Sixty Nine Year's of Receiving God's Blessing

Sixty Nine Year's of Receiving God's Blessing

This school year we will be graduating our 65th and final senior class. We are not going to phase out the high school quietly and sweep it under a rug. Rather, we have planned a year-long celebration of the gift of our parish high school. For 69 years, the high school has been bringing teenage children to know God’s love for them. Our parish has been serving these young people for almost 7 decades, and that is something for which to be proud. From Father Fasnacht, the founder of the high school, to the School Sisters of St. Francis who dedicated their lives to teaching young people to the current faculty and staff today, we celebrate all those who dedicated themselves to the educational and faith formation of our parish and neighborhood teens...

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Small Changes for a Larger Purpose - Part 2

Small Changes for a Larger Purpose - Part 2

Our liturgy team has been working diligently, and we are excited to roll out our next set of revisions. You’ll probably notice that we have made some changes to the layout of the church. The server chairs and credence have been moved to the opposite side. This frees up space for the procession to leave the sacristy, and also eliminates the need for the servers to walk up the stairs with a heavy tray…

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Family Centered Mass

Family Centered Mass

Special features include:

  • Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLW) will be consistently offered at the 10:30am Mass each week, giving parents and kids time to reflect upon the Word of God separately if they so choose. 

  • Special music will be used at this Mass that will tie in with our weekly school Masses.

  • Special prayers and intentions for families will be included in the petitions. 

  • Children will be asked to take on special roles such as bringing forward the gifts, as well as gathering around the altar for the Eucharistic prayer.  

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JANUS Concert Series

JANUS Concert Series

Janus Concert Series is thrilled to open our inaugural season with a triple bill of selections from beloved musicalsCarouselShe Loves Me, and Guys and Dolls. Janus was started by St. Benedict's very own Choir Section Leader Kaitlin Galetti in an effort to create opportunities for young singers that bridge the gap between opera and musical theater…

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Listen with the Ears of Your Heart

Listen with the Ears of Your Heart

Nine years ago, Brian Sieve, a new theology teacher at St. Benedict Prep, thought to revamp how we began our prayer each day in the Secondary School. He added an introductory line before the sign of the cross coming from the opening page of the Rule of St. Benedict: "Listen with the ears of your heart." This short phrase describes the disposition that we need to be in before coming to God in prayer. It is this characteristic of Benedictine spirituality that being receptive or open is emphasized before the mention of being active. For St. Benedict each of us is essentially a "hearer of the Word." Listening, as St. Benedict would later elaborate in his Rule, is the fundamental attitude from which all other attitudes flow...

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Children's Mass THIS SUNDAY

Children's Mass THIS SUNDAY

We extend a warm invitation to all families with children to attend and participate in this special Mass. It is our goal to help you and your family celebrate Mass together in a no-pressure environment that allows kids to be kids. We hope you consider joining us for this celebration at 10:30am this Sunday!

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Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive 9.16.18

Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive 9.16.18

September 15 & 16

The Knights of Columbus at St. Benedict will conduct our annual “Tootsie Roll Drive” for intellectual disabilities after Masses on Sept 15th and 16th. Your donations fund the operating budget for the local chapter of SPREAD – a charity which ministers to Catholics with intellectual disabilities.

Last year, we raised $1,500 and we thank you for your continued generosity.

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Spiritual Dream Group 9.17.18

Spiritual Dream Group 9.17.18

All dreamers are welcome and there is no experience necessary. We encourage anyone who has been interested in their dreams, but has not had the opportunity to share and explore them further to attend. This ongoing group will meet on the third Monday of each month at 7 pm until 9 pm in the basement of the rectory…

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Back to School!

Back to School!

As we look at ways to implement our new mission, some of our current spaces in the school got a face lift this summer; we also created a new space in the building.  What previously served as our school’s computer lab and library got a major overhaul this summer to create our STEM lab.  The room, which just two years ago functioned as two different spaces, today form one innovative space for learning…

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All-Parish Commission Meeting 9.11.18

All-Parish Commission Meeting 9.11.18

This year, we have decided to have all of our commissions meet on the same night of the month, every second Tuesday. We feel that there will be many benefits to having the entire leadership body of the parish in one place. Each meeting will start with a general assembly at which we will discuss upcoming events that are relevant to all present, as well as take time for prayer and formation…

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Statement of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich on Misleading NBC Chicago Report

Statement of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich on Misleading NBC Chicago Report

As I wrote in my letter responding to the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report: “Whatever words we may use to describe the anguish of reading about these heinous acts, they can never capture the reality of suffering endured by victims of sexual abuse, suffering compounded by the woeful responses of bishops who failed to protect the people they were ordained to serve. … We must resolve to face our failures and hold each other accountable. We must resolve to be clear-eyed about what we have done, what we have failed to do, and what remains to be done. We must resolve to live in the light of humility, of repentance, of honesty — the light of Christ...

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Family Mass Reboot  

Family Mass Reboot  

Since my dad was up front playing music, my mom was left to keep us kids in line. At this point, all she had to worry about from us teenagers was the odd sarcastic remark, so her focus was almost entirely on keeping my little sister out of trouble. From what I remember, she was actually pretty well behaved, and aside from the odd sprint up and down the aisle, or a loud question about what was going on, she did pretty well. Still, all it took was one little noise or burst of energy for one lady to turn around..

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Join Our Children's Chorus

Join Our Children's Chorus

We are pleased to once again offer Benedictine Children's Chorus for SBPS students in grades 3-5. In the coming season, the children will have numerous opportunities to perform for their peers as well as around Chicagoland. Some highlights include a performance of John Rutter's "Mass of the Children" with the Ravenswood Symphony, as well as a performance at a Chicago Wolves hockey game…

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