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Steubenville Atlanta 2024

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”       – John 1:5

Join us to experience the life-changing love of Christ and be strengthened in your journey of discipleship with thousands of Catholic teens from around the country!

When: July 26-28, 2024  (Friday afternoon/evening, Saturday all day and Sunday morning)
Where: Gas South Convention Center, Duluth, GA
Who:  Rising 9th graders and high schoolers (including Class of 2024 graduates) are invited to attend
Cost: $225
Transportation: Parents will provide transportation to and from the Gas South Convention Center each of the three days of the conference. 
What to expect: Awesome talks, incredible music, Mass, Adoration, fellowship, entertainment and reconciliation.
Included Meals: Dinner on Friday, Lunch and Dinner on Saturday

Vidalia Onion Sale

Our Knights of Columbus will be having their annual Vidalia onion sale the weekend of April 27-28. These freshly harvested Vidalia onions are 1 bag for $15 or 2 bags for $25. You can pay with cash or check (made out to K of C Council 10633) at the tent, or pay with a credit card at the narthex desk.

Just a reminder… ALL proceeds from the onion sales goes to purchase roses that the Knights will be handing out to all mothers after Masses on Mother’s Day, May 12.

33 Years of Service: A Celebration

The Knights of Columbus St. Benedict Council 10633 are celebrating 33 years of service to our parish community with a dinner. ALL are invited to this event (adults only, please). This is an open event. Anyone is welcomed to attend – Knights, spouses, non-Knights, parishioners, etc. Complimentary child care will be provided by Edge teens. Tickets are $35 per person (the event ticket covers meal plus one drink ticket). The dinner will be catered by The Southern Porch with a menu of roasted pork loin, pulled BBQ chicken, roasted potatoes, pimento mac and cheese, country green beans, Caesar salad, Greek salad, rolls and butter, and a cash bar of wine, beer and soda.

Tickets are for sale in the narthex after Mass each weekend.

St. Benedict’s Vacation Bible School

June 10-14, 2024
9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Take kids deep into an amazing undersea adventure where they’ll experience the ever-flowing, never-ending love of God. At Scuba VBS, kids will be immersed in the Word and discover what living water is really all about! Join us on a deep sea adventure for ages 3 (must be potty trained) through children entering the 5th grade in August 2024. We are looking for adult and teenage volunteers as well. There will be an adult information meeting on Saturday, April 13 in classroom 9 of the education wing.

Registration for volunteers opens April 1.
Registration for campers opens April 8.

Registration Website
https://vbspro.events/p/events/st-bensscuba2024

Questions? Contact Edith Berardi at edith.berardi@siemens.com
or Patty Xibille at pxibille@gmail.com

Father Paul’s Trivia Night

Unleash your inner genius! Join us Saturday, April 27, 2024 in the Parish Life Center for Father Paul’s Trivia Night. Doors open at 6:00 pm, and the game starts at 7:00 pm.

$80 per Team/Maximum 8 Players per Team (Adults Only)
Sandwiches, Snacks & Soft Drinks Included

St. Benedict TopGolf Challenge & Funfest

Treat yourself to a fun-filled Sunday afternoon: three hours of TopGolf play with family/friends plus a fajita meal and unlimited non-alcoholic beverages! Prizes for those who prove themselves to be the parish’s top golfers! Link up with family or friends to bring your own team of six golfers/ringers, or sign up as a single or couple and we’ll build a team around you!

Proceeds used to support the St. Benedict Columbarium Project. Donations also welcomed.

Ticket sales after Mass beginning the weekend of March 10/11. Tickets are $75 per adult; children (10 and under)/non-golfer are $35. Price includes 3 hours of TopGolf, fajita dinner and unlimited non-alcoholic beverages.

Save the Date: Sunday | April 21 from 4:00-7:00 pm
TopGolf Atlanta-Buford at 2935 Buford Drive, Buford, Georgia

Serving more than 1,000,000 Catholics, the mission of the Archdiocese of Atlanta is to proclaim the Gospel of the Lord, and grow all of north and central Georgia in faith, hope, love, and service to others. Each of us is commissioned to serve and take action by imitating Jesus, nourished by the Eucharist and eager to do the work of God. Your gift to the 2024 ARCHBISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL helps make it possible by supporting the ministerial, outreach, education, formation, and discipleship work of the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Please give prayerful consideration to your level of support to help fund the essential ministries and services supported by the Appeal. In the upcoming weeks, we will hear a message about the appeal and everyone who has not yet made a gift to the appeal will have the opportunity during our in-pew process. Please be prepared next week to make a pledge to the 2024 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal.

Donate online at donate.archatl.com

Ultimate Celtic Adventure Tour 2024
to Scotland & Ireland
Led by Father Paul Flood & Donal Noonan

April 8-20, 2024
11 Nights Tour of Scotland & Ireland to include hotels, breakfast daily, 7 dinners and magnificent sightseeing

Tour Cost Per Person
(Land Only Cost)
$4639 Twin/Double Basis
Single Room Supplement $1099
(Book early, limited available)

Airfare on request basis.
Please email info@bracktours.com for more information
(Approximate cost $1510-$1650)

The St. Benedict Columbarium and Memorial Garden will be a sacred resting place on holy ground for cremated human remains with the same dignity of a cemetery.  A place for our loved ones to rest until our Lord comes again, a place at home in our beloved community and Church.  Our columbarium will offer a very peaceful place for you to come and pray and ask God to intercede for your loved one.  The opportunity is here for you to purchase one of a limited number of niches in the Columbarium.  Our beautiful sacred resting place will be located adjacent to the Stations of the Cross.

The proposed parish columbarium offers these benefits:

Perpetual Care

The Code of Canon Law requires the Catholic Church to perpetually maintain its places of burial.  Hence, care will always be assured.

Security

Proximity on well-lighted Church grounds assures optimum security.

Convenience

With your final resting place only a few feet away from the Church, your family and friends attending Mass will be able to visit the columbarium which is a brief walk away.

Serenity

Our columbarium design fits perfectly into existing space, offering a serene, peaceful environment for meditation and quiet reflection.

St. Benedict is required to comply with all Archdiocese of Atlanta columbarium requirements before construction can begin.

The outdoor columbarium altar can be used for

· Memorial Service for All Souls Day

· Services for Urn Placement in Niche

· Veterans Day Memorial Services

Cost will include engraved face, perpetual care fund and all other costs associated with the columbarium.

Reservation deposits

St. Benedict Catholic Church is in the process of developing and obtaining local approvals for construction of the Columbarium. Upon the completion of the engineering, construction drawings and permitting, and builder contract, the church will be able to provide the exact cost of the Niche. Until that time, St. Benedict is not able to accept binding agreements to purchase niches in the Columbarium. However, the church will now begin accepting reservation deposits of $500. All deposits for reservations are refundable. Click below for the reservation form.

Registration is open for our CHILDREN’S CHOIRS and our TEEN CHOIR; please check the music ministry section of our parish website for more information if you have kids between Pre-K and 12th grade who might be interested in singing or playing an instrument with us!