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Reconciliation: Saturday 4:00pm  (In Church) or by appointment


Daily Mass is offered on Monday through Friday at 12:05p.m. in the Church




Office Hours 9:00am- 4:00p.m. Monday-Friday


Fr.Martin Day, O.F.M. CONV. LIC THEOL., Pastor


Fr. Matthew Malek, O.F.M., CONV., Associate Pastor


Phone: 812-232-8421

Fax: 812-238-9203

Holy Day Liturgies
Vigil 5:30 p.m.
Day 12:05 p.m.





Welcome to St Benedict Parish and Faith Community!


For 150 years we have been a vibrant and welcoming part of Roman Catholic life in the western part of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. We are individuals and families who take great joy in the beauty of our worship space and great pride in the quality of our liturgies, outreach, religious education and stewardship. Enjoy your visit here and please contact one of us if you need additional information.


Fr. Martin Day, OFM CONV. LIC. THEOL., Pastor


Fr. Matthew Malek, OFM CONV., Associate Pastor





St. Benedict Community Festival









Friday, July 8th and Saturday, July 9th, St. Benedict Parish will hold its 19th annual Community Festival at 9th and Ohio Streets in Downtown Terre Haute.  Both days, the Community Festival will be open from 5:00 p.m. until Midnight. Admission Friday is $2 up until 9 p.m., but then jumps to $10 after 9 p.m.

As for Saturday, the cover charge will be $2 all night long.

Activities during the festival include: LIVE musical entertainment, family games, casino games, food booths, a beer garden, a handmade quilt raffle, 50/50 raffle and a silent auction. 

The church is also giving away more than $18,000 in prize money to lucky ticketholders! 

Parishioners are selling tickets and you can buy tickets at the festival too!

They will be sold at a special booth.

Each entry is $50.

The drawing for the Grand Prizes will be held on Saturday, July 9th at the festival.

Prize money to be given away: Grand Prize - $10,000, 2nd Place - $5,000, 3rd Place - $2,000, 4th Place - $1,000 and 5th Place - $750.

We have a great LIVE musical entertainment line-up this year!

Friday, we’re going all out country with two BIG acts with Wabash Valley roots!

Get ready to welcome rising country superstar and Bedford native Clayton Anderson to the stage!

He won Kenny Chesney’s Next Big Star competition in 2008 and his career has been taking-off ever since!

Clayton has opened for the likes of Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Darius Rucker, Jimmy Buffett and many more!

Check-out his debut album Torn Jeans and Tailgates.

He will take to the stage at 10:00 p.m.

Opening for Clayton on Friday will be Clinton, Indiana native and Terre Haute North graduate Abbi Scott!

She’s a past HI-99 Country Showdown Champion, has performed at the CMA Music Fest and has opened for Lee Brice, Jana  Kramer, Trick Pony, Dustin Lynch and many more!

She will take to the stage at 8:00 p.m.

As for Saturday’s featured LIVE entertainment, the festival welcomes back Pfreak Show!

Pfreak Show is known as the premiere party band of the Midwest!

Expect non-stop entertainment from the very popular band from start to finish!

They will play all kinds of music from rock to funk to disco to rap!

They won’t disappoint fans!

They hit the stage at 9:00 p.m.

The Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos and Newlin Law Firm is also offering those attending the festival FREE cab rides home.  This service will be available both nights from 8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.  The pick-up location for the cab rides will be on the corner of 9th and Ohio Streets.  Rides will take attendees home or to local hotels, not to other drinking locations.

For a FREE ride, call E-2 Taxi at (812) 961-TAXI (8294) and tell them the law firm is picking up the tab as part of their safe and sober program.

For more information, call St. Benedict Church at (812) 232-8421 or visit

License # 140670



Raffle Winner WEEK #1-Wade Winston #055

Raffle Winner WEEK #2-Melvin Ennen #937

Raffle Winner WEEK #3-Scott Jaeger#313

Raffle Winner WEEK #4-Elizabeth Hanas#007

Raffle Winner WEEK #5-Tessa Butwin#096

Raffle Winner WEEK #6-Patty Klos#116

Raffle Winner WEEK #7-Hudson Smith#062

Raffle Winner WEEK #8-Cheryl Wright#015

Raffle Winner WEEK #9-Sharon Mason#200

Raffle Winner WEEK #10-Betty Raetz#092

Raffle Winner WEEK #11-Don Phillips#734

Raffle Winner WEEK #12-Erin Tackington

Raffle Winner WEEK #13-Charles & Pamela Pattenaude #188

Raffle Winner WEEK #14-Carol Bell #443

Raffle Winner WEEK #15-Ernest Goble #611

Raffle Winner WEEK #16-Ernest Goble #653

Raffle Winner WEEK #17-Holly Melton #275

Raffle Winner WEEK #18-Mary Strange #458

Raffle Winner WEEK #19-Jack Schroeder #308

Raffle Winner WEEK #20-Lou & Debbie Britton #261

Raffle Winner WEEK #21-Shannon Grimes #153

Raffle Winner WEEK #22-Helen Lively #273

Raffle Winner WEEK #23-Mary Yelton #338

Raffle Winner WEEK #24-Dave Gorrell #386

Raffle Winner WEEK #25-Ernest Goble #089


Weekly drawings every Friday!



 2016 St Benedict Capital Prize Raffle!!!

Raffle Entry Form                                                       Printable with debit card payment option

Complete your entry online here!


Take a tour of St. Benedict Church!


Safe Environment Training



Download Our Parish App!

At St. Benedict we are pursuing new opportunities to foster a stronger parish life and better engage the New Evangelization. As a part of these efforts we are happy to announce that St. Benedict now has it's own app for Apple and Android phones.

Our new app will allow us to send you useful and important messages throughout the week regarding our parish life and events, and allow you to reply to messages or RSVP for events.

There will be no need for parishioners with smart phones to remember to silence their phones before Mass. The app will send you a reminder to silence your phone 20 minutes before the Mass you select. Many more great features will be a help to all of us, such as, daily Mass readings, Catholic news, prayers and prayer reminders, quick access to online tithing, Confession reminders, and our weekly bulletin.

So, be sure to download the app  today by visiting or searching for myparish on your phone's app store, and stay connected with us all week long.



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Please follow the link below to view an exceptional video from the                          150th Celebration Mass at St. Benedict!




Please click below on Help for the Hungry to find listings of area

Food Pantries, Soup Kitchens, and Mobile Food Pantries.

Let us all work together to help feed the hungry.

Help for Hungry

Mobile Food Pantry
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Every Wednesday

St. Benedict 4:45-6:30pm the church is open for private prayer and meditation,

all are welcome!




Terre Haute Youth Ministry link




     Providence Center @ St. Mary-of-the-Woods link




St. Patrick School of the Terre Haute Deanery


Terre Haute Deanery Center Link















Daily Mass is offered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 12:05p.m.(in the Church)


Office Hours 9:00am- 4:00p.m. Monday-Friday


Fr.Martin Day, O.F.M. CONV. LIC THEOL., Pastor


Fr. Matthew Malek, O.F.M., CONV., Associate Pastor


Phone: 812-232-8421

Fax: 812-238-9203

Holy Day Liturgies
Vigil 5:30 p.m.
Day 12:05 p.m.

Reconciliation: Saturday 4:00pm  (In Church) or by appointment


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