Mission Prayer
Heavenly Father, as we celebrate the 90th Anniversary of
St. Benedict's Parish in joy, help us to remain in the One Faith, One Community, Our Love you have established for us as a parish family.  We ask this Christ, Our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, One God forever and ever.


 It is that time of year again. If you would like to reserve Announced Masses, please complete the “gold” form that is in the back of the Church and return it to the rectory with your check beginning April 25th. These Masses will be reserved from June 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016. The Masses will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

  Mass Schedule
 Vigil Mass: 5:30 PM

Sunday Masses
7:00 AM
8:00 AM
(Children's Choir & Family Mass)
 (Adult Choir)
7:00 PM
(Contemporary music)

 6:45 & 8:30 AM


7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
9 AM- 9:30 AM
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM



Anytime by appointment

Eucharistic Adoration
First Friday each month 7:30 - 9:00 PM

Miraculous Medal Novena
Monday 8:30 AM

MONTHLY FOOD PANTRY - If you can, please bring in a can of food or box of pasta or anything that is nonperishable NEXT weekend. Please do not bring any fresh vegetables or fruit because it will spoil. Please leave it in front of the pulpit in the Church. Thank you for your continuous support and generosity. 

 Problems in your marriage?

Come to Marriage SaveHouse, a parish based
ministry aimed at helping spouses overcome the 
stress and issues that plague so many couples.

Our team of married couples will help and 
guide you to a long and happy marriage. All 
conversations are strictly confidential.We meet 
at 9:15am, every third Saturday of the month.

Our next meeting is April 23rd at 9:15 AM in the Convent.

 The Miracle Prayer

 Lord Jesus, I come before you just as I am. I am sorry for my sins, I repent of my sins, please forgive me. In your name I forgive all others for what they have done against me. I renounce satan, the evil spirits and all their works. I give you my entire self. Lord Jesus, now and forever. I invite you into my life, Jesus. I accept you as my Lord, God and Saviour. Heal me, change me, strengthen me in body, soul and spirit. Come, Lord Jesus, cover me with your precious blood, and fill me with your Holy Spirit. I Love You, Lord Jesus. I Praise You, Lord Jesus. I Thank You, Lord Jesus. I shall follow you every day of my life. Mary, my mother, Queen of Peace, St. Peregrine, the cancer saint, all you Angels and Saints, please help me. Amen Imprimatur Francisco Maria Aguilera Gonzalez, Auxiliary Bishop of Mexico, September 8, 1992 c1993 Servite Fathers,O.S.M., Fr. Peter Mary Rookey, .O.S.M

Family Mass
 every Sunday at 9:30 AM


We will have a Procession here at St. Benedict’s walking from church over to our parish school ON SUNDAY, May 29th. We will walk around the block of the school and then back to our church. It will be finished by 2:00pm. Please join us on this special day (The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ) Corpus Christi

 Baby Bottle “Change” Drive Once again, it’s that time of year when we have the Baby Bottle “Change” Drive for the Advocates of Life. It will begin the weekend of May 28th/May 29th. Please take a baby bottle, fill it with your spare change and bring it to the rectory. If you would like to make a donation by check, please make it payable to Advocates of Life. Many, many thanks for your support over the years. You can go to: advocatesoflife.com

 In Observance of Memorial Day, the Rectory will be CLOSED on Monday, May 30th. We will open Tuesday, May 31st. If there is an emergency, please call 1-646-457-2053. Have a Blessed and Safe Holiday!

 St. Benedict RE (CCD) Registration for 2016-2017 classes is now open. Please call Sr. Joan Quinn at 718- 829-1200 for information and/or appointment to register. Classes will be held on Sundays or on Wednesdays from early September 2016 through May 2017. Thank you.

St. Benedict's Roman Catholic Church

2969 Otis Avenue
Bronx, New York  10465
Rectory:    718-828-3403
Fax            718-829-1304

Office Hours
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturdays: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sundays: Closed

Telephone System
In The Rectory
We recently updated our telephone
 system in the rectory
When the recording comes on, 
please dial the extension
The extension numbers are as follows:
Fr. Stephen Norton                         109
Fr. Louis Anderson                         106
Reception Desk                              101
(Isabelle Welsh)
Carole Janicki                               102
Sr. Betty McLaughlin                  104
Rochelle Mona                               117
School                            718-829-9557
Sr. Joan Quinn (CCD)   718-829-1200


Reverend Stephen P. Norton

Reverend Louis Anderson

Reverend Jose Soto
Parochial Vicar
Deacon John Scott
Deacon Michael Salvatorelli
Parish Staff
Ms. Carole Arbolino
 School Principal
The School of St. Benedict
1016 Edison Avenue
Bronx, NY  10465
Tel: 718-829-9557
Fax: 718-319-1898

Sr. Joan Quinn, I.H.M.
Religious Education Office
Tel: 718-829-1200

Sr. Betty McLaughlin, O.P.
Pastoral Ministry

Mrs. Anne Myers
Director of Music

  38th Annual Columbus Day Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral with our own St. Benedict's students as Alter Servers! David Cojocaru, Henry Chambers, Jessica Dineen and Robert Anthony O'Connell with Reverend William Murphy, Bishop of Rockville Center as Principal Celebrant.

Click on the pictures below to go to their web sites

 Interested in becoming a Member of the 

Knights of Columbus, 

please call 1-718-828-3403, ext. 101.


The History of  of St. Benedict's Parish

The story begins…
In early 1923 the Diocesan Council of New York was asked by Archbishop Patrick Hayes to look into conditions in the newly developing section of the East Bronx.  Following the Council’s recommendation, on April 5, 1923 Archbishop Hayes sent a letter to the Very Rev. Father Bernard Kevenhoerster, O.S.B., Pastor of St. Anselm’s Parish in the Bronx, appointing him to “take charge of the entire section of land” consisting of Throggs Neck, Edgewater, and Silver Beach. The next day Prior Bernard toured the area and leased two vacant stores on Eastern Boulevard (now Bruckner Boulevard). On Saturday, April 7th, under the direction of Father Louis Traufler, O.S.B., an assistant at St. Anselm’s, the partition between the stores was torn down and the articles needed for Mass were transported from St. Anselm’s in a large moving van. By nightfall Father Louis, with the assistance of the Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt from St. Anselm’s School and volunteers from the neighborhood, had everything ready for Sunday morning Mass.

For the history and past pictures of the Parish of St. Benedict,
 please go to our history page

Click on pictures below in gallery to enlarge

 For advertising information in St. Benedict's Sunday Bulletin
Please Call

Robert J. Bober at 1-800-524-0263 ext. 209

or e-mail: boberr@jspaluch.com

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