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.




                      Baptism for children over the age of 4... please contact Mary Sue Wielgus,

                      Director of  Catechesis at 77305886484 or email:

             for information.


                      Reconciliation (Penance, confession, etc.).... our children generally

                      receive Reconciliation in scond grade, if they have completed

                      kindergarten, first grade and  secondgrade. 

                      Mandatory Reconciliation parent meetings are: TBA


                     First Eucharist (Communion)..our children generally receive

                     Eucharist after first and second grades are completed. 

                     We strongly encouragepreschool and kindergarten as well. 

                     The following are the mandatory Parent meetings, retreat,

                     and Communion Masses: TBA                                                



                     Confirmation received in eighth grade after at least three years

                     of classes.  There is a general knowledge test, service projects,

                     class work , interviews that must be done in addition to researching

                     a saint, choosing and interviewing a sponsor.  Relevant dates are: TBA



Adults...see RCIA

Infant Baptism, - please call/email Michael O'Malley