St. Benedict Church
The Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021 to mark the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church.
Continue to check this website for additional spiritual resources for the Year of St. Joseph.
- Next weekend, January 30/31, is our quarterly Helping Hands Collection to assist with various charitable efforts in the parish. All donations large or small at any time are greatly appreciated. Simply place your donation in an envelope marked “Helping Hands” and return via the collection basket or drop boxes. Thank you!
- New directives from Bishop Mark for the Blessing of Throats, Distribution of Ashes, and Distribution of Palm can be found on pages 5-6 of this week’s bulletin.
Click to see the complete list of Masses, adoration, and confessions
The parish began using a new camera recording system on January 21. The previous system was functional, but was immobile. Once it was set up, it could not be moved which required everything to be done at the altar.
The new camera is robotic and can move 360 degrees around the church. We can now focus on the ambo (pulpit) for the readings and homily, on the cantor, and on the altar.
The sound comes directly from our own sound system so that we do not have to rely on just two microphones which you may have noticed sitting on the altar. All in all, this is a significant upgrade.
Breaking Bread 2021 missalettes are available in the vestibule of the church to help you participate more fully in our video masses; please feel free to take one for yourself.
The Mass will continue to be broadcast on Atlantic Broadband Channel 9 on Sunday at 8:30am
Missionary Outreach in Pakistan
Imran Mustaq lives in the Punjab region of Pakistan. He has a Master’s Degree in Botany but is unable to find work because of the discrimination and persecution of Christians in the region.
Although he has very limited means, he has taken his inspiration from St. Teresa of Calcutta and has begun serving the poor and orphaned children in his village. “I don’t even have food for me sometimes, but I provide food, education, and shelter for them,” he said.
Imran was able to reach out to Deacon Michael through our website, and with the help of the Diaconate community and others, he has established a school for Christian children nearby who are excluded from schooling by non-Christians. The school is named “Little Hearts of Faith Learning Center.”
Currently, we are trying to help provide bible study materials for elementary age children in the language of Urdu since they do not speak English.
If you are interested in learning how you can help, you may contact Deacon Michael at email@example.com or click here for more information.
You can also read more about this outreach on Proclaim!
Ibekwe chinonso “Linus” is a seminarian in Nigeria
who reached out to us through our website.
Look for new pictures and videos
from Linus’ distribution of rosaries here.
Watch Tony DeGol’s interview
with Deacon Michael Russo and Linus
Our Book of Intentions is now “open” online!
Submit an intention or pray for our brothers and sisters.
Intentions will be remembered at all masses.
We offer TWO opportunities to study the Bible!
Deacon Michael’s Bible Study meets on Saturday from 9:30-11:30am using the ZOOM platform. Click on Deacon Michael’s Corner for information.
Sister Cindy’s Adult Education meets on Thursday at 10:00am using the Microsoft Teams platform. We are currently studying the Letter to the Hebrews. For more information, contact Sister Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org
ZOOM and Microsoft Teams work on smart phones, tablets, and computers – both Apple and Android – and are very easy to use. Instructions will be provided. Give it a try! All are welcome!
Continue to check Deacon Michael’s Corner for updates
New Bible Study videos are available
on YouTube. Click here.
last updated 12/28/2020
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