End of Christmas Season01-08-2021Fr. James Aboyi, V.C.
Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a peaceful Christmas and New Year celebration. The Christmas Season ended this past weekend with the celebration of the Baptism of the Lord. We can now put away all of our Christmas decorations. We will begin the 1st Week in Ordinary Time, Year “B”, on January 11th. Ordinary Time lasts from this week until Ash Wednesday on February 17th. I thank everyone for their participation in the Christmastide this year. My special thanks to the Art and Environment Ministers and the Liturgy Ministry Leaders for their effective planning for the Christmas and New Year Liturgies. I also thank those who sent donations for the poinsettias and other gifts to the parish and staff during this time.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
January is Pro-Life Month01-17-2021Fr. James Aboyi, V.C.
The month of January is generally known as the Pro-Life month, especially among Christians in the United States. Special prayers are offered throughout this month for the protection of human life from conception until natural death. This week, you’re invited to join thousands of Catholics nationwide in prayer for the respect of human life during a special Novena called 9 Days for Life (9daysforlife.com) from January 21-29.READ MORE
Parish 2020 Financial Report
The parish fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. Click here to view the most recent report, July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.
Confirmation preparation is being offered for adults this March 2021. Adults who are Catholic, but have not been confirmed, can complete their initiation process by preparing to receive Confirmation this April.
St. Vincent De Paul Collection
Our on-site pantry is basically full at this point, with only a few items in need this week: Beef Stew, Mustard, Tissues, Cookies, Laundry Detergent, and Paper Towels.