St. Benedict Parish and Preparatory School Celebrates  the
100th Birthday of our Parish Church!

This upcoming year is extra special for St. Benedict as we are celebrating the 100th birthday of our “landmark” church building on Irving Park Road. St Benedict parish was founded in the Northcenter community in 1902 when local Catholics sought to have Catholic schooling for their children closer to home.  By 1916, the parish had grown to approximately 800 families and the building of a larger church structure was imperative. The small wooden church on the corner of Irving Park Road and Leavitt Street was moved and replaced by the current “landmark” house of worship. This project began in 1917 and was a great addition to the Northcenter community when completed in 1918.