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 Solemnity of Corpus Christi06-23-2019Fr. James Aboyi
Love the Heat!
Finally, beginning this weekend, the summer is officially here upon us! Having lived here in Arizona for several years now, it is obvious to me that summer is the most challenging time for churches as we deal with empty pews and increasing bills. Recently, out of curiosity, I decided to read some articles to find out about the impact of summer on people’s mood, attitudes and general behaviors, especially here in Arizona. The findings were very interesting. Most studies showed a high correlation between summer and a rise in anger, rage and violence. It is good to be conscious of these facts and pay attention to our mood during the summer time. However, interestingly, I found a few studies that indicated that many people actually look forward to summer for several reasons such as shopping, pool parties, beautiful monsoon storms, less traffic and cheap hotels. I often tell people not to dread coming to Mass during the summer because, by the grace of God through the generosity of our parishioners, we will continue to cool the church and make it comfortable for everyone. We thank God we live at a time when we all have air-conditioning units in our houses, vehicles and churches.READ MORE
Ahwatukee Foothills News Article, May 15, 2019: St. Benedict's Dials Back Timeline for New Church
Do you feel called to serve the young people of our parish? Are you willing to share your time and heart to help children and teens grow in faith? We would love to invite YOU to share your gifts as a Catechist or Core Leader for the 2019-2020 school year.
Are you an adult between the ages of 19-119 who loves Jesus and wants to help other people grow closer to Jesus as well? Are you someone who struggled, or saw others struggling, during middle school and high school? Are you someone who wants to make a lasting impact on the life of a teenager?
Our parish is once again providing donations of water bottles to our St. Vincent de Paul Water Truck that seeks out the homeless population and provides them with water and more. Please bring your water donations to the main entrance of the church as you attend Mass each weekend. No donation is too small. Thank you!
Religious Education Registration
Jul 1, 2019
Registration for all religious education, including Journey of Faith, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, JAM and EPIC will be available online begins Mon, Jul 1.