Organizations at St. Benedict's Parish

    Saint Joseph
    The St. Joseph's Men's Guild is the men's organization of St. Benedict's Parish. The Guild's purpose is to promote the spiritual growth of the men of the Parish and to assist the Parish and Parish members in various ways. Guild members organize and run the following activities:

    Usher program, Family Fun Days, Speakers Bureau, and Repairs and Maintenance Committee. The Guild also assists the Parish with other activities such as fundraising projects.

    Speakers Bureau: helps bring in speakers of interest. Chairman: Jeff Stuart crabstu

    Ushers: can alway use more help

    Guild Meetings: First Tuesday of every month 7:00PM in Forrest Hall.

    To join: Contact the Guild through Flocknote or via the contact information in the bulletin.
    Saint Anne Sodality
    The St. Anne’s Sodality is the women’s group of St. Benedict’s Parish open to all women 18 and over. The Sodality provides women with the opportunity to contribute their time and talents to serving the church and their fellow parishioners while simultaneously providing them with an opportunity for social interaction, spiritual growth and support.
    Women have the opportunity to serve on standing committees such as Sunday Social, Sewing Guild, Altar Flowers, Altar Guild, Pro-Life, Church Cleaning, Little Flowers, Food for the Poor, and Requisition and Supply. Other committees are formed as needed throughout the year. The Sodality sponsors several parish activities throughout the year including the Fall Festival (October) Chili Cook-Off/Apple Pie Contest (January) and the Triduum of Feasts (March). Baby Showers honoring expectant mothers in the parish are held three times a year.
    St. Anne's Sodality meets of the first Tuesday of the month at 6:00PM.
    The President of St. Anne's Sodality may be contacted through St. Benedict's Flocknote message system or by calling the phone number listed in the bulletin.
    saint michael youth group
    The Saint Michael’s Youth Group is an organized ministry for teens (12-18) where they can grow deeper and be challenged in their Catholic faith through teachings, fellowship & prayer. Each meeting consists of Mass, lunch, a teaching, small group discussion, games and free time for fellowship & sports. Occasionally outside of the typical meetings, there will be fun social outings like ice skating, bonfires, etc. The teens are encouraged and expected to be involved in the parish community activities and to engage in corporal & spiritual works of mercy.

    If interested in joining, please contact St. Michael's Youth Group through Flocknote or by the contact info in the Parish Bulletin.
    knights of the altar logo
    Knights of the Altar is an organization of boys and men who serve Our Blessed Lord at His Altar.

    Purpose of the Society

    To form a worthy guard of honor to our Divine Eucharistic King in whose Service we willingly assume the dignity and honor of becoming Knights of the Altar To render faithful, reverent and edifying service to God by assisting His visible representatives, the Bishops and Priests, in offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and in all other liturgical and devotional functions To enkindle in the hearts of the faithful whom we represent at the altar, greater piety and devotion by performing the duties of our holy office and by good example in our daily lives Finally, to insure the continued and efficient function of the Knights of the Altar as a society by attending meetings and giving of our service to the Church


    It is of utmost importance to chose the right type of boys to serve at the altar. This fact cannot be stressed too much. Our Lord said to His Apostles, "You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you." So too with altar servers, The Chaplain chooses those who are to become servers. Practices are the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month - 10:00AM to Noon. Lunch is provided.

    If interested in joining, please give your name to Fr. Nichols.

    little flowers girls club
    The Little Flowers Girl's Club is an organization whose goal is to provide young Catholic girls, ages 5-12, with an opportunity to gather and learn about their Catholic heritage, faith, and traditions. Little Flowers will learn what it means to be a Catholic girl and eventually a Catholic woman. Within the meetings of the Little Flowers, the girls will hear, read, share, and learn about our role model-the Blessed Virgin Mary, our patroness-St. Thérèse of Lisieux, and saints of the Church. Little Flowers Girls’ Club is a Catholic program centered around learning Catholic virtues through the live of saints and Scripture. The Little Flowers Girl's Club at St. Benedict’s meet on the first and third Saturdays of each month (Sept.-April) from 10:00AM - 11:30AM. Registration usually takes place towards the end of August. A small registration fee for materials may be collected at the time of registration. Little Flowers leaders may be contacted through St. Benedict's Flocknote message system or by calling the phone number in the bulletin.

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