Alpha gives everyone the opportunity to explore faith topics in a friendly setting. Come to enjoy dinner followed by a short video and time to discuss what's been taught. On Saturday, October 26th, at 6 pm in Beaven Hall, the topic will be “Why did Jesus die?”
On Saturday, November 16th, all are welcome to join a special retreat day that will be part of the Alpha series we are running here at St Ben’s. We will be taking our bus to visit the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago in Lemont.
Beginning Sunday September 22nd, our parish will be participating in The Baby Bottle Project benefiting The Women’s Centers of Greater Chicagoland. This non-profit organization directly assists mothers and families experiencing crisis pregnancies by offering emotional, financial, material, and spiritual support through counseling, clothing & monetary provisions, prayer, and other aid. Thank you for helping defend life, and remember to keep all pro-life undertakings in your prayers.
All are welcome to gather to explore and reflect on the readings for the coming Sunday. Our study of the readings invites us to enrich and deepen our spiritual lives by engaging Scripture through conversation and study with one another.
The Scriptural Rosary is a modern version of the way the Rosary was once prayed throughout Western Christendom in the late Middle Ages. When you pray the Rosary in this way, each bead distributes the story of the Mystery, and you will find that this method of meditation will help to increase the devotional impact of the Rosaries you pray.
Each and every day we read the headlines about the many social and economic issues impacting our community. A Peace and Justice group at our parish could help us to better understand and appreciate the church’s teachings on social justice issues and explore what we can do to further those teachings.
Would you like to help with our Ministry of Praise? Each month, we send a newsletter to homebound parishioners that can no longer attend Mass. The newsletter contains prayer requests and helps these individuals feel connected to our community by praying for the intentions submitted to them.
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.