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Living Your Strengths– Catholic Edition (a 2-part workshop)

Do you want to feel a better connection to your church community?

Living Your Strengths shows you how to identify and affirm your unique talents and how to use them for growth, service and spiritual enrichment.

Join us for this 2-part workshop with a trained Gallup StrengthFinder coach as we explore how you are uniquely created by God and endowed with gifts that are yours alone. Discover your innate talents, and start using them for service, praise and growth. Living Your Strengths Catholic Edition guides you on the path to spiritual enrichment.

Embrace Who God Created You to Be!

Meeting September 14th and 21st at 7:30 PM in classrooms 5/7.

You MUST pre-register by September 1st
Cost is $25/per person.

Registration includes:
A copy of the Living Your Strengths-Catholic Edition book
Private access to the assessment test
Personalized reports and tools to learn even more about your strengths
2 sessions of coaching with a Gallup trained StrengthFinder coach

We will offer training for current parishioners who are already trained Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, after the 9:00am Mass on Saturday, August 13th in Classrooms 5&7.

We will review how, and who, we serve in this Ministry. More importantly, you will see the wonderful value you can bring to those who are unable to attend Mass either because of short term illness or because they are in a  long term care facility. The more ministers we have the more we can serve those who are in need of receiving the gift of the Eucharist. This is a call to community and to share. Please prayerfully consider joining this amazing Ministry.  If you have any questions, please contact Eileen Barnes at or 770-235-3764. 

The Music Department is hosting a Robing Day Open House for the Cherub and Archangel Choirs on Sunday, August 14th from 10:45-12:00. Anyone with children in Pre-K through 6th grade is welcome to come meet the staff and learn more about our program.

For questions or additional information please contact Lauri Potter at

St. Benedict Catholic Church will be hosting our 22nd Annual Holiday Bazaar this year Saturday, November 5, 2022 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. There will be a preview show on Friday, November 4th, from 5:30 to 9:00 pm. If you want to join us or have questions, or would like a vendor application, email us at or call us: Glen Michaels at 678-860-7578, Susan Campbell at 770-403-9011, or Lady Bernard at 770-572-1364.

We have a number of openings for our upcoming VIRTUS classes. There is no charge and the class will help us to better understand the horrors of child sex abuse and, more importantly, how to combat it. There is value for all of us and not just those who work with children.

· Learn the dangers of abuse and the lifelong effects of it

· How to protect children from abuse

· How to recognize warning signs of inappropriate adult behavior

· What to do if you suspect abuse

· How to support victims and protect them from future abuse

VIRTUS classes are held in classroom 6/8 here at Saint Benedict
on the following dates and times:

Saturday • August 20: 9:00 AM – Noon (Deacon John)

Thursday • September 8: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM  (Deacon Jamie)

Saturday • September 10: 9:00 AM – Noon (Deacon John)

Register at

Boldly go where many have gone before and help pass on the Good News of Jesus Christ and our Catholic faith! This fall, over 600 children and teens, Kindergarten through 12th grade, will come to St. Benedict programs to learn more about Jesus and the Catholic faith. At this time, over 60 of these children and teens have no catechist to guide them.

You can help by becoming a catechist (K-5) or core leader (6th-8th & 9th-12th) for Faith Formation. As you nurture the faith of our young, you will learn and grow as well! As one of our teen core leaders, Josh Weimer, put it, “I enjoy being a core leader because I get to grow in my personal faith, while also using my experiences to help others in their journeys!”                                                

We provide you with training, materials, and support. Classes begin the week of September 11. If interested or for more information, contact Mary Beth McKenna at

Catechists Needed

Tuesdays 6:00-7:15 pm:
2 openings for 2nd grade   •    1 opening for a 3rd grade

Wednesdays 3:30-4:45 pm:
1 opening for 1st grade

Wednesdays 6:00-7:15 pm:
1 opening for 1st grade   •    1 opening for 4th grade

Core Leaders Needed

Edge (Middle School grades 6-8)
Core Leaders 6:00-7:30 pm Sundays, twice a month

Life Teen (High school grades 9-12)
Core Leaders 6:00-7:45 pm Sundays, twice a month

The St. Benedict Knights of Columbus asks you to join in praying rosaries for our beloved priests and deacons throughout 2022, on their Ordination Day anniversaries.

Visit the “Rosaries for Our Clergy” page for the schedule and sign-up for a time slot to pray for their well-being, their ministry, and their intentions.

Our next anniversary is Fr. Joseph Mullakkara on August 3rd.

The Knights of Columbus Golf Outing for Veterans will be held this fall on September 26. We will be signing up people at Mass every weekend until we reach our goal of 124 golfers which represents the number of carts that will be available. Please sign up early to avoid a last minute rush to be registered before we run out of carts.

Knights will be at the desk in the lobby to sign you up to play! There will be auctions and prizes for good play…and one new prize for the foursome that comes in last! Probably me! Please sign up as soon as possible and enjoy playing while helping our worthy veterans!

Thank you.
Steve Amero, Golf Committee Chairman

When & Where

Monday • September 26 at St. Ives Country Club in Johns Creek


Steve Amero

After much anticipation our Faith Build with Atlanta Habitat has officially launched!

Our build will kick-off on June 18 and will end on August 13. The build dates are June 18, June 25, July 9, July 16, July 30, August 6, and August 13.  Additional details on this year’s build is as follows:

Build Address: 415 West Lake Ave NW

Homebuyer: The Allen Household

Based on the collaboration of multiple churches, the recalibrated numbers for volunteer allocations is 7 for St. Benedict, 4 for Christ the King, 4 for St. Philip, 4 for St. Luke, 3 for St. James, 3 for Covenant, and 3 for St. Martins. In previous years, we have been responsible for 20 volunteers per Saturday.  With this years’ limitations, we ask that everyone interested please only sign up for 1 volunteer slot to make sure we save room for others that want to participate.

Now that the build details are finalized, we’re ready to start registering volunteers for this year’s project!



1) All volunteers are required to register online individually. Each volunteer will complete our Release and Waiver form during the registration process.

2) Registered volunteers will receive automated confirmation and reminder emails with a link to our Volunteer Information Packet and directions to the build site. Day 1 of the build begins at the Atlanta Habitat warehouse, and Days 2-7 begin at the build site.

3) The minimum age required to volunteer is 16 years old. Volunteers ages 16 and 17 must print their Release and Waiver form and bring it to the build site with a parent or guardian signature.

4) Please make sure to register online at least one week prior to each build day.  If you do not think you will be able to fill your volunteer slot, please notify me as soon as possible so that additional volunteer support can be enlisted.

We are looking forward to another successful build in 2022.  As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Rob Marino, St. Benedict Habitat for Humanity Coordinator, at or 404-210-4225