Welcome to St Benedict Parish and Faith Community!
For over 148 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. Edmund Goldbach, OFM Conv, Pastor
Fr. Matthew Malek, OFM Conv, Associate Pastor
THE SEASON OF LENT
Among the beautiful, meaningful and solemn ceremonies of the Catholic Church is the gathering of the faithful on Ash Wednesday. This special day begins our Lenten journey. It is the start of 40 days of prayer, penance and almsgiving as we prepare ourselves to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday. Like all those before us, we unhesitatingly embrace this invitation to sanctity, this time to turn away from sin. We are part of that great cloud of witnesses who through all the ages have donned the ashes, publicly acknowledging that we are Christians, Christians who have sinned and seek to repent. We acknowledge that “we are dust and to dust we shall return.”
Lenten Stations of the Cross
Every Friday during Lent @ 7:00 pm, St. Benedict
Lenten Reconciliation Services
Tuesday, March 18
Annunciation, Brazil 7:00pm
Wednesday, March 19
Sacred Heart, Clinton 7:00pm
Tuesday, March 25
Sacred Heart of Jesus, Terre Haute 1:30pm
St. Joseph University Parish 7:00pm
Wednesday, April 9
St. Paul, Greencastle 7:00pm
Deanery Fish Fry Schedule
St. Benedict (K of C) 4—7:30pm
Sacred Heart, Clinton 4—7:00pm
Sacred Heart of Jesus, TH 4—7:00pm
St. Joseph, Rockville 4—7:00pm
The Lights Are On
April 2,2014: St. Benedict, TH, 7:00—8:30 pm
Every Wed. of Lent: St. Benedict 4:45-6:30pm the church is open for private prayer and meditation, all are welcome.
STAY TUNED FOR MORE RAFFLE DRAWINGS!
WEEK TEN WINNING NUMBER IS:#876
Congratulations to Milt Van Reed!
GOOD LUCK TO ALL WHO ENTERED!
NEXT DRAWING IS MARCH 17TH
25 Early bird drawings of $250 starting Jan 6th, 2014 for 25 weeks leading up to the
2014 St. Benedict Community Festival
Grand Prizes awarded at the Festival of:
All entries are eligible for ALL prizes!!!
WEEK ONE WINNING NUMBER IS:#222
Congratulations to Nikki Moore!
WEEK TWO WINNING NUMBER IS:#979
Congratulations to Bob Prox!
WEEK THREE WINNING NUMBER IS:#211
Congratulations to Paul Daluga!
WEEK FOUR WINNING NUMBER IS:#556
Congratulations to Dolores Sawtelle!
WEEK FIVE WINNING NUMBER IS:#681
Congratulations to Ruth Ann Phillips!
WEEK SIX WINNING NUMBER IS:#988
Congratulations to Patti Swan!
WEEK SEVEN WINNING NUMBER IS:#531
Congratulations to Al Orlandini!
WEEK EIGHT WINNING NUMBER IS:#365
Congratulations to Bob Kress!
WEEK NINE WINNING NUMBER IS:#509
Congratulations to Chris Koszewski
Below is a link to the St. Patrick School of the Terre Haute Deanery
video on YouTube:
SATURDAY MASS TIME IS 5:30P.M.
SUNDAY MASS TIMES ARE 8:30AM & 11:00AM
Daily Mass is offered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 12:05p.m.(in the Parish Center corner of 9th and Walnut Streets)
Office Hours 9:00am- 4:00p.m. Monday-Friday
Fr. Ed Goldbach, O.F.M. Conv., Pastor
Fr. Matthew Malek, O.F.M., Conv., Associate Pastor
Holy Day Liturgies
Vigil 5:30 p.m.
Day 12:05 p.m.
Reconciliation: Saturday 4:00pm (In Church) or by appointment
Weddings, Funerals, Baptisms
Contact the Parish Office 812-232-8421
Hellmann Hall Rental
Contact the Parish Office 812-232-8421
A Prayer for My Parish
Grace, Gratitude, Generosity
Gracious and loving God, in this year of grace, we ask you to send your Holy Spirit upon our parish to fill us with love.
Make us instruments of your love to everyone that we encounter at home, at work, in our neighborhoods, and in our parish community.
Work through us so that we can bring your love to those who are searching for you.
Help us to grow in gratitude so that we can recognize and thank you for all the good things you have given us.
Instill in us a deep sense of generosity so that we are willing to share our gifts, our talents, our time, and our financial resources.
Deepen our desire to follow your will and to do all things for your honor and glory. We ask this through Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior.