From the Pastor

Taking After the Good Shepherd

07-17-2021Fr. James Aboyi, V.C.

The theme of Liturgy over the past three weeks has been centered on different types of leadership and responsibilities in the Church. Two weekends ago, we reflected on the roles of prophets; last weekend we reflected on the roles of missionaries; and this weekend the theme of the Liturgy is centered on the roles of shepherd and religious leaders. It is not a coincidence that God chose most of the great leaders, the patriarchs in the Old Testament such as Abraham, Moses and David, from among the shepherds. In the New Testament, Jesus identifies himself as the Good Shepherd, “who is willing to lay down His life for His Sheep” (John 10:11). This explains why a priest in charge of a parish today is called Pastor, a Latin word for shepherd. Religious leaders as shepherds are called to model their lives after that of Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd.


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Call for Catechists & Assistants

We would love to invite YOU to share your gifts as a Catechist or Core Leader for the 2021-2022 school year. Sessions run Sep - Apr.


J.P. II Classic Basketball Event

Map Xavier College Prep, 4710 N. 5th St., Phoenix, AZ 85012

Bring the entire family out to Hoop It Up at the JPII Classic 7th Annual Basketball Event on Friday, August 6 at Xavier .


Job Opening: Accounting Clerk for School Office

St. John Bosco has an opening for a part-time Accounting Clerk in the school office. This position reports to the Principal.


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Music Teacher, Fine Arts Teacher, 1st Grade Teacher, Preschool Teacher Assistant


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Dispensation Lifted July 1, 2021

Bishop Olmsted announces the restoration of the obligation for Sunday and holy day Masses in the Diocese of Phoenix, effective July 1, 2021.


Welcome to Clare Gisla!

07-19-2021Fr. James Aboyi, V.C.

I welcome Clare Gisla to our St. Benedict staff and community as the new Youth Ministry Coordinator. Along with her deep commitment to sharing the Catholic faith with others, Clare brings a wealth of experience in youth ministry, teaching and music. Her first day at work will be Monday, July 19. I assure Clare of my prayers and support in her new role and also ask for your prayers and support for her. Let us show her our St. Benedict welcoming spirit as she joins our community next week.


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St. Benedict Catholic Church 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 Catholic Church.