The Catholic Church

in Englewood

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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 Phillip

Thursday with Deacon Kurt

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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

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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

Second Sunday of Easter, Sunday of Divine Mercy

April 7, 2024

Acts 4:32-35; 1 Jn 5:1-6; Jn 20:19-31

Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

April 8, 2024

Is 7:10-14; 8:10; Heb 10:4-10; Lk 1:26-38

Tuesday of the Second Week of Easter

April 9, 2024

Acts 4:32-37; Jn 3:7b-15

Wednesday of the Second Week of Easter

April 10, 2024

Acts 5:17-26; Jn 3:16-21

Memorial of Saint Stanislaus, Bishop and Martyr

April 11, 2024

Acts 5:27-33; Jn 3:31-36

Friday of the Second Week of Easter

April 12, 2024

Acts 5:34-42; Jn 6:1-15

Saturday of the Second Week of Easter

April 13, 2024

Acts 6:1-7; Jn 6:16-21

Third Sunday of Easter

April 14, 2024

Acts 3:13-15, 17-19; 1 Jn 2:1-5a; Lk 24:35-48

"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