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You Are Invited to Join a Pilgrimage

Year of Hope Jubilee Italy 2025

Spiritual Guides
Father Paul Flood (celebrating the 35th anniversary of his Ordination)
and Father Henry Thang Pham

November 10-21, 2025 (12 days)
$5499 per person from Atlanta

Visit Rome, Assisi, Florence, Padua, Venice, Milan + more!

Young Adult Cookout at St. Benedict Catholic Church
Saturday | June 29 from 5:00-7:30 pm

We’ll begin by attending the 5:00 pm Mass, then we’ll head down to Taylor Lodge! We will play games, enjoy fellowship, and share a meal with good food!

Questions? Contact Rita Anderson at randerson@stbenedict.net

Kindly RSVP by June 22.

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

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

There will be an EM training on Saturday, July 13 in Classroom 5/7 immediately following the 9:00 AM Mass. This is for anyone interested in becoming an EM, as well as those existing EMs who need to be recertified. Please contact oshinskid@hotmail.com with any questions.

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!

The Legion of Mary Mother of Divine Grace Praesidium at St. Benedict’s is debuting a Pilgrim Virgin Statue Home Visitation Program. Parishioners will have the opportunity to sign up to have the Pilgrim Virgin Statue brought to their home for a special week-long Marian devotion. What a wonderful way to honor Our Blessed Mother Mary!

More information will be available to the parish at the September 9/10 Ministry Fair after all Masses.

That Man Is You! Is an interactive men’s program combining the best research from science with the teachings of the Catholic faith and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of man fully alive. By honestly addressing the pressures and temptations that men face in our modern culture, That Man Is You! seeks to form men who will be capable of transforming homes and society.

This is a weekly ongoing Saturday morning program (starts with breakfast at 7:30AM and concludes at 9:00AM). Jump in at anytime. For more information or to register, please contact Brian Thompson at 770-667-8758.

Friends of Martha is currently seeking volunteers to help with funeral receptions here at St. Benedict. During times of loss, our parish support means the world to grieving families. Your assistance in preparing and/or serving food can bring comfort to those in mourning, reminding them that they are not alone in their sorrow.


Please prayerfully consider assisting with this very vital and healing ministry. Tasks are set up online using a basic scheduling program where volunteers can choose how they can help out. Contact Mary Butler at kbutler1st@bellsouth.net with questions or to help with Friends of Martha.