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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Amazing Movie Coming To St. Ben’s - “Monday, May 13th, 7 PM”

Amazing Movie Coming To St. Ben’s - “Monday, May 13th, 7 PM”

St. Ben's has the opportunity to experience the rosary like never before. Power In My Hands, featuring a 13 member all-star cast, conveys the timeless message of hope and the power of the Rosary in a way that speaks to the heart of modern viewers. Don’t miss this opportunity to transform your life! Find out more about the film at powerinmyhandsthemovie.com. The movie will be shown in Kittler Hall in our school.

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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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Easter Flower Collection

Easter Flower Collection

Help us to beautify our church as we celebrate Christ’s Resurrection! Flowers symbolize the new life we receive in Jesus’ death and resurrection. Help us to meet our goal by making a contribution today. No amount is too small! After the Easter Season, the flowers are planted around our campus and continue to ad beauty to our block for the summer.

Click Here to Donate

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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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The Liturgical Writing Ministry Needs You

The Liturgical Writing Ministry Needs You

Being involved in this ministry requires each minister to write prayers once every 6-8 weeks throughout the year after prayerfully reflecting on the scripture readings and our world, church and community needs. There are no meetings, there is no requirement to read in front of church at mass and no experience or special knowledge is required…

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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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New Altar Candlesticks & Paschal Candle Stand

New Altar Candlesticks & Paschal Candle Stand

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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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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