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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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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An Invitation to Pray for our Confirmation Candidates.

An Invitation to Pray for our  Confirmation Candidates.

On March 28th at 7: 00pm a group of young people from our parish will receive the sacrament of Confirmation. These young people have been preparing for two years for this moment of Grace. As they complete the final month of preparation to receive the sacrament, St Benedict Youth Ministry would like to extend an invitation to our parishioners to pray for one of these young people, by name.

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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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Listening is hard work.

Listening is hard work.

“Listening”, and “loving” are words of action. They don’t seem like they should be considered action words because the action both words require, is subtle. They aren’t the kind of verbs that cause us to perspire or be short of breath but, they certainly do require being actively engaged in a relationship where communication is involved.

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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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Have you ever milked a cow?


This past weekend a group of 7th and 8th graders took a walk over to St Paul House for our monthly visit and BINGO game, with the residents. Before we played regular BINGO we played a game of “Life Experience BINGO” where we asked the residents questions about their past.

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Some of the questions were:  Did you ever milk a cow? Have you ever gotten a parking or speeding ticket? Do you know how to play a musical instrument?  It was fun watch the kids ask these questions and listen to the responses of the residents at St Paul House. After our visit, the kids and I share what we enjoyed most. During our visit this weekend I know I enjoyed watching the kids and the seniors interact. I also enjoy the way the residents reward the kids for helping them watch their BINGO cards. Often the residents share their winnings, which is candy, with the kids. 

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