The Buzz: St. Benedict Preparatory School Online Weekly Newsletter

Upcoming Events

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St. Benedict Alumni Association & Knight of Columbus #15052
5th Annual Scholarship Lenten Fish Fry
This Friday March 16
5:30- 8:30 PM in Beaven Hall

Prices: (All you can eat)        
Adults: $10
Seniors: $7
Children ages 5-12: $5
Children 4 and under: FREE
For information or presale tickets please contact 773-509-3836 or visit

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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. 

  • April 25 - State of the School and Strategic Planning Update with Ms. Gemo 
  • May 23 - TBD 


St. Joseph’s Day Table is Sunday, March 18th 

At 1pm in Beaven Hall. Food donations needed. Please contact Terri Aluise at 773-392-9006 or email

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Pot Luck Seder Meal - Wednesday, March 28th   6PM in Beaven Hall

Christians share with Jews a story and experience: once we were bound in slavery, but the Lord, with an outstretched arm brought us to freedom, to covenant, to a Promised Land. That is one of the best reasons why many Christians choose to celebrate the Passover Meal, the Seder, each year. Through the centuries, the ritual of this night has allowed each generation to make that story its own. Come join us and experience our own St Benedict story. This is a pot luck dinner, so please bring a dish to share. For more information, email Maribel Selva at or call 773-616-6743.

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Save the date for the St. Benedict and St. Andrew Parish Mission

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St. Andrew Church (Chapel located at 1725 W. Addison)
April 15, 16, 17 at 6:30PM (Dinner available each night at 6:00PM)

Once a year, we set aside some time to renew our faith as a parish community. We share a meal, hear an inspiring speaker, pray together, and engage in faith-filled conversation. The Parish Mission is a place for everyone from our St. Benedict and St. Andrew communities to gather together and rediscover the joy of being Catholic! We are excited to welcome best-selling Catholic author Michael Leach, who grew up at St. Andrew Parish, as our guest speaker. Michael will share his most inspiring ideas for living and loving our faith. All adults and teens are welcome. There will be a separate program for children ages 3-12. Join us April 15, 16, and 17. For more information or to volunteer, contact Beth Knobbe at or (773) 771-7440.


Coming this summer Vacation Bible School Shipwrecked:
Rescued by Jesus

July 15th through the 19th from 6:30 until 8:30 for 6th graders through High School, we will engage in conversations about faith as well as train volunteers to assist with the younger children the following week.

July 23rd through 27th from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm for Kindergarten up to 5th grade.

Youth Ministry is Seeking Youth Leaders for Vacation Bible School this Summer. Can You Help with SHIPWRECKED? July 23-27.

All 6th through High School aged people are invited.
We will meet from 6:30pm-8:30pm each day during the July 15-19 week and prepare for the Young Kids who will attend VBS the next week.

Then, July 23-27 during the day, you will be helping the adults lead small groups of kids through the program.  The daily program would run from 8:30-2:30.  This time commitment would be applicable to the Confirmation Service Hour Commitment (40 hours total for the two weeks)

Sign up here if you are interested or if you’d like more information:



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JULY 9-13  A group of High School students will be traveling from St Benedict Parish to the University of Notre Dame to participate in the Summer program VISION. ALL high school aged young people who are interested in attending are welcome. See Ms. McMillan for details. Our group will be traveling to the University July 9-13. The cost of attending is the $100.00 deposit and some earnest hours of fundraising. Please do not let the cost keep any person who is interested, from attending.

The sign up for Vision is included in our Summer Service Opportunities. I will follow up to answer questions and share details for all those who sign up, on the sign up genius.

For more information contact
Jeremy Kiobassa at
To download the complete brochure, go to

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