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Celebrate Mary Deeley's 25 years with Sheil

Join us in celebrating Mary Deeley and her 25 years of ministry to the Sheil Catholic community at Northwestern University. Mary, Sheil's Pastoral Associate and Director of the Christ the Teacher Institute, will be leaving her position at Sheil at the end of this academic year. Help us celebrate Mary who has been a teacher to us all and a loving pastoral presence for generations of Sheil friends:

  • If you live nearby: Save the date for Sunday, May 22nd at 11 a.m. Join us for Mass and a reception afterwards in her honor. We will also process to and bless our new outdoor Marian Shrine.
  • If you live at a distance: Join us Sunday, May 22nd at 11 a.m. CST via livestream for the Mass ( and/or send a card to Mary that we will give her on that Sunday. You can mail cards to: Sheil Catholic Center, for Mary Fest, 2110 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201.

Mary has identified two facets of our mission which are near and dear to her heart for you to share a gift as we celebrate her ministry with us at Sheil. I am pleased to announce, “The Mary Katharine Deeley Fund for Retreat Scholarships and Spiritual Direction.” This fund will ensure students are able to engage in our various retreat experiences and go deeper in the spiritual life through spiritual direction. This fund will continue to bring to fruition our vision of each of us being “alive in the love of Jesus." If you would like to make a gift in honor of Mary, you can do so here.

Congratulations, Declan and Rose!

Congratulations to Declan and Rose who received their First Communion on Sunday, April 24th at Sheil Catholic Center, Evanston! You can share your congratulations here.




Congratulations, David, Faith, and William!

Congratulations to David Grow, Faith LaVoie, and William Shamai who completed the Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil on April 17th.  You can share your own congratulations here.



Congratulations, Sheil School of Religion Students

Congratulations to the Sheil School of Religion students who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday, April 2nd at St. Mary's Parish, Evanston. Special thanks to their Northwestern student teachers: Morgan, Joseph, and Nora!



Service Opportunity

Join Northwestern student Duarte Albuquerque for visits with the elderly at Aperion Nursing Care in Evanston, every other Saturday from 2-3 p.m. This is a wonderful opportunity to accompany and build friendships with the residents. If interested contact Duarte Albuquerque or Tim Higgins, Campus Minister, at



Let's Pray

For all the special intentions shared with the Sheil Catholic Center.

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