Parish Highlights: St. Benedict Parish Online Weekly Newsletter

Events & Parish Life

Have you heard all the new & exciting updates this year to our evening of festivities? 

Our Balloon Drop and Heads & Tails Game are a couple of fun additions to help celebrate our 100th birthday, the Wine Pull is back by popular demand, and live music by The Local Group will round up the evening to keep us movin’ on the dance floor! Also, our surprise entertainment begins right at 7pm- if you are an art lover, you don’t want to miss out....

Tickets for the Gala are still on sale so reserve while they last! Over 42 tables have been sold and only 4 premium and 6 general seating tables remain. Also, don’t forget about our two great after parties immediately following the gala at G&L Tavern and Reclaimed. Click here to purchase tickets online or drop off your reservation and payment in the Advancement Office, attention Mr. Joe Accardi.

TUITION DRAW TICKET UPDATE: We are excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for the annual tuition draw and only a limited number of tickets will be sold! Enter for your chance to win a $5,000 voucher to be applied towards your child’s 2017-2018 St. Benedict Preparatory School tuition. Tickets are $50 each and only 200 will be sold. Purchase your tickets online today at tinyurl/mass-gala.

CLASS PROJECTS: Both one of kind and multi-sale projects are available this year.  From photobooks in Kindergarten to notecards from Religious Education to pajama pants in Secondary School.  Look for this year’s multi-sale items in our class project catalog being sent home in backpacks Preschool - Grade 8 and under a new Class Projects tab on our Mass and Gala website.  

CONSIDER BECOMING A SPONSOR: We are looking for sponsors to support our 100th birthday celebration. There are many great opportunities for you or your business to gain exposure in the North Center community over the next year across all our major 2017 fundraising events- Mass & Gala, Benfest and Fun Run.  Check out our sponsorship package on our Mass & Gala website. If you would to discuss a customized package, please contact Tricia Canty, We appreciate your support! Thanks to our recent family sponsors: the Kromkowski Family and the Morris Family!

COMMEMORATIVE BOOK: In honor of the 100th birthday of the church, we are creating a commemorative yearbook to celebrate our parish and church. You will have the opportunity to provide your well wishes to St Benedict’s by purchasing an ad in the book. While also helping to support our parish fundraising goals, the Commemorative Book will be a cherished keepsake of this moment in time and will include the history of St. Benedict Parish, pictures, and snapshots of the 100th Anniversary Events. Purchase your ad today by visiting our website. If you have any question regarding this initiative, please email the Commemorative Book Committee at

IRVING PARK BANNER: Celebrate the 100th birthday of our parish “landmark” church by advertising your business or showing your family’s support with a street light pole banner.  Your contribution of $500 provides for the entire year a double sided vinyl banner measuring 30” x 72” on Irving Park Rd. from Ravenswood Avenue to the north branch of the Chicago River.  Order one today!

You can visit our website to make your contributions to all our Mass & Gala initiatives. We truly appreciate your support and generosity! Questions, comments or want to still get involved? Please contact Colleen Mueller at
or Tricia Canty at

St. Benedict Ladies Society – May 3

Please join us in congratulating Maribel Selva as St. Benedict’s Woman of the Year.  Maribel will be honored at the ACCW Vicariate II Luncheon held at the White Eagle on May 13th.  As our Woman of the Year, Maribel will crown the Blessed Virgin Mary at our annual Mass and May Crowning on Wednesday, May 3rd.  Mass and May Crowning will be at the 8:30 am.  The meeting and pot luck brunch will follow in Beaven Hall at 9:30 am.   (Bring a dish to pass, if you like.) We hope many of you will attend our May meeting.  All are welcome. This is the last meeting before our summer break.

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