From the Pastor

Tasked to Spread the Good News

05-15-2021Fr. James Aboyi, V.C.

The pain of separation from our loved ones is one of the most excruciating experiences we can have in life. It is not always easy to say “goodbye” to our loved ones when they travel or at their fi nal moment. Most people have the opportunity to say goodbye or give last instructions before they part from their loved ones. Naturally, the last instruction from a dying person is never taken lightly. This was the case of the Apostles as we hear in the fi rst reading and Gospel today. Their hearts were troubled to see Jesus depart from them. Jesus prepared His apostles well in anticipation of the challenges that were ahead of them. Jesus’ ascension was both an end and a beginning for his disciples. While it was the end of Jesus’ physical presence with them, it also marked the beginning of Jesus’ presence with them in a new way. Jesus promised to send them the Holy Spirit who would lead, guide, and remain with them until the end of time.


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Parish 2020 Financial Report

The parish fiscal year runs from Jul 1 to Jun 30. Click here to view the most recent report, July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

Youth Ministry Summer Calendar

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St. Benedict Day at Panda Express & Baskin Robbins!

Add Mon, May 17 @ 10:00 AM - 9:30 PM

The Chick-Fil-A fundraiser was so successful that we’ve decided to have another!

This time it is at both Panda Express AND Baskin Robbins (40th St and Chandler Blvd.) on Mon, May 17.


Mass Honoring Graduates

Add Sun, May 23 @ 5:00 PM

St. Benedict will be honoring all 2020-2021 high school and college graduates at the 5:00pm Mass on Sun, May 23!


Live Stream Mass

Weekday 8:15am Masses are live-streamed on our YouTube page, with Communion given at the church afterwards.

The weekend 5:00pm Mass on Saturday and the 9:00am Mass on Sunday are live-streamed. The Sunday 11:00am and 5:00pm are not live-streamed.


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Rising with Christ – Come to the Feast of the Lord

Parish Updates for Mass and Gatherings - updated April 15, 2021


Happy Mother's Day

05-10-2021Fr. James Aboyi, V.C.

On behalf of our parish community, I wish all mothers, grandmothers, stepmothers and Godmothers a Happy Mother’s Day and God’s blessings! On this day, we thank our mothers, by birth or adoption, who have nurtured and supported us through life. The challenges confronting mothers in our generation are unprecedented. Mothers today are faced with raising their children in a culture that often does not honor the sanctity of family or faith. Nevertheless, the vocation of motherhood is one of the most joyful and fulfilling roles in life. By carrying human life in their wombs, giving birth and nurturing life, mothers share in the creative power of God, the author of life. A mother’s love is about the best image and reflection of God’s love and care for us. Today especially, we entrust all mothers and future mothers to the love and care of Mary, our Blessed Mother, that she will intercede for them before the throne of God.


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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.