Parish Highlights: St. Benedict Parish Online Weekly Newsletter
In the last meeting of the Human Concerns Commission, one of the items we discussed was beginning a new ministry called “Care for Our Common Home.” The goal of the ministry will be to educate ourselves on how we can provide better care for our environment. We can explore ways we can live and act in ways that protect the well-being of the planet and its inhabitants. If you are interested in being part of this effort, please contact Elaine Lindia at email@example.com or at (773) 509-3806. Thanks!
Sharing Parish – Our Lady of the Snows
We are looking for new members to join the planning committee that works to encourage relationship and connection between St. Benedict and Our Lady of the Snows. If you are interested in helping with this effort, please contact Elaine Lindia at (773) 509-3806. Thank you!
Ministry of Praise
In an effort to reach out to homebound parishioners that desire to still be connected to the parish, we are again starting a Ministry of Praise. Each month a newsletter will be sent to those individuals that wish to be part of this ministry asking for their prayers for members of our parish and for the world. If you know someone that wishes to be part of this ministry and join in a chorus of praise to bring God’s blessing to our parishioners and the Church as a whole, please contact Elaine Lindia, Pastoral Associate at (773)509-3806 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Health Committee here at St. Benedict is pleased to announce some new Zumba class offerings! On Wednesdays, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm, we now offer “Strong by Zumba,” a new high intensity interval training class synced to music. On Saturdays, at 11:10 to 11:50 am, we now offer “Zumba Gold for Seniors.” Check out our web site for more details!
Are you interested in helping fellow parishioners develop new healthy habits in the New Year? Please consider joining our Health Committee! We are always looking for new ways to assist people in getting information and support centering on preventative care, fitness, nutrition, health screenings, and related topics. If you wish to be part of these efforts, please consider joining the committee. For more information, please contact Elaine Lindia at (773) 509-3806 or email@example.com. Thank you!
Common Food Pantry Wish List - Next drop off June 16/17
Food Wish List
- Canned Fruit
- Cooking Oil
- Pasta Sauce
- Easy Prep Meals (i.e. Hamburger Helper)
- Canned Meals (i.e. raviolis)
- Ground Coffee
Personal Care Items Wish List
- Disposable Razors
- Bar Soap
- Feminine hygiene products
- Disposable diapers
Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at St. Benedict every Wednesday evening at 8:00 p.m. in the Church Basement. This meeting is for anyone who may have a problem with alcohol. Your attendance is completely anonymous.
Catholic Charities Maternity & Adoption Services
PREGNANT? There are options. What do I do? Who should I tell? It’s scary. You can turn to us. Catholic Charities Maternity & Adoption Services has resources to serve teens, single women, and couples facing unplanned pregnancies. We are here to help, without pressuring you. We can talk about your options as you plan for your child’s future. We can help you whether you decide to parent your child, or make a plan of adoption. If you are not sure what to do, our 24-hour hotline has caring & professional counselors available to help you. Our services are free & confidential. Call 1-800-CARE-002 or 312-454-1717. Visit www.catholiccharities.net/adoptionservices for more information.
9AM Mass Bus Service for Seniors
The St. Benedict bus will transport to and from 4040 N. Oakley (Senior Center) leaving the front door at 8:30AM each Sunday through the winter months.
Senior Meals Available
Seniors: Do you know that reduced fee hot meals are available in our immediate area. Here are a few of the locations:
North Center Senior Satellite: 4040 N. Oakley Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 (312 – 744-4015)
Breakfast: Monday – Friday 8:30-10:00 $1.50 (if possible) Lunch: Monday – Friday 11:30-12:45 $1.50
Levy Center: 2019 Lawrence Ave. Chicago, IL 60625 (312-744-0784) Meals for 60 and older: Monday – Saturday 11:30 – 2:00. Suggested donation $1.50.
Food Pantry: 3744 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60618 2nd and 4th Tuesday: free for Seniors
Irish American Heritage Center: 46 N. Knox Ave. Chicago, IL 60630. Call for reservation: 773-282-7035
Luncheon: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
12:30-2:00 p.m. Suggested donation: $1.50 per meal (if possible)
St. Benedict Catholic Church: 2215 W. Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL. 60618 (773- 558-6484)
Monday – Friday : Bag lunches from 11:00-1:00 Free
Having Difficulty Dealing with our Stressful World?
The Holbrook Counseling Center of Catholic Charities provides counseling services at St. Matthias Parish. Cheryl Joseph-Lukz, MA, LCPC is the therapist at St. Matthias. Cheryl is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, and she has worked with individuals, couples and families for over 20 years. Whether you’re having problems with personal relationships, work situations or are just feeling unhappy, “stuck”, or unfulfilled, we’re here for you. We are in network with BC/BS PPO. To learn more about our services or to make an appointment, please call (312) 655-7725.