A message from Fr. Godfrey
An excerpt from
POPE FRANCIS: REJOICE AND BE GLAD
CHAPTER FOUR: SIGNS OF HOLINESS IN TODAY'S WORLD
155. If we realize that God exists, we cannot help but worship him, at times in quiet wonder, and praise him in festive song. We thus share in the experience of Blessed Charles de Foucauld, who said: “As soon as I believed that there was a God, I understood that I could do nothing other than to live for him”.
In the life of God’s pilgrim people, there can be many simple gestures of pure adoration, as when “the gaze of a pilgrim rests on an image that symbolizes God’s affection and closeness. Love pauses, contemplates the mystery, and enjoys it in silence”.
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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
When one loves, one does not calculate.
Saint Therese of Lisieux
- Sunday October 6 at 12:30PM in front of the church
East Coast Swing Dance
- Wednesdays from 7-8PM in the Woodward Center
$50 per couple - begins in October
Contact Lisa Roth at 812-473-1702 or
to reserve your spot.
Lincolnshire Porch Festival
- October 6 from 3-6PM
Musicians, food trucks, and fun. Walk the neighborhood, visit with friends, have dinner, and enjoy all the neighborhood has to offer. Parking is available at St. Bens and Bosse High School.
Respect for Life Celebration
- October 17th from 5:30-8:15PM at Good Shepherd
Celebrate Mass with Bishop Siegel at 5:30 followed by dinner and discussion. Register by calling Eric Girten at 812-424-5536 or online at
- October 19th and 20th
Collection boxes will be available in the entrances of church to collect
socks, underwear, t-shirts, bras, and panties to support the Christian Life Center. All sizes are needed for boys, girls, men, and women. If you have any questions, please contact David McGill at 812-490-4901.
American Red Cross Blood Drive
- October 20th - Woodward Center
Please plan on donating blood to support hospital patients of all ages. Each donation has the potential to save up to three lives.
and enter: STBENS to schedule an appointment
- Tuesdays in November from 7-8PM in the Woodward Center
Classes cost only $20 for a four week session. Contact Lisa Roth at 812-473-1702 or
Annual Style Show -
Doors open at 10AM. Lunch will be served at 11:30AM with the Style Show beginning at noon. This year's event will feature raffles, a silent auction, vendors, and a champagne raffle. Details on how to reserve a table or individual tickets are printed in the bulletin. The reservation deadline is Monday, October 28th. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Tami Orr at 812-459-1432.
TEC (Teens Encounter Christ)
- November 9-11th
TEC is a three-day retreat weekend of prayer, reflections, and activities. This activity is geared toward those who are starting their junior year of high school through college age. For more information or to register, go to
Evening of Praise
- November 16th from 7-8:15PM
Featuring Janet Sullivan Whitaker signing her own music and music from others. This event will be held in the church.
- Sunday November 17 at the 10:30AM Mass.
Come help us for Fr. Godfrey's 25 year Jubilee Celebration. A luncheon reception will follow in the cafeteria.
St. Ben's Women's Retreat
January 31st - February 2nd at Sarto Retreat Center
The renovation of our Cathedral has begun. In accordance with the law of the Church and after consultation with Bishop Siegel, we will not be kneeling during Mass until the new kneelers have been installed.
on Thursday, October 3 at 5:11PM