Parish Highlights: St. Benedict Parish Online Weekly Newsletter

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Join in with Youth Ministry where you can share in the fun
in our community and grow in faith.

There are several opportunities for Service coming up. The sign up genius link can be found here:

17th Serve with others at Simbang Gabi after the 6:30 mass

Please email or call Ms. McMillan if you have questions. 773-509-3841


Annual “Keep Christ in Christmas” Contest
Winners to be announced in the December 24th Bulletin!

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Please Note: A previous Advent and Christmas mailing went out to all parishioners and school families with an incorrect date for Gala 2018. We apologize for the error. Please mark your calendars for the correct date: SATURDAY, MARCH 3RD.



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The St. Ben’s Christmas Trolley is Back! Sunday, December 17th!

Warm up your pipes and come warm your hearts this year by joining our Christmas Caroling Trolley with stops at Lincoln Park Zoo, Water Tower Place and Kris Kringle market in Daley Plaza. $30 per person, seat confirmed upon payment/checks can be left at the rectory. 21 and over only! Trolley boards in front of church with a prompt departure at 6pm. Wear something RED! Questions? contact  Seat confirmed on payment. 

Are you a crafter or a small business owner and thinking about Christmas?

Join us in December for a Christmas Craft Fair!
The St. Benedict Home and School Association is hosting a day of shopping and holiday cheer for the whole parish to mix, mingle and get a few items checked off of those holiday lists. We’re looking for crafters, parish groups or small business owners to participate in the event. It’s also a great opportunity for your group to fundraise by selling crafts or offering other holiday services (photo booths, gift wrapping, etc). The possibilities are endless!
Date: Sunday, December 10th (after Sunday Masses)
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Place: St. Benedict Gymnasium
Cost: $25 for an 8’ foot exhibit table
($50 after August 31)
For more information, email Vickie Thornley at

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