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Meeting ID: 894 1589 5742
Passcode: 636 489
Call Number: 312-626-6799

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This Week's Lectionary Readings

Second Sunday of Advent

December 4, 2022

Is 11:1-10; Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17; Mt 3:1-12

Monday of the Second Week of Advent

December 5, 2022

Is 35:1-10; Ps 85:9ab and 10, 11-12, 13-14; Lk 5:17-26

Tuesday of the Second Week of Advent

December 6, 2022

Is 40:1-11; Ps 96:1-2, 3 and 10ac, 11-12, 13; Mt 18:12-14

Memorial of Saint Ambrose

December 7, 2022

Is 40:25-31; Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 8 and 10; Mt 11:28-30

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

December 8, 2022

Gn 3:9-15, 20; Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4; Eph 1:3-6, 11-12; Lk 1:26-38

Friday of the Second Week of Advent

December 9, 2022

IS 48:17-19; PS 1:1-2, 3, 4 AND 6; MT 11:16-19

Saturday of the Second Week of Advent

December 10, 2022

Sir 48:1-4, 9-11; Ps 80:2ac and 3b, 15-16, 18-19; Mt 17:9a, 10-13

Third Sunday of Advent

December 11, 2022

Is 35:1-6a, 10; Ps 146:6-7, 8-9, 9-10; Jas 5:7-10; Mt 11:2-11

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-Mrs. Rowell, Parishioner

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Celebrating 30 years of the new building, many more of the patronage of St. Benedict the African in Chicago. This parish is the culmination of almost a decade of prayerful discernment during the 1980s of Roman Catholic presence in the Englewood neighborhood: what it would look like, how it would evolve, what values it would incarnate through its faith community.

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340 W 66th Street
Chicago, IL 60621