Catechesis: Adult & Child Catechesis Weekly Online Newsletter

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Join in with Youth Ministry where you can share in the
fun in our community and grow in faith.

There are several opportunities for Service coming up. The sign up genius link can be found here:

9th 10:00-12:00 Holiday Party with the families at the House of the Good Shepherd
10th Serve by Face Painting at Holiday Fair
10th 5:00-6:30 Making cookies for the sandwich program
13th 5:30-8:15 Serve at the Common Pantry  (5 people)
17th Serve with others at Simbang Gabi after the 6:30 mass

Please email or call Ms. McMillan if you have questions. 773-509-3841

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Upcoming Catechetical Conversation at St. Ben's

January 22, 2018  - “Cementing our Faith as Disciples of Jesus”
Attendance is expected for parents and 8th grade candidates for Confirmation.
7 p.m. in the Church.

February 12th - “The Center of Our Lives is the Eucharist
This is a presentation and conversation on the Sacrament of Holy Communion.
All parents of children receiving the Sacrament should attend, but all parishioners are invited to attend.  p.m. in the Church.


Christmas Giving Tree: Gifts Due Back by December 11th

If you took a tag from the giving tree, please return your unwrapped gift to the RECTORY, with the tag affixed to the outside, no later than Saturday, December 11th. If for some reason you took a tag and don’t participate in the program, please call the parish office 773-588-6484 so no one goes without a gift. 

For more information, please call Elaine Lindia at
773-509-3806. Thank you for your participation and for helping make Christmas a little brighter!


Annual “Keep Christ in Christmas” Contest - Submissions due December 10th


The Knights of Columbus St Benedict’s Chapter 15052 again invites the boys and girls from St Benedict’s Parish, School, and Religious Education program ages 5 through 14 to participate in the annual “Keep Christ in Christmas” contest.  By engaging the creativity and imaginations of our young people, we hope they will come to a deeper understanding of the true, spiritual meaning of Christmas.  
How to Participate
Simply draw a picture on a piece of paper no smaller than 8.5x11 inches and no larger than 11x17 inches that reflects the theme of “Keep Christ in Christmas”.  All submissions are due no later than December 10th 2017.  You may turn in your submissions to a teacher or to an Usher at the end of any Mass.
Ground Rules
• Pictures must reflect the theme of “Keep Christ in Christmas”
• Each Poster should be the original work of the participant  (including concept, layout, slogan, and visual images)
• Submissions should be no smaller than 8.5x11 inches and no larger than 11x17 inches
• All pictures must have the contestant’s name, current school grade, age, and contact information written on the back.  
Submissions will be judged based on:
• Slogan  How clearly is the theme presented
• Visuals  How well do the visuals convey the message
• Impact  How effective is the picture in capturing attention and causing reflection
Prizes will be awarded to each age/grade level.  
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Good Luck, Have Fun, and Be Creative!

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Religious Education Registration Now Open!

For public school families wishing to enroll in the St. Benedict RE Program, packets are available in the rectory, you can register online by clicking on the button below, or by contacting Nancy Uczen in the RE office at

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 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