Plainchant & Pinot Grigio

Plainchant & Pinot Grigio

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…

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Sign Up for Ministry Scheduler Pro

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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.

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!


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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…

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Choose Joy this Advent!

Choose Joy this Advent!

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…

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JOIN THE DISCUSSION

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

Last month, during our discussion of the book Divine Renovation, we started to address the topic of clergy sexual abuse as we discussed chapter 3 "House of Pain". It became apparent there is a need for a larger discussion of this topic in order to facilitate the process of healing in our Church.  

Obviously, we don't have all the answers, nor can we expect to solve this crisis on our own. However, having an open and honest discussion will allow us to begin the healing process.  

We will hold an all-parish conversation about this difficult topic.

The meeting will take place on Tuesday, December 11th, from 7pm to 9pm in Beaven Hall. 

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It takes a Parish...

Last Sunday, November 18th, the parish of St Benedict headed over to St Paul’s House on California to help do a little holiday decorating for the people who live there. It was such a joy to participate in such a parish wide effort. The Holy Name Society offered to purchase the tree for decorating. The school children creatively made ornaments from recycled materials. There were enough ornaments to decorate 3 trees. Such creativity was a delight as we hung the ornaments and engaged in conversation with the residents. A group of about 10 teens from Youth Ministry and a few of their parents joined in the decorating as did several ladies and families, from the parish. When the residents came in to help it became a real party with cookies, hot chocolate and some absolutely delightful conversation…

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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…

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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.  

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