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.


 The Rosary will be said every Monday during the month of October at 7:30pm in the Convent Chapel EXCEPT Mon., Oct. 12th because of the Columbus Day holiday. Please try and say the Rosary daily. 

God Bless. 

  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

 Italian “Carnevale” Night 

St. Benedict’s Parish presents Italian “Carnevale” Mangiare e Ballare on Sat., November 7th from 7:00pm- 11:00pm at International Caterers, 3243 Ampere Avenue (Country Club). Tickets are $55.00 per person, nonrefundable (includes tax and gratuity) and an Italian Buffet, Salad, Wine, Beer, Soda, Cookies and Pastries. Live Music, Door Prize and 50/50 Raffle. Featuring ~~ Gene DiNapoli and his “Tribute to Italian Style Doo Wop and Pop Music” ~~ Jimmy Walsh and the Black Velvet Band. For tickets and information, please call 1-718-828-3403, ext. 101.

 Come and enjoy the evening.


 Sponsored by the Men and Women of St. Benedict’s Cornerstone November 7th and 8th AND November 14th and 15th Please consider donating any new or gently used winter clothing for women, men and children. Collections will be in the vestibule of the Church. It would be very much appreciated if you would consider donating: Winter coats, scarves, sweaters, sweatshirts, gloves, ear warmers, boots, etc. All donations will be brought to local shelters and volunteer locations because of your generous support. If you would like to give a monetary donation, please see one of the Men or Women of Cornerstone in the back of the church after each Mass - PLEASE ONLY on the above dates. Many, many thanks.

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

 Respect Life Month - Calendar of Events 2015 

October 4th 2015 Life Chain Bruckner Boulevard (back of the church) Participants will be holding signs promoting the Culture of Life. If you are interested in participating, please contact Gia by mail at: StBenedictsRespectLife@hotmail.com or call 1-646-247-5528. October 10th and 11th Respect Life Info Days St. Benedict’s Life Ministry will be available after each Mass to provide literature and Pro-Life items to educate everyone on the important message of LIFE. October 24th and 25th 4th Annual Spiritual Adoption Birthday Details will be in next weekend’s bulletin regarding Spiritual Adoption Day

 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


 The Rectory will be CLOSED Monday, Oct. 12th in Observance of Columbus Day. We will open Tuesday, Oct. 13th at 9:00am. If there is a emergency, please call 1-646-457-2053. Have a Blessed and Safe Holiday!

Our own Pastor, Father Norton co-anchors on CBS to welcome Pope Francis to New York!! Stay tuned for more pictures to come!

 Adult Faith Formation Classes 

Tuesday evenings beginning October 6th, the parish will have 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 pre-register. Classes for the Month of October are listed below: 

October 6th The Papacy Fr. Steve Norton 

October 13th Marriage Eric Wandrey 

October 20th The Family Deacon Joseph Patrona 

October 27th Sacraments Deacon John Scott of Initiation 

All are welcome!

 CHURCH CLEANING - The Church will be CLOSED AFTER THE 8:30am MASS on the following days: Monday, Oct. 5th, Tuesday, Oct. 6th, Wednesday, Oct. 7th, Thursday, Oct. 8th and Friday, Oct. 9th Thank you for your cooperation.

 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.

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

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.


 If you can, please bring in a can of food or box of pasta or anything that is non-perishable 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.


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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