Join us for a no-pressure, no-obligation rehearsal. Spend the evening rehearsing choral music with our wonderful St. Benedict Adult Choir, and enjoy some adult refreshments afterward! Learn about becoming a choir member in a fun and relaxed atmosphere and get to know our talented and diverse group of singers. Rehearsal takes place in church at 7pm, adult beverages to follow…Read More
All parishioners and school parents are invited to consider serving on the SBPS advisory board. We welcome parents, parishioners, alumni, and community members who are passionate about the success of our school to apply.Read More
Consider dedicating a hymnal to a friend or family member. This is a wonderful and permanent way to honor, remember, celebrate, or pray for a loved one. All funds raised will help us to offset the cost of some much needed upgrades to our liturgical furnishings…Read More
Do you believe that God is active in your life and cares about your decisions? St Ignatius of Loyola invented a methodology for decision making in a book called The Spiritual Exercises. We are entirely capable of doing God’s will once we properly discern it. If you want to learn more about decision making and discerning the will of God for your life, I invite you to participate in a workshop that will be offered twice here at St Ben’s.Read More
Thanks to the generosity of a parishioner and craftsmen, we have the opportunity to beautify our sanctuary even further. He has offered to create six new custom floor-standing candlesticks that match our beautiful altar and ambo. These new candlesticks will be handmade from the same type of wood as the altar (solid red oak), and will even have matching carved pillar capitals. They will be similar in design to the processional candles that are currently on either side of the cross.
To make a donation, click here or stop by the rectory…Read More
Beginning this January, all of our liturgical ministries will begin using a new scheduling software called Ministry Scheduler Pro. These include lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, cantors, altar servers, ushers, and liturgical writers. We hope that by switching to one platform, we can streamline the process of scheduling our ministries and better serve our parishioners.
Here are some of the features of MSP:
Schedules are populated automatically based on availability and preference on ministers.
Automatic email and text reminders sent to all ministers.
Automated substitute requests can be sent instantly to all other members of a ministry.
Families/groups can be scheduled together.
The first step in making the transition to this new platform is to enroll all of our active ministers. The online registration process is quick and easy. Simply follow the link below to get started.
Please keep in mind the following things when you register:
Each person must register individually by name.
You can select multiple ministries when you register.
For parents registering youth: you may use the same email address for all registrants. Please fill out the form for each member of the family using a parent’s email address.
Once you have enrolled, you will receive an email with a username and password. You can use this to edit your preferences and availability at any time.
This Sunday at 9am
Our 9am Mass features our wonderful Parish Choir on the 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th Sundays of each month. The Choir elevates the prayers of the gathered assembly with transcendent music, including Gregorian Chant, hymns, choral motets, and even some modern works…Read More
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!
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
Most caregivers are utterly unprepared for the mid and late stages of dementia. On Saturday, January 19th, Jennifer L. Fitzpatrick, MSW will present a program equipped with resources for caregivers to help them manage every stage of dementia their loved one may experience.Read More
Join thousands of Catholics nationwide in the annual pro-life novena, 9 Days for Life, Monday, January 14 – Tuesday, January 22. Pray for the respect of all human life with daily intentions, brief reflections, and more.Read More
It is a whole plethora of feelings. I was out of town, and when I came back I found out about this. Every time I think this is over something else comes up. I am not angry with the priests. I am angry with the hierarchy. I understand they did not know how to deal with this, decades ago, but the Church seems more concerned with their reputation than protecting the children.
“Listening”, and “loving” are words of action. They don’t seem like they should be considered action words because the action both words require, is subtle. They aren’t the kind of verbs that cause us to perspire or be short of breath but, they certainly do require being actively engaged in a relationship where communication is involved.Read More
Come and join fellow parishioners on Thursday evenings beginning January 10th here at St Ben’s for Chicago Catholic Scripture School. Classes will be held in our school from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.Read More
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
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…Read More
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.Read More