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.

 Christmas Donations for Needy Children

 It’s that time of the year when our Christmas Angels are asking you to please make a donation to families in need. Starting NEXT WEEKEND there will be a box in the center aisle in Church where you can put your donation. This money helps to buy toys and warm clothing for families of our parish who are struggling. Please be as generous as you can and help put a smile on a child’s face and Christmas in their hearts.

 Thank you for always caring and for your kindness. God Bless you!

  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

 Adult Faith Formation Classes

 On Tuesday evenings our parish has Adult Faith Formation Classes. Fr. Norton is directing these classes to help increase the Faith of all the adults in the parish. Each week is a separate class and, therefore, every adult is encouraged to attend as many as they are able to. No need to preregister. We will meet weekly in the convent (upstairs room) at 1082 Edison Avenue. Food and fellowship at 7:00pm, class starts at 7:30pm promptly. Classes for the Months of November through January 2016 are listed below: Nov. 17th Sunday Mass Fr. Matthew Earnest Nov. 24 through) Bible Study Carmen Mejia and Jan. 26, 2016 ) (Isaiah) Isabelle

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

 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



In Observance of Thanksgiving, the Rectory will be
CLOSED on Thursday, Nov. 26th. We will open
Friday, Nov. 27th at 9:00am. If there is an emergency,
please call 646-457-2053.
Have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!
Please note: The Church will OPEN at 8:00am on
Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26th and also on Friday,
Nov. 27th.
6:45am NO Mass
9:00am (NOT 8:30am) Thanksgiving Day
Parish Mass
Please bring something you will share with your
family at your Thanksgiving Dinner, to be Blessed
at Mass, and then returned to your family table.
6:45am NO Mass
8:30am Mass

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 Salvorterilli

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.

 Bereavement Support Meetings

 Bereavement Support Meetings are a time for prayerful reflection, sharing one’s grief journey, learning strategies for coping, and discovering that you are not alone as you begin to find healing and consolation. We will start our Bereavement Support Meetings here at St. Benedict’s Convent downstairs (1082 Edison Avenue) beginning Sat., October 10th from 11:00am-12:30pm and ending Sat., Dec. 5th. If you are interested, please call Sr. Betty McLaughlin at 1-718-828-3403, ext.104 by Wed., Oct. 7th.

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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