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Sheil Catholic Center


The Sheil Catholic Center ministers to more than just students. In addition to the undergraduates and graduate students on Northwestern University’s campuses, our dynamic community also welcomes our “associates” — those who participate in and support our mission and ministry with students. We look forward to getting to know you!

Get Connected

We welcome you to sign up here with the Sheil Catholic Center to receive the weekly e-newsletter and other announcements. These will provide information about upcoming events and programs so you can learn about the community and consider how you might want to get involved.

Opportunities to Get Involved

Worship and Prayer

Associates are invited to participate in all liturgies and share their gifts as part of Sheil's liturgical ministries, such as Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, and more. Learn more on our Liturgical Ministries page.

Faith Formation

All associates are invited to grow in their faith through our faith formation programs. Visit our Christ the Teacher Institute page and small groups page to learn more about upcoming seminars, bible studies, and more.

Service and Justice

Associates are an active part of Sheil's service and justice ministries. We invite you to look under the "Serve" tab on our website to see the multiple active ministries. These include the annual Food Drive and Mitten Tree and the associates mission trip.


Associates are always welcome to contact us with fundraising ideas to help support the Sheil mission.

Hospitality and Community Life

Hospitality is at the core of the Sheil Catholic Center. The Center’s open doors and welcoming hearts create an environment where fellowship thrives. Our associate members play an important role in helping the Sheil staff provide that warm welcome to students as well as fellow associates. Associates help with planning, preparing, and executing the numerous community events that we hold throughout the year; including Coffee & Donut Sundays, Cheap Lunch, and Fish Friday during Lent. Visit the hospitality page to learn more.