Faith Formation for Families

Here at St. Robert Bellarmine Parish Faith Formation is a process in which our catechist team (parish staff and volunteer parishioners) partner with parents who seek to mentor their family into living our  faith. 

Through this process families are invited to discover and to grow in relationship with Jesus Christ and with each other so as to live more fully our Catholic Christian faith.  As disciples we are called to make Christ present in the world through the Body of Christ, the Church.


Of Note: While preparation for the reception of the Sacraments is part of our faith formation process, through enrollment in either our parish school or our parish faith formation; faith formation does not end once they are received. 

Faith formation is a lifelong process of learning to embody what we profess to believe by continuously growing in relationship with Jesus Christ and each other. This continuous growing in relationships is enhanced and deepened through the reception of the Sacraments.

Parents who are seeking to prepare an older child for reception of the Sacraments must commit to continous participation in our parish faith formation or parish school, beyond their child’s reception of the Sacraments, as well as actively participating in the life of the parish family.

Our Faith Formation Team

Reverend Neil Fackler – Pastor

Mr. Bill Frere – Deacon

Mrs. MaryEllen Casselman- Catechetical Leader

Ms. Damary Madera – Administrative Assistant

Adult Volunteers Partnered with Parents – Catechist Team

Contact Information:

St. Robert Bellarmine – Faith Formation Office

4646 N. Austin Avenue Chicago, IL 60630

Phone: 773-286-0956 / Fax: 773-777-2770

Email: faithformationofc@srb-chicago.org