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Homecoming Weekend

Dear Parishioners,

It is my pleasure to introduce you to Phase One of “Rising with Christ”, the Diocese of Phoenix’s plan to restore parish life. Beginning this week, Bishop Thomas Olmsted has given permission for parishes to welcome parishioners back to daily and weekend Masses on a limited basis. Although the state and diocesan guidelines permit pastors  to admit up to 25% of the seating capacity of each church, we have decided to remain cautious for now and limit our Mass attendance to 20% (approximately 100 people per Mass). Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Once this capacity is met for each Mass, no others will be permitted to enter the church. We appreciate your cooperation with this as we work together to keep our community safe.

Rising with Christ: The Plan for Restoring Parish Life

Parishioner Guidelines for Preparing to return to public Masses

Mass Schedule

Schedules for Mass, Adoration, Confession and Office hours

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Online Bulletin

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Parishioner Registration

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Capital Campaign

"May the favor of the Lord our God be ours. Prosper the work of our hands!"

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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

Welcome Back

05-23-2020Fr. James Aboyi

Dear Parishioners,

I was so delighted to see many of you during Masses last weekend. I am grateful for everyone who was able to participate online or in-person. I thank you all for your patience and understanding during the whole period of this crisis. My special thanks to the parish staff and volunteers who helped with the liturgical planning and services.

This past weekend, as I stood on the Altar during Mass, the image that came to my mind from the Bible was the experience of the Israelites returning back from exile (Nehemiah 8:1-9). On returning back from exile, the priest, Ezra, gathered the people and read the Scriptures to them from morning until evening. All the people stood, raised their hands and praised God, then they knelt down and wept upon hearing the Scriptures for the first time after so many years in exile. In a similar way, I saw how most of us were moved to tears of joy during the Mass for now being able to participate fully in the Eucharistic celebration as a community after nearly two months. What a memorable Homecoming for all of us!

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Upcoming Events

Call for Catechists

Do you feel called to work with children or teens? Are you interested in making a difference in a child’s faith life?

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SVdP Water Drive Starts Back Up

The temperatures have been creeping up, so we have started collecting 12-16 oz. bottles of water for the homeless and less fortunate at the St. Vincent de Paul dining room in Mesa.

Please bring your much appreciated donations of water to the parish lobby between 9:00am and 3:00pm, Monday through Friday.

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

After careful consideration regarding the safety of the children amid this Covid-19 pandemic, Corpus Christi and St. Benedict have cancelled VBS for this year.

Notification and refunds will be made to those who had already registered.

St. Vincent De Paul Collection

Instead of food this week, we welcome any new or gently-worn athletic shoes and men’s jeans.

Please place your donation in the wooden SVdP bin located outside of the entrance to the church and thank you for your help!

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Pentecost Sunday

May 31, 2020

Wear RED for Pentecost!