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At St. Robert Bellarmine, you are encouraged to see yourself as a life long learner in your faith. We are always growing in our relationship with Christ and the parish is here to help nourish you in your faith. Our parish offers a number of activities that help to educate children, adults, and the wider church community, including:

Baptism Preparation
Monthly classes for parents preparing to baptize an infant.
Contact the rectory office to schedule a time:

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
Find details and dates for info sessions on the RCIA page.
Contact Deacon Bill Frere:

Faith Formation (Religious Education)
Faith formation for children to discover and grow in their faith. Sacrament preparation for First Reconciliation, First Communion, and Confirmation.
Find details on the Faith Formation for Children page.
Contact MaryEllen Casselman, Religious Education Director:

St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic School

Our elementary school offers Tiny Tots for 2 year olds, preschool for 3 and 4 year olds, and an excellent K-8 curriculum.
Learn more on the school website.
Contact Cattie Tenzillo, Principal:


SPRED is a parish ministry that welcomes and prepares parishioners with developmental disabilities to receive the Sacraments of Holy Communion and Confirmation. Visit the SPRED website for more information or call Julie Oloroso at 773-218-4754.

Other resources:
Sunday Liturgies

The gathering of the community and the celebration of the Eucharist is the central way we nourish our faith. See the mass schedule. 

The Parish Library
Our library, located in the family/cry room at the back of the church, is filled with over 500 books on the saints, scripture, parenting, and more. Feel free to browse the shelves and take a book home for a week or two. We also have some television series that you can check out through the rectory including the Catholicism series by Fr. Robert Barron on CD, and the From Jesus to Christ series from PBS on VHS. Stop by the rectory to check them out.

Online Learning
There are many educational sites regarding social issues or church teaching, scripture study sites, reflection and prayer spaces. Catholic Network for Adult Faith Formation has an extensive listing of links.