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
Trust and Hope02-17-2019Fr. James Aboyi
Our liturgy today is centered on the theme of "Trust and Hope." In all three of our scripture readings today, we see a comparison between those who hope or trust themselves versus those who hope and trust in the Lord. While hope and trust do not mean the same thing, we know from life experience that it is nearly impossible to have one without the other; that is to hope without trusting someone or something or to trust without hope. It is also impossible for anyone to live without hope and trust in someone or God. The readings described those who hope and trust in God as wise, and those who trust in only themselves as foolish. In the first reading, Jeremiah used "curse", a very strong word for those who trust in human beings. In the Gospel, Jesus also used a strong word, "Woe", to those who think they can do well in life without God. In contrast, those who trust and hope in God are described as the "Blessed" who are wise enough to know that all they have comes from God their creator. Jesus is not just comparing the rich to the poor or those who trust in themselves versus those who trust and rely on God, but he is actually offering his disciples and all of us, the key to the source of true eternal happiness. Relying on God will always lead to eternal life and joy that lasts forever while relying on personal achievement without God leads to illusionary joy that does not last.READ MORE
Feb 19 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Come join us as we discuss the universal call to sainthood!
Feb 22 - Feb 24
Save the date for our high school spring retreat on Feb 22-24 at Lost Canyon Camp in Williams, AZ.
Registration deadline: Fri, Jan 25
Feb 23 - Feb 24
Please stop by the tables and see the items after Masses the weekend of Feb 23/24.
Feb 24 12:30pm - 3:00pm
We hope you are looking forward to this year’s event at Desert Breeze Park for a wonderful day of food, fun and fellowship. Lawn games, face painting and more!
Campaign Q&A Meeting
Feb 27 6:30pm
The meeting has been rescheduled for Wed, Feb 27 at 6:30pm in the parish meeting room. Please send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.