On Sunday, September 22nd, after the 9 am Mass till after our Noon Mass in Beaven Hall, Sanford Health will be providing a Health Fair. Their organization is the largest Non-Profit health system in the Midwest.
St Ben’s invites you to participate in Alpha. What is Alpha? Alpha is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. Each session includes a meal, a short video and a discussion where you can share your thoughts in a small group.
On Saturday, November 16th, all are welcome to join a special retreat day that will be part of the Alpha series we are running here at St Ben’s. We will be taking our bus to visit the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago in Lemont.
Beginning Sunday September 22nd, our parish will be participating in The Baby Bottle Project benefiting The Women’s Centers of Greater Chicagoland. This non-profit organization directly assists mothers and families experiencing crisis pregnancies by offering emotional, financial, material, and spiritual support through counseling, clothing & monetary provisions, prayer, and other aid. Thank you for helping defend life, and remember to keep all pro-life undertakings in your prayers.
The Office of the Illinois Attorney General will offer information about scams impacting all consumers. Learn how to protect yourself from consumer scams such as Fraud Alerts (IRS Scam Calls, Free Gifts Scam, Wandering Contractors Scam…), Identity Theft, Crime Victims Assistance, Health Care unfair billing, Consumer Protection, Help w/ Student Loans.
Would you like to gather with others to break open the Word, learn more about Scripture and connect with fellow parishioners? Starting on Sunday October 6th, from 10 to 11 am, in the Rectory, we are offering an opportunity to read and reflect on the coming Sunday readings.
In listening to feedback from past participants, the next run of Living Your Strengths has been revised and will now be offered in 3 sessions…It begins again on Thursday September 12th at 6:30 PM and will conclude on Thursday September 26th.
The Scriptural Rosary is a modern version of the way the Rosary was once prayed throughout Western Christendom in the late Middle Ages. When you pray the Rosary in this way, each bead distributes the story of the Mystery, and you will find that this method of meditation will help to increase the devotional impact of the Rosaries you pray.
Each and every day we read the headlines about the many social and economic issues impacting our community. A Peace and Justice group at our parish could help us to better understand and appreciate the church’s teachings on social justice issues and explore what we can do to further those teachings.