Parish Highlights: St. Benedict Parish Online Weekly Newsletter



Summer is quickly approaching an
that means
BenFest will be here before you know it! 

Do you want to get all of your BenFest purchases out of the way before school ends and you forget?! Make all of your BenFest purchases online using our advance purchasing option! Purchase your BenFest Friend (BFF) sponsorship, beer tasting tickets, BenFest Buddy tickets and weekend activity wristbands all before you get to the gates!  New this year get your game truck punch card!  5 30 minute sessions for $45!  Click here for advance purchasing! 

Thank you to our BFFs!

Become a BFF by May 1st and get 2 free beer tasting tickets!

Visit for a complete list of exciting things going on at BenFest 2018!

Stage Friends
James and Jeanette Murphy
The Stern Family

Courtyard Friends
The Buchar Family
The Knuckey Family
Christian and Melanie Schlachter
The Stark Family

Gate Friends
The Straley Family

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Late Nite Catechism Coming to St. Benedict Gymnasium
Saturday, April 21st at 7:30PM

Join us for an evening of laughs as Sister is back in the classroom;
Tickets include Open Bar and Hors d'oeuvres.  
$40 Adults   $30 Seniors
Doors open at 7 pm. Purchase your tickets at the rectory or school offices or online at and click after parties.


Join us for DONUT SUNDAY, May 6th!

Donut Sunday will take place after the 7:30am, 9am, 10:30am and 12 noon Masses on Sunday, May 6th. Come and enjoy or buy them by the dozen to take home!

 Rita Kattner (left), with cardinal Cupich Photo taken at the 65th Anniversary Celebration of St. Benedict High School

Rita Kattner (left), with cardinal Cupich Photo taken at the 65th Anniversary Celebration of St. Benedict High School

St. Benedict Ladies Society
Rita Kattner is this Years Woman of the Year!

ACCW-Vicariate II Luncheon Saturday, May 12th

We are honored to announce the outstanding woman nominated as this year’s St. Benedict Woman of the Year is Rita Kattner.  Rita will be honored at the ACCW-Vicariate II Luncheon on Saturday May 12th. (More details will be shared in future Steward articles.)  Please mark your calendar for the next Ladies Society meeting which will be held on Wednesday, April 4th at 9:30 am in Beaven Hall.  Come and learn how to make the Cookie Baskets out of recycled Christmas cards that we use for our December project each year.  Treats for the meeting will be provided by Joanne Finger, Glorieta Gaston and Lucy Consing. 

Second Act Ministry - Just what is the Second Act Ministry and what is it all about?

Mission Statement:  To promote stewardship and fellowship within the parish and community. Under the Parish Life Commission umbrella, activities will include events and service projects.

Background: It has been theorized that life can be divided into three acts, like a theatrical production.  The First Act is our introduction to life.  We absorb the facts of our society with its trials and tribulations, learning how to make our way in this world.  The Third Act is a time of introspection and reconciliation.  Like a play, it is the denouement of our personal story.  We reflect and make judgments on the use of our time on earth.

While the First and Third Acts are the Alpha and Omega of our lives, it is the Second Act that stands out.  This act showcases the best qualities of our human spirit that have developed with age.  Thus, the impetus behind the formation of the Second Act Ministry at St. Benedict.  We share our time, talents and treasures with those we know and those who are in need.  We put into practice all our learned knowledge, experience and expertise. We demonstrate the execution of the mandate left by Our Lord to take care of one another as He would – to do His work until He returns.  This is manifested in our special gatherings and our outreach activities.

If you have any questions, please contact Dradyne Robyne Eudeikis at

Piano Lessons

Our parish music director, Jeremy Kiolbassa, has 3 to 4 openings for new piano students in his teaching studio. All levels from beginning to advanced are welcome. For more information contact


Knights of Columbus

If you’re interested in helping those in need, serving our parish and community, growing in faith, or obtaining exclusive access to top-rated insurance protection for your family, then joining Saint Benedict Council of the Knights of Columbus is the organization for you.

Our Council will conduct a membership drive each month from now through April during the reception after each Family Mass.   Please consider joining our council. 

For more information, visit , or contact Sean Murray at