Catechesis: Adult & Child Catechesis Weekly Online Newsletter

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DANIEL HUGHES, DIRECTOR OF CATECHESIS

DANIEL HUGHES, DIRECTOR OF CATECHESIS

Notes from the Director of Catechesis

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SUMMER IS HERE! BENFEST 2017 IS JUST 4 WEEKS
AWAY…LET THE COUNTDOWN BEGIN!

WAYS TO SUPPORT BENFEST 2017:

BECOME A BFF...BENFEST FRIEND
As part of the Parish’s new stewardship model, raffles, as a means of fundraising, will no longer be conducted at Parish & School events. In the past, the BenFest $10,000 raffle has been a significant source of income for the festival. It helps fund our ability to host a 3-day public festival on the streets around St. Bens. With the absence of a raffle, we are asking you to convert your raffle contribution to become a BenFest Friend. We have enhanced our sponsorship program to offer something for everyone. Please consider becoming a BenFest Friend, and support our parish and school.  

THANK YOU TO OUR BFF’S
STAGE FRIENDS
The Blake Tansor Family
The Burns Family
The Kohmescher Polutnik Family
The Petrillo Family
Gary Stark
The Stern Family
The Tracy Family
Jerry Buldak

COURTYARD FRIENDS
The Colpoys Glenn Family
The Klucznik Family
The Stecz Family


CAN'T MAKE IT TO BENFEST? Please consider a $100
donation to commemorate BenFest’s celebration of our 100th Birthday! All 100th birthday donations will receive a commemorative travel coffee mug. *While supplies last. 


Another way YOU can help BenFest . . .

Hooligan is in need of bottom shelf prizes.  If you have any NEW items, or would like to purchase and donate items valued at $3/$4, they would be greatly appreciated, and would save BenFest the expense of BUYING prizes.  Some of the favorite prizes are ‘kid friendly’ squirt guns, any kind of play balls, sidewalk chalk, water bottles, jewelry, etc.  Please keep in mind that we cannot use candles as they melt in the sun, or USED items.  In conjunction with the 100th birthday of our church, and, If we get enough prizes, we’d like to lower the number required to win a prize.  Donations may be dropped off in the rectory, marked “HOOLIGAN”. Thank you in advance for any prizes you can provide!  

THANK YOU TO OUR BENFEST PARTNERS
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Anne Connolly Rief Real Estate Group
Cutco Cutlery
Macaroni Kid
Medulla LLC

THANK YOU TO OUR BENFEST PARTNERS
Diamond Level:

G&L Tavern
Lagunitas
Wintrust Bank

Platinum Level:
The Kromkowski Family

Gold Level:
Altair Advisors
Big Buzz Idea Group
Wilcox Realty

Silver Level:
Chicago Office and Technology Group
Reclaimed
Patricia Flynn

Bronze Level:
Julie D. Chesne, JDC Realty, Inc
Chicago Vein Institute
Karen Cholipski
Conlon / Christies International
DePaul College Prep HS
Leigh Marcus Realty Team
Mangan Builders
NextPoint
Max Nutkowitz / JP Morgan Securities
Mortenson Roofing
Nava Segall MD Pediatrics
St. Benedict HAS
Swedish Covenant Hospital
The Archer Family
The Hortatsos Family
The Morris Family
The Walton Family & Huron Consulting Group
Ward Construction
Waveland Bowl


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Totus Tuus is Returning! July 16-21

St Benedict Summer Catechetical Youth and Teen Program is scheduled for Sunday-Thursday, July 16-20 for  grades 7-12 from 7:00-9:00pm and Monday-Friday, July 17-21 for grades 1-6 from 9:00am-2:30pm. Join the summer fun!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY
For more information contact Nancy Uczen at nuczen@stbenedict.com.


Save these Dates! Youth Ministry Summer Opportunities at St. Benedict Parish

** FULL ** Lord Have Mercy - June 26th -30th ** FULL ** 
THIS SUMMER MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY IS FULL!
St. Ben’s kids committed to serving the community for 5 days. 
7th and 8th grade graduates welcome.

Notre Dame Vision - July 10th -14th      
Spend a week at the University of Notre Dame reflecting on your gifts and
how you will use them in the world. 8th grade graduates thru 12th grade.

Totus Tuus - July 17th -21st                             
Volunteer alongside missionary college aged Catholics sharing their faith
with our parish children. 6th-12th grade are welcome to serve.

Visit this sign up to share an interest in these opportunities and receive more information. 
Questions? Call Ms. McMillan at 773-509-3841.


Join the St. Benedict Parish Baptismal Preparation Team!

We are now inviting couples to join our new Baptismal Preparation Team.  Please join us in this new ministry!  Contact Jesus Reyes at mgarcia19661@gmail.com or 210-388-1774 for 


Service Hour Opportunity

Our Children’s Liturgy of the Word Ministry is looking for helpers for our 9:00 am Mass and 10:30 a.m. Mass for 8th grade through High School. This is a great way to get some service hours done while having fun with the younger kids! Contact Daniel Hughes, the Director of Catechesis at 773-509-3830 or dhughes@st.benedict.com.