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 Parable of the Good Samaritan07-14-2019Fr. James Aboyi
I would like to thank everyone for participating at the Feast Day celebration of our Patron Saint, Benedict on Thursday of last week. Special thanks to the Liturgy Committee and our Seminarian, Connor Companik, for coordinating the Liturgy. Also, thanks to the Knights of Columbus and the Helping Hands Ministry for sponsoring the reception.
Reflection on the Scripture Reading
The Parable of the Good Samaritan is one of the most popular passages in the whole Bible. The United States, and many countries in the world, have some form of law called "The Good Samaritan Law" which stipulates the obligation to help someone in need with the protection of the helper from recourse. The question asked of Jesus by the scholar of the law is, "Who is my neighbor?" Many other questions can be built on this, such as What does the Samaritan stand to gain by helping this victim? What is really new about helping someone in an emergency? or What about people who avoid helping others for all kinds of reasons, even in an emergency? and Why is this passage so popular?READ MORE
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?
Sign up now for Journey of Faith, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, JAM and EPIC programs.
This person will keep deposit and payment records, pay bills, and prepare reports bi-weekly and quarterly. The estimated me investment is 20 hours per month, and an additional 5-10 hours at quarter-end for reporting.
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!