Parish Happenings

Click here … St. Benedict Parish Bulletins for more Parish Happenings and information.


VBS 2021

Vacation Bible School

Due to our ongoing safe distancing protocols, we will hold 2 3-day Rocky Railway sessions with a smaller camper and volunteer community participating in each session.  VBS 2021 is open to any child entering Kindergaten-5th grades in the fall of 2021.  Rocky Railway will help our kids discover that they can trust Jesus’ power through life’s ups and downs! Available spaces will be limited.  We will provide more details in the near future.

Please select one of the links below to register for our Rocky Railway VBS this June.

First Session Monday – Wednesday June 14 – June 16 9:00am – 12:30pm

https://vbspro.events/p/vbsfirstsessionjune14

Second Session Thursday – Saturday June 17 – June 19 9:00am – 12:30pm

https://vbspro.events/p/vbssecondsessionjune17


Adoration

Join us each Tuesday, in the main church, for Eucharistic Adoration. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed after the 9AM Mass, until noon, then again after the 12:10 Mass until 6PM. Note: If we have a funeral Adoration may be delayed.


St. Benedict Senior Cookout

St. Benedict would love to honor your graduating teens with a cook-out!
Parents are welcome to attend!

Friday, May 14, 2021
6:00-7:30 pm
Taylor Lodge Lawn
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs

Click HERE to see our flyer with all the details!
Please RVSP by Tuesday, May 11th using this link: SENIOR SEND OFF RSVP


St. Bens Summer Movie Nights

Join us on the lawn of Taylor Lodge for FREE Summer Movie Nights!
Click HERE for to see all the details!


American Red Cross Blood Drive

Sunday, May 16th, 2021 | 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Parish Life Center

To schedule your donation appointment, sign up after Mass or click HERE and enter sponsor code: stbencc. Appointments are encouraged! All donors will receive a free COVID-19 antibody test.


myParish App!

Have you downloaded the new St. Benedict parish app?

We now have our own app for iPhone and Android smart phones. This will allow us to better communicate with you throughout the week and keep you updated with relevant parish news or updates. You can also get easy access to prayers, confession reminders, and so much more! Check the bulletin for a QR code that you can scan with your smart phone camera for easy download.


Join us as we dive into the Mass!

The Eucharist is the source and summit of our faith as Catholics. But that doesn’t mean that we always know what we’re doing. This series will break down the many parts of mass to explain what we do and why we do it.

It’s not too late to sign up!

We will send the link to this series through our Forward in Faith newsletter which is emailed to you on Saturday mornings at 10AM. If you are not already receiving this newsletter, you can sign up by clicking HERE.

Release schedule:

5/8—Part 4-Preparation of the Gifts
5/15—Part 5-Eucharistic Prayer
5/22—Part 6-Concluding Rites

Fr. Casey Cole, OFM is a Franciscan Friar, Catholic priest, writer, YouTube creator, and enthusiast!


Understanding the Liturgy of the Word

Have you ever wondered what God is trying to tell us through the readings at Mass each week? We invite you to join Fr. Joseph and/or Deacon John each Monday morning for their On-Site Class – 8AM-9AM EVERY Monday morning in the PLC. Father Joseph and/or Deacon John lead a study of the coming Sunday Scriptures. This class runs all year long.. All are welcome…no RSVP needed & no commitment, no homework & no prep.


 

Archbishop’s 2021 Annual Appeal

For those of you who have not had an opportunity to make a pledge or a gift this year, but still desire to be a part of the 2021 campaign, please visit our website at archatl.com/appeal or you may contact the Office of Stewardship at 404-920-7600 or annualappeal@archatl.com

To make a gift or pledge payment by mail, send your check (payable to “Archbishop’s Annual Appeal”) to Archbishop’s Annual Appeal: PO Box 2396 Smyrna, GA  30081-2396. *Please remember to include the name of our parish on the Memo line*

Incase you missed it…

Click HERE to watch The Archbishop’s Annual Appeal Homily – English

Click HERE to watch the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal Homily – Spanish


 

Year of St. Joseph

Pope Francis has declared 2021 the Year of St. Joseph. In a world where we tend to look to sports stars, celebrities and rock stars as our idols, we have been handed a year dedicated to the man who was father to Jesus and a model of quiet faith to us all. Joseph has not one word in all of scripture, yet he models for us a posture of listening, and a model of protecting our families. May he help us all to realize that silence is a virtue, and self-sacrifice and compassion are the Christian way to help others.

Let us all join together to add this Prayer Year of St. Joseph Prayer to our daily prayer routine…

Holy Saint Joseph, guardian of Jesus Christ, husband of the Blessed Mother and patron of the Catholic Church, we pray to you for guidance this “Year of Saint Joseph” proclaimed by Pope Francis.

You have showed us by your loving ways, the value of work and the joys of fatherhood. By teaching God’s Son to do the will of His Father you have given us the path to do the same. By your example, you have encouraged us to accept others as they are, without exception.

To you, Saint Joseph, our Heavenly Father entrusted his only Son, Jesus Christ to your tender care and upbringing. In you, our Blessed Mother Mary placed her love and trust. Through your mentoring, Jesus Christ became man.

We praise you and ask of you to defend us and our loved ones from every evil and guide us with your grace and mercy.
Amen.

Click HERE to read the Apostolic Letter from Pope Francis regarding the Year of St. Joseph.


 

Rosaries for Our Clergy

The St. Benedict Knights of Columbus ask you to join in praying rosaries for our beloved priests and deacons throughout 2021, on their Ordination Day anniversaries.  Click HERE for the schedule and sign-up for a time slot to pray for their well-being, their ministry, and their intentions!

Let’s show our clergy how many prayer warriors they have praying for them!


VIRTUS: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Education for Adults

Who should attend VIRTUS? This program is mandatory for ALL adult (18 +) staff & volunteers who work with children, youth or vulnerable individuals, including: Vacation Bible School volunteers, mission trip participants, core teen volunteers, catechists, and other ministries. The VIRTUS Protecting God’s Children training program is open to ALL parishioners.  Parents of children between birth and 17 years are encouraged to attend to gain valuable information on how to protect children. This session will help you to recognize potential victims, as well as possible abusers.

To register for a session click HERE.  If you need additional information contact: Rosemarie Turner at rturner@stbenedict.net


Upcoming Teen Events… click HERE.


2021 Second collection Schedule


Papal Publication regarding Cremation & Burial