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.


 Sunday Religious Education Program 


On Sunday, from 8:15 to 9:45 AM, religious education sessions meet for information and formation in the Roman Catholic faith.  Our classes begin in preschool and go through the 8th grade.  Our children are prepared for First Communion and Reconciliation in the second grade, provided that they have attended at least first grade (we'd prefer that your children attend Kindergarten as well.)  Confirmation is received in the eighth grade after 5th, 6th, and 7th grades are complete.

Directly after class, we will take the children to the 10 AM Mass.  We do want the children to experience the connection of their classes to the liturgy.


Our program uses a text that is approved by the Bishops pof the United States, and is in compliance with the Archdiocese of Chicago.  For more information on the program and a synopsis of each grade level, please click here for a copy of our Parent Handbook.


If you are interested in registering for this year's sessions, please contact Nancy Uczen at 773-588-6484 ext. 340 or email