A message from Fr. Godfrey
An excerpt from
POPE FRANCIS: REJOICE AND BE GLAD
CHAPTER THREE: IN THE LIGHT OF THE MASTER
GOING AGAINST THE FLOW
91. In living the Gospel, we cannot expect that everything will be easy, for the thirst for power and worldly interests often stands in our way. Saint John Paul II noted that “a society is alienated if its forms of social organization, production and consumption make it more difficult to offer this gift of self and to establish this solidarity between people”.
In such a society, politics, mass communications and economic, cultural and even religious institutions become so entangled as to become an obstacle to authentic human and social development. As a result, the Beatitudes are not easy to live out; any attempt to do so will be viewed negatively, regarded with suspicion, and met with ridicule.
St. Ben's Website
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Five Ways to Practice Forgiveness
The Bible Leads Me to the Church
Every Christian is challenged, here and now, to be actively engaged in evangelization ; indeed, anyone who has truly experienced God's saving love does not need much time or lengthy training to go out and proclaim that love.
Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium
If we with to make any progress in the service of God we must begin every day of our life with new eagerness.
St. Charles Borromeo
Parish Mission with Fr. Gary Kastl
February 15th at 6 PM
February 16th 9 AM to 2 PM
Parish Town Hall
February 23rd and 24th following the 4:30 PM, 8 AM, and 10:30 Masses in the Woodward Center, the parish will be hosting a town hall to discuss parish communication, direction, events, and finances. Please consider attending and learning more about all of the great things happening in our parish.
People of Prayer
Beginning February 27th at 7 PM, we will begin a monthly program called
People of Prayer
which will focus on different forms of prayer. The first presentation will cover Eucharistic Adoration.
St. Ben's Mardi Gras
March 2nd at 5:30 PM at the Double Tree Hotel, the parish is hosting a Night at Mardi Gras to raise funds to benefit our school. Tickets are available through the School Office at (812) 425-4596 or through the Parish Office at (812) 425-4596.
Lenten Fish Fries
The Knights of Columbus will be hosting weekly Friday Night Fish Fries during Lent in the St. Ben's cafeteria from 5 PM to 7 PM. The Fish Fries will begin on March 8th and continue weekly through April 12th. (There will be no Fish Fry on Good Friday). Please pay attention to the bulletin for further information and for opportunities to volunteer.
The renovation of our Cathedral has begun. The pews are being removed. During the renovation, the parish will be using chairs. In accordance with the law of the Church and after consultation with Bishop Siegel, we will not be kneeling during Mass until the new pews and kneelers have been installed.
on Thursday, February 14 at 2:00PM