A message from Fr. Godfrey
An excerpt from
POPE FRANCIS: REJOICE AND BE GLAD
CHAPTER FOUR: SIGNS OF HOLINESS IN TODAY'S WORLD
124. Mary, recognizing the newness that Jesus brought, sang: “My spirit rejoices” (
1:47), and Jesus himself “rejoiced in the Holy Spirit” (
10:21). As he passed by, “all the people rejoiced” (
13:17). After his resurrection, wherever the disciples went, there was “much joy” (
8:8). Jesus assures us: “You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy... I will see you again and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you” (
16:20.22). “These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full” (
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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
Everyone who glorifies the Father does so through the Son in the Holy Spirit; everyone who follows Christ does so because the Father draws him and the Spirit moves him.
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- June 23rd is the feast of Corpus Christi. At the conclusion of the 10:30 Mass, we will make our Eucharistic Procession around the block. We sing hymns and offer prayers as we go. Last year, we had a good number of participants. I encourage all who are able to take part in this simple act of faith - a sign of our unity and God’s goodness.
St. Ben’s Annual Yard Sale
- July 19 & 20 and July 26 & 27 from 7AM-3PM
Items will be accepted from 11 AM to 2 PM on June 23 and 30, July 7, 14, and 21.
Please use Door 10 on the SE Corner of the building for drop offs. We need clothing from infant to 8th grade as well as furniture and household items. We will not be accepting adult clothing, tube TV’s or CRT computer monitors. Please contact Lisa Calvert at (812) 430-7585 if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.
Religious Education, First Communion, & Confirmation Registration
- August 11th and 18th after the morning Masses. A copy of the child's baptismal certificate is required for registration.
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, June 13 at 3:45PM