Fr. Robert Beloin

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Roman Catholic Chaplain, St. Thomas More Chapel & Center


Fr. Bob, as Yale’s Catholic Chaplain is affectionately known to students, faculty, and community members, is a native of Connecticut. He completed his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Divinity at Our Lady of Angels Seminary in Albany, New York. He received his Ph.D. in Religious Studies, magna cum laude, from the University of Louvain in Belgium in 1983.

Following his ordination in 1973, Fr. Bob served first as Assistant Pastor for St. Ann Church in New Britain, CT. He was the Director of Pastoral Formation at the American College in Louvain from 1978 to 1983, and then spent ten years as Co-Pastor for St. Barnabas Church in North Haven. In 1994, he became the 7th Chaplain at Saint Thomas More.

During his tenure, Fr. Bob has been active in both local and national organizations. In 1991 he became a member of the Advisory Board of the National Alliance of Parishes Restructuring into Communities, a Catholic organization supporting parish renewal. He has given many presentations and workshops on behalf of NAPRC, and adapted their “Small Church Community” model for Yale University students.

Fr. Bob was also a Retreat Director for the Ministry to Priests Program for nine years and has served on many committees for the Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven and on various Archdiocesan committees, including the Presbyteral Council and the Personnel Board.

Fr. Bob enjoys classical music, Broadway plays, white water rafting, bungee jumping, zymurgy, and tailgate parties for Yale football games.