Catechesis: Adult & Child Catechesis Weekly Online Newsletter

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Father Michael Pfleger has invited our parishioners to join his parish community of St. Sabina in their annual peace march.  
Friday, June 15th at 7PM
We will be taking the 14 passenger bus to the rally at 1210 W. 78th Pl.  
First come first served as we have limited seating on the bus.  
Please email Mr. Accardi if interested to
Help take a stand for peace and justice in our city and join us on June 15th.

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Take It Downstairs on
June 17th!

Join us on June 17th, 2018 in the church basement after the morning masses and noon mass for fellowship, coffee and refreshments.
Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it - Hebrews 13:2


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Holy Name Society's Annual BAR-B-Q
Monday - June 25, 2018

Hot Dogs, Brats and Burgers with all the fixin's
Beer Soda and Water
Starting at 6:30  in Beaven Hall
No cost but please RSVP to Jim Strzalka at by June 20



We need you!

Hosting 5,000 people for a 3-day festival takes a huge team of volunteers....over 400 to be exact!  We are looking for parishioners, parents and students to volunteer a few hours of their time.  We need help to manage booths, tents and kids activities all weekend long, but we are especially short on man power for our set-up on Friday, July 20.  All students that volunteer will earn service hours for their time.  Grab a friend, bring some sunscreen and sign up for a shift or 2 at BenFest!  Sign up at:


Get all your BenFest purchases out of the way and crossed it off your check list before school is over!  

Make all of your BenFest purchases online using our advance purchasing option! Purchase your BenFest Friend (BFF) sponsorship, beer tasting tickets, BenFest Buddy tickets and weekend activity wristbands all before you get to the gates!  New this year get your game truck punch card!  5 30 minute sessions for $45!  Click here for advance purchasing.

BenFest Friends 2018 - Become a BFF! 

In order for all families to receive the proper recognition, the deadline for becoming a BFF is July 1.

Hosting 5,000 people during a 3-day street festival is a significant undertaking of time and money. As part of the parish’s new stewardship model, raffles and forms of gambling as means of fundraising will no longer be conducted at parish and school events. It costs $80,000 to run BenFest, and we don’t make a profit until we clear that amount. Please join your fellow parishioners in supporting BenFest as a BenFest Friend (BFF)


Visit for a complete list of exciting things going on at BenFest 2018!

Thank you to our BFFs!

Stage Friends
Jerry Buldak
The Hortatsos Family
The Kern Family
James & Jeanette Murphy
The Petrillo Family
The Polutnik Family
The Stern Family
Tansor Blake Family
Brian & Carrie Tracy
The Urquhart Family
Dan & Katie Walsh

Courtyard Friends
The Barrett Family
The Buchar Family
Karen Cholipski
The Colpoys Glenn Family
The Evans Family
The Fiske Family
The Fleming Family
Jen Greco
Julie Hege
The Knuckey Family
Pat & Elaine Lindia
The Mazur Family
The Milanowski Family
James Murphy
The Novicki Family
The Pautsch Family
The Pienton Family
The Ronchetta Family
Isabelle & Tom Ryan
John & Angela Sears
The Sessa Family
Christian & Melanie Schlachter
The Shure Family
The Stark Family
The Stearns Family
The Vacek Family
The Van Fossen Wojak Family
The Weinacht Family
The Weiske Family
The Wolf Family

Gate Friends
Janet Gallagher
Matt & Jen Hallgren
Cheryl and Larry Menke
The Misetic Family
Christine Morrissey
The Popowich Family
Ellen Reynolds
The Sessa Family
The Straley Family
The VanDegrift Family

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Thank you to our Sponsors!

3Point Athletics
Baird Warner
Tom and Laura Burns
Julie D. Chesne, JDC Realty, Inc.
Karen Cholipski
Conlon/Christie’s International
Davis Friedman - Heather M. Hurst,    Partner
Foley & Mansfield
Goldfish Swim School
JDC Realty
Kennedy Mann Architects
Lakeshore Beverage
Leigh Marcus Realty Team
Hortatsos Family
MadeGood Foods
Mangan Builders
Michael and Tammy Morris
Max Nutkowitz, J.P. Morgan Securities
Red Kite Recruiting
Anne Connolly Rief
Dr. Nava Segall MD Pediatrics
Simmons Hanly Conroy
St. Benedict Home and School Association
Swedish Covenant Hospital

Coming this summer Vacation Bible School
Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus

July 15th through the 19th from 6:30 until 8:30 for 6th graders through High School, we will engage in conversations about faith as well as train volunteers to assist with the younger children the following week.

July 23rd through 27th from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm for Kindergarten up to 5th grade.

Register your children for Shipwrecked VBS today by going to:

Youth Ministry is Seeking Youth Leaders for Vacation Bible School this Summer. Can You Help with SHIPWRECKED?
July 23-27

All 6th through High School aged people are invited.
We will meet from 6:30pm-8:30pm each day during the July 15-19 week and prepare for the Young Kids who will attend VBS the next week.

Then, July 23-27 during the day, you will be helping the adults lead small groups of kids through the program.  The daily program would run from 8:30-2:30.  This time commitment would be applicable to the Confirmation Service Hour Commitment (40 hours total for the two weeks)

Sign up here if you are interested or if you’d like more information:


CLICK HERE to Register your children for Shipwrecked VBS

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JULY 9-13  A group of High School students will be traveling from St Benedict Parish to the University of Notre Dame to participate in the Summer program VISION. ALL high school aged young people who are interested in attending are welcome. See Ms. McMillan for details. Our group will be traveling to the University July 9-13. The cost of attending is the $100.00 deposit and some earnest hours of fundraising. Please do not let the cost keep any person who is interested, from attending.

The sign up for Vision is included in our Summer Service Opportunities. I will follow up to answer questions and share details for all those who sign up, on the sign up genius.

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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