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This Week's Lectionary Readings

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 29, 2023

Zep 2:3; 3:12-13; Ps 146:6-7, 8-9, 9-10; 1 Cor 1:26-31; Mt 5:1-12a

Monday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time

January 30, 2023

Heb 11:32-40; Ps 31:20, 21, 22, 23, 24; Mk 5:1-20

Memorial of Saint John Bosco

January 31, 2023

Heb 12:1-4; Ps 22:26b-27, 28 and 30, 31-32; Mk 5:21-43

Wednesday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time

February 1, 2023

Heb 12:4-7, 11-15; Ps 103:1-2, 13-14, 17-18a; Mk 6:1-6

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

February 2, 2023

Mal 3:1-4; Ps 24:7, 8, 9, 10; Heb 2:14-18; Lk 2:22-40 or 2:22-32

Friday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time

February 3, 2023

Heb 13:1-8; Ps 27:1, 3, 5, 8b-9abc; Mk 6:14-29

Saturday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time

February 4, 2023

Heb 13:15-17, 20-21; Ps 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6; Mk 6:30-34

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

February 5, 2023

Is 58:7-10; Ps 112:4-5, 6-7, 8-9; 1 Cor 2:1-5; Mt 5:13-16

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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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Chicago, IL 60621