Lent at St. Benedict

Cherish Christ Above All

Lent at St. Benedict

As we walk our Lenten journey as a parish, we have many opportunities to enrich that journey.

The brochure available at both entrances gives us an outline of what is available for each of us. Whether it be strengthening our own personal relationship with God or reaching out to our fellow parishioners, community, nation, or world, the opportunities are here.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sacrament of  Reconciliation is offered every Saturday morning during Lent at 9:00 AM. Enter at the Education Wing. Reconciliation will not be offered on Holy Saturday, April 5th.

Pray, Reconcile & Rejoice 12 Hours of Reconciliation March 29th

Area priests will be available for the sacrament of Reconciliation at 11 parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. The church closest to St. Benedict is: St. Charles Borromeo Parish, 441 Conkey Street Burlington 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Habrá confesiones en español 4 p.m. a 8 p.m.)

Stations of the Cross The Stations with Deacon Jim will be held in the church every Wednesday during Lent at 6:00 PM.

The following information will give you more details about the outreach opportunitues our Human Concerns Commission is offering us.

Ash Wednesday Feb. 22 Rice Bowls for Catholic Relief Services (Return on April 6, Holy Thursday)

Week 1: (Feb 25-26) Big Foot Chief’s Closet

Supports students education & socio-emotional needs. Provides assistance during times of need for food insecurity, financial instability, and other difficult life situations.

Wants:  Monetary donations. Toiletries: toothbrushes, toothpaste, body wash, deoderant, feminine hygiene needs, socks. Microwavable meals:  ramen noodles, mac and cheese cups, Chef-Boyardee. Pantry items: peanut butter, jelly, granola and snack bars, Goldfish crackers, graham crackers

Week 2: (Mar 4-5) Catholic Extension

Provides funding & resources to poor dioceses, missions & parishes across the U.S. since 1905. President Fr. Jack Wall-former pastor at Old St. Pat’s parish in Chicago.

    Wants: Monetary donations. Checks written to: Catholic Extension

Week 3: (Mar 11-12) Open Arms Free Clinic

The only clinic in Walworth County to provide free non-emergent care to low income and uninsured residents, including  dental, eye care and mental health care.

Wants: Monetary donations. Checks written to: Open Arms Free Clinic

St. Benedict Parish wants to support this important ministry in our
community as we strive to follow Jesus and to live the Corporal Works of Mercy.
Can you volunteer to work a support shift? People are needed from 2-5pm,
5-10pm, and overnight from 10pm to 10am. Or, can you provide a meal: dinner,
delivered between 5:30 and 6pm, Sunday, April 2 thru Saturday, April 8? More
details will be provided after you sign-up. Or, do you prefer to make a monetary
donation? All these works are needed to help them continue their mission. If you
can help please reach out to deiters506@charter.net or 262-245-5299.
The Shelter has secured a permanent (180 days) location at the Delavan
United Methodist Church, located at 213 S. Second St., Delavan. The shelter
entrance is located on the south side of the Church.
Their website is: spiritofhopeshelter.org. Their address is PO Box 226, Delavan, WI 53115

The following is additional information about two impactful studies here at St. Benedict during Lent.

The keys that unlock the beliefs of the Christian Faith are stated succinctly in the
Nicene Creed, which we pray at every Sunday Mass. Born at the Council
of Nicaea in the Fourth Century after intense debates, this formal statement of
faith is the foundation of both eastern and western Christianity. And to this day,
most Christians around the world would subscribe to it.

Please join Ben Janssen to explore the Creed with Bishop Robert Barron in a new
study beginning Sunday, February 26 and continuing each Sunday during Lent.
Sessions will be held immediately following the 10:30 Mass in the Parish Hall.
Each week a part of the Creed will be explored. The weekly sessions are as
follows (numbered by week):

  1. I believe.
  2. God the Father Almighty
  3. Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son
  4. He suffered death
  5. Holy Spirit, giver of life
  6. One Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic

Please RSVP to Ben at: bjanssen@stbensparish.org

1 Peter, James, and Colossians
What – Presentation and Group Discussion
When – Every Monday during Lent at 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM (Feb. 27th, March 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, and April 3rd)
Where – Parish Hall (potentially classroom #1)
Who – led and facilitated by Fr. Mark
Feb. 27th…1 Peter: God gives us hope; God helps us experience love, as Catholics we give ourselves over to God
March 6th…1 Peter: God gives us a purpose in life; our life is one of service to one another; we are called to humility
March 13th…James: Christ teaches us to live wisely; Christ helps us overcome destructive desires;
God grants us mercy over judgement
March 20th…James: true faith in Christ transforms us; the words we speak have power to hurt or build up;
the power of prayer
March 27th…Colossians: discover the new you in Christ; Christ is the head of the Church who holds everything together;
Christ is the foundation of our lives
April 3rd…Colossians: Christ creates a new you in each of us; Christ helps us deepen our relationships; ways to honor Christ
Each session is not contingent upon the other. If you can attend all six sessions, or just one that interests you – please join us!
Lenten Blessings, Fr. Mark