St. Benedict, Where All are Welcome
The Parish of St. Benedict is a welcoming and vibrant family of believers located in the Phoenix community of Ahwatukee in Arizona. We are a Catholic faith community that recognizes the face of Christ in all and we respond with our lives. Our growing community is made up of members from all walks of life and we value our diversity. Our motto, “Where All Are Welcome,” stems from the belief that every person is a treasured child of God. Whether you’re new to the neighborhood or searching for a new place of worship, we hope you’ll find a home in St. Benedict Parish.
From the Pastor
The Eucharistic Bread12-08-2019Fr. James Aboyi
As we set up our Christmas decorations during this second week of Advent, Pope Francis invites Christians all over the world to be conscious of including the nativity scene in our decorations as a sign of our joyful proclamation of the mystery of the Incarnation of the Son of God. In his Apostolic Letter titled “Admirabile Signum,” Latin term meaning, “Enchanting Image” which he signed last Sunday, the Pope stated, “With this Letter, I wish to encourage the beautiful family tradition of preparing the nativity scene in the days before Christmas, but also the custom of setting it up in the workplace, in schools, hospitals, prisons and town squares. Great imagination and creativity is always shown in employing the most diverse materials to create small masterpieces of beauty. As children, we learn from our parents and grandparents to carry on this joyful tradition, which encapsulates a wealth of popular piety. It is my hope that this custom will never be lost and that, wherever it has fallen into disuse, it can be rediscovered and revived.”READ MORE
Nov 18, 2019 - Dec 18, 2019
We still have about 40 ornaments left on the Angel Giving Trees! Please take some to help out a family in need this Christmas.
The ornament and gift are due back to the church this week, NO LATER than Wed, Dec 18.
Dec 14, 2019: 10:00am - 11:30am
in the parish meeting room
If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, please consider joining us to recognize the uniqueness of grief during the holidays.
Dec 14, 2019: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Please mark your calendars for the Family Potluck on Sat, Dec 14 from 4:00 to 7:00pm at Pecos Park. Bring something yummy to share and enjoy some quality family time with us.
Dec 16, 2019
The live flame from the Grotto of the Nativity in Bethlehem, where Jesus was born, will be used to light our sanctuary light the week of Dec 16.
Dec 17, 2019: 7:00pm
The St. Benedict Advent Penance Service will be on Tue, Dec 17 at 7:00pm. The evening will begin together with prayer and an examination of conscience with individual confessions to follow.