St. Benedict

Date Founded: 1880

Status: Merged, 2006

County: Sangamon

Church Location: 128 E. Washington St., Auburn, Illinois

Notes: Merged with Sacred Heart (Divernon) and St. Mary (Pawnee) to form Holy Cross parish. Church open for Mass.

In 1871, parishioners purchased a church from the Sugar Creek Baptist congregation. A second church was completed in 1903, but it was destroyed by fire in February 1914. The current church was built in 1914.

Records Available in Diocesan Archives for Genealogy Research: 

  • Baptisms: 1872-1930
  • Marriages: 1878-1930
  • Deaths: none
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