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75th Anniversary Picnic

Thanks to all who were able to join us for an outdoor picnic and Mass on Saturday, September 17, 2022, the Feast Day of St. Robert Bellarmine, to celebrate our 75th Anniversary! Pictures of the event will be coming in the near future!

Thanks for all who participated on September 17th.  Please call the office if you have questions. 

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Arrival

4:00 pm Outdoor Mass with V Rev. Karl J. Kiser, SJ (Provincial, USA Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus)

5:00 pm Cookout and Retreat House Tours

6:15 pm Entertainment, Dessert, and Scattering of Wildflower Seeds

7:30 pm Campfire, S'mores, and Telescope Stargazing

Celebrate with us!

Please invite family and friends to come with you to enjoy our beautiful grounds and tour the retreat house.  While we will have tents, tables and chairs, you may wish to bring your own picnic blanket, additional chairs and other picnic materials.  

Bellarmine’s 80 acres of woods, prairie, gardens, and open fields invites walking.  Be sure to wear walking shoes, warm layers, sunblock, and/or bug spray depending on the weather that day.  

Suzi’s Garden, the St. Joseph Gazebo Shrine, the Mary Garden, and the Crucifix Chalice Garden are yours to enjoy throughout the picnic.  

Registration Is Closed as of Sept 2

Fun activities for the whole family!

We'll have a number of fun activities including making s'mores and Tom Sparough, who will be blending juggling and storytelling for all ages. We'll have at least a number of telescopes available for stargazing, and many more fun activities for children and adults.

Register is Now Closed as of September 2.