St. Robert Bellarmine

Catholic Church

Peace and Justice

As a cornerstone of the mission of our parish, St. Robert Bellarmine is committed to work for peace and social justice in our parish, our community, and the world. Jesus taught us in the Sermon on the Mount that those who are merciful towards others enjoy a special relationship with God and will receive God's mercy. There are many opportunities to serve Christ in our parish and community. All are encouraged to prayerfully find where their gifts can best be offered in service to those in need of mercy.

Parish Ministries

The Peace and Justice Committee meets monthly to review applications of local families in need and make determinations regarding how St. Robert Bellarmine Parish can best offer realistic support with a view to breaking the cycle of poverty and help families achieve a status where they are self supporting and contributing members of our community.

St. Robert's Handup Program

Food Pantry

Our Food Pantry is open on the first and third Wednesdays at the church office. It has met the needs of hundreds of Blue Springs residence over the years. It is open to parishioners and non-parishioners alike. Anyone that needs to use the pantry should contact the church office at (816)229-5168.

International Medical Supply Outreach

St. Robert Bellarmine Parish is pleased to support the Sisters of Saint Francis of the Holy Eucharist in their international medical supply outreach. Volunteers from Robert Bellarmine work in their warehouse every Wednesday morning sorting medical clothing and supplies for shipment to areas of need. Currently, western Africa is receiving several millions of dollars worth of supplies every year to help combat the Ebola epidemic there. No medical training is required. Everyone is invited to participate. Contact Jim and Sally Dunkin at (816)229-9671 to volunteer.

Catholic Worker House

Members of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish prepare and serve meals at the Catholic Worker House one Sunday each month. Contact Bill and Kim Frein at (816)224-8873 for questions about donations or to volunteer.

Cinquera, El Salvador

For decades Robert Bellarmine Parish has maintained a relationship with our sister parish in Cinquera, El Salvador. Aid is given to the parish and the children of the community. Currently, about 50% of the children of Cinquera are provided sponsorships by St. Bellarmine parishioners.

Pro Life Committee

The St. Robert's Pro-Life Committee has the responsibility to make the parishioners aware of important Pro-Life activities and news.