm.
New volunteers are always welcome. If you are interested in volunteering, making a contribution, or would like more information about the pantry, please contact Silvia Juarez at 312-226-7887 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.