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.


Participate in Electronic Giving...

 As part of an effort to provide Parish members with more options, was created with input from Parishes in Chicago as a customized online giving program. is a secure online system where Parishioners can create individual giving profiles with payment options ranging from direct debit (ACH) to credit cards. Every transaction you make is securely recorded and saved in your own payment history.
By giving electronically, you save our Parish both time and money.  Your regular gifts can be made consistently and easily as you continue to support your Catholic community.  Contributions can also be made on a one-time basis without creating a giving profile. provides the security, ease and access you need to be faithful to your giving commitments even if you cannot be present at your Parish.


  • Even if you miss a week, your gift to the church can still be made
  • Give at anytime of the day or night
  • Review your giving history in real time
  • Keep your gifts secure


How to Get Started:

  • 1. Go to create your own giving profile.  
  • Select when and how you will make your contribution.
  • OR
  • 2. Contact your Parish Office to be enrolled: Carla Miller at or 773-588-6484 ext. 203