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.



From the desk of Mary Sue Wielgus, Director of Catechesis

Welcome to Religious education at St. Ben's!  We are delighted that you are considering joining us.  We have a few programs for each age group.  They are listed below.

For our families with special needs children (ages 11-16) we have SPRED.

For young children we have Children's Liturgy of the Word at the 10 AM Mass on Sundayand Preschool religious education on Sunday morning. 

For school age children, we have religious education, Children's Liturgy of the Word, family Mass and sacraments.

For all we have Family Masses on Christmas Eve.

For adults, we have the RCIA process which will help anyone becaome a Catholic.  We also encourage all Catholic adults to consider teaching religion on one of these levels.


Please contact me if you have any questions.


Mary Sue Wielgus, D.Min.

Director of Catechesis

773-588-6484 x339