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.



Parish Life Commission

Fr. Jason Malave, Pastor

The Parish Life Commission is a multifaceted ministry that leads the celebration of community in St. Benedict Parish.

Through communication and coordination of social functions, organizations, and events, this group enhances the well being of the parish and cultivates the spirit of Christ and St. Benedict’s welcoming atmosphere in all parishioners, neighbors, and the greater community by celebrating God’s most important gift: one another. Parish Life ministries bring life to the work of the parish by linking memories of the past, joy about the present, and hopes for the future.

If you would like to participate in any of the following events or activities, please contact Fr. Jason, at (773) 588-6484 x 211 or

  • Ball & Auction - organize & staff fundraiser in the spring
  • BenFest - organize and staff celebration in July of parish’s patron saint
  • Bingo - organize and staff activity for benefit of school scholarships
  • Cub Scouts - guide and assist young people in scouting experiences
  • Holy Name Society - organize and staff events (Lunch with Santa, “Donut” Day, St. Joseph Table)
  • Hospitality - coordinate refreshments and decorations for select events
  • Ladies Society - organize and staff events
  • Oktoberfest - organize and staff annual festival
  • Second Act - plan social, spiritual, community events for adults 40+
  • Sewing Ladies - create handmade items for the parish
  • Welcoming Committee - plan and host welcome events for new parishioners
  • Women’s Book Club - meets monthly for in-depth discussion of selected books
  • Young Adult Ministry - activities of the Ravenswood Catholic Young Adult Ministry (RCYA)