Faith Formation for Children

Faith Formation


Faith Formation for Children is a process in which our catechist team (of parish staff and volunteer parishioners) partner with parents who seek to mentor their child into living our  faith.  Through this process children and adults are invited to discover and to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ 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: Our parish’s Sacrament Preparation  is part of an overall Faith Formation process, either through enrollment in our parish school or parish Faith Formation.  Families who are seeking to prepare an older child for reception of the Sacraments should refer to our Family Faith Formation page for more information.


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St. Robert Bellarmine parish is in the process of slowly reopening.

It is vital that you stay connected to our parish family as each phase of reopening will require the whole parish family to take an active role: so school families, faith formation families, married couples, single adults, and our senior citizens are needed to assist with the reopening process.

All families are asked to sign up to assist with the ReOpening Process

Stay connected to your family in faith

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Sunday Connection

Preview Sunday’s scriptures, reflect, and open a dialogue with your family

Don’t have a Bible! Click here to locate both the daily and Sunday readings

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Ways to Service Others – Virtually!


Operation Gratitude – Virtual Volunteerism

SRB Families Sharing the Good News-

Resources to Keep Families Healthy & Safe

SRB: COVID-19 updates

Helping Children and Teens Cope with Anxiety About COVID-19 Click: This article, put out by Seattle Children’s Hospital, offers tips for helping children and teens who are trying to make sense of what the outbreak means for their families and communities.

How to Handwash Catholic Style: Put out by the Diocese of Dallas, this is a fun but helpful way to help parents guide children to thoroughly was their hands (and pray at the same time) during the COVID-19. Click Attachment 1

DOVE Ministry – Don’t Okay Violence Ever!
St. Robert Bellarmine Parish has a parish-based domestic violence outreach ministry, DOVE, which stands for Don’t Okay Violence Ever. DOVE meets the second Monday of each month in the church hall. Our mission is to raise awareness of domestic violence, to help victims and perpetrators connect to support services, and to promote the prevention of domestic violence. All are welcome to join the ministry! For more information, email


  Teaching Touching Safety Quick Reference Guide™

Netsmatz: Keeping Kid’s Safe Online

Kid Smartz: Teaching Kids Personal Safety


Guía de enseñanza-límites-y-seguridad

Common Sense Media

Children Matter Network Resources


Give Central – Online Payments

Faith Formation: Children Handbook

Finding God: Grade/  Level  Resources

Faith & Family Resources – Loyola Press

Our Faith Formation Team

MaryEllen Casselman- Catechetical Leader

Damary Madera – Administrative Assistant

Parish 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.o