Join us for a Special All Souls Day Mass
All Saints Day 11.1.19
Saturday, November 2nd at 7pm
.Fauré himself wrote of the Requiem: “It has been said that my Requiem does not express the fear of death and someone has called it a lullaby of death. But it is thus that I see death: as a happy deliverance, an aspiration towards happiness above, rather than as a painful experience…
All SAINTS PARADE- Sunday, OCTOBER 27th after the 10:30 am Mass
Mass at 6:30am, 8:30am, 1:45pm, & 7pm
Are You Called to Ministry?
On Sunday, October 27th after the 10:30 am Mass, we are inviting all children and their parents to participate in the ALL SAINTS DAY PARADE.
MEET SANDRO | Featured Concert Artist
Consider becoming part of a Spiritual Life ministry. Each one of these ministries plays an important role in the life of our parish…
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Concert Saturday, September 28th at 6:30pm in church | FREE ADMISSION
At a young age Sandro appeared as soloist with several orchestras in Georgia, as well as in solo recitals. At the age of 14, he was accepted at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. During his time in the United States, he has appeared as a featured soloist at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, He has appeared on NPR’s “From TheTop” Alexandre has performed at Columbia University’s Miller Theatre with the members of the Toradze piano studio, receiving high acclaim from the New York Times…
Corpus Christi Procession
Mass celebrated at 6:30am, 8:30am, and 7pm.
Thursday, August 15th, we will celebrate the Solemnity Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is a major feast of the Church and a Holy Day of Obligation for all Catholics...
A Farewell to St. Benedict High School
On Sunday, June 23rd there will be a solemn outdoor procession following the noon Mass. The procession will end with Benediction in church. All are invited to join in the procession which will make its way around the entire St. Ben's campus…
Lector Workshop with Megan Storti 6.5.19
What a great crowd of alumni, former and current faculty, friends new and old, that came out on Sunday, June 2nd for the celebration of 69 years of blessings that was St. Benedict High School to this parish and the north side of our city. Over 350 guests came over to…
Prepare for a unique approach to lectoring, with a healthy balance of practical vocal technique and scriptural study. Wear clothes you feel comfortable moving in, and keep an open mind during this two hour session! All current and prospective lectors are invited to take part in this event…
Gather with the Young Adult Ministry this March
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…
Traditional Mass with Choir
Lent Faith Sharing Group
March Wine & Cheese Hospitality Sunday
Simple Supper and Living Stations
Family Centered Mass
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…
1.1.19 Mary, Mother of God
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!
CHRISTMAS CONCERT 12.14.18
Monday, December 31st at 5pm (Vigil)
Tuesday, January 1st at 8:30am & Noon
Looking to Get Involved?
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…
Christifideles Laici (Part 2)
Stewardship can take many forms, and there are many different ways to get involved. Looking to get more out of you experience? Check out some of the ways to be a part of our parish…
Why haven’t we been singing during the Offertory?
Last week in my article I had written about the 1988 document Christifideles Laici. This was an exhortation written by Pope John Paul II. It was his follow-up to the 1987 synod of bishops. That synod took place during the whole month of October, and it gathered lay people from around the world to discuss with the bishops the role of lay leadership in the Church. That synod followed the lead of Vatican II, which had occurred 20 years earlier, in encouraging the need for active lay participation. It encouraged people to understand and appreciate their dignity and call to be missionaries for Christ…
Adult Choir: Become a Member
You may have noticed that at most of our Masses we have replaced the offertory hymn with instrumental music. I have had many parishioners approach me, curios about the change, so I feel compelled to write an explanation...
Listen with the Ears of Your Heart
There are no formal auditions. Rehearsals take place every Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm in church…
Nine years ago, Brian Sieve, a new theology teacher at St. Benedict Prep, thought to revamp how we began our prayer each day in the Secondary School. He added an introductory line before the sign of the cross coming from the opening page of the Rule of St. Benedict: "Listen with the ears of your heart." This short phrase describes the disposition that we need to be in before coming to God in prayer. It is this characteristic of Benedictine spirituality that being receptive or open is emphasized before the mention of being active. For St. Benedict each of us is essentially a "hearer of the Word." Listening, as St. Benedict would later elaborate in his Rule, is the fundamental attitude from which all other attitudes flow...