The shelter-in place directives have affected all of us. While we are not able to celebrate Mass publicly, we are doing everything we can to provide parish services to you. The cancellation of Mass is leading to significant losses in our offertory income, which is placing all our ministries and operations at significant risk. Many people in our parish and community depend upon your regular, weekly offertory contributions and, during this current challenge, we need your contributions more than ever.
Please consider giving online, where you can make regular weekly offertory contributions to Saint Robert Bellarmine and keep our vital ministries and services going. Alternately, you can also text-to-give by texting the word “Sunday” from a smartphone to 847-243-6058. This provides a link directly to the Sunday offerings pages in Give Central.
I am asking you to also maintaining your regular weekly donations level or even increasing it, if possible, during these difficult times. Thank you for your support of our parish.
Bulletins and Seasonal Missalettes Now Available
Although the church and rectory are still closed, you can now pick up hard copies of some of our resources: Bulletins, Missalettes, Chicago Catholic Newspapers and the Little White Book of Easter Reflections have been placed in the Red “Lending Library” Box, outside of church. We will replenish and update them as needed. If you have a neighbor who is homebound or not receiving any of our communications, please take them a copy! We also have bulletins online.
During this challenging time, our D.O.V.E. Ministry is here to help. Connect for resources or see how you can help this great organization.
Tour the Stations of the Cross from the Holy Land from the safety and comfort of your own home. Click here to view.
If you or someone you know are running low on groceries and are not able to shop yourself, please contact Deacon Bill at email@example.com or 773-458-8296.
Faith formation students write cards to residents of a local retirement home to remind them that we’re all in this together.
Everyone was Irish at our annual St. Patrick’s Day party! We celebrated with Irish music, dance, and plenty of corned beef and stout.
Area parishes (St. Constance, St. Pascal’s, OLV, and St. Robert’s) gathered together for a Blanket Challenge, making over 40 blankets for people in need.
SRB now has a Queen of Hearts Raffle! Learn more.
We host a faith group of young adults who meet once per week to discuss matters of faith in their lives. We will break open the readings from the Sunday liturgy and talk about how these faith topics impact us, share our struggles and triumphs and grow as disciples in Christ. Young Adults include all people age 18- 40. No commitment to the group is required to join.
Music Ministry Opportunities
Love to sing or do you know of someone who does? Invite your friends or family to join in on our music ministries! We have multiple choirs with varying levels of commitment–there’s room for everyone.
The Resurrection Choir sings for funerals on weekdays and Saturday mornings. It is an informal style – come when you are able to sing, dressed however comfortable you choose as the choir wears robes.
The Choir rehearses Thursday nights from 7-9PM in the hall. The choir sings at the 10 AM mass from September-May and sings at Holy Days – Christmas Eve, Easter, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, etc. This group sings in harmony. We could use a couple tenors and basses to support the men’s harmony parts. Perhaps you know someone you could suggest join the choir?
For those who can’t make it every single week, that is OK. Come to the rehearsals and sing when you are able. It’s not an “absolute” commitment of every single Thursday and Sunday. Our choir is a fun group and enjoy each other’s company. Members often bring refreshments to the Thursday practices to share with each other.
5:30 PM Mass Choir
Rehearse Sunday at 5PM and sing for the 5:30 PM Mass. There are no evening rehearsals during the week for this choir.
Cantors lead the singing at mass. Qualities of a cantor include being a person of faith, reliable for practices and mass times and a willingness to stand up and sing in front of the congregation.
To get involved, please contact our Music Ministry Director, Dennis Costanzo.
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