Rising with Christ10-16-2020Fr. James Aboyi, V.C.
I am glad to inform you that, after a careful evaluation of the downward trend in the spread of the Coronavirus in recent time, and following the requirements of the Arizona Health Department, Bishop Olmsted has now granted us permission to extend our Mass attendance from 25% to 35% sitting capacity of our Church. This will begin this weekend. This is a significant progress and one more step in the right direction as we gradually move toward the complete restoration of parish life.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
Gospel Reading10-17-2020Fr. James Aboyi
Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s” (Matthew 22:21). This Bible quotation from our Gospel reading today is a popular one among politicians. This is because many people consider it as the origin of the idea of separation of Church and State. Surprisingly, many people use this term of separation of Church and State loosely when, in fact, they are actually referring to separation of religion and State. There is a big difference between the two. Many people confuse this to mean that religious leaders have no right to condemn unjust civil laws and practices, or the right to request the government to address injustice in the society. Many people who argue on this do not even bother to check and see what the Constitution of the United States actually says. Here is the actual quote from the Constitution:READ MORE
Do you have a child whom you would like to have baptized?
Please contact Sr Colleen, firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to proceed.
Are you looking to grow in virtue and holiness? Ever wonder what being a true “man of God” is all about? Well look no further, “Man Enough: Lessons from St. Joseph on Becoming a Godly Man” by Dom Quaglia Jr. is the book for you!
Please join the Magnificat Moms for a “Friendsgiving” on a Saturday evening in mid-November! We have missed seeing everyone, and would love to make this a fun annual event for our group.
More details coming soon.
The St. Benedict Events Ministry would like to put together a Parish Cookbook to virtually share the recipes from meals we are making for our loved ones, giving all of us some new ones to try! Please send your recipe (including how many it serves) and a picture of the finished dish (if possible), along with your name to email@example.com. Deadline is Sat, Oct 31.
St. Vincent De Paul Collection
We so appreciate your continued donations. Here is the list for the week: Mac N Cheese, Canned Fruit, Canned Vege’s(not green beans), Tissues, Laundry Soap, and Body Wash forWomen.