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
Second Week of Advent12-09-2018Fr. Wilfred Yinah, VC
Statistics say that 98% of women do not like how they are, and try in every possible way (imposing diets, doing aerobics, choosing a new look, resorting to cosmetic surgery) to improve their image. The ancients—for whom the name formed one with the person—would have called these efforts seeking to give oneself a new name, attempts to rebuild the name. God loves to change connotations and name to persons, cities and peoples. He called Abraham, Sarah, Jacob, Simon, and gave them a new name. He transformed Jerusalem—the city in ruins, "the slave", "the sad and withered widow"—into a town called "Graceful", "Jewel", "Peace of righteousness and glory of godliness."READ MORE
Dec 24 - Dec 25
To better accommodate our parishioners and guests, seats may not be saved prior to any of the Christmas Eve Masses, except for those Knights of Columbus who are directing traffic. For Masses with high attendance, our Hospitality Ministers are instructed to fill empty seats as people arrive, ensuring that all seats are filled before we ask those arriving to stand for Mass.
Dec 6 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Mandatory rehearsals are on Thursdays, Dec 6, 13 and 20 from 5:30-6:15pm in the church. If you are in grades 3-8, we want you to join us to sing at the 4:00pm Christmas Eve Mass.
Sing Joy to All the World: A Christmas Concert
Dec 14 7:00pm
The Annual St. Benedict Christmas Concert will be performed in the church by Richard Guerra and the choirs of St. Benedict and Corpus Christi. Admission is free for all ages. Reception to follow with light snacks, coffee and hot chocolate.
Dec 15 9:00am - 11:00am
All high school and middle school students, plus their families, are encouraged to join us from 9:00-11:00am at the FMSC Mesa location, 1345 S. Alma School Rd., Mesa 85210.
Dec 23 - Dec 30
St. Benedict/St. John Bosco School, in partnership with Esperanza Lutheran Church and other community volunteers, will host families through the Family Promise Program from Sun, Dec 23 - Sun, Dec 30.