Also, stay in the loop with Youth Ministry via its website or by contacting our Director of Youth Ministry, Kim McMillan.
If you have any photos or memories from years past, please email Dan Masterton to share them and have them added to our archival site here.
St. Benedict High School will close at the end of the 2018-19 academic year.
Our last retreat will be the Senior Retreat held for the Class of 2019 at Lasalle Manor Retreat House in Plano, IL, May 15-17, 2019. Past Alumni Facilitators and seniors from the Class of 2018 received an email invitation to lead -- complete that form ASAP to sign up.
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Please enjoy these archival slideshows and photos of retreats from the last few years of our high school:
↑ Here are photos from the 2015-16 Senior Retreat for the Class of 2016.
KAIROS (Junior Retreat)
FRESHMEN AND SOPHOMORE RETREATS
↑ Here are pictures from the 2015-16 Sophomore Retreat for the Class of 2018.
↑ Here are pictures from the 2015-16 Freshmen Retreat for the Class of 2019.
MASS & PRAYER
St. Benedict Secondary School attends Mass every Tuesday morning. Most students join the parishioners at 8:30am daily Mass in the parish church. Meanwhile, rotating groups of students stay back in the school chapel for a more intimate Mass, celebrating as a smaller group either by grade level or by house.
Each week, a different group is responsible for reading and bringing forward the gifts at Mass in the parish church, rotating between grade levels and houses. The Secondary School Choir, with Mr. Kiolbassa, Director of Music Ministry for the parish, and music teacher Ms. Stapleton lead the music for Mass. In our smaller Mass, students from the group in attendance lead all the ministries.
Students interested in reading or bringing up gifts at Mass should talk to their homeroom/advisory teacher or their Head of House to volunteer.
Students interested in becoming altar servers or Eucharistic Ministers should ask their teachers, who will help arrange special training to prepare them for the ministry.
SERVICE & SERVICE-LEARNING
For 2017-18, Mr. Masterton and Ms. Deady led a service-learning immersion to the Arizona-Mexico Borderlands. Check out our blog with Instagram posts to learn more about our trip.
For AGORA 2016-17, Mr. Masterton led a pilgrimage to Spain to walk El Camino de Santiago de Compostela -- check out our Instagram posts from the trip!
For AGORA 2015-16, Ms. McMillan and Mr. Masterton led The Margins: Chicago Service. For more information on AGORA and our group, read our AGORA blog from the week.
St. Benedict Campus Ministry has worked with several Chicago organizations as our students get out into the community and work alongside people who are marginalized, both for curricular service and extracurricular opportunities. Partnerships for student service include St. Columbanus Food Pantry, St. Benedict Parish outreach, Habitat for Humanity, Feed My Starving Children, The Port Ministries, Franciscan Outreach, Chicagoland Methodist Senior Services, Warren Park Health & Living Center, Misericordia, Heartland Alliance, and more.
↑ Here are some photos from our service outings and trips over the last few years.