Annual Events at St. Benedict’s Parish

Baby Showers

The ladies of the Baby Shower committee are privileged to celebrate new life by organizing and hosting baby showers for the expectant mothers of St. Benedict's. Whether it is the first or the sixth child, expectant mothers are honored at a gathering with food, games, prizes, and gifts.
The showers are scheduled approximately three times a year for those due in the subsequent four months, and all ladies of St. Benedict's are invited to attend.
If you are expecting, or know of someone who is, or would like to know more about how you can help out, please contact St. Anne's Sodality President through Flocknote or by the contact information on the bulletin.

Tritium of Feasts Banquet

Wishing to honor some of our favorite patron saints, each spring St. Benedict's hosts a celebration in honor of St. Patrick, St. Joseph and our parish patron St. Benedict. Held on a Sunday afternoon, a "St. Joseph's Table" with lots of food and desserts is a highlight of the festival. Many prizes are raffled to children of the parish.

May Crowning and Procession

A highlight of our Parish's liturgical year, the month of May reminds us of the privileges and favors bestowed upon Our Lord's Mother. After a high Mass, priests and faithful walk in an outdoor procession singing hymns of praise in honor of Heaven and earth's Queen. The procession concludes with a young lady of the parish crowning a beautiful statue of Mary, Mother of God.

Summer Movie Nights

Join us on three Saturday nights during the summer for some of Hollywood's greatest. Be sure to bring an appetite. Burgers, hotdogs and fresh popcorn are on the house. A large screen film projector makes you think you are in the theater - without modern day movie prices.

October Rosary Procession

Traditionally, the month of October is directed towards honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary through the Holy Rosary. Each Friday night during the month of October, a short Rosary procession to Our Lady's outdoor shrine takes place after the 7:00PM Mass, as lighted outdoor luminaries show the path to Our Lady's shrine.

All Saint's Fall Festival

Holy Mother Church bids her faithful to honor and revere Her heroes - the Saints. Each November, children of the parish dress in their favorite Saint costume for an afternoon of fun and joy in the spirit of each favorite Saint.

Christmas Pageant

Starting in 2004, St. Benedict's presented a Christmas Pageant titled "The Saints Come to the Christmas Manger" on Gaudete Sunday following the 10:30AM Mass. All children of St. Benedict's age 4 and up are invited to take part. There are no speaking parts and the "roles" expandable. The principle roles of the Holy Family, Three Kings, St. Francis and Helpers, and Gloria Angels are assigned. However, the other "parts" of shepherds, angels and saints are the children's choice. The idea of the pageant is that St. Francis who made the first live Nativity begins the Pageant by assembling The Manger. There follows the traditional narrations of the Christmas story of the Birth of the Savior enacted by the Blessed Mother, St. Joseph with the shepherd and angels and the singing of Christmas Hymns. Then it's imagined that the Saints themselves imagined visiting the Newborn King and so the parade of saints follows at which time they give their "gift" to Baby Jesus. The final saint is of course St. Nicholas.

Most of the costumes are on hand and we can help others with putting together what we don't have on hand.

Sign-up sheets are on the bulletin board in Forrest Hall. Full costume practice is Saturday before the Pageant for 2 hours.

Contact information : Jeanne Dart at 424-2420 or email jeadar

Parish Christmas Party

The Son of God is born among us - and this is reason to celebrate. The Parish Christmas party gives parish families the chance to rejoice in the joy of the Season - Jesus Christ is born!

Family Fun Day

St. Joseph's Guild sponsors a "Fun Day" on the last Sunday of the month (except when it coincides with a major holiday, i.e. Thanksgiving) immediately following the 10:30AM Mass. The main meat course is provided and the parishioners provide side dishes, desserts and drinks. Games are organized for the youngsters and there is usually a game of soccer for the older children and adults.
There is always a need for more help with set up, clean up and manning the grill.
Contact St. Joseph's Guild through Flocknote or via contact information in the bulletin.

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