Building community is the core of our Parish Life. Opportunities for participation in social events, fundraisers, and have an active role in parish leadership are abundant at St. Nicholas. Using our gifts of time, talent, and treasure we all are called to care for and build up the many parts of our diverse parish community.
St. Nicholas Groups and Clubs
The couples group, Sacred Family of San Nicholas, gathers once a month on a given Saturday from 7:00-9:00 pm. The objective is to strengthen our relationship and better communication with our spouse and child(ren) following the guide of the Sacred Family of Nazareth. Our goal is to have healthy marriages and families ready to confront daily situations. This group meets in Spanish.
For more information contact Deacon Jaime Rojas
Evanston Area Black Catholics
Evanston Area Black Catholics (EABC) is a group who come together in Christ’s name to build spiritual unity through prayer, fellowship, and discussion of our Catholic identity, religious traditions, and shared experiences. Through participation with the Archdiocese’s Black Catholic Initiative we maintain contact with our extended Black community to provide awareness of programs and opportunities that focus on our particular cultural and social concerns and interests. Each year we sponsor a Kwanzaa Celebration during the 4:30 pm Mass followed by a pot luck supper on the Saturday between Christmas and New Years at which all are welcome. We also gather during Lent for discussion of scripture and prayer in preparation for Easter.
For more information contact Yvonne Smith
Evanston Catholic Women's Club
The Evanston Catholic Women's Club was organized in 1911. Fr. Robert Oldershaw is the ECWC Spiritual Advisor. Lunch meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at Noon. We meet monthly at Misericordia or Zhivago Restaurant and at St. Nicholas once a year. ECWC supports member’s parishes. Bridge, sponsored by ECWC meets promptly at 11:30 am on the first and third Fridays of each month, September through June. All women in the diocese are invited and welcomed.
For more information contact Diane Krier-Morrow
The St. Nicholas Green Team is a group of parishioners dedicated to promoting the stewardship of our common home and helping the parish discover and adopt changes that will aid us all in living more sustainably and taking better care of God’s creation.
Check this section often for information, updates and inspiration for our "green" journey together as a parish!
Holy Name Men's Club
Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal organization for Catholic men that helps serve the vulnerable in our community and support priests. The Evanston Knights of Columbus Council 1077 serves St. Mary’s Parish, St. Nicholas Parish, St. Athanasius Parish and Sheil Center at Northwestern University.
For more information contact Greg Allen