Consider Joining the Gala 2020 Committee!


Come join us as we plan the year’s Blue Ribbon Gala and celebrate the achievement of St Benedict Preparatory School

The 2020 Gala celebrating St. Benedict’s Blue Ribbon award will be on March 28, 2020 at Rockwell on the River. We are excited to return to this venue after the rave reviews from last year’s event!

Please join Fr. Steve, Ms. Gemo and Mr. Accardi on October 28, 2019 at 6:30 in the HSA room (enter at 3911 N Bell), as the organizing committee kicks off its event planning for St. Benedict’s biggest fundraiser.  Appetizers and beverages will be served, so please RSVP to Laura Burns ( 

In advance of the meeting, we invite parents to consider various sub-committees that are responsible for the event and auction, including music, decor, premium baskets and sponsorships.  Options include committees focused on:

After Parties

Gala Venue (decor, music,etc.)

Food & Beverage

Auctions-Live and Silent

Premium Baskets

Wine Pull

Teacher Treats

Class Projects


Sponsorship & Ad book

Contact Laura Burns ( grade parent) Isabelle Ryan ( (6th and 8th grade parent) or Linda Wolf ( (2d grade parent) if you have any questions or would like to participate, but cannot make the meeting. 

Fr. Steve and our priests invite you to the Treasures from the Attic Gala After Party on October 25th

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Father Steve and the parish priests of St. Ben's welcome you for an evening at the rectory with great drinks, appetizers, and fun.

Join them upstairs to see treasures from the attic of the past from St. Benedict Church including stained glass and vestments from Germany, precious items from the safe, photographs going back to 1904, and more.

Hope to see you at the Rectory (2215 W. Irving Park Rd.) on Friday night, October 25th from 6:30 - 9 p.m.

Only 38 spots left. $100 per person.

Tickets available at the rectory or go online to

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Blue Ribbon Mass, October 20 at 10:30AM

Come Give Thanks to God for Our 2019 Blue Ribbon School  

October 20 at 10:30AM 

Parish & School Family Mass  

God has blessed our community of faith with an excellent parish school. Our parish school is an integral ministry of our parish passing on our Catholic faith for many generations. And now, we have been recognized for our excellence with the 2019 National Blue Ribbon!  

We are inviting all school families to attend this Mass of Thanksgiving. We also invite families to a special celebration in conjunction with the parish welcoming committee after Mass. We will have children's activities, photo/selfie fun and information about our parish school for prospective families. Students should show their Bengal Pride and wear their school uniforms to Mass. We hope to see you there.  

Preschool Parents Invited to Open House on Tuesday, November 5th

We know that preschool parents have a lot of education options for their children, and choosing the best elementary school is on their minds. We want to show our preschool families why St. Benedict Prep is the RIGHT choice for their children’s next phase of their learning journey. Come to our open house and see why we are a 2019 Blue Ribbon School.

Open House on Tuesday, November 5th from 5:30PM to 7:30PM.

  • School Tours led by parent ambassadors

  • Ms. Gemo will give a presentation on the K-8 program around 6:30PM

  • Come see what makes a St. Benedict Education different from all the rest

Save the DATE - an Invitation and RSVP directions will be coming soon.