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.


· Farewell to Fr. Brian Taylor

    Saturday, June 13th  -  5:30pm Mass

followed by a Reception in Fr. Albert Hall

· Saturday, June 20th - 9:00am

       Permanent Deacon Ordination at 

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral for 

Michael (Mike) Salvatorelli      

· Saturday, June 27th  -  9:30am   

Priest Ordination for Deacon Michael Eguino  

here at St. Benedict’s Church.

His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan 

will be the Main Celebrant.

 TRAVELLING?  -  If you will be travelling in the United States and want to find the nearest Roman Catholic Church and its Mass schedule, you can visit the Mass Times site on the Internet: www.masstimes.org or call Mass Times at 1-410-676-6000. Many foreign cities are also included.

Have a Blessed and Safe Summer!


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.

  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


July 26th from 5:00-pm—6:45pm 

in Fr. Albert Hall. Come out and spend some time with the family. Put away your video games and turn off your TV’s. Enjoy classic games like Candyland, Sorry, Chutes & Ladders, etc. It’s so much fun for your children and you. You can buy refreshments at the concession stand. All are invited to attend the 7:00pm Mass in the Church. Join us for fun, faith, and fellowship. Meet your fellow parishioners and their children. Give it a chance, and see for yourself. You will have an enjoyable time with your children and other parishioners with their families. We hope to see you on Sunday, July 26th at 5:00pm in Fr. Albert Hall. 

You won’t be sorry! God Bless!

Easter Sunday 

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


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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