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Meghan Williams
· June 14, 2015
My home, the best place to honor faith and friends!
Kristina King Allen
· November 22, 2014
One of the most beautiful churches to go in. I am happy to be a part of such a blessed congregation!
Jane Peden
· April 17, 2015
St Ben's is where I grew up , grade school , first communion & confirmation and married in the church many moons happy for the celebration coming up and the grade school reunion and I WILL ...BE THERE !! See More
Sharon Dick
· April 30, 2016
It's a beautiful church. It has all of the old fashion amenities. It feels like a church.
Maureen Wilczynski-Totleben
· December 31, 2015
It's a beautiful church and the parishioners were so welcoming.
Mike Rowe
· November 18, 2015
Environment of genuinely good unassuming people sharing love and faith in Jesus Christ, Awesome!
Jack Schroeder
· February 16, 2015
We have a wonderful parish and we are planning a big celebration this June. Don't miss it.
Rita Burns Senseman
· March 1, 2015
Religious Education Classes are canceled for March 1, 2015
Nancy McDermott Gatrell
· April 3, 2015
Proud to be a member of such a wonderful parish!!!
Fr Matthew talks about St Benedict's upcoming 150th Anniversary and why the Tumblr blog is a great way to celebrate our parish.
The Saints Go Marching In!
Congratulations to the St. Benedict second graders on their First Reconciliation today! A special thanks to Rita Senseman, Diane Smith, Debbie Lazzell, Wade Winston and the children's choir and of course Fr. Martin for such a beautiful retreat and service! We are so blessed by such wonderful people.

This group will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 28, March 7 & 14. We will NOT be meeting on March 21 or 28

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The first stop on our Lenten journey is #Iraq where we encounter a young boy, Majd, and his family, displaced by violence from their homes. Read his story: #sharejourney

#PopeFrancis has offered us beautiful reflections on how the Parable of the Good Samaritan connects to our daily lives. Take our Companions on the Journey: A Lenten Digital Retreat and prayerfully walk through the parable – with the pope’s guidance – and reflect on how you can be a companion on the journey this Lent: #sharejourney

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Celebrating the Rite of Election! Only six weeks until their new life in Christ!

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• Fast from hurting words and say kind words.
• Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude.
• Fast from anger and be filled with patience.
• Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope.
• Fast from worries and have trust in God....
• Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity.
• Fast from pressures and be prayerful.
• Fast from bitterness and fill your hearts with joy.
• Fast from selfishness and be compassionate to others.
• Fast from grudges and be reconciled.
• Fast from words and be silent so you can listen.

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Join us on Ash Wednesday as we begin our Lenten journey!
Masses are at 12:05pm & 5:30pm on February 14th.

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This Lent every household in our parish is being given a Catholic Relief Services’(CRS) Rice Bowl. You’ll find the Rice Bowl in the bulletin this week and available in the back of church. The CRS Rice Bowl is a Catholic Lenten program of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. This Catholic Relief Services’ program helps us to answer the call to love our neighbor. But, like the scholar in the parable of the Good Samaritan, we may find ourselves wondering, “Who is my neighbor?” This ...Lent, CRS Rice Bowl, will help us answer that question.
We are invited to reflect on how an encounter with our neighbor—as companions on life’s journeys—can transform us. We will see how our prayers, fasting and alms can support those worldwide who are forced to flee their homes to find safety or better opportunities. Also, CRS Rice Bowl funds come back to help our St. Benedict’s soup kitchen. Nearly every year, our soup kitchen receives a $1,000.00 grant from the Rice Bowl campaign.
Some patrons of our soup kitchen are travelers – passing through Terre Haute and in need of a hot meal. The Good Samaritan—a traveler himself, one on the move—shows us what it means to encounter the stranger, to accompany one in need and become a companion on the journey. You can find an animated video story of the Good Samaritan and an entire Lenten activity packet for families at
In addition, every Rice Bowl comes with a Lenten calendar with prayers and reflections for every day of Lent, plus meatless recipes, stories and more. You might put this calendar on your refrigerator and the Rice Bowl on your kitchen table to assist your during Lent.
Our goal is for CRS Rice Bowl to be our parish’s shared Lenten practice. It’s an opportunity for us as a parish to come together as a community and reflect on what it means to live out our Gospel call to encounter those most in need. We will reflect on how an encounter with our neighbor can be transformative.
Through prayer, we encounter Christ, present in the faces of every member of our human family, so often still walking that long road to Calvary.
Through fasting, we encounter our own obstacles, those things about ourselves that prevent us from loving God and neighbor.
Through almsgiving, we encounter our brothers and sisters around the world, asking what we can give up so that others might have life to the fullest.

How will you contribute to the culture of encounter this Lent?

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White Bags for Soup Kitchen
Lenten Season is upon us! We will put some plastic bags on a table in the back of church. Please take a bag and fill it with non-perishables for the soup kitchen. We need cans of cream of mushroom soup, cream of chicken soup, cream of onion soup; cans of baked beans, corn, creamed corn, beets, sweet potatoes, mushrooms; boxes of corn bread mix, mac n cheese, instant potatoes; bags or boxes of pasta like spaghetti, macaroni, noodles, lasagna , rice, coffee, tea, spaghetti sauce, salt, pepper, garlic powder, minced onions, and other spices; paper products: toilet paper, paper towels, napkins; hygiene products: shampoo, tooth brushes, tooth paste, soap, powder etc. Anything that you use we can use. Thanks for all your contributions, encouragement, and attention.
Have a happy Lenten season.

Stations of the Cross will be prayed on the Fridays of Lent at St. Benedict Church. Brother Bob Baxter’s presentation for the Parish Mission, “Carrying the Cross: Using the 14 Stations of the Cross to reflect on how the death of Jesus impacts my life” will be shown on screen in church at 7:00 p.m., Friday, February 16.

#PopeFrancis has offered us beautiful reflections on how the Parable of the Good Samaritan connects to our daily lives. Take our Companions on the Journey: A Lenten Digital Retreat and prayerfully walk through the parable – with the pope’s guidance – and reflect on how you can be a companion on the journey this Lent: #sharejourney

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