If you would like to become part of one of our Ministries at St. Benedict, please contact the Front Office at email@example.com and we will connect you with the ministry head.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Parishioners are welcome to come to the Chapel to spend time in quiet prayer and adoration of our Lord. During these hours, the consecrated host– the body, blood, soul and divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ– is exposed in a monstrance.
USCCB Video on Adoration
Scheduled adorers (guardians) commit to coming every week, at the same time, for one hour. Adoration is held 9AM-9PM Wednesday & 9AM Thursday through 8:45AM Saturday each week. Please check our current bulletin for Adoration closings during holidays & the small table outside of our Chapel for Volunteer Guardian Hours that are needed.
Want to be a guardian or know more about it? Inquire by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Troop 10 is a youth development program that focuses on adventure, learning, challenge, and responsibility and provides the chance to serve God and country, to help others, and develop personally. Meets weekly at the parish. Boys 12-18 welcome to join.
Couples for Christ
Couples for Christ (CFC) is a movement intended for the renewal and strengthening of Christian family life. The members have committed themselves to the Lord and to one another so that they may grow in maturity as men and women of God and fulfill their primary vocation of raising up families under the lordship of Jesus Christ and for the service of the Kingdom of God.
F.A.C.E.T. ~ Foster & Adoptive Care Evangelization Team
This new initiative will hold awareness meetings where families can learn more about foster care and adoption. FACET will also build “Care Communities” of volunteers around foster and adoptive families in our own community to provide them with crucial support, such as bringing meals, gathering clothing/supplies, providing respite care, and helping with transportation.
For anyone 55 and over, this fabulous ministry provides a chance to meet peers in an enriching social atmosphere for fun, food and fellowship. Monthly, seasonal meeting at the parish and away.
Friends of Martha
A network of volunteers who serve families when a death occurs, by providing a reception after the funeral mass in our church.
Grief is a natural response to loss and a necessary process in adjusting to change. Grief Share is a 7 week program led by church volunteers who have or are currently experiencing their own grief journey.
Habitat For Humanity
Each Lenten season, the St. Benedict parish family raises funds and builds a home in the community through the direction of Habitat for Humanity, a group dedicated to eliminating poverty & homelessness worldwide.
Volunteer assist fellow parishioners who are going through a difficult time in their life with food and transportation services on a short term basis. No meetings – just help when you can.
Knights of Columbus
The Knights have a long and rich history of service to the Church. Knights are the heralds to the modern world that real men love Jesus, their families, their church and their country. Knights abide in Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism. The St. Benedict’s Council meets regularly for business and social meetings. Please check our Knights website at:
Legion of Mary
The Legion of Mary is a lay apostolic association of Catholics who, with the sanction of the Church and under the powerful leadership of Mary Immaculate. The unit of the Legion of Mary is called a praesidium, which holds a weekly meeting, where prayer is intermingled with reports and discussion.
St. Benedict has two Praesidiums:
Mother of Divine Grace meets Thursday 10:30am, Room 10. Contact Maryjo Mirynowski email@example.com 770-833-7786
Immaculate Conception meets Wednesday 8:00pm. Room 9. Contact Carol Meurer Meurerga@yahoo.com 678-474-9674
The Marian Servants of the Blessed Trinity is an archdiocesan community with ministry at St. Benedict. Members strive to bring others a joyful, deeper understanding of their vocation and mission in Christ. The group is Marian and charismatic in spirituality. Some members are certified lay Spiritual Directors. Monthly meetings include the rosary, song, and God’s teachings. Learn more about the Marian Servants by watching this video.
This is an opportunity for good marriages to become even better. This 48 hour experience focuses on improving communication skills by teaching a unique method of communication. It brings new life, new love and new depth to married couples.
Men’s Fellowship ~ Friday Morning Men’s Group
Join the Men’s Fellowship Group each Friday morning, beginning at 7:00am, for coffee and donuts plus a new and interesting guest speaker addressing a wide range of topics. This is followed by break outs and individual table discussions.
Medjugorje Prayer Group
The Medjugorje Prayer Group focuses on prayer of the Rosary, reading the daily gospel readings, living Our Lady’s messages and drawing closer to Jesus through Mary. The format of the prayer meetings is structured to include prayer and discussion to help one another to live a better life with Christ by letting Mary Our Mother take us by the hand to Her Son. We invite you to join our prayer group whenever possible.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
This group combines a love of knitting and crocheting with a prayerful ministry that reaches out to those in need of comfort. In this spiritual ministry, prayer intentions are incorporated into the creation of shawls. Completed shawls are blessed and passed on to the intended recipients. We meet monthly.
The ministry works to be the voice and support for the value and dignity of all human life, especially the unborn. Prayer and sacrifice are the foundation for the group’s practical efforts of public education and support in pregnancy crisis center counseling. Meets monthly.
Click HERE for the Respect Life Ministry website
This is a ministry to hurting marriages. In a troubled union, it seeks to create a new spirit of love, communication, forgiveness, healing, understanding and trust.
St. Vincent de Paul
This ministry of lay people discreetly helps families in distress with financial, spiritual and emotional support. They help with rent, utilities, food, etc. Training is required and is provided. If you are interested, please attend a regular meeting for more information.
Volunteers assist the bride and groom in coordinating their wedding ceremony at St. Benedict and help ensure the day is special and unique.
The committee helps acquaint new parishioners with the ministries and activities of their new church to help them feel welcome and needed. Members participate in monthly Donut Sunday Welcome Committee activities and occasional meetings.
The goal of this ministry is to develop and maintain an active women’s group where all women feel comfortable coming to the parish for support and fellowship, to find a place to share their many gifts and talents and to provide a spirit of charity and outreach while supporting each other, and strengthening our families and our Catholic faith.
Women of the Spirit
Sr. Barbara Young of the Cenacle Sisters leads women of the parish on their journey together to learn more about our faith. They come to a deeper understanding of God in their lives, sharing Christian fellowship, through spiritual reading and discussions, journaling, prayer and meditation. Sessions run from September – May.
Young Adults – Ignite
Geared for people in their 20s and 30s, but open to any adults in the parish, Ignite is a community of single and married young adults seeking an authentic faith by growing in their relationship with God, the Church, and one another. They have an active a calendar of events including spiritual, social and service focused activities.
Click HERE for Young Adult – Ignite Events