The Steward

St. Benedict Parish
2215 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 588-6484 phone
(773) 588-4927 fax

Rectory Hours:

Mon - Thurs 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday : CLOSED

Christmas & New Year Hours


Mon. Dec 24th : CLOSED

Tue. Dec 25th  : CLOSED

Tue. Jan 1st    : CLOSED





Regular Masses:

Monday - Friday:  8:30 AM

Saturday: 5:00 PM

Sunday: 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 6:30 PM



Baptisms:  Parents must be registered parishioners.  Baptisms are scheduled on every Sunday at 1:30 PM and at one of the weekend masses on the fourth weekend of the month. Baptism preparation class is necessary. Baptism preparation classes are held on the first Wednesday and second Sunday of the month. Call the parish office to register for class and baptism.

Saturday: 11 AM-12 NOON
Also by appointment in the rectory

Weddings: Arrange with a pastoral staff member at least four months in advance. Participation in marriage preparation is essential.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA): For unbaptized persons or baptized persons interested in learning more about the Catholic faith and the process of becoming a Catholic. Call the parish office.


Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Tuesday at 9 AM


Religious Education: Arrangements should be made for the religious education of children attending public schools. Call the director of catechesis at (773) 588-6484.

Homebound: Call parish office to arrange communion in home for those unable to attend mass or to request visit by parish nurse.



 Family Mass

Once a month, we will celebrate a Family Mass the 10:00 AM Mass,  for all who have children or enjoy praying with the children and encouraging them to take ministerial roles at Mass.  We will be training our 7th and 8th graders to lector and commentate.  The younger children will be greeters, ushers, gift bearers, etc.  Each month, one of the grades (children from the school and religious education) will be responsible for assisting with the roles at Mass.

The family mass dates are as follows (grade responsible is in parentheses):

                October 16 (6th and 8th grades)                        January 8 (3rd grade)

                November 13 (4th grade)                                    February 12 (1st Grade)

                December 12 (Kindergarten/SPRED)                   March 11 (5th and 7th grades)

                December 24 - 2 Masses/2 Plays!                       April 15 (2nd grade)

                       3:00 PM and 5:00 PM (Everyone)                

Many thanks to Anne Marie Olsen and Judy Pyke for their assistance.  If either one calls you to, please say YES!  We thank all of the teens who assisted at Mass and the parents who provided the treats after Mass.   

We hope that all of you will attend the masses.  If you are interested in assisting us, please call Mary Sue Wielgus, Director of Catechesis, at 773-588-6484 or email her at