Sharing Parish: Our Lady of the Snows

Stewardship is an important part of our identity as Catholics.  Each of us is called to give of our time, talent, and treasure. We respond to God’s generous abundance in our lives by giving freely in thanksgiving.  We take action as Christian Stewards individually and as a community.

One way we are called as a community to be stewards is through the Sharing Parish Program of the Archdiocese of Chicago.  The Sharing Parish Program links parishes of the Archdiocese in order to build a mutual relationship of sharing time, talent, and treasure.  The best sharing parish relationships are those that build over time, that foster a certain friendship, that honor cultural and religious practices, and establish a real sense of community.

St. Benedict Parish has established a warm sharing parish relationship with Our Lady of the Snows Parish, Located on the southwest side of Chicago, near Midway Airport.

Our Lady of the Snows Parish is exactly what St. Ben’s has been looking for in a sharing parish. Deeply rooted in a sense of faith and community, Our Lady of the Snows church and school minister to a diverse population. They celebrate their faith and worship in English, Polish, and Spanish. And, while they may come from different backgrounds it is the goal of Our Lady of the Snows that all who worship there have a sense of belonging, a sense of home.

The sharing parish committee and the pastoral staff work together with the staff of Our Lady of the Snows to makes plans for various events and opportunities for our two communities to get to know each other, express our shared faith, and deepen our sense of community.