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This Week's Lectionary Readings

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 22, 2023

Is 8:23—9:3; Ps 27:1, 4, 13-14; 1 Cor 1:10-13, 17; Mt 4:12-23 or 4:12-17

Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

January 23, 2023

Heb 9:15, 24-28; Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4, 5-6; Mk 3:22-30

Memorial of Saint Francis de Sales

January 24, 2023

Heb 10:1-10; Ps 40:2 and 4ab, 7-8a, 10, 11; Mk 3:31-35

Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul

January 25, 2023

Acts 22:3-16 or Acts 9:1-22; Ps 117:1bc, 2; Mk 16:15-18

Memorial of Saints Timothy and Titus

January 26, 2023

2 Tm 1:1-8; Ps 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 7-8a, 10; Mk 4:21-25

Friday of the Third Week of Ordinary Time

January 27, 2023

Heb 10:32-39; Ps 37:3-4, 5-6, 23-24, 39-40; Mk 4:26-34

Memorial of Saint Thomas Aquinas

January 28, 2023

Heb 11:1-2, 8-19; Luke 1:69-70, 71-72, 73-75; Mk 4:35-41

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

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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