Weekly Reflection

For All Good Things Are Possible

10-10-2021Fr. Manasseh Iorchir, VC

Everyday, life requires us to make choices in the face of so many options. To make some choices, one needs to forgo some other options competing for our attention. This weekend’s readings are centered on the choices we should make, the options we have to renounce in order to make the right choices and the consequences that arise from the choices we make. The book of Wisdom presents its author (presumably king Solomon) recalling how in the midst of so many attractive mundane options, he chose wisdom and renounced material treasure. For him, wisdom was his preferred choice because “her radiance never ceases”. The consequence of his choice here is that he received along with wisdom even those things he did not ask for. This reminds us of Jesus admonishing his disciples to “seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides.” (Matthew 6:33).

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Moms Night Out

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Please join Magnificat Moms for a casual night out at the Living Room (Awhatukee) on Sat, Oct 16 at 5:30pm.

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Arizona Rosary Celebration

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The Arizona Rosary Celebration is almost here. It will be at the Phoenix Convention Center on Sun, Oct 17 from 2:00 - 4:15pm. The Knights of Columbus will be providing transportation, so sign up in the parish lobby!

Trunk or Treat

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Save the date and get ready for a fun evening of games, food trucks, and of course, Trunk or Treat! This year we are partnering with St. John Bosco School to combine the Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat into one fun-filled event at SJB! It’s time to get your costumes and car decor ready!

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Feed My Starving Children - Oct 30

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The next date you can come to pack meals for starving children all over the world Sat, Oct 30, from 11:30am to 1:15pm.

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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.

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Thank You

10-11-2021Fr. James Aboyi, V.C.

I thank everyone for their participation in our Parish Information Meeting held on Monday, September 27. My special thanks to the leaders and members of the Building Committee, Building Fund Committee, Finance Council and Parish Staff who helped to organize the meeting. The questions, suggestions, and feedback we received during and after the meeting were very helpful. Please give us a call in the parish office (480.961.1610) or send an email to office@stbenedict.org if you have any additional questions, suggestions or need a clarification.

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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.

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