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Current News & Events
We end each Mass with the commission: “Go forth”, but do we actually take this commission to heart? Join us for a spiritual refresher, specifically geared toward liturgical ministers. Led by Graziano & Nancy Marchesi, renowned authors and liturgists, this morning retreat is sure to recharge your spiritual batteries. The retreat is a collaborative effort on the part of St. Benedict, St. Andrew, St. Edward, and Immaculate Heart of Mary Parishes. This year’s retreat will be hosted at St. Benedict Church 2215 W. Irving Park (corner of Irving and Leavitt). This event is offered free of charge and is open to all. We will take up a free-will offering to help offset the cost of the event.
Please register by January 5th, 2019, so we can plan accordingly….
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…
Our Annual Christmas Eve Nativity Gospel Play is right around the corner! This is open to all children from Kindergarten to Fifth Grade. This is the form to sign up your child to participate in this years Nativity Play. Please sign up for the practices that correspond to the Mass you will be attending. Speaking roles will be determined during practices. All three practices must be attended if your child has a speaking role. Roles will be assigned on the first day of practice…
Share your time, talent, and treasure as we prepare for the biggest Christmas tradition of the Filipino-American Community…
Monday, December 24th
4pm Vigil Mass (Children's Pageant)
6pm Vigil Mass (Children's Pageant)
11pm Lessons & Carols (choir)
Midnight Mass (choir)
Tuesday, December 25th
Mass at 9am, 10:30am & Noon
Thanks to all the people that participated in the Mass Taping sessions at Mercy Home for Boys and Girls. The Masses that were taped were the Feast of the Holy Family, the Epiphany of the Lord and the Baptism of the Lord masses which will air on December 30th 2018, January 6th and January 13th, 2019.
The quality of music at Mass can have a profound impact on our experience. Mediocre music can leave us feeling uninspired, or worse, disconnect us from our experience. Good music can lift us up, connecting us to something greater than ourselves. My vision for St. Ben’s has always been that we should be a home for good music, inspiring music, transcendent music…
A Joy-Filled group of young people helped prepare our church for the start of Advent.
If you took a tag from the giving tree, please remember that you need to either return your unwrapped gift to the RECTORY, with the tag affixed to the outside, or if it is for Maryville, you can also ship it to them directly no later than Monday, December 10th.