The Benedictine monks of SaintVincent Archabbey wish to express their deepest gratitude for the parish's generous response to their Annual Appeal. With such a benevolent response, the parishioners of Saint Benedict have joined the Benedictine community in serving the Church through the monks' various pastoral, educational, and missionary endeavors locally and throughout the world. Thank you for your generous support!
All rooms in the Paschal Center had their windows replaced over the summertime. Thank you to all those worked on this project!
Our Pantry would like to take a moment to thank the parishioners who generously donated school supplies (and sent prayers) to this year's Back Pack Distribution. We successfully distributed 125 backpacks to children who live in the community. With these supplies, the children will begin their school year with some of the basic tools they need to help them succeed.
Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Benedict,
Time is here again for us to announce the upcoming events of the fall and winter, as well as to bring you up to date on some things going on in and around the parish.
At present the gardens around the parish are quite lush and in full bloom, the veggies are beginning to produce abundantly, tomatoes, squash, pepper, eggplants, and cucumbers all surrounded by crepe myrtles in various shades. It is a most welcoming sight to behold.
Our radio station: WVTO 92.7 FM is now broadcasting 24 hours a day. It is beamed from atop the bell tower of the church with a 6 mile radius, mainly Relevant Radio programming, very fine Catholic Talk Radio. We make announcements and breaks for local news and information. It is sponsored by tax deductible donations made out to WVTO at our address.
The ten-year project of replacing the windows in the Parish Center is now 90% complete. The monies from the Window Fund Raffle have accomplished this major undertaking. THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE BOUGHT TICKETS OVER THE YEARS.
Our next major undertaking will be the installation of a drainage system and the resurfacing of the parking areas in and around the Parish Center and the Church, all of which are badly needed.
In the neighborhood, we will soon be seeing the opening of the Frederick Elementary School in September which will be hi-tech and up to date in every way; it will also be a charter school with many special features made available to the local students. It has been a tremendous undertaking by the City to bring education up to par.
During this 100th Anniversary of the apparitions at Fatima, there have been special prayer events at the grotto and in Church. I will be remembering all of you in my prayers when I am in Fatima with our pilgrimage group on the 13th of October.
At the end of June, we had the good fortune to have a visiting priest move into the rectory with us. Rev. Agapitus Businge from Uganda. He will be here for approximately two years working on his dissertation for his PhD from Catholic University in DC. Fr. Agapitus has been a great asset to the parish since his arrival.
Our Friday Night free movies this summer have been excellent with such a great variety of films and very good ones too. Everyone who has attended has truly enjoyed them. This is an effort of our evangelization team to reach out to the neighborhood.
Yours in Christ and St. Benedict,
Fr. Paschal Morlino, O.S.B.
Knights of Columbus Ravens Season Ticket Raffle is now on sale! You could be the lucky winner of two (2) season tickets to all Ravens home games. Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25. On sale after all Masses and in the Gift Shop.
A new cross has been installed on the east side of our bell tower. It can be seen from downtown Baltimore, southbound I-95, and Wilkens Avenue facing St. Agnes Hospital.
On Mother's Day, May 14th, we had our may procession around the Church following the 11 a.m. Mass. Special thank you to the Knights of Columbus for giving out flowers to mothers, Patrick Blair and Janie Cedillo for helping us crown our Mary statue in the grotto, and all mothers out there for being awesome.
Our Gift Shop is celebrating the month of May with 20% off select Marian items and rosaries. The Gift Shop is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday before and after all masses.
St. Benedict's radio station, WVTO 92.7 FM, was recently featured on the Catholic Review's website highlighting its recent launch. Our story even made it to the Archdiocese's website! To read the full article, click here.
WVTO 92.7 FM is seeking volunteers who are interested in recording radio spots and announcements for broadcasting on-air. No experience is necessary. Volunteers will be asked to audition by reading a few short radio spot scripts. Anyone interested in volunteering can email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an audition time!
Calling all volunteers to assist with decorating the grounds and Church for Easter on Saturday, April 15, 2017, at 9:30 a.m.
St. Benedict's Gift Shop has 20% off select Easter items throughout April. We're also selling homemade milk and dark chocolate Easter Eggs just in the time to make your Easter Baskets!
The Gift Shop is open Tuesday - Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday before and after all masses. Layaway is available for our larger items.
Saturday, April 7, 2017, will be Parish Clean Up Day. Join us as we clean up the parish grounds in preparation for Holy Week. Many hands make light work!
Saint Agnes Hospital is looking for parish Eucharistic Ministers to bring Holy Communion to Catholics at our hospital. We will work with your schedule. Please consider bringing the gift of peace and comfort found in the Eucharist to those who yearn for such hope. For an application packet call or email Michelle Slafkosky, Manager of Volunteer Services, at 667-234-2817 or email@example.com.
All Christmas items are 20% off throughout December! The gift shop is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays before and after all Masses.
It's Official! Saint Benedict's Parish Center has been officially renamed the Fr. Paschal Center. Stop by and see the new signs in the Center's Wilkens Avenue and Back Parking Lot enterances!
The Knights of Columbus St. Benedict Council is collecting new children's fleece blankets for Benedict's Pantry's annual Christmas Distribution. A drop off box has been placed in front of the Church altar. Please drop off your fleece blanket in the box and help us bring warmth to children this Christmas!
Catholic radio is coming to Baltimore. WVTO, Baltimore's newest radio station, will be broadcasting Catholic programming at 92.7 FM from 2 AM to 10 AM. Tune in starting late November 2016.
November 8th (and early voting) is coming soon. Saint Benedict strongly urges all parishioners to register, to become informed on key issues, and to vote.The Church does not support or oppose any candidate, but seeks to focus attention on the moral and human dimensions of issues.
Disclaimer: Saint Benedict does not authorize the distribution of partisan political materials on parish property.
Saint Benedict Gift Shop is having 20% off all Rosaries for the month of October. The Gift Shop is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday before and after all Masses.