Evangelizing Ministries


  • Provides support and responds to the needs of people grieving the death of a loved one.

Primary Contact: Carmen F. Sandoval


Bible Study

  • Meets every Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. for anyone interested in learning more about the bible. Specific lessons are offered during the year depending on the liturgical season.

Primary Contact: Dr. Mark Nimo



  • The Choir is a group of individuals called by God to use their gift to minister the gospel of Jesus Christ through song. The primary purpose of the Choir and the Music Ministry at St. Columbanus is to bring individuals into a relationship with God and to help create an atmosphere during worship whereby the Holy Spirit can minister to the needs of His people.

Primary Contact: Kevin Morris



  • "Evangelizing means bringing the Good News of Jesus into every human situation and seeking to convert individuals and society by the divine power of the Gospel itself."


Food Pantry

  • The Food Pantry provides food every Wednesday between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. specifically for residents of zip codes 60619 and 60637. For more information, call (773) 224-1022. We welcome volunteers to assist in our efforts. If you are interested, please click "Volunteer" and complete the form.

Primary Contact: Fr. Matthew O’Donnell



  • Provides support in the way of greeting or setting up for and serving for any ministry or any activity at the parish.

Primary Contact: Jennifer C. Reid


Ministers of Care

  • The Ministry of Care Ministry is individuals who are called and graced by God. The individuals are commissioned by the faith community to share in the healing ministry of Jesus. The aims of this ministry are: to honor the self in others, to blend the talents and gifts of ministers, to encourage growth, and to work toward the goal of this lifegiving ministry for the Glory of God.

Primary Contact: Valette Ogletree


New Members

  • Classes are offered to anyone who is interested in converting to Catholicism or simply interested in becoming a St. Columbanus parishioner.

Primary Contact: Dr. Mark Nimo


Peace & Justice 

  • The Peace and Justice Committee is committed to living out the principles of Catholic Social Teaching through securing increased public and private investments targeted to low-income, low-skilled families and individuals and the neighborhoods where they leave that leads to: increased educational attainment, sustainable employments and provides a living wage, and improved quality of life.

Primary Contact: Deacon William McKinnis