A message from Fr. Godfrey
An excerpt from
POPE FRANCIS: REJOICE AND BE GLAD
CHAPTER FIVE: SPIRITUAL COMBAT, VIGILANCE AND DISCERNMENT
165. Spiritual corruption is worse than the fall of a sinner, for it is a comfortable and self-satisfied form of blindness. Everything then appears acceptable: deception, slander, egotism and other subtle forms of self-centredness, for “even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light” (
11:14). So Solomon ended his days, whereas David, who sinned greatly, was able to make up for disgrace. Jesus warned us against this self-deception that easily leads to corruption. He spoke of a person freed from the devil who, convinced that his life was now in order, ended up being possessed by seven other evil spirits (cf.
11:24-26). Another biblical text puts it bluntly: “The dog turns back to his own vomit” (
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Every Christian is challenged, here and now, to be actively engaged in evangelization ; indeed, anyone who has truly experienced God's saving love does not need much time or lengthy training to go out and proclaim that love.
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He who wishes for anything but Christ, does not know what he wishes; he who asks for anything but Christ, does not know what he is asking; he who works, and not for Christ, does not know what he is doing.
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St. Ben's Scouting Events
- November 9th
The scouts will be participating in field day events in the afternoon. They will be selling Home Made Cinnamon Rolls (Plain or Iced) after all weekend Masses. The Cinnamon Rolls will be $10 per 8" x 9" pan. There will be a Formal Flag Retirement Ceremony after the 4:30 Mass on the Baseball Field. If you are an active or retired military member and would like to participate in the Flag Retirement Ceremony, please wear your uniform when you attend.
Thank you to all who have contributed to the support of the St. Ben's Scouting Program.
TEC (Teens Encounter Christ)
- November 9-11th
TEC is a three-day retreat weekend of prayer, reflections, and activities. This activity is geared toward those who are starting their junior year of high school through college age. For more information or to register, go to
Evening of Praise
- November 16th from 7-8:15PM
Featuring Janet Sullivan Whitaker singing her own music and music from others. This event will be held in the church.
- Sunday November 17 at the 10:30AM Mass.
Come help us for Fr. Godfrey's 25 year Jubilee Celebration. A luncheon reception will follow in the cafeteria.
St. Ben's Women's Retreat
January 31st - February 2nd at Sarto Retreat Center
- February 8th at 5:30
This year's Mardi Gras Celebration will be held at Eykamp Hall in the Ridgeway Center on UE's campus. Please save the date and watch the bulletin for future announcements.
on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 3:46PM