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
Recent Events01-12-2020Fr. James Aboyi
Thank you all so much for your prayers and support, especially during my installation as Pastor of the parish last Sunday. I am very grateful. I look forward to your continued prayers and support in this new responsibility. A number of our parishioners have asked me to explain the difference between Parochial Administrator and Pastor, and what is involved in having the Via Christi Society provide the pastoral leadership to the St. Benedict community for the next ten years.
A Parochial Administrator is a Priest who is appointed by the Bishop to take care of the pastoral leadership of a parish when the office of the pastor is vacant. He holds this position on a temporary basis until a new pastor is appointed by the Bishop. The Parochial Administrator has the same rights and responsibilities as any Pastor (Canon 539 & 540, 1).READ MORE
Jan 19, 2020: 6:15pm - 8:00pm
All high school teens are encouraged to attend our EPIC Spring Kickoff on Sun, Jan 19, from 6:15-8:00pm at the St. John Bosco multipurpose room!
Jan 21, 2020 - Mar 10, 2020 (weekly)
Coming mornings and evenings beginning on Tue, Jan 7, is the Catholicism Series by Bishop Robert Barron. All 10 sessions will be shown on consecutive Tuesdays twice a day, one at 9:00am and the other at 6:00pm, both in Annex #4.
Jan 21, 2020: 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Middle schoolers! You are invited to attend JAM on Tue, Jan 21! We’ll be meeting in the St. John Bosco MPR from 6:00pm to 7:15pm.
Jan 25, 2020
The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekends are Jan 25/26 in Phoenix, and Mar 21/22 in Tucson.
Jan 25, 2020: 11:00am - 1:00pm
The next Parish Mass of Anointing will be celebrated on Sat, Jan 25, at 11:00am in the church. We invite those in need of healing in their lives (physical, emotional, spiritual) to come forward and join us.