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Past Announcements

Previous Events


Annual Lighting of the Englewood Christmas Tree

December 8, 2019

Mass at 12:30

Festivities 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Tree Lighting 4:30 p.m.

RSVP at SBAparish@aol.com or 773-873-4464

Bible Study

December 5, 2019

Prepare for this week’s Sunday readings with the Saint Benedict the African Bible Study at 11:00 a.m. in the Parish House.

Adult Faith Formation

Bible Study

December 4, 2019

Prepare for this week’s Sunday readings with the Saint Benedict the African Bible Study at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish House.

Adult Faith Formation

Adult Faith Group Meeting

December 1, 2019

Immediately following the mass, you’re invited to the Sister Thea Bowman room to discuss the inquired topics on Catholicism.

Adult Faith Formation

Thanksgivng Day Mass

November 28, 2019

The Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

Thanksgiving at Maria Shelter

November 26, 2019

Join us as we celebrate Thanksgiving at Maria Shelter. We will begin with a Prayer Service at 5 p.m. Contact the Parish Office to sign up.

Bible Study

November 21, 2019

Prepare for this week’s Sunday readings with the Saint Benedict the African Bible Study at 11:00 a.m. in the Parish House.

Adult Faith Formation

Bible Study

November 20, 2019

Prepare for this week’s Sunday readings with the Saint Benedict the African Bible Study at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish House.

Adult Faith Formation

Rummage Sale

November 17, 2019

Come for the big deals at our Annual Fall Rummage Sale from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m (at the 6550 S. Harvard entrance).

Volunteers Needed

Clothing Drive

November 17, 2019

The St. Benedict the African Council of Catholic Women (CCW) is participating in the Archdiocesan Annual Coat/Clothing Drive for the less fortunate. Clean gently worn coats, socks, hats, gloves, and scarves will be collected from November 3rd thru November 17.

Please place your donation in the designated box in the lobby of the church.

Rummage Sale

November 16, 2019

Come for the big deals at our Annual Fall Rummage Sale from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m (at the 6550 S. Harvard entrance).

Volunteers Needed

Black & White Affair

November 16, 2019

Let’s celebrate at our annual event from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Marriott Chicago Midway (6520 S. Cicero, Chicago). Donation is $65 per person.

Rummage Sale

November 15, 2019

Come for the big deals at our Annual Fall Rummage Sale from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m (at the 6550 S. Harvard entrance).

Volunteers Needed

Bible Study

November 7, 2019

Prepare for this week’s Sunday readings with the Saint Benedict the African Bible Study at 11:00 a.m. in the Parish House.

Adult Faith Formation

Bible Study

November 6, 2019

Prepare for this week’s Sunday readings with the Saint Benedict the African Bible Study at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish House.

Adult Faith Formation

Adult Faith Group Meeting

November 3, 2019

Immediately following the mass, you’re invited to the Sister Thea Bowman room to discuss the inquired topics on Catholicism.

Adult Faith Formation

Holiday Desserts

December 8, 2019

The Birthday Club is selling “desserts” for your holiday enjoyment. See any member of the club for order forms. The deadline to place an order is December 8th. The delivery/pick-up date is Saturday, December 14th.

All proceeds benefit Saint Benedict the African

All Saints' Day Mass

November 1, 2019

The Mass for this Holy Day of Obligation for All Saints’ Day will be held at 9:30 a.m.

Book Signing & Reading

October 31, 2019

Author Angela Jackson will read and sign her new book “Miracle and the Fellas.” Saint Benedict the African is in the book.

RSVP with the Parish office.

Halloween Party

October 28, 2019

Café 65 & Spirit N Motion are hosting a Halloween Party for seniors 55 and better at Oakstreet Health (850 West 63rd Street Bldg E) from 12 to 3 p.m.

Costume Contest. Please join us!

Lectors' Leadership Meeting

October 27, 2019

There will be a Lectors Leadership Meeting after Mass in the parish house.

Ministers Meeting

October 27, 2019

Ministers of Care and Eucharistic Ministers will meet after Mass in the Sister Thea Bowman room.

Bible Study

October 24, 2019

Prepare for this week’s Sunday readings with the Saint Benedict the African Bible Study at 11:00 a.m. in the Parish House.

Adult Faith Formation

Bible Study

October 23, 2019

Prepare for this week’s Sunday readings with the Saint Benedict the African Bible Study at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish House.

Adult Faith Formation

Breast Cancer Awareness

October 21, 2019

Café 65 is hosting a Breast Cancer Awareness Seminar in the MLK room from 11 a.m. til 1 p.m. Show your support! Wear something pink.

Open House Chicago

October 20, 2019

Saint Benedict the African will open its doors as we participate in Open House Chicago 2019 as a host site from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Attendees from all over the world will tour our beautiful facility.

We are in need of volunteers. If you are able to volunteer please contact the parish office.

Open House Chicago

October 19, 2019

Saint Benedict the African will open its doors as we participate in Open House Chicago 2019 as a host site from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Attendees from all over the world will tour our beautiful facility.

We are in need of volunteers. If you are able to volunteer please contact the parish office.

Bible Study

October 17, 2019

Prepare for this week’s Sunday readings with the Saint Benedict the African Bible Study at 11:00 a.m. in the Parish House.

Adult Faith Formation

Bible Study

October 16, 2019

Prepare for this week’s Sunday readings with the Saint Benedict the African Bible Study at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish House.

Adult Faith Formation

Parish Office Closed

October 14, 2019

The parish office will be closed on Monday. We will be back on Tuesday, October 15.

Tolton Mass of Thanksgiving

October 14, 2019

All are invited to celebrate Pope Francis’ declaration of Father Augustus Tolton as “venerable” with a Mass of Thanksgiving celebrated by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich.

The Mass will take place at St. Philip Neri (2132 East 72nd Street, Chicago, IL 60646) at 7:30 p.m.

Secured parking is only available at the following locations. Shuttle buses will be leaving each parking lot at 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in order to arrive on time for the Mass.

  • 7215-7219 South Exchange

  • 9015 South Harper Avenue (St. Katharine Drexel Parish Parking Lot)

  • 7851 South Jeffery Avenue (Our Lady of Peace Parish Parking Lot)

Contact St. Benedict the African as soon as possible if you would like to ride a bus from our Parish.

Bible Study

October 10, 2019

Prepare for this week’s Sunday readings with the Saint Benedict the African Bible Study at 11:00 a.m. in the Parish House.

Adult Faith Formation

Bible Study

October 9, 2019

Prepare for this week’s Sunday readings with the Saint Benedict the African Bible Study at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish House.

Adult Faith Formation

Adult Faith Group Meeting

October 6, 2019

Immediately following the mass, you’re invited to the Sister Thea Bowman room to discuss the inquired topics on Catholicism.

Adult Faith Formation

Bible Study

October 3, 2019

Prepare for this week’s Sunday readings with the Saint Benedict the African Bible Study at 11:00 a.m. in the Parish House.

Bible Study

October 2, 2019

Prepare for this week’s Sunday readings with the Saint Benedict the African Bible Study at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish House.

Eucharistic Ministers Meeting

September 30, 2019

All Eucharistic ministers are called to a meeting at 7 p.m. in the Sister Thea Bowman room. Please contact Father Gerard for more details.

Know Your Health Wealth

September 30, 2019

The next gathering of Café 65 will be in the MLK room from 11 a.m. til 1 p.m. presented by JenCare Senior Medical Center.

Attention Altar Servers

September 29, 2019

All Altar Servers (new and seasoned) are asked to attend practice immediately after Mass today. If you have any questions please see Father Gerard.

Old School New School Denim Set

September 28, 2019

Dust off your dancing shoes for this “Old School New School” Denim Set sponsored by the Choir.

The fun begins at 7 p.m. in the community center (gym). The donations is $10 advance purchase and $15 at the door.

It’s a BYOB affair. No ice chests or coolers. Set-ups will be sold.

Choir

Bible Study

September 26, 2019

Prepare for this week’s Sunday readings with the Saint Benedict the African Bible Study at 11:00 a.m. in the Parish House.

Bible Study

September 25, 2019

Prepare for this week’s Sunday readings with the Saint Benedict the African Bible Study at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish House.

Bible Study

September 19, 2019

Prepare for this week’s Sunday readings with the Saint Benedict the African Bible Study at 11:00 a.m. in the Parish House.

Bible Study

September 18, 2019

Prepare for this week’s Sunday readings with the Saint Benedict the African Bible Study at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish House.

Lectors Meeting

September 16, 2019

All lectors are called to a meeting at 7 p.m. in the Sister Thea Bowman room. Please contact Father Gerard for more details.

Outing to Four Winds Casino

September 14, 2019

The Birthday Club is sponsoring an outing to Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, MI. The donation is $45 per person.

Bible Study

September 12, 2019

Prepare for this week’s Sunday readings with the Saint Benedict the African Bible Study at 11:00 a.m. in the Parish House.

Bible Study

September 11, 2019

Prepare for this week’s Sunday readings with the Saint Benedict the African Bible Study at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish House.

Paint Party

September 9, 2019

Café 65 presents “Paint Party” in the MLK room from 10 a.m. to noon.

Grandkids Day

September 8, 2019

Register now to have your grandchild perform in the 11 a.m. showcase (Mass at 9:30 a.m.).

RSVP NOW at SBAparish@aol.com or 773-873-4464.

Mass and Picnic

September 7, 2019

Our sisters and brothers of St. Paul of the Cross in Park Ridge, IL have extended an invitation for Saint Benedict the African to join them at the Lord’s table and a picnic at 4:30 p.m.

Please RSVP as soon as possible so arrangements can be made accordingly.

Bible Study

September 5, 2019

Prepare for this week’s Sunday readings with the Saint Benedict the African Bible Study at 11:00 a.m. in the Parish House.

Bible Study

September 4, 2019

Prepare for this week’s Sunday readings with the Saint Benedict the African Bible Study at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish House.

Labor Day Sale

September 1, 2019

Stop by for the Luxury Bake Sale and Purse Raffle after Mass. Drawing for raffle will be at 1 p.m.

Adult Faith Group Meeting

September 1, 2019

Immediately following the mass, you’re invited to the Sister Thea Bowman room to discuss the inquired topics on Catholicism.

Bible Study

August 29, 2019

Prepare for this week’s Sunday readings with the Saint Benedict the African Bible Study at 11:00 a.m. in the Parish House.

Bible Study

August 28, 2019

Prepare for this week’s Sunday readings with the Saint Benedict the African Bible Study at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish House.

Knight's BBQ

August 25, 2019

The Knights of Peter Claver are accepting preorders for their BBQ dinner sale. Food on the menu include chicken, hot links, and ribs.

KPC

Help Wanted

August 25, 2019

New Altar Servers are needed. Ever had an interest in supporting tasks at the altar during Mass? Join Father Jordan after Mass in the Sister Thea Bowman room for further information.

Outing to Four Winds Casino

August 17, 2019

The Choir is sponsoring an outing to Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, MI. The donation is $45 per person.

Choir

Bible Study

August 15, 2019

Prepare for this week’s Sunday readings with the Saint Benedict the African Bible Study at 11:00 a.m. in the Parish House.

Bible Study

August 14, 2019

Prepare for this week’s Sunday readings with the Saint Benedict the African Bible Study at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish House.

Special Collection

August 11, 2019

Join Saint Benedict the African parishioners in an effort to support an orphanage in Tanzania (East Africa).

We need $3,000 to do this church work. The special collection will be on August 11th but feel free to give on any Sunday.

Back to School Blessing

August 11, 2019

Saint Benedict the African is invested in graduates. Please support our education ministry or any need of our parishioner’s who are students or teachers.

Every student gets a raffle ticket, every donor gets two raffle tickets. $1,000 minimum in prizes!

LET US GIVE IT TOGETHER! So we can LIVE IT TOGETHER.

Documentary: The Hunting Ground

August 4, 2019

The Domestic Violence committee is hosting this must see film for all high school and college students, parents, and caregivers in th MLK room at 1 p.m.

Bible Study

August 1, 2019

Come join the Saint Benedict the African Bible Study at 11:00 a.m. in the Parish House.

Bible Study

July 31, 2019

Come join the Saint Benedict the African Bible Study at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish House.

Snow Cones & Ice Cream

July 28, 2019

The Choir will be selling snow cones and ice cream after Mass.

Choir

Bible Study

July 25, 2019

Come join the Saint Benedict the African Bible Study at 11:00 a.m in the Parish House.

Bible Study

July 24, 2019

Come join the Saint Benedict the African Bible Study at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish House.

Feeding the less fortunate

July 20, 2019

The Men’s Club will be preparing and delivering bag lunches to the less fortunate in the gym kitchen at 1 p.m. Please feel free to donate/join.

Night at the Races

July 19, 2019

The Knights of Peter Claver & Ladies Auxiliary are hosting a night at the Hawthorne Race Course.

Post time is 7:20 p.m. at 3501 S. Laramie Avenue, Stickney, IL. The donation is $45.

KPC

Bible Study

July 18, 2019

Come join the Saint Benedict the African Bible Study at 11:00 a.m. in the Parish House.

Bible Study

July 17, 2019

Come join the Saint Benedict the African Bible Study at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish House.

Snow Cones & Ice Cream

July 14, 2019

The Choir will be selling snow cones and ice cream after Mass.

Choir

Outing to Four Winds Casino

July 13, 2019

The Men’s club is hosting an outing to Four Winds Casino. The donation is $45 per person. See any member of the Club to reserve your seat.

Bible Study

July 11, 2019

Come join the Saint Benedict the African Bible Study at 11:00 am in the Parish House.

Bible Study

July 10, 2019

Come join the Saint Benedict the African Bible Study at 6:00 pm in the Parish House.

Create Your Masterpiece

July 8, 2019

Café 65 (+55 & Over) is hosting a Sip & Stroke in the MLK room from 10 a.m. to noon. For more details call 773-609-4863.

Adult Faith Group Meeting

July 7, 2019

Immediately following the mass, you’re invited to the Sister Thea Bowman Room to discuss the inquired topics on Catholicism.

Rummage Sale

June 30, 2019

Find deals on various items like clothing, furniture, and more from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the MLK Room and Gymnasium (6550 S Harvard)

Rummage Sale

June 29, 2019

Find deals on various items like clothing, furniture, and more from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the MLK Room and Gymnasium (6550 S Harvard)

Rummage Sale

June 28, 2019

Find deals on various items like clothing, furniture, and more from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the MLK Room and Gymnasium (6550 S Harvard)

Bible Study

June 27, 2019

Come join the Saint Benedict the African Bible Study at 11:00 am in the Parish House.

Bible Study

June 26, 2019

Come join the Saint Benedict the African Bible Study at 6:00 pm in the Parish House.

Kemi and Jeremiah First Communion

June 23, 2019

Two of our own are preparing to receive their First Communion on the Feast of the Body of Christ. We pray that the First Communion will be the beginning of a lifetime of receiving Communion.

First Communion

Afternoon of Rhythm & Blues

June 23, 2019

The Birthday club’s annual fundraiser features Joe Barr and the “Soul Purpose” Band. From 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Community Center (6550 S Harvard).

Light refreshments served. Beverages sold. Donation: $15 per person.

Bible Study

June 20, 2019

Come join the Saint Benedict the African Bible Study at 11:00 am in the Parish House.

Adult Faith Formation

Bible Study

June 19, 2019

Come join the Saint Benedict the African Bible Study at 6:00 pm in the Parish House.

Adult Faith Formation

Father's Day Extravaganza

June 16, 2019

Invite our fathers to Mass at 9:30 am and stay for the festivities immediately afterwards.

SBA Father’s: Free

Fathers related to parishioners: $10

Significant Others: $20

Unemployed Children: Make a donation

RSVP by Wednesday, June 12th by email at SBAparish@aol.com or call 773-873-4464.

Juneteenth Celebration

June 15, 2019

Join the celebration of the true spirit of Freedom in America that includes:

Singing and Praying in the church, Line Dancing and Stepping, Open Gym, Jessie White Tumbling Team Performance (at 1:00 pm), Bar-Be-Que and RED Soda Water.

From 11:00 am - 3:00 pm at 66th Street and Stewart Avenue. Donation: $10 for an all inclusive ticket.

Bible Study

June 13, 2019

Come join the Saint Benedict the African Bible Study at 11:00 am in the Parish House.

Bible Study

June 12, 2019

Come join the Saint Benedict the African Bible Study at 6:00 pm in the Parish House.

BBQ Dinner Sale

June 2, 2019

The Knights of Peter Claver will be selling barbeque dinners after Mass.

KPC

Adult Faith Group Meeting

June 2, 2019

Immediately following the mass, you’re invited to the Sister Thea Bowman Room to discuss the inquired topics on Catholicism.

BBQ Food

May 26, 2019

Enjoy delicious BBQ food provided by the Choir after mass at 11:00 am.

Choir

Delicious Breakfast

May 19, 2019

CANCELLED The Knights of Peter Claver Jr. Knights and Daughters will be selling breakfast after Mass in the MLK room.

Feeding the less fortunate

May 18, 2019

POSTPHONED INDEFINITELY Members of the Men’s Club will gather in the gym at 1:00 p.m to prepare gift bags for the less fortunate.

Bible Study

May 16, 2019

Come join the bible study luncheon at 11:00 am in the Parish House.

Bible Study

May 2, 2019

Come join the bible study luncheon this Thursday at 11:00 am in the Parish House.

Mother's Day Brunch

May 12, 2019

Join us for the SBA Mother’s Day Brunch at the MLK room following the 9:30 mass.

SBA Mother’s: Free

Other Mother’s: $15

Significant Others: $20

Grown Children: $20

Unemployed Children: Make a donation

Dance Education Showcase Fundraiser

May 12, 2019

The Deeply Rooted Dance Theater will do a performance reflecting their dance education programs–filled with various techniques, conversations of artistic exploration and choreographic workshops lead by Deeply Rooted’s Artistic Team, company dancers, and guest artists.

This event is for Sunday at 2pm. For more information and to purchase tickets click here.

Happy Hour for Mothers

May 10, 2019

Join us from 4-6 pm all SBA mothers and BASA MAMAS for drinks, jewelry sale, and the purse auction. Make sure to RSVP to SBAparish@aol.com or 773-873-4464 by May 9th.

Dance Education Showcase Fundraiser

May 11, 2019

The Deeply Rooted Dance Theater will do a performance reflecting their dance education programs–filled with various techniques, conversations of artistic exploration and choreographic workshops lead by Deeply Rooted’s Artistic Team, company dancers, and guest artists.

This event is for Saturday at 7pm. For more information and to purchase tickets click here.

Nachos and Margaritas

May 5, 2019

Help support the Choir fundraiser for Cinco de Mayo after mass at 11:30 am in the MLK room.

Choir

Adult Faith Group May Meeting

May 5, 2019

Immediately following the mass, you’re invited to the Sister Thea Bowman Room to discuss the inquired topics on catholicism.

Last Steppin Class

April 27, 2019

You are invited to come out for some fun and dancing at the MLK room from 11:00 am to noon. Last class for this session.

Outing to Four Winds Casino

April 27, 2019

The SBA Choir is sponsoring an outing to Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, MI.

To reserve your seat or for more details email SBAparish@aol.com. Proceeds benefit the Saint Benedict the African parish.

Choir

Holy Saturday: The Lord's Lighting the Fire

April 20, 2019

Church Open All Day for prayer and adoration

8:00 pm Easter Vigil

Faithful Parishioner Reception

Good Friday: The Lord's Sacrifice

April 19, 2019

1:30 pm Rosary and Stations of the Cross

2:15 pm Veneration of the Cross

3:00 pm Reconciliation

4:00 pm Seven Last Words of Christ

Church Open All Night for prayer and adoration

Holy Thursday: The Lord's Supper

April 18, 2019

Join us for the liturgy of extinguishing of candles at 7pm.

Spy Wednesday: Tenebrea Service

April 17, 2019

Join us for the liturgy of extinguishing of candles at 7pm.

Special Music Presentation by MOSAIC

April 7, 2019

MOSAIC will perform the original mass music of St. Benedict the African Parish composed by Dr. Kevin Johnson, associate professor of Music at Spelman College and director of the Spelman College Glee Club

Feast Day Celebration

April 7, 2019

Join us for the Feast Day of St. Benedict the African.

Dedication of the Ann & Arthur Eiland Art Gallery

April 7, 2019

The Most Reverend Joseph N. Perry will dedicate the art gallery that will continue the long-standing work of the church that promotes the arts and values the artists as a necessary part of the community.

Art
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Saint Benedict the African Parish
340 W 66th Street
Chicago, IL 60621
773-873-4464
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