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Poster art of Eilands.

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The Ann and Arthur Eiland Art Gallery and Collection continues the long standing work of the church that promotes the arts and values the artists as a necessary part of the community. It honors the thirty-year history of St. Benedict the African parish commissioning and collecting works of art.

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Monday with Fr. Lee

Tuesday with Fr. Lee

Wednesday with Deacon Kurt

Thursday with Phillip and Eric

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For most Zoom sessions led by St. Benedict the African you will need the following information. External and special Zoom events will require different login information. Please refer to the event's instruction for further details.

Meeting ID: 868 9411 0061
Passcode: 722 722
Call Number: 312-626-6799

Colored stained glassed church window of saint Benedict the African with heart


Exquisite works of art reflect black spirituality to inspire worship

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Church choir leads in Black Gospel praise music


The choir leads in jubilant praise to the Lord

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This Week's Lectionary Readings

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 7, 2024

Ez 2:2-5; 2 Cor 12:7-10; Mk 6:1-6a

Monday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

July 8, 2024

Hos 2:16, 17c-18, 21-22; Mt 9:18-26

Tuesday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

July 9, 2024

Hos 8:4-7, 11-13; Mt 9:32-38

Wednesday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

July 10, 2024

Hos 10:1-3, 7-8, 12; Mt 10:1-7

Memorial of Saint Benedict, Abbot

July 11, 2024

Hos 11:1-4, 8e-9; Mt 10:7-15

Friday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

July 12, 2024

Hos 14:2-10; Mt 10:16-23

Saturday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

July 13, 2024

Is 6:1-8; Mt 10:24-33

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 14, 2024

Am 7:12-15; Eph 1:3-14 or 1:3-10; Mk 6:7-13

"You should take care of your church like you take care of your home. Your church is God's home and He lives in us."

-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