Religious Education Registration08-03-2020Fr. James Aboyi, V.C.
This weekend registration opens online for all of our Religious Education programs, including Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Journey of Faith, JAM and EPIC. St. Benedict's has opportunities for all of your children and teens to strengthen their understanding of our Catholic faith and develop a closer relationship with God. When you give your children the gift of intentional faith formation, you are showing them the importance of living a faith-filled life and building a strong foundation based on God’s love. Due to the uncertain times with the pandemic, sessions will look different than they have in past years.READ MORE
St. Benedict, Where All are Welcome
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.
From the Pastor
Give Them Something to Eat08-01-2020Fr. James Aboyi
The Gospel reading this weekend invites us to reflect on the reality of hunger in the world, especially with the current impact of the pandemic. Recent studies have shown that more than enough food is produced to feed the global population, yet more than 690 million people, that is one in nine, go to bed on an empty stomach every night, and an estimated 821.6 million people are considered undernourished or starving globally. WHO and UNICEF reported in 2019 that an estimated 2.2 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water and over half of the global population, or 4.2 billion people, lack safely managed sanitation services. Recent statistics indicate that after steadily declining for a decade, world hunger is on the rise globally. This is compounded even more by the current impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.READ MORE
A generous Catholic family from outside our parish has offered to help St. Benedict with a matching gift up to $29,700.
On March 10, 2017, David Rees heard the words, “You have Leukemia, a form of blood cancer. If we do not start treatments immediately, you will have three to four weeks to live.”
Available now at the parish office or through AmazonSmile.com for $15.
Membership Promotional Offer
Promotional offer now through Wed, Aug 5: NEW members get FREE online membership for their first year! Regular dues are $30/year. Visit kofc.org/joinus and enter code MCGIVNEY2020.
For all active ministry volunteers here at St. Benedict, it’s time for the Safe Environment Training renewal! The video for renewals is now up and running.
The deadline is Aug 30.
St. Vincent De Paul Collection
We so appreciate your continued donations. Here is the list for the week: Rice (white), Pasta Sauce, Dish Soap, Body Wash, Shampoo/Conditioner, and Laundry Detergent.