Parish Happenings

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Lenten Resources

Eucharistic Adoration 

A time for private prayer…

Join us each Tuesday during Lent, 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 6 PM

“Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament has His hands full of graces, and He is ready to bestow them on anyone who asks for them.” – St. Peter of Alcantara

Stations of the Cross

This year we will have many options to choose from:

Live and in Person– in the main church, Fridays at 5PM.

Pre-Recorded Video Version– Click HERE

Audio Version– An audio only version for anyone who wants to come to church on their own time and listen to the stations being presented. Please be mindful of others by wearing ear buds to listen. Click below for audio.

Booklets will be available in the church lobby starting on 2/17-please keep your copy throughout Lent. OR, you can print a copy at home by clicking stations of the cross booklet 2021.

Reconciliation Schedule

Our regular schedule is still in effect…

Wednesday evenings after 7 pm Mass and Saturday mornings after 9 am Mass in the main church.

See our flier for more information on Lenten resources!


Archbishop’s 2021 Annual Appeal

If you have not yet made a gift to the 2021 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal there will be pledge envelopes in the narthex or you can easily donate online at www.archatl.com/appeal. Once completed, please place your pledge envelope in the offertory basket. The diocese wide campaign goal is $8,700,000.

Every gift to the Annual Appeal is vitally important to assure the continued support of many important programs that help thousands in our archdiocese each year; education of our children and seminary students, evangelization and Christian Initiation, on-going formation for our priests, and more!

Drop your donations clearly marked in the collection basket, or mail your donations to: Archbishop’s Annual Appeal
PO Box 2396
Smyrna, GA

Incase you missed it…listen to The Archbishop’s Annual Appeal Homily:

English:

Spanish:

 

We thank you for your support and pray that God will bless you and your loved ones.


Easter Basket Items Collections

All donations are due on Sunday, March 21st

For local charities- Action Ministries Atlanta, The Place, Nicholas House and Gift of Grace. Last year we donated 425 baskets to these charities! We would like to do the same this year! Pick up a tag in the lobby.

A bin will be placed just inside the PLC to collect the donations. If you choose to order online and get your items delivered, please be sure to note-“Easter Basket Collection” as part of the address. Here are the items that are needed:

  • Empty Easter baskets
  • Bags of basket grass
  • Religious activity books
  • Boxes of crayons
  • Individually wrapped chocolate bunnies
  • Bags of individually wrapped candy
  • Religious children’s books
  • Small stuffed animals

Thank you for your support!


For the past 23 years St. Benedict has built a house for a family in need during the Lenten season. This year we will again sponsor the building of a home, but because of COVID-19 restrictions, we will not be on site for the build. However, we will have some small build days here at home at St. Benedict.

If you like more information regarding some of our “Virtual Volunteering” opportunities please contact Rob Marino at rob@normar.com.


Holy Water

Good news! Our Holy Water receptacle in the lobby of the church is back full of holy water! Please bring your own small bottle to fill. Wipes are provided for you to wipe off the spout before and after you touch it. This is located to the right just before you enter the main church.


Join our Respect for Life Ministry the FIRST Wednesday of each month for a Rosary for life. This will begin after the 9:00 AM Masses has ended.


Feb. 17 – March 28

The Respect Life Ministry invites you to join us to pray outside the Lawrenceville Planned Parenthood  location (798 Lawrenceville – Suwanee Rd. Suite 300, Lawrenceville, GA 30043) every Saturday to help save lives. For questions, contact: Sharon_mai@yahoo.com or 678-860-3239.


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.


Donate Furniture!

Many of St. Vincent de Paul’s clients need furniture – chairs for a simple kitchen table, a sturdy living room table, a nightstand to replace the rickety box. Individual pieces or full sets. Beds and mattresses. If you have items to donate, please email us at Michael.coady@gmail.com and we will arrange for pickup.


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