The Pastoral Council

The St. Benedict Pastoral Council is a consultative body that assists the pastor in discerning how the parish can best serve the mission of the Church.

The council’s role includes planning, attending activities in the parish, priority setting, and visioning. Its primary work is the renewal of the parish and its parishioners as faith-filled, concerned, apostolic Christians by identifying needs, unearthing resources and discovering ways to further develop ministries for utilizing these resources. The work of the council is a ministry of leadership.

Meet the Council

Your Pastoral Council meets the first Wednesday of every month and invites all parishioners to share your thoughts about conditions around the church, concerns and questions on programs and ministries, and compliments and concerns about the Parish in general.

President: Jay Iole
Vice President: Frank Polimene
Members: Martin Ruggiero, Eamonn Ahearne, Patty Premeau, Julie Davis, Russ Spencer
Non-voting Member: Dcn Ed Winkelbauer

Fr. James Aboyi, V.C.

Parochial Administrator


Interested in helping in this ministry?

If you have any further questions or concerns, you may also contact the Parish Office directly at 480.961.1610 or email

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes are posted after they have been approved by Council.