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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New Altar Candlesticks

New Altar Candlesticks

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…

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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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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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All Souls Day 11.2.18

All Souls Day 11.2.18

Daily Mass at 8:30am

All-Parish Mass of Remembrance at 7pm

We remember all of the loved ones that have gone home to the Lord with a special Mass at 7pm. During the liturgy we will read a list of the departed, and those present will be invited forward to light a candle in honor of the deceased. If you plan to attend the Mass and would like to have a loved one added to the list…

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 What’s with all the Candles on the altar?

 What’s with all the Candles on the altar?

I’ve had a few people ask me about the ‘new’ candles on the altar. There is a two-fold answer as to why we’ve decided to do this. The first part comes from The General Instruction of the Roman Missal, commonly referred to as the “GIRM”. This instruction can be found in the beginning of The Roman Missal, aka that big book that a priest uses to celebrate Mass. In the section where it lists things to be prepared for Mass…

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Small Changes for a Larger Purpose - Part 2

Small Changes for a Larger Purpose - Part 2

Our liturgy team has been working diligently, and we are excited to roll out our next set of revisions. You’ll probably notice that we have made some changes to the layout of the church. The server chairs and credence have been moved to the opposite side. This frees up space for the procession to leave the sacristy, and also eliminates the need for the servers to walk up the stairs with a heavy tray…

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Family Mass Reboot  

Family Mass Reboot  

Since my dad was up front playing music, my mom was left to keep us kids in line. At this point, all she had to worry about from us teenagers was the odd sarcastic remark, so her focus was almost entirely on keeping my little sister out of trouble. From what I remember, she was actually pretty well behaved, and aside from the odd sprint up and down the aisle, or a loud question about what was going on, she did pretty well. Still, all it took was one little noise or burst of energy for one lady to turn around..

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Join Our Children's Chorus

Join Our Children's Chorus

We are pleased to once again offer Benedictine Children's Chorus for SBPS students in grades 3-5. In the coming season, the children will have numerous opportunities to perform for their peers as well as around Chicagoland. Some highlights include a performance of John Rutter's "Mass of the Children" with the Ravenswood Symphony, as well as a performance at a Chicago Wolves hockey game…

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