CHRISTMAS CONCERT 12.14.18

CHRISTMAS CONCERT 12.14.18

I am excited to invite you to our sixth annual Christmas Concert on Friday, December 14th at 7pm. This year, the choir and orchestra will present John Rutter’s Mass of the Children as our featured work. Mass of the Children, published in 2003, is unlike anything we’ve undertaken before. We will enlist the musical forces of a 70+ voice children’s choir, 60+ adult chorus, and full symphonic orchestra…

Read More

TURKEYS NEEDED!

TURKEYS NEEDED!

St. Benedict will be hosting our annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 22nd from 11:30 am until 1 pm. All are welcome to join the feast! This is a potluck dinner in the truest sense in that all food and supplies are donated by parishioners, neighbors, and friends of the parish. In order to accommodate all of our expected guests, we need to have 30 cooked turkeys! Can you commit to making a turkey for our dinner?

SIGN UP TODAY

Read More

Is it Time to Update My Personal Giving?

Is it Time to Update My Personal Giving?

St. Benedict Parish offers an abundance of ministries and services to our community. We are only able to offer all of these through the generosity of our parishioners and friends of our parish. This month, we ask that you consider your own personal stewardship and giving. If you haven't already, consider signing up for automated online giving. If you already give online, perhaps consider updating your level of stewardship. It is through your generosity that we can continue our mission. Last Weekend’s Sunday Collection…

Read More

Family Centered Mass

Family Centered Mass

This Sunday at 10:30am

You are invited to gather with our community in a special way. Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLW) will be offered, and all children present will be invited to pray together around the altar. No matter what the size or configuration of your family, we hope you consider joining us for this celebration!


Read More

11.7.18 Ladies Society Meeting

11.7.18 Ladies Society Meeting

Please, join us for our November meeting on Wednesday the 7th at 9:30am in Beaven Hall. This month, in addition to our usual business, we will assemble sandwiches for our Parish’s outreach program. Our goal is 300 sandwiches so we need lots of helping hands!

Current members will bring supplies (check your email for details) but feel free to contact Caroline at carolinepadmanabhan@gmail.com if you’d like to contribute supplies…

Read More

11.4.18 ORGAN CONCERT

11.4.18 ORGAN CONCERT

JEREMY KIOLBASSA explores the organ works of composers that are Polish or of Polish descent. As you might have guessed by his last name, Jeremy is of Polish-American heritage. The Kiolbassa family first arrived in the U.S. in the early 1800s in Panna Maria, TX. The most interesting and notable member of the family from this time period is Peter Kiolbassa, who, after the American Civil War, moved to Chicago and became city treasurer. Peter was also an advocate for Polish-Catholic immigrants and helped to bring the first Polish-speaking priest to Chicago. He helped found Chicago’s first Polish parish, St. Stanislaus Kostka, and was the church’s first organist. It is his family’s heritage that has inspired Jeremy to explore this music and present this concert series.  

Read More

Christifidelis Laici (Part 3)

Christifidelis Laici (Part 3)

Over the last couple of weeks I have been commenting on the exhortation by Pope Saint John Paul II “Christifidelis Laici”. I chose to do this in October because the synod of bishops from which the exhortation came, occurred in 1987 through the whole month of October. And this past Monday we celebrated the feast of Saint John Paul II…

Read More

 What’s with all the Candles on the altar?

 What’s with all the Candles on the altar?

I’ve had a few people ask me about the ‘new’ candles on the altar. There is a two-fold answer as to why we’ve decided to do this. The first part comes from The General Instruction of the Roman Missal, commonly referred to as the “GIRM”. This instruction can be found in the beginning of The Roman Missal, aka that big book that a priest uses to celebrate Mass. In the section where it lists things to be prepared for Mass…

Read More

Christifideles Laici (Part 2)

Christifideles Laici (Part 2)

Last week in my article I had written about the 1988 document Christifideles Laici. This was an exhortation written by Pope John Paul II. It was his follow-up to the 1987 synod of bishops. That synod took place during the whole month of October, and it gathered lay people from around the world to discuss with the bishops the role of lay leadership in the Church. That synod followed the lead of Vatican II, which had occurred 20 years earlier, in encouraging the need for active lay participation. It encouraged people to understand and appreciate their dignity and call to be missionaries for Christ…

Read More

Thank you to all who attended the 2018 St. Benedict’s Oktoberfest!

Thank you to all who attended the 2018 St. Benedict’s Oktoberfest!

Thanks to the generous support of our school and parish community and our visiting guests, the fest was a big success and we hope all had a wonderful time!

We’d like to hear your feedback! If you attended Oktoberfest, please CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE A SHORT SURVEY. Your input and suggestions will help us in planning a great Oktoberfest next year. Prost!

Read More

Christifideles Awarded to Kathy Minneci

Christifideles Awarded to Kathy Minneci

The Archdiocese of Chicago developed an award that is given each year for one lay member of each parish in the Archdiocese who lives a life focused on building up the Kingdom and serving people in the world who are in need. It is very difficult to choose only one person each year to receive this award and we spend a long time in discussion. This year our award winner was Kathleen Minneci…

Read More