The Buzz: St. Benedict Preparatory School Online Weekly Newsletter

Upcoming Events


Java With Gemo and Friends - Dates Set for the 2017-18 School Year 

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Each year we try to have parent "coffees" where school administrators, staff and myself present on topics and receive feedback from our school community. We've set the dates for our parents to put in their calendars. All Javas with Gemo are in the SS library and begin at 8:10AM. They often finish about 9:30AM, but parents are okay to leave earlier if they need to head to work, etc. 

Here are the dates - topics and presentation partners will be coming soon. All are on Wednesdays. 

  • November 29 - New Family Feedback Session with Ms. Gallagher, Director of Enrollment and concurrently, Fostering Faith with your Family with Ms. Kim McMillan, Director of Youth Ministry 
  • January 17 - Inclusion Program and Family Support with Ms. Enriquez, Director of Inclusion
  • January 31 - The 7 C's of Catholic School Excellence at SBPS with Ms. Gemo
  • February 21 - High School in Chicago-Don't Panic your child will go to high school! with Dr. Mickelburgh 
  • March 14 - Early Childhood and STEM, with Ms. Waldron
  • April 25 - State of the School and Strategic Planning Update with Ms. Gemo 
  • May 23 - TBD 

Upcoming Catechetical Conversations at St. Ben's

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November 20th at 7pm in the Church “God Has Reconciled the World to Himself
This is a presentation and conversation on the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
All parents of children receiving the Sacrament should attend, but all parishioners are invited to attend.

February 12th at 7pm in the Church “The Center of Our Lives is the Eucharist
This is a presentation and conversation on the Sacrament of Holy Communion. All parents of children receiving the Sacrament should attend, but all parishioners are invited to attend.


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Thanksgiving Dinner - Donations Needed

St. Benedict will be hosting our annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 23 from 11 am until 1 pm. All are welcome to join the feast! This is a potluck dinner in the truest sense in that all food and supplies are donated by parishioners, local businesses, neighbors, and friends of the parish. So if you are able to donate a cooked turkey, side dish, beverage, or dessert, it would be most appreciated. Please use the sign up link of:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E4CAEAD23A0FB6-2017. Or visit the Human Concerns page of our web site for more information. http://parish.stbenedict.com/human-concernsoutreach. Thank you! 



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The St. Ben’s Christmas Trolley is Back!  Sunday, December 17th!

Warm up your pipes and come warm your hearts this year by joining our Christmas Caroling Trolley with stops at Lincoln Park Zoo, Water Tower Place and Kris Kringle market in Daley Plaza. $30 per person, seat confirmed upon payment/checks can be left at the rectory. 21 and over only! Trolley boards in front of church with a prompt departure at 6pm. Wear something RED! Questions? contact janiceryan@aol.com.  Seat confirmed on payment.


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