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.


Effective July 6th through August 31st, the rectory hours will be as follows:

Monday thru Saturday

  9:00am until 12:30pm

1:30pm until 5:00pm

Sunday  -  Closed

We will resume 9:00am-7:00pm beginning

September 1st.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


We will have a 40-Hour Devotion here at St. Benedict’s in the Convent Chapel beginning Friday, Sept. 11th at 7:00am through Saturday, Sept. 12th at 11:00pm. A 40-Hour Devotion is simply 40-hours straight hours to pray. This will lead us to each following month, on the First Friday of each month, to have all night adoration. We all need to spend time before our Lord worshipping Him, praising Him and seeking His merciful help.

  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

 Dear Parishioners,

To better serve our Parish, we ask that you take a moment to fill out this survey. We are trying to include all in our events, announcements, special masses and news of St. Benedict’s Parish. We need to see where we need to change in order to accommodate this.

Thank you for your cooperation,
Fr. Stephen Norton


Bishop Iriondo visited our Parish
on September 15 at the 5:30 Mass.
Pictured here with our Pastor,
Father Stephen Norton

Family Mass
 every Sunday at 9:30 AM


 Weekend of September 18th and 19th



 Cornerstone is a 27-hour retreat held at the parish, by the parish, for the parish. 

More information in future bulletins!

 The Rectory will be CLOSED Monday, Sept. 7th in Observance of Labor Day. We will open Tues., Sept. 8th at 9:00am. If there is an emergency, please call 646-457-2053. Have a Safe and Blessed Labor Day! PLEASE NOTE: Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8th the rectory hours are back to the following: Monday—Friday: 9:00am-12:30pm 1:30pm-7:00pm Saturday: 9:00am-5:30pm Sunday: Closed HAPPY LABOR DAY! GOD BLESS AMERICA!


Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8th

 The rectory hours are back to the following: 

Monday—Friday: 9:00am-12:30pm 1:30pm-7:00pm Saturday: 9:00am-5:30pm Sunday: Closed


 First Friday Adoration 

in Sept. will be Friday, September 11th and 

NOT Sept. 4th because of the

 Labor Day Holiday weekend. 

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. Brian Taylor                             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 Brian P. Taylor

Reverend Jose Soto
Parochial Vicar
Deacon John Scott

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

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.

 Sunday, September 13th

 in Fr. Albert Hall from 8:30am - 2:30pm. Please Help - You Can Save A Life Our parish Blood Drive will be held in Father Albert Hall on Sunday, Sept. 13th from 8:30am to 2:30pm in Memory of those that Lost their Lives on September 11, 2001. There is an acute shortage of blood. Please try and donate - you could save a life.

 Sponsored by: St. Benedict’s Knights of Columbus. 

Thank you.


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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