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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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 Lent

February 25, 2024

Gn 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18; Rom 8:31b-34; Mk 9:2-10

Monday of the Second Week in Lent

February 26, 2024

Dn 9:4b-10; Lk 6:36-38

Tuesday of the Second Week in Lent

February 27, 2024

Is 1:10, 16-20; Mt 23:1-12

Wednesday of the Second Week in Lent

February 28, 2024

Jer 18:18-20; Mt 20:17-28

Thursday of the Second Week in Lent

February 29, 2024

Jer 17:5-10; Lk 16:19-31

Friday of the Second Week in Lent

March 1, 2024

Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a; Mt 21:33-43, 45-46

Saturday of the Second Week in Lent

March 2, 2024

Mi 7:14-15, 18-20; Lk 15:1-3, 11-32

Third Sunday of Lent

March 3, 2024

Ex 20:1-17 or 20:1-3, 7-8, 12-17; 1 Cor 1:22-25; Jn 2:13-25

"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