News & Events
Ignatian Theology on Tap
This month's Ignatian Theology on Tap gathering will be Thursday, May 26. Our guest speakers are Bellarmine parishioners Sean and Leah Reynolds. They will be speaking about how they have made their relationship work, from dating to celebrating 40 years of marriage. Please join us around 6:30 p.m. at Humble Monk Brewing Co. for drinks and theology. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle, the director of young adult ministry, at email@example.com.
Evanston Memorial Day Parade
After a couple years hiatus, Bellarmine parishioners active in Evanston through Fresh is Better and St. Vincent de Paul will again be marching in the Evanston Memorial Day Parade. All are welcome to join us. The parade will be on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 9 a.m. to noon, starting from the Evanston Recreation Center (3204 Woodburn). Contact Tim Severyn to get involved.
All Are Welcome Summertime Games
You, your family, and your friends of all abilities are invited to join us for a fun and accessible social gathering this summer! Stop by on Sunday, June 12, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on the North Yard outside Bellarmine Chapel for board games, yard games, and opportunities to connect. Please help us build a community of inclusion and have fun too! Organized by our People of All Abilities Team. RSVPs are not required but are appreciated on this webform.
Daring Disciples Camp for Grades PK-6th
Join us June 13-17, 9 a.m. to noon., for our Daring Disciples Camp for grade PK to 6th! Highlights include all new scripts written by the byg/BYG kids, Friday classes and picnic with an inflatable obstacle course. All are welcome. You do not need to be registered in the parish or in our Children's Faith Formation to join. Register your child for camp. We need volunteers! Parents and teens are encouraged to help plan and execute this program. or Register here to volunteer
Registration for Confirmation 2023 is Open
The sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated at Bellarmine Chapel on Thursday, May 18, 2023. Those who would like to be confirmed at this Mass should register using this link. Registration for this Confirmation preparation program is open to students in grades 9-12. Details regarding what the program will look like will be shared at a later date.
Child Care During Morning Masses
With our growing parish increasing its young families, It's time to re-open our Child Care during the 9 and 11:30 a.m. Masses. We need several adults as a team to provide care in the office space on Sunday mornings. If you are interested in caring for our children for this hourly compensated service, please "apply” to Pam Fellerhoff firstname.lastname@example.org or Jane Myers email@example.com
Social Mission Outreach Grants Available Now!
Did you know Bellarmine’s Social Mission Core Team offers mini-grants of up to $1,000 to area non-profits and startup initiatives every quarter? The next grant applications are due by Friday, May 20. You can find the application here. Contact Tim Severyn, our Director of Social Mission, with questions!
Newly Released Archdiocese Synod Report
The Archdiocese published their synthesis of the synod listening sessions this week. We’ve added the PDF to our synod website and encourage everyone to read what the Archdiocese has sent to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Thank you to everyone who participated in this important phase of the Synod on Synodality.
Bellarmine’s Laudato Si’ Action Platform Plan 2022-2025
The Vatican has invited all Catholic institutions to submit Laudato Si’ Action Platform plans focused on healing our relationships with God, our neighbors, and the Earth. Supported by the Jesuit’s Universal Apostolic Preferences and grounded in our parish’s long standing commitment to social mission, we are excited to share our plan for renewal with you. This living document introduces a new lens appropriate to this kairos moment, a new paradigm for our social mission and justice work: Care for our Common Home, a home that necessarily includes both our human families and all of creation. It is divided into four focus areas: Pray, Learn, Act, and Advocate. As you explore the plan, we invite you to discern where the Spirit might be calling you to engage with it in your life and the ministries where you serve. You can find the full plan online. Please reach out to our Director of Social Mission, Tim Severyn, to get involved in this work.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word Leaders Needed
We would like to resume our Children’s Liturgy of the Word during the 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Masses for children ages four through nine. In order to provide this way for children to gather to hear and reflect on the Scriptures, we need leaders of prayer willing to be trained and to lead on a rotating basis with other team members. Please contact Pam Fellerhoff at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about this ministry opportunity.
St. Vincent de Paul Book and Bible Collection
Please check your shelves and see what books are gathering dust - thrillers, romances, science fiction, bestsellers, children's books - whatever you have enjoyed, our neighbors will too (just no textbooks!)! We would also appreciate any gently used children's or adult bibles. A donation box is in the narthex.
Spice and Herb Collection for SVDP Food Pantry
Each week, Bellarmine parishioners deliver food to our Evanston and Avondale neighbors who do not have cars. The food is plentiful but without spices or herbs. Please bring in your unopened spices and herbs (salt, basil, parsley, cinnamon, oregano, vanilla, nutmeg, etc.) to enhance our neighbors' meals. How about a different spice or herb for each member of your family? There will be a box in the narthex throughout April. "You are the salt of the earth."
Join the Marriage or Baptism Team!
Bellarmine parish has a growing group of young couples and families and we would like to expand the teams of parishioners who work in these fun and rewarding ministries. If you have been considering increasing your involvement in the parish. Contact Pam Fellerhoff email@example.com to learn more.
Our parish has a team for grief support who are available for those experiencing loss of any kind. Please contact Angie Thorman-Grimsley.
Small Faith Communities
One of the reasons for our strong sense of community here at Bellarmine is our many Small Faith Communities. These small groups meet regularly to share life experiences, deepen a sense of social responsibility, pray together, sometimes with the Sunday readings or through elements of Ignatian spirituality. If you are interested in joining a small faith community, please contact Jane Myers for guidance or complete this form to join a Small Faith Community.
Inquiry to Rite of Christian Initiation
Would you like to learn more about Catholic faith and practice and the process of initiation in the Church? Our Rite of Christian Initiation team welcomes you to our inquiry sessions on Thursday nights at 7 p.m. through Zoom. Please contact Jane Myers at or 513-745-3317.
Pray the Ignatian Examen
We offer a weekly opportunity to pray the Ignatian Examen with a group on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. Join us for just 30 minutes to pray this “simple life-changing prayer” together. Please complete this form with your name and email address and select if you would like to receive notifications of the weekly Examen prayer time/Zoom link. Login details will be sent to your email a few hours prior to the meeting. All are welcome!
Intercessory Prayer Group
A group of parishioners gathers each Monday at 7 p.m. to hold in sacred prayer all of the prayer requests and intentions which have been sent during the week. If you would like to join in this prayer, please complete this form to receive the Zoom link.
Have you ever wondered, what is Centering Prayer? Looking for a contemplative prayer practice? You are invited to attend the Bellarmine Centering Prayer group to learn about this practice. This simple method of silent prayer will change you. No homework, preparation, or obligation required, just come and see if this ancient prayer practice helps to deepen your prayer life. If interested, reach out to the facilitator Rosie Laughlin or 513-476-6842. The group meets the 1st, 3rd and 4th Mondays of the month at 7 p.m. through Zoom.
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