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.



The Sunday Steward



A Love Supreme

 Sunday Sharing by Rachel Gemo, CEO St. Benedict Preparatory School 


Just recently my husband, Chris, and I had the fortune to spend some time with a good friend, John, while visiting the San Francisco Bay area. John is a jazz drummer who has an extraordinary passion for John Coltrane’s album,  A Love Supreme. When he lived in Chicago, there was an annual ritual for John, Chris and other musicians to perform live the full album at a local venue. It was a musical treat that many of our friends enjoyed! Even though I have listened to this album many times, it was only just recently that John explained the story behind Coltrane’s jazz masterpiece. In many ways, the album mirrors Coltrane’s spiritual quest that grew out of his personal troubles, including a long struggle with drug and alcohol  ddiction that came to a chaotic head after Miles Davis fired him from his noteworthy band. The album, is a four-part suite, a spiritual declaration that Coltrane’s musical gifts were now intertwined with his faith in God. The four movements have very suitable titles: “Acknowledgement,” “Resolution,” “Pursuance” and “Psalm.” My friend, John, explained........




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Reader Comments (3)

Web site looks great, wonder where the Schedule of Mass' are hidden? Maybe a drop down box might help? I'm just sayin'...

March 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDade

When will the weekly bulletin be uploaded to your website EVERY week on a timely basis and when will previous bulletins be archived? Other parishes in the archdiocese do this, why doesn't St. Ben's?

Also, your website could use a major redesign. The schools seem to be covered ok, but the parish portion is not very user friendly.

July 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRose

yes I was wondering when will the bullitens be updated......

September 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterrobert
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