Weekend Update - July 307-03-2020Fr. James Aboyi, V.C.
Happy Fourth of July
I wish you and your family a happy Fourth of July as we celebrate our Independence Day on Saturday this weekend. Obviously, this may be about the most low-keyed fourth of July celebration in decades due to the new restrictions put in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus. Despite the current tension rising from the spiteful political campaigns that we see on television, street protests and economic challenges due to the viral pandemic, the fourth of July celebration is a constant reminder that the labor of our past heroes will never be in vain. What binds us as one nation is stronger than what divides us. Let us remember to pray this weekend for all who work for peace, unity and justice in our country. In a special way, let us remember to pray for the heroes of this country who gave their lives to give us the freedom and prosperity that we enjoy today and for those who risk their lives every day to protect us.READ MORE
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.
From the Pastor
Happy Feast Day!07-04-2020Fr. James Aboyi
I wish you all a Happy Feast Day as we celebrate the feast of our patron saint, Benedict, on Saturday, July 11 this week. Given the current crisis from the viral pandemic, we would like to observe the feast of St Benedict this year as a Parish Day of Prayer. We will begin the day with Mass at 9 am, followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and ending with Benediction at 12 noon. The Mass and Benediction will be live-streamed on our parish YouTube channel. I encourage those who are not able to attend the event in person to join us online and also to recite a Rosary or off er other prayers. In addition to your personal prayer intentions, we ask everyone to include the following as our community intentions:
1. For healing of the sick, especially those affected by the Coronavirus and for an end to the pandemic.READ MORE
A generous Catholic family from outside our parish has offered to help St. Benedict with a matching gift up to $29,700.
Lost and Found
If you are missing something and think you may have left it at the church, please either call or stop by the parish office during office hours to check our Lost & Found...we have many water bottles!
Items not retrieved by Jul 10 will be donated.
For all active ministry volunteers here at St. Benedict, it’s time for the Safe Environment Training renewal!
The Diocese is giving us an extension to get our training completed by Aug 30.
More details coming soon.
If you would like to help, please bring your donation of 12-16 oz. bottles of water to the parish lobby anytime between 9:00am and 4:00pm, Monday through Thursday.