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      MESSAGE FROM THE PASTOR

      I am pleased to present our parish website and to thank all those who have made it possible. We are in an electronic age and the Church needs to keep up with the times. The website is yet another way for us to reach out to our surrounding community as well as provide information to the members of our parish family.

       

      St. Benedict’s is indeed a family gathered in the name of Jesus the Lord. It consists of each of us bringing our own personal stories and legacy of faith, commitment, and service and combining them as one. What makes us strong is the willingness of our members to work together, pray together, and celebrate together the special moments of faith and family.

       

      The proclamation of God’s word through voice and action and the celebration of the mysteries of faith in Creed and Sacrament are at the heart of our parish life. In addition, the various ministries, services and organizations of the parish provide a means to solidify our family bonds and to reach out in invitation and support to the world around us.

       

      Ours is also a welcoming parish, ever ready to embrace new members and to incorporate them into our parish family. We invite you to explore the different ministries and services found on this website. See what we have to offer and then come visit us. Come just for a visit or come to join, either way, we welcome you in the Lord.

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    • St. Benedict
      St. Benedict, born in Nursia, Italy, around the year 480, was the founder of the Benedictine order and is the patron saint of Europe. People throughout the world revere him as the founder of Western monasticism and celebrate his feast day on July 11th.

      Benedict was the son of wealthy Roman parents, who sent him to study in Rome. He was repelled by the sinful atmosphere there and decided to become a hermit, retiring to a cave near the town of Subiaco. He founded 12 monasteries in the vicinity of Subiaco, and, eventually, founded the great Benedictine monastery of Monte Cassino, which lies on a hilltop between Rome and Naples.

      While living at Monte Cassino, St. Benedict wrote The Rule of St. Benedict. Consisting of a prologue and 73 short chapters, The Rule describes how to live a Christian life in a community of Monks (or Sisters) and how a monastery should be organized and led. One of the most important documents of Western Civilization, it became the foundation of the Western monastic movement, which helped to spread Christianity, learning, and civilization throughout Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire.

      Nearly all that we know of the life of St. Benedict comes from the biography written by Pope St. Gregory the Great (ca. 540-604). St. Gregory's biography of St. Benedict is very short, and is available today. St. Benedict died at Monte Cassino in 547. He was buried beside his sister, St. Scholastica (ca. 480-543), who also followed the monastic way of life and remained close to Benedict throughout her life.

      St. Scholastica is the patron saint of Benedictine Sisters. Her feast day is celebrated on February 10.

      Resource:  http://www.benedictine-srs.org/nursia.html
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      8:45 am - noon

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      WEEKEND MASS TIMES

      Saturday | 5:30 pm
      Sunday | 8:00 am & 10:30 am



      DAILY MASS TIMES

      Monday - Friday | 8:00 am


      CONFESSION TIMES

      Wednesday | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
      Saturday | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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