Faith Life

Adult Formation and Ministry

A message from Director of Adult Formation and Ministry, Gail Krema and Father Patrick Fairbanks, S.J.

In Adult Formation and Ministry in a Jesuit, Catholic school, our mission is to provide the opportunities for our faculty, staff, parents and alumni to grow in their relationship with the Lord. 
Through our four-year Formation Program for new employees, the Soup and Substance program, our Faith-Sharing Group, the Grief Support Group, and the hospitality we offer in our office, we demonstrate Cura Personalis for our faculty and staff.
We also provide prayer and retreat opportunities for our parents and alumni. Since the pandemic, we have been praying together on Zoom. This has allowed folks from near and far to meet, pray and share their faith with others.

Teresa of Avila

"Prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God."

To Alums, Parents, and Faculty and Staff

You can visit Gail and Fr. Fairbanks in their lovely office in the main building to learn more about retreats and Zoom prayer meetings that draw people from across the country.  You can also check out the latest faith-based literature, and grab a coffee or tea while you're there!

Contact Us

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  • Photo of Gail Krema

    Ms. Gail Krema 

    Director of Adult Formation and Ministry
  • Photo of Patrick Fairbanks

    Fr. Patrick Fairbanks , S.J. 


Saint Ignatius College Prep

Saint Ignatius College Prep, a Jesuit Catholic school in the heart of Chicago, is a diverse community dedicated to educating young men and women for lives of faith, love, service and leadership.