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Easter Egg Hunt

Easter always includes an Easter Egg Hunt.

Unburying Alleluia and Celebrating Easter

The children bring out the Alleluia banner and the Easter Celebration can proceed–including Easter bonnets.

Preparing for Easter

Maundy Thursday and the Easter Vigil.

50th Wedding Anniversary

Beth and John renewed their vows for their 50th Wedding Anniversary.

Holy Week

The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ was led by a group of twelve members.

Lent

All during Lent, we have gathered around the altar for the Holy Eucharist.

Burying Alleluia

Each year the children bury the Alleluia banner to remind us that we do not say alleluia during Lent.

Absolom Jones Celebration

A Grace and Race trip to St. Thomas in Chicago. This year the guest speaker was Rev. Dr. Jonathan L. Walton.

Lunch at MorningStar Mission

Four members served lunch at MorningStar Mission in February.

Holy Ground

The Sunday School gets ready for Lent by preparing Holy Ground.

The Peace

Rev. Donna invites the children to help her wish The Peace of the Lord to the congregation.

Baptism

We were fortunate to be able to baptize Arica Joan when we celebrated the Baptism of our Lord.

Children’s Choir

The 2016 world debut of the St Benedict Children’s Choir was held as part of our Christmas Celebration.

Fellowship

Fellowship follows service every Sunday. We are not territorial about our seats, preferring to chat with whomever ends up at our tables.

Grief Support Group

One of our newest ministries in 2016 is the Grief Support Group. Here, the group decorates cookies to be added to the gifts under the Giving Tree.

Sport Spirit Sunday

Once a year, St Benedict members dress in their favorite team jersey. After the service, we celebrate with a Pot Luck Dinner.

Morningstar Mission 5K

In July, 2016, St Benedict members raised money for Morningstar Mission two ways: some walked the 5K Joliet city course, while others made a direct donation.

St Benedict’s Altar Transformation

Thanks to our God, a God of abundance, plus the vision, work, and generosity of our parishioners, we have transformed our worship space.

Confirmation 2016

Our most recent member to be confirmed into the Episcopal Church is Angel Morrison. She was confirmed by Bishop Lee in June, 2016.

Parish!

At the Fall 2015 Diocese Convention, St Benedict progressed from mission status to full parish status.

Deacon Chere, Rev Donna, Former Priest Rev Heidi, and Donnie Williams receive news that St Benedict is accepted with full parish status.

Deacon Chere, Rev Donna, Former Priest Rev Heidi, and Donnie Williams receive news that St Benedict is accepted with full parish status.

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