Parish Happenings

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

Adoration Tuesdays in the Main Church

The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed after the 9AM Mass, until noon, then again after the 12:10 Mass until 6PM. If we have a funeral, Adoration may be delayed.
Will you spend some time with Jesus? Find peace and comfort in the silence of the church and the presence of our Lord. 

Financial Success Under Any Circumstance
Tuesday • October 19 at 8:00pm

The Knights of Columbus invite you to a Virtual Webinar with Industry Leader Van Mueller which will help you clarify how to have financial and retirement success. Here are a few examples of some of the wonderful compelling questions that will help you clarify how to have financial and retirement success:

1) How can you maximize your social security?

2) Do you prefer to build a legacy for your family and business or the Internal Revenue Service?

3) If there was a way to reduce or eliminate the income tax liability on your IRA or 401K, when would you want to know about it. Before or after they charge the tax?

4) Can you build a wonderful retirement income if interest rates remain at zero and the stock market offers zero return for a decade?

You must pre-register for this event:

Put on your costume and join us for a spooktacular night of fun, food, games and safe trick-or-treating at St. Benedict’s Halloween Hoe Down and Trunk-or-Treat on Friday, October 29 from 6:00pm-8:00pm outside Taylor Lodge (NOTE: In the event of rain, the event will take place in the PLC and RE classrooms for social distancing).  PJ McGowan will be our fabulous DJ for the night.  And… we are cooking up some wonderful yummy food for your tummy! Meals include a hot dog or chili dog, chips, and a drink (lemonade or tea). Meals are $5 with a $25 max per family. Bottled water is $1 extra.

Join the trunk-or-treat gathering at the hoe down, sponsored by our St. Benedict Knights of Columbus, Boy Scout Troop 10, and Life Teen. We will have lots of surprises in our trunk to enjoy… popcorn, s’mores, hot cocoa and hot apple cider.

Cars with decorated trunks full of goodies for trick-or-treaters needed! If you would like to bring your own decorated car and participate in the event, contact the Youth Ministry office at

St. Benedict Holiday Bazaar

St. Benedict Catholic Church will be hosting our 19th Annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 6, 2021 from 10:00am to 5:00pm with a “Sip & Shop Sneak Peak Preview Wine & Cheese Party” on Friday night, November 5, from 5:30-9:00pm. A donation of $5 includes free raffle tickets and free entrance. Proceeds go toward the various charities the Women’s Guild supports. Our great vendors are featuring local, unique and handmade gifts for all on your list! Please consider joining us!

Calling all bakers and sweets makers! Baked goods are needed for this event. Interested in donating cookies, pies, breads, brownies, cupcakes, cakes, etc. packaged and wrapped for sale for this annual event? Please contact Glen Michaels at 678-860-7578, Susan Campbell at 770-403-9011, or Lady Bernard at 770-572-1364.

Lunch & Learn: Let This Be the Time

Join us for a wonderful new book series based on the book Let This Be the Time – Spiritual Essentials for Life’s Second Act by Sister Janet Schaeffler, OP.

Offered on Tuesdays at 1:00PM starting November 2nd. This class is being offered in person only, socially distanced in the PLC. This is a 6 week class. Bring your own brown bag lunch and eat with friends! Water and coffee is provided.

Each week we will have discussion of the reading assignment including a reflection or discussion.

Meeting Schedule: November 2, November 9, November 16, November 30, December 7 and December 14.

Click here to register for the Lunch & Learn class.

Rediscover Catholicism Class

Most of us know a friend or relative who have stopped attending Mass. How can we help them find their way home? How can we answer their questions and misinformation so they will never feel rejected or alienated from the Church? Only if our own faith is strong can we expect to lead others.

From Matthew Kelly comes the widely acclaimed book “Rediscover Catholicism.” When we offered this study several years ago, we had a huge turnout. It’s been a while; do you need a refresher course? This book, “Rediscover Catholicism” will give you the tools you need to REDISCOVER your Faith, share your faith with those who have fallen away, and be a true disciple of Christ.

The book covers topics such as:

  • Are you happy?
  • Are you living an authentic life?
  • Why have so many people rejected Catholicism?
  • How would you like your life to change?
  • What is God’s dream, for your life?
  • Is Jesus still relevant?
  • And more!

Once we better understand our own faith, we can invite others to join us on this journey.

Offered on Thursdays at 10AM and 7PM, starting November 4th. This is a 6 week class and will be offered for both in person attendance and via zoom.

Pre-Registration for this class is required. All materials, including book will be free. Register by October 14. If you are taking this as a refresher course and do not need a book, use the coupon code “audit” to bypass the payment screen.

Click here to register for the ReDiscover Catholicism class.

St. Benedict Children’s Choirs have started back up!

The Cherubs and Archangels have started practicing again. Cherub Choir (for grades pre-k-2nd grade) rehearse on Sundays from 10:30-11:15 in Taylor Lodge. The Archangels (for grades 3-6) rehearse on Sundays from 11:15-12:00 in Taylor Lodge.

FREE resources to help YOU form your faith!

The Parish FORMED subscription can help families build holy habits and create new prayer routines at home. St. Benedict has paid for this subscription so our parishioners can take advantage of thousands of programs right from the comfort of your home. Here are just some examples of the incredible offerings…

Remember-what we take in is what we will put out, so give conscience thought to what kinds of media you are watching and the message that they are sharing!  Cast to your TV, open on your smart phone, tablet etc.

Register FREE at, enter our parish name.

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.

Archbishop’s 2021 Annual Appeal

THANK YOU to the 670 families who have donated to the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal. While this is fewer families than helped out in 2020, we understand these are uncertain times. If this just slipped your mind, it is never too late to join in!

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 or you may contact the Office of Stewardship at 404-920-7600 or

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.

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

Upcoming Teen Events

2021 Second Collection Schedule

Papal Publication regarding Cremation & Burial