From our Pastor, Fr. James

I miss seeing you already, especially as we approach the usual time for our weekend Liturgies. As follow up to the information I sent out earlier during the week, here are answers to some of the recent questions and concerns raised by some parishioners.

Diocese of Phoenix Mass Cancellations and Other Restrictions

Effective immediately and until further notice, Bishop Olmsted is suspending all weekday and Sunday Masses, and asking for all parish- and diocesan-based public gatherings to be cancelled.

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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.

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From the Pastor

Recent Events

03-28-2020Fr. James Aboyi

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

How did you cope with missing the Eucharistic Celebration during the weekend? The most common feedback I heard from some of our parishioners this week was that the current restriction from public parish Liturgies and events has awakened in them an appreciation and desire for the Eucharist, our parish community and a deeper relationship with God. The hunger for the Lord and longing for community celebration are feelings that can actually make us grow stronger in our faith. This is one way we can make sense of the current crisis when something good comes out of an apparent evil. To me, our faith at this time is like the parable of the mustard seed which a man took and planted in the soil. He sleeps and rises, nights and days pass and the seed grows but he knows not how (Mark 4:26-29).

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Upcoming Events

Confirmation and First Communion Retreat

Apr 4, 2020

This event has been changed to an online format. Details will be emailed to all participating families. For questions, please contact Heather Mooney at hmooney@stbenedict.org or David Rees at drees@stbenedict.org.

The Divine Mercy Novena: Virtual Prayer Group

Apr 10, 2020 - Apr 19, 2020: 3:00pm

Please be part of the “Virtual” Divine Mercy Prayer group as you pray the first day of the Novena in your home beginning on Good Friday, Apr 10 at 3:00pm. Each day you say the Novena at 3:00pm until Divine Mercy Sunday on April 19.

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Marriage Encounter

May 15, 2020 - May 17, 2020

Let the Lord be the shepherd of your marriage. Attend a Worldwide Marrige Encounter weekend on May 15-17 in Phoenix.

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Junior High Service Camp

Jun 1, 2020 - Jun 5, 2020: 8:30am - 12:00pm

The event is open to all incoming and outgoing middle school students and will be filled with off-site community service projects, prayer, and fellowship!

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St. Benedict Parish & Corpus Christi Church present Vacation Bible School 2020

Jun 1, 2020 - Jun 5, 2020: 8:30am - 12:00pm

at Corpus Christi Church in Ahwatukee

4-years-old through 5th grade welcome. Registration runs Mar 16 — Apr 6.

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