Dreaming Big!

As a small parish with a limited budget, there are often desired items that we are unable to build into our annual budget. The staff has put together a wish list of items that will help us better serve our St. Benedict community and ministries.

Fr. Bob & Fr. Raymond Wishes:

The Parish of St. Benedict is grateful to have Fr. Bob and Fr. Raymond as our fearless leaders! They continually show the compassion of Jesus to all those they serve. Help us grant their wishes to enhance their home and the Mass.

  • 6 Common Cups ($32/ cup)


Faith Formation Wishes:

The Faith Formation Team directly serves more than 400 people in our parish — from our youngest at baptism, to our children during weekly RE, Children’s Liturgy, sacraments, and Vacation Bible School, to junior high and high school youth groups, Bible studies and retreats, to adult Bible studies and RCIA. As the programs continue to grow, so do the needs.

  • Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Camera & film packs for Retreats, VBS, and RE Seasonal Projects ($70 camera, $10/ film pack)
  • Display Board for Faith Formation Highlights, Photos, and Updates (approx. $300)
  • Locking Metal Storage Cabinet for JAM & EPIC Supplies ($500)


Music Ministry Wishes:

Great music is an important part of our liturgies and one of the reasons people love coming to Mass at St. Benedict. We are blessed to have a dedicated Music Director and Choir Members who share their gifts with us week after week. The wish list items will improve liturgies, decrease costs on paper and sheet music, and allow the choir to grow.

  • 25 Tablets with wifi for Choir Member Use (approx. $100/ tablet)
  • 2 Microphones with Stands & Cords ($200 each)
  • 2 Funeral Easels ($100/ easel)
  • Camera & Monitor for AV ministry ($250)


An All Staff Wish:

You only have one chance to make a first impression… Help us make the Lobby more welcoming! We want to transform the Entrance of our Church and Office into a simple and inviting space that matches our belief, “All are welcome.”

  • *New Loveseat (approx. $200)
  • *2 New Accent Chairs (approx. $200/ chair)
  • *Small Coffee Table (approx. $150)
  • 8×10 Area Rug (approx. $250)
  • 2 Floor Lamps ($100)
  • 12-pocket Business Card Holder ($50)

*All furniture and accent pieces can be found at reasonable costs from stores such as American Furniture Warehouse, Ashley Furniture, Wayfair (online), Ikea, AllModern (online).


If you have an interest in supporting the Staff Wish List, there are several ways to share your gift:

  1. Faith Direct– With the one-time gift option with Faith Direct, you can use your credit card to fund the gift you would like to make.  Please note in the comments section which item you are gifting.
  2. Deliver to Office – You are welcome to drop a check or cash to the front office with a note of the gift you are underwriting.

Please contact Mary Jane Livens in the parish office with questions at 480.961.1610.  Thank you for your generosity and for considering our wishes!  Have a blessed Advent Season.