News & Updates

New Guidelines for Mass - effective June 12-13, 2021

Important Letter to All Parishioners:  JPG ~ PDF

Benton Knights Donate to Food Pantry

Knights of Columbus Council 9890 recently awarded $500 to the Benton West City Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry. The Benton Council provided $250 which was then matched dollar-for-dollar by the K of C Belleville Chapter. The resulting $500 gift will help the Pantry continue to serve those in need.
Pictured (front): Michael Labar, Vicki Seagle, food pantry director, Harold Campbell
(back) Jim Yancik, Roland Santor, Ken Hungate, Harry Orlandini, David Stock, Pat Sanders, Louie Ferando

Bible in a Year Podcast hosted by Fr. Mike Schmitz
If you've struggled to read the Bible, this podcast is for you. It's currently the #1 Podcast in America! Each episode is 20-25 minutes and includes
--- two or three scripture readings
--- a reflection from Fr. Mike Schmitz
--- guided prayer to help you hear God's voice in His Word

This program is different than other Bible-in-a-year studies in that the books of the Bible are presented in a chronological timeline to help you learn "THE STORY" of salvation. And, it is completely FREE! Sign up at .

Support Our Seminarians
As young men answer the call to the priesthood, we are called to support them. There are currently six seminarians in the Belleville Diocese and you can learn more about them HERE. Consider sending a note, a card, or even a box of cookies throughout the year!

Other Items of Interest

Podcasts and Videos
Does your faith seem a bit "stale"? Are you indifferent towards the Church?
Here are some resources that can help you grow in knowledge and faith.

The Vatican

Into the Breach is a call to battle for Catholic men of all ages, which urges them to embrace wholeheartedly masculine virtues in a world in crisis. This video series seeks to answer what it means to be a Catholic man in today’s world. The series is inspired by the Apostolic Exhortation for Catholic Men written by Bishop Olmsted of Phoenix and produced by the Knights of Columbus.

Food Pantry Needs Help Filling Shelves
The Benton West City Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry needs our help all year long to keep the shelves stocked with food. All donations of non-perishable food items or monetary donations are greatly appreciated. Donations can be brought to the church or taken directly to the Pantry on South Main Street.


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