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in Englewood

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

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This Week's Lectionary Readings

First Sunday of Advent

December 3, 2023

Is 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7; 1 Cor 1:3-9; Mk 13:33-37

Monday of the First Week of Advent

December 4, 2023

Is 2:1-5; Mt 8:5-11

Tuesday of the First Week of Advent

December 5, 2023

Is 11:1-10; Lk 10:21-24

Wednesday of the First Week of Advent

December 6, 2023

Is 25:6-10a; Mt 15:29-37

Memorial of Saint Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

December 7, 2023

Is 26:1-6; Mt 7:21, 24-27

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

December 8, 2023

Gn 3:9-15, 20; Eph 1:3-6, 11-12; Lk 1:26-38

Saturday of the First Week of Advent

December 9, 2023

Is 30:19-21, 23-26; Mt 9:35—10:1, 5a, 6-8

Second Sunday of Advent

December 10, 2023

Is 40:1-5, 9-11; 2 Pt 3:8-14; Mk 1:1-8

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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