Parish Happenings

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

Adoration in the Chapel

Adoration in the chapel will be held beginning at 8:00 AM Thursday morning running continuously until 9:00 AM Saturday morning each week.

School Supplies Needed for the Sisters of Charity

It’s time for our annual school supply drive to help the work of our local Missionaries of Charity (Mother Teresa’s Order). Each summer they run a program for school children in the Clarkston area. Through our efforts, we help to send those children off to school with a new backpack and supplies every year. Can you help? A list of supplies needed can be found in the narthex or by clicking the link below. Donated supplies are due back at the church the weekend of July 23/34.

Click Here for School Supply List

Burritos with Ben

Come join us on Sunday July 10 after the 8:45 AM or 10:45 AM Mass for a breakfast burrito in celebration of the Feast of St. Benedict.

Knights of Columbus 13th Annual Golf Outing for Veterans
St. Ives Country Club • Johns Creek

The Knights of Columbus Golf Outing will be held this fall on September 26. We will be signing up people at Mass every weekend until we reach our goal of 124 golfers which represents the number of carts that will be available. Please sign up early to avoid a last minute rush to be registered before we run out of carts.

Knights will be at the desk in the lobby to sign you up to play! There will be auctions
and prizes for good play…and one new prize for the foursome that comes in last!
Probably me! Please sign up as soon as possible and enjoy playing while helping
our worthy veterans!

Thank you.
Steve Amero, Golf Committee Chairman

Rosary for Life

Join us for a rosary to pray for a greater respect for all human life born and unborn, from conception until natural death. Hosted by the Respect Life Ministry and Legion of Mary Ministry. We meet every second Thursday of the month. Come pray the rosary with us on Thursday, July 14 after the 12:10pm Mass in the cry room.

Join us as we take a video journey through St. Benedict Catholic Church, exploring our parish from the entrance to the narthex, through the sanctuary, and all the way behind the tabernacle. As you survey our church and vestibule, we hope that you come to appreciate the building in traditional Catholic terms: a place of personal and community prayer, a place of celebration and devotion, a place of learning about and reflecting on the great mysteries of our faith. Thus inspired, we hope that you will visit the church often and see it as a place which is at once uniquely your own and a place where God can be encountered. Rediscover what in means to attend Mass in our beautiful sacred space.

Watch the Tour of St. Benedict

Adoration News

We have great news! The adoration chapel is open!

Be still and know that I am God.” We invite you to have a face-to-face conversation with Jesus in adoration. Come experience the wonderful Graces given to us by God in this simple faith filled act by becoming a Guardian. Scheduled adorers (guardians) commit to coming every week, at the same time, for one hour.

Adoration in the chapel will be held 8:00 AM Thursday morning running continuously until 9:00 AM Saturday morning each week.  God is constantly inviting us to come to Him, to converse with Him, to peacefully fellowship with Him. The quiet conversations you have in the presence of the Holy Eucharist, not only deepen your relationship with God, they can benefit your whole week. What a blessing it is to spare an hour of silent fellowship with Him.

Want to be a guardian or know more about it? Inquire by emailing


After much anticipation our Faith Build with Atlanta Habitat has officially launched!

Our build will kick-off on June 18 and will end on August 13. The build dates are June 18, June 25, July 9, July 16, July 30, August 6, and August 13.  Additional details on this year’s build is as follows:

Build Address: 415 West Lake Ave NW

Homebuyer: The Allen Household

Based on the collaboration of multiple churches, the recalibrated numbers for volunteer allocations is 7 for St. Benedict, 4 for Christ the King, 4 for St. Philip, 4 for St. Luke, 3 for St. James, 3 for Covenant, and 3 for St. Martins. In previous years, we have been responsible for 20 volunteers per Saturday.  With this years’ limitations, we ask that everyone interested please only sign up for 1 volunteer slot to make sure we save room for others that want to participate.

Now that the build details are finalized, we’re ready to start registering volunteers for this year’s project!



1) All volunteers are required to register online individually. Each volunteer will complete our Release and Waiver form during the registration process.

2) Registered volunteers will receive automated confirmation and reminder emails with a link to our Volunteer Information Packet and directions to the build site. Day 1 of the build begins at the Atlanta Habitat warehouse, and Days 2-7 begin at the build site.

3) The minimum age required to volunteer is 16 years old. Volunteers ages 16 and 17 must print their Release and Waiver form and bring it to the build site with a parent or guardian signature.

4) Please make sure to register online at least one week prior to each build day.  If you do not think you will be able to fill your volunteer slot, please notify me as soon as possible so that additional volunteer support can be enlisted.

We are looking forward to another successful build in 2022.  As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Rob Marino, St. Benedict Habitat for Humanity Coordinator, at or 404-210-4225


Archbishop’s Annual Appeal 2022

I am very grateful to all of our parishioners who have already joined together in pledging their gift to the 2022 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal. The campaign goal is $8,500,000 and our parish goal is $196,500. Every penny collected above our goal will be returned to the parish!

To learn more about the impact of our support to the Appeal, visit You can donate online. A video of the appeal is also available online.

The Archbishop’s Annual Appeal Goes to Support a Number of Ministries
Forming Clergy 31%
Seminarian Education, Permanent Deaconate, Priest Support and Retirement Care, and Priest Continuing Education

Education, Formation and Discipleship 30%
Under-Resourced School Support, Parish Pre-School Programs, Campus Ministry, Religious Education, Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Marriage and Family Ministry, Pastoral Care Ministry, and Eucharistic Congress

Pastoral Outreach 27%
Respect Life Ministry, Justice and Peace Ministries, Prison and Jail Ministry, Disabilities Ministry, Inter-cultural and Ethic Diversity, Child and Youth Protection, Hospital Ministry, Metropolitan Tribunal, Parish and Mission Support, and Cemeteries

Catholic Charities 7%
Still Development Services, Education/Employment Services, and Security and Well-Being Services

Administrative 5%

Your Gift Impacts More Than 1,000,000 Catholics
93 parishes
15 missions and pastoral centers enriching more than 1,190,000 Catholics

185 diocesan priests
94 religious priests
106 women and men religious
275 permanent deacons
47 seminarians

7,715 students are being served in
15 archdiocesan elementary schools
3 archdiocesan high schools
6 independent high schools

25,600 students in parish religious education programs
9 college campus ministries for outreach and evangelization to
over 7,700,000 people in north and central Georgia

Below are the links to the 2022 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal Homily in English (by Archbishop Hartmayer) and Spanish (delivered by Bishop Ned on behalf of ABH).



Pope Francis has called upon the entire Catholic Church to participate in the upcoming Synod of Bishops. In preparation for the international Synod of Bishops in 2023, Pope Francis wants your input on the topic of “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission.” There are many ways that you can, and should, participate! Here is the plan at St. Benedict…

Every Catholic is called to complete the ONLINE SURVEY provided by the Archdiocese of Atlanta. The link for this survey is on the archdiocese Synod page listed below. Every Catholic has been called to complete the survey whether you plan to attend an in-person event or not.

Be a PRAYER PARTNER for the Synod journey. Our Catholic Church needs your prayers through the 2-year process to help guide us in listening to the Holy Spirit. Please keep the Synod in your prayers!

Be part of an in-person prayer centered LISTENING SESSION. Sessions will be offered throughout the archdiocese. If you did not make the one here at St. Benedict, you can find another location on the archdiocese Synod page. These will be prayerful events where we all pray and ponder the questions proposed as we ask the Lord to guide our discussions.

Invite other Catholics to be part of the Synod process! Share this info with your family and friends worldwide so they too can look to what their diocese is doing in support of the Synod. Every Catholic in the world is invited to participate.

For further info from the Archdiocese of Atlanta, visit…


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.

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

St. Benedict Teens

Our teens not only participate in Life Teen; they also have an active calendar of both service and social events!   Check out the Teen Events Page to find out more!

2022 Second Collection Schedule


Papal Publication regarding Cremation & Burial