Parish Highlights: St. Benedict Parish Online Weekly Newsletter

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Father Michael Pfleger has invited our parishioners to join his parish community of St. Sabina in their annual peace march.  
Friday, June 15th at 7PM
We will be taking the 14 passenger bus to the rally at 1210 W. 78th Pl.  
First come first served as we have limited seating on the bus.  
Please email Mr. Accardi if interested to
Help take a stand for peace and justice in our city and join us on June 15th.

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Take It Downstairs on June 17th!

Join us on June 17th, 2018 in the church basement after the morning masses and noon mass for fellowship, coffee and refreshments.
Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it - Hebrews 13:2

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Holy Name Society's Annual BAR-B-Q
Monday - June 25, 2018

Hot Dogs, Brats and Burgers with all the fixin's
Beer Soda and Water
Starting at 6:30  in Beaven Hall
No cost but please RSVP to Jim Strzalka at by June 20


We need you!

Hosting 5,000 people for a 3-day festival takes a huge team of volunteers....over 400 to be exact!  We are looking for parishioners, parents and students to volunteer a few hours of their time.  We need help to manage booths, tents and kids activities all weekend long, but we are especially short on man power for our set-up on Friday, July 20.  All students that volunteer will earn service hours for their time.  Grab a friend, bring some sunscreen and sign up for a shift or 2 at BenFest!  Sign up at:

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! 

Thank you to our Sponsors!

3Point Athletics
Baird Warner
Tom and Laura Burns
Julie D. Chesne, JDC Realty, Inc.
Karen Cholipski
Conlon/Christie’s International Fieldwork
Foley & Mansfield
Goldfish Swim School
JDC Realty
Kennedy Mann Architects
Lakeshore Beverage
Leigh Marcus Realty Team
Hortatsos Family
Mangan Builders
Michael and Tammy Morris
Max Nutkowitz, J.P. Morgan Securities
Red Kite Recruiting
Anne Connolly Rief
Dr. Nava Segall MD Pediatrics
Simmons Hanly Conroy
St. Benedict Home and School Association
Swedish Covenant Hospital
UPS Store on Lincoln
Larry and Joy Walton
Ward Construction
Wintrust Bank

Thank you to our BFFs!

Stage Friends
Jerry Buldak
The Hortatsos Family
James and Jeanette Murphy
The Polutnik Family
The Stern Family
Tansor Blake Family
Brian & Carrie Tracy
The Urquhart Family

Courtyard Friends
The Barrett Family
The Buchar Family
Karen Cholipski
The Colpoys Glenn Family
The Evans Family
The Fiske Family
The Fleming Family
Jen Greco
Julie Hege
The Knuckey Family
Pat & Elaine Lindia
The Milanowski Family
James Murphy
The Novicki Family
The Pautsch Family
The Pienton Family
The Ronchetta Family
John & Angela Sears
The Sessa Family
Christian and Melanie Schlachter
The Shure Family
The Stark Family
The Stearns Family
The Vacek Family
The Van Fossen Wojak Family
The Weinacht Family
The Weiske Family
The Wolf Family
The Yankowski Family
The Zakaras Family

Gate Friends
Matt & Jen Hallgren
Cheryl and Larry Menke
The Misetic Family
The Popowich Family
Ellen Reynolds
The Straley Family
The VanDegrift Family

Choir Pilgrimage to Ireland - October 8-16

There is still time to join our Adult Choir on their pilgrimage to Ireland this October!


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A pilgrimage to Ireland will give you a special glimpse of a unique part of the world. Ireland is an ancient land, a marvelous blend of historic and contemporary beauty. The Emerald Isle is eager to show you its natural wonders as well as its vibrant city streets. You won’t want to miss the charming towns and villages, nor the warmth and spirited hospitality of Ireland. Join us, as we embark on this pilgrimage to religious ecclesiastical centers, illuminated manuscripts, ancient ruins, stunning panoramic views, legendary castles surrounded by moats, and the romantic and rugged regions of lakes and bogs. This country, filled with traditional music and magnetic people, will make you feel right at home. We are pleased to extend this personal invitation to you and I hope that you will join us in Ireland on this very special pilgrimage of fellowship and music.

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Help Raise Money for SBPS and the Protégé Internship Program Volunteer at RIBFEST on June 10th!

We need volunteers to fill (2) shifts on Sunday, 
June 10th. The Evening shifts earn us more $! 

REGISTERING TO VOLUNTEER IS EASY: For a registration form, go to our website at If you have any questions or need any additional information contact Suzanne Stone or Jean Hybinette at (773) 539-0066. Thank you

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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