News & Events

Everyone had their fill at the annual Scout Pancake Breakfast and Raffle. Thanks, Scouts!

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Check out this new addition outside of the church and take a book or leave a book. Thanks to the Girl Scouts for bringing a “Little Free Library” to SRB!

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Online Shop through Amazon to support St. Roberts!

  1. Go to for all your purchases.
  2. Select Charity of “St Robert Bellarmine School” or “St Robert Bellarmine Church”
  3. Shop just as you would on Amazon and earn money back for our school and parish! Happy shopping!


Join us for Lenten Reflections
Let us prepare ourselves for Easter joy! Join us for 2 Evenings of Reflection as our special guest speakers share their thoughts on the Lenten Season. Each talk will take place in the Church and will be followed by a light meal of soup and bread served in the Church vestibule.

Pray, Fast, Give with Fr. Dominic Clemente
Tuesday, March 12, 6:30pm
Give alms…Pray to your Father…Fast without a gloomy face…’ (Matthew 6:1-18) Every Lent the Church invites us to practice the spiritual disciplines of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Fr. Dominic will share his ideas on these disciplines and suggestions for ways we can prepare ourselves for the Joy of Easter.

How Did We Get Here? with Anne Chrzan
Tuesday, April 2, 6:30pm

This talk will look at the changes in the Catholic culture from Vatican II to the current times. Anne will explore the changes in the Catholic communities from the Second Vatican Council to the Digital Age. How can the Catholic Church adapt to the changes without losing the Mission of the Catholic Church of Chicago: Make Disciples, Inspire Witness and Build Communities?


Put YOUR faith into ACTION! We need volunteers!
Saturday, April 13th  at 11AM – Set up for Palm Sunday

Holy Week:
Thursday, April 18th at 9AM  Set up for Holy Thursday
Friday, April 19th at 9AM – Set up for Good Friday
Saturday April 20th at 9AM – Set up for the Easter Vigil

No experience needed! Contact Deacon Bill at 773-777-2666 or

Common Threads meets for their annual Blanket Challenge, creating blankets for our baptismal babies here at St. Roberts and also for little ones in the NICU at Loyola Hospital.


Thanks to our Scouts for providing donuts and coffee with smiles after Mass!

Congrats to our own Fr. Scott for his induction into the 2019 Irish American Hall of Fame! Tickets to the Awards Gala can be ordered online at

Rev. L. Scott Donahue is president and CEO of Mercy Home for Boys & Girls. Known affectionately as “Father Scott” by his parish faithful at St. Robert Bellarmine on Chicago’s Northwest Side, and to the donors, coworkers and children of Chicago’s Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, he exemplifies the proud tradition of the Irish Americans who have left a lasting imprint on this great country through their loyal service to their fellow citizens.In addition to his parish ministry of three decades, Father Scott oversees the mission of Mercy Home, which permanently impacts the lives and futures of up to 134 young people who live there at any point during the year, and hundreds more through its life-saving referral, mentoring and aftercare services. The children whose lives have been changed over the years by Mercy Home continue to go on to great personal success and to positively impact the lives of so many others. Father Scott’s humble and compassionate ministry to society’s most vulnerable members (abused, neglected and troubled children) has had a ripple effect that is and will be felt far and wide.

Honoring our great school to kick off Catholic Schools Week! Fr. Neil Fackler gave a special blessing to our wonderful teachers and administration.

Fr. Neil blesses our winter student athletes at a recent mass, followed by coffee and donuts from our Girl Scouts.


This is what the Christmas spirit looks like at St. Roberts. Thanks to your generosity, 171 children at our sharing parish, Ascension-St Susanna, were able to celebrate Christmas. Additionally your donations helped brighten the holidays for many others at Mercy Home and the St. Kateri Center. THANK YOU!

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Statement of the Archdiocese of Chicago on the Attorney General of Illinois Report on Clergy Sexual Abuse

Archdiocese Response to Sexual Abuse of Minors

St. Robert Bellarmine celebrated Simbang Gabi, a Filipino Advent tradition, on Monday, December 17 with a special mass and a full house in Kernaghan Hall.

Altar servers and their families came to help put our beautiful Christmas trees up in our church.


The Giving Tree was full of scrolls for our generous parishioners to take and spread some holiday cheer to children from our sharing parish, Ascension-St. Susanna.

micWe will be celebrating the Christmas Eve Family Mass on Monday, December 24 at 4pm, and SRB students in Grades 1-4 are invited to sing as our choir! These children have been rehearsing the music every week and look forward to sharing their gift of song with the parish. Families are encouraged to bring their children to sing and attend mass as a family. Please arrive by 3:25 and have your child dress up—no jeans, gym shoes, or t-shirts. Carols begin at 3:30. Fa, la, la!

concert performers.jpgOur brilliant music performers post recital. Vocal Soloists: (L-R) Lillian Murphy, Soprano; Louis Santiago, Tenor; Bryan Dahl, Bass; with accompanist Dennis Costanzo.

Thanks to your generosity, Buckets of Hope 2018 was a major success! We were able to donate over 25 buckets of cleaning supplies in support of relief efforts after the recent hurricanes in Florida and the Carolinas AND donated an additional 12 boxes of supplies to the Mission of Our Lady of the Angels in West Humboldt Park.

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Our Ministry Fair showcased all the wonderful ways you can get involved in our parish, such as our SPRED catechists, who work with parishioners with developmental disabilities to receive the Sacraments of Holy Communion and Confirmation.

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It was a special day to say thanks and farewell to the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur for all they have done at SRB, and introduce a garden named in their honor on the school grounds! Thanks to everyone who made this garden and event today happen.

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Common Threads gathers to make prayer blankets for fellow parishioners in need.


Our Asian American Group sponsored a Luau as a fundraiser for their upcoming Simbang Gabi celebration.


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