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Upcoming Events

Check out Sheil's events calendar here to find a full listing of upcoming events.

Summer Building Hours

The Sheil Catholic Center's Evanston campus will be open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The building will be closed on Saturdays and will be open until 1 p.m. on Sundays. The building will be closed July 12th and 13th, as well as July 18-22nd for staff days and renewal.  While the building is open, students are welcome to pray in the chapel, study in the lower level, meet with a campus minister, and more! To see our Mass times, click here. To see all upcoming events, click here.


Thank You Note from Mary Deeley

Mary Deeley expresses her deep thanks to the Sheil community for her years of ministry. Read her thank you letter here.




Graduation Mass for Evanston Campus

Thank you to all who joined us for the Evanston campus Graduation Mass on June 11th! We are so proud of you, graduates! You can view photos from the Mass and reception here.



Rest in Peace, Jacqueline M. Krump, Ph.D.

The Sheil Catholic Center mourns the loss of Jacqueline M. Krump, sister to the late Rev. John Krump who served as chaplain and director of Sheil Catholic Center. There will be a Memorial Gathering on Saturday, June 11, 2022, from 10 a.m. until the time of the Memorial Mass at 11 a.m., at St. Lambert Church of Ss. Peter & Lambert Catholic Parish, 8148 Karlov Ave., Skokie, IL. To read the full obituary, click here.


Farewell from Carol Leitch Miller Dotson

Carol Leitch Miller Dotson will be leaving Sheil Catholic Center at the end of June after nearly 10 years of ministry. Join us in thanking her and wishing her well on Sunday, June 26th at the 11 a.m. Mass. To read her farewell letter, click here. To view the photos from her farewell celebration, click here.



Announcing Sunday+1

Sunday+1 is an opportunity to take the next step in your spiritual journey and go beyond what we do on Sundays. There is a component for students and associates. Starting this fall, students will be invited to make a covenant to do three things to go deeper in faith:



  • Sunday: Attend Sunday Mass regularly and pray with the campus Catholic community on Sundays.
  • +: Claim one other day of the week to be involved in some experience through Sheil to come alive in the love of Jesus with your campus Catholic community through vibrant worship, transformative learning, and prophetic justice. Examples include: going on a retreat, making a mission trip, participating in the Catholic Student Association gatherings, engaging in Spiritual Direction, attending Harbor or Daily Mass, becoming a liturgical minister, visiting the food pantry where we serve, helping grow the Human Dignity Box.
  • 1: Give of your treasure, even if it’s just one dollar, to the campus Catholic community to support its mission to you and your fellow Wildcats every quarter.

Associates will be invited to pray for or serve as spiritual companions with students.

Celebrate Sam!

Help us celebrate Sam and thank him for his year of service as Sheil's campus ministry intern. All are invited to join us for Harbor on Wednesday, June 1st at 8 p.m. We will have a reception in Sam's honor (yes, with waffles and bacon!), beginning at 9 p.m. after Harbor.  See you there!



Rest in Peace, Barbara Zimmer

Sheil Catholic Center mourns the loss of longtime friend and associate, Barbara Zimmer (1933-2021). To read her obituary, click here. Her funeral is being held Saturday, May 28th at 10:30 a.m. CST at Sheil Catholic Center, Evanston.



Welcome Sheil's Next Campus Ministry Intern

The Sheil Catholic Center at Northwestern University is excited to welcome Megan Schultz to our team this fall. She will serve as Sheil's next campus ministry intern for the 2022-2023 academic year. Here is her note to the Sheil community: "Hello! My name is Megan Schultz, and I'm thrilled to be Sheil's campus ministry intern for the upcoming school year! I grew up in Chariton, Iowa, and I went to undergrad at St. Ambrose University, where I studied psychology. My hobbies include all things related to coffee, plants, and art. I can't wait to meet everyone, and I feel so blessed to walk along you all as we journey together! I am so excited to be accompanying the students at Northwestern because I believe that when we work together, we have the opportunity to grow in acts of service, faith, and joyful community."

Sheil Celebrates Mary Deeley's 25 Years of Ministry

Thank you to everyone who joined us on May 22nd to celebrate 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.  Mary has been a teacher to us all and a loving pastoral presence for generations of Sheil friends.

View Photos: At Sheil's SmugMug Gallery Here

Send a Card to Mary: Mary Deeley, Sheil Catholic Center, 2110 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201

Make a Donation in Her Honor: 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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