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.



Religious Education News

Religious Education Classes  Begin Sunday September 11, 2011.

Register Today!  Call 773-509-3811 for Information

Fee Schedule:

Registration Fee: $25                

Book Fee: $25

Preschool Tuition: FREE

Tuition (K-8):

One Child: $200    Two Children: $300    Three Children: $400

Sacramental Fees: Reconciliation and First Eucharist: $100

Confirmation Fee: $100

Additional Fee for Non-registered family: $500

If you are not registered at St. Ben's, please call the office for a form. We ask that you attend Mass with your children on a regular basis).

You can now pay your Religious Education fees online:

Rel. Ed. Application and Calendar

Rel. Ed. Book and Registration Fee plus Tution for One Child  $250.00

Rel. Ed. Book and Registration Fee Plus Tuition for Two Children $350.00

Rel. Ed. Book and Registration Fee Plus Tuition for Three Children $450.00

Rel. Ed. Reconcilation and First Eucharist Fee $100.00

Rel. Ed. Confirmation Fee per child $100.00




Let the Children Come to Me

Every Sunday at the 10am mass, we celebrate the Children's Liturgy of the Word. Children between the ages of 3 and 10 are called forward, blessed, and led to the Convent Chapel to hear and discuss the readings of that Sunday at a level that is appropriate for them.

New to the Parish?

Welcome, we are glad you have chosen to be with us. If you have not had the opportunity, please visit the rectory to register as a new parishioner. Registering in a parish is a declaration of your a desire to be part of a Catholic community and to make a commitment to the life of the parish community. The Rectory is open Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Friday, 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.; and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

New Parents Ministry

Moms and dads are invited to bring their children ( ages 4 and under) for a time of lay while the parents talk and watch the kids. The St. Benedict New Parents Ministry meets Monday from 10 - 11:30am and Fridays from 1-3pm at 3919 N. Bell ave. Please contact Emily Schmitz at or 773-478-4386 for more information.