HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

HOLY THURSDAY | APRIL 18TH

7PM Mass of the Lord’s Supper

GOOD FRIDAY | APRIL 19TH

NOON Stations of the Cross | 3PM Mid-Day Prayer

7PM Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion

HOLY SATURDAY | APRIL 20TH

NOON Basket Blessing

7PM The Great Easter Vigil

EASTER SUNDAY | APRIL 21ST

7:30AM | 9AM | 10:30AM | NOON | Special Children’s Masses at 9:15AM & 10:45AM in the gym

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Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

Join us as we commemorate Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem. Each Mass will begin with a solemn procession with palms, beginning outdoors on Irving Park (weather permitting). During Mass, we will read the Passion of Jesus according to Luke. This Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, the most solemn part of the Church Year…

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Good Friday

Good Friday

It can be easy to look at this liturgy as being sorrowful, but it is important to remember that it is only the second of a three part celebration. Because of this, we should approach Good Friday with solemnity, but also hope and anticipation for the joy of Easter that is almost upon us…

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The Great Easter Vigil

The Great Easter Vigil

We hear the Exultet, the great hymn of praise, and the liturgy of the Word is extended to include many readings from Genesis through the New Testament, which tell us the history of our salvation. Before the Epistle, the Gloria is sung to ringing bells and the church is illuminated. After the Epistle we sing “Alleluia” for the first time in over 40 days, symbolizing the end of our Lenten fast…

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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.

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SOLD OUT: Holy Thursday Pilgrimage

SOLD OUT: Holy Thursday Pilgrimage

The tour leaves immediately after the Holy Thursday Mass on April 18th (approximately 8:30pm) and will return to St. Benedict for Benediction at midnight. AS OF MONDAY, APRIL 15TH THE PILGRIMAGE IS SOLD OUT. Any open seats due to last minute cancellations will be filled on a first-come-first serve basis.

Join us on our annual Holy Thursday Pilgrimage of 7 Chicago churches. This year we will visit churches administered by religious orders. Commentary will include the history of each religious order, as well as the history of the churches we visit…

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God has a plan for our life~ Notre Dame Vision for teens can help teens see that plan

God has a plan for our life~ Notre Dame Vision for teens can help teens see that plan

You will benefit from some of the best speakers from across campus and across the country whose stories, witness, and humor will challenge you to expand your imagination and deepen your faith.  Whether you are in the large group setting as one of 360 teenagers from across the country or in the small group with 7 other teens your own age, you will find yourself in a vibrant and welcoming community…read more

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ALPHA 4 Youth - North Center

ALPHA 4 Youth - North Center

Join us for ALPHA on March 20th as we explore some of life’s important questions. This week we’ll talk about: “Jesus: Who is he?” and answer this question and others: “What would you want to be famous for?’ and “Why do you think Jesus is so famous?’ We start at 5:00pm in the basement of St Ben’s church. 2215 N Irving Park Rd. Dinner is served.

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Looking for Something new and different to do, this Summer?

Looking for Something new and different to do, this Summer?

Vision is 5 day retreat helping high school students focus on their gifts and how to live their faith every day.

Incoming freshman through Senior high students are invited to live for a week on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. While you are there you will hear from some of the best speakers

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From the Bench: 'Where is that Kyrie from, and why does it sound familiar?'

From the Bench: 'Where is that Kyrie from, and why does it sound familiar?'

Each line of text is repeated three times, which is slightly different than the call and response format we have become used to in the modern Church. This ancient practice stems from the regard of the number 3 as a sacred number. Because there are three line of text, and each is repeated three times, this nine-fold plea for mercy is intended to bend the ear of the Divine. I have chosen to re-introduce this practice in Lent to emphasize the penitent nature of the season…

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