This Week Letter – November 21, 2021

From Fr. Brendan’s Desk                             November 21, 2021 With Grateful Hearts This week, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving, the American festival commemorating the harvest and giving thanks with family and friends. It is a wonderful and blessed time for many of us. Hopefully, as individuals and as a society, we can remember the reason that we.. read more →

This Week Letter – November 14, 2021

Where Did Fall Go?   Just where the heck did fall go? I don’t know about you, but it seems like the fall just blew by and I can’t believe we’re getting ready for Thanksgiving. I don’t know what it was. Maybe it was the craziness of getting adjusted to a new parish. Maybe it.. read more →

This Week Letter – October 24, 2021

Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me! Today’s readings show us how the prophecy of Jeremiah has been fulfilled both concerning blind Bartimaeus and every “blind soul” who seeks help and begs God for grace and mercy. The Prophet Jeremiah announces a plan to save the exiles and foretells a glorious new future for.. read more →

This Week Letter – October 17, 2021

The LORD was pleased to crush him in infirmity. …” A cross often appears on the way of our life. There is a great mystery hidden in it and, as St. Paul writes: “The teaching of the cross is foolishness to those who perish, and God’s power to us who are being saved.” The cross.. read more →

This Week Letter – October 10, 2021

DEAR FRIENDS AND FAMILY SRB SCHOOL:  My name is Fr. Robert J. Łojek and I am very grateful for being appointed by His Eminence Blasé J. Cupich to serve at St. Robert Bellarmine and St. Constance as pastor. I have been a priest since 2003, ordained for the Archdiocese of Chicago. I was born in.. read more →

This Week Letter – October 3, 2021

“So what God has joined together, man must not separate…”   This Sunday’s gospel shows us God, who created man as male and female, giving them the gift of life, thanks to which a man becomes a father and a woman becomes a mother; a man and a woman joined by the knot of love.. read more →

This Week Letter – September 26, 2021

Teacher, we saw someone driving out demons in your name, and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow us.”…   Being a disciple of Jesus is not a personal privilege to be kept away from others. We do not have exclusive rights to on Jesus. The end goal in the circle of.. read more →

This Week Letter – September 19, 2021

Greatness… through the eyes of Jesus   Jesus asked them, “What were you arguing about on the way?” But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another as to who of them was greatest. So many people in this society want to be “number one”, a successful winner. This is.. read more →

This Week Letter – September 12, 2021

Jesus asked them, “And who do you say that I am?” Today’s Gospel is another lesson that Jesus teaches to all listeners, both to the apostles to whom the above question was addressed and to us today. Jesus knew the hearts of his disciples very well, so this question was to help them understand the.. read more →

This Week Letter – September 5, 2021

Dear Parishioners of St. Robert Bellarmine and St. Constance Parish:    Some of our parishioners have requested a letter from me asking that their employers excuse them for religious reasons from vaccination requirements at their place of employment. Below, you will find a letter sent by our Archbishop Cardinal Cupich to all of the priests.. read more →