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.

  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


 As a way of reminding everyone about the guidelines for the Lenten Fast and Abstinence, I offer the following explanation: “Lenten Fast and Abstinence” During the Season of Lent, the Church urges all the faithful to reflect a spirit of penance in their daily life through performing acts of fast and abstinence. “FASTING” Fasting requires that only one full meal be taken per day. Two other smaller meals may be taken during the day to maintain physical strength, but these two meals together should not equal a full meal in quantity. Fasting obliges all those who have reached the age of 18 and continues to oblige until age 59. Those not specifically obliged to fast are encouraged to join in the discipline of fasting to the extent that they are able. “ABSTINENCE” Abstinence prohibits individuals from eating meat on a particular day. Abstinence obliges all those who have reached the age of 14 and continues to oblige throughout their entire life. Those not specifically obliged to abstain from eating meat are encouraged to join in this discipline to the extent that they are able. FRIDAYS in Lent are days of Abstinence GOOD FRIDAY is a day of Fast and Abstinence 

 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



 In Lent, Saint Benedict’s will offer a class for Catholics who may be missing the Sacrament of Confirmation; those attending the class may receive this sacrament at the 2016 Easter Vigil. Classes are held each Wednesday at 8:00pm in the rectory. If interested, please call the rectory to register at

 718-828-3403 x101.


 St. Benedict’s School/Parish Raffle Friday, March 11, 2016 - $10,000.00 First Prize Order forms are available at the rectory and the school. You may purchase your ticket at the school office or at the rectory, Monday-Friday from 9:00am- 3:00pm. Tickets are $100.00 each. The drawing will be held on Friday, March 11, 2016 in our school at the Annual Raffle Dance. FIRST PRIZE: $10,000.00 SECOND PRIZE $ 2,000.00 THIRD PRIZE: $ 1,000.00 FOURTH PRIZE: $ 500.00 Please help us raise money for our parish school. Thank you for always supporting us. Winners need not be present!

 The Rectory will be CLOSED Monday, Feb. 15th in Observance of President’s Day. We will open Tuesday, Feb. 16th at 9:00am. If there is an emergency, please call 646-457-2053. Have a Blessed and Safe Holiday!

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.


 Sunday, March 13th the 9:30am Mass will change to 9:00am due to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Throggs Neck. This change to 9:00am is ONLY for Sun., Mar.13th


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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