A message from Fr. Godfrey
This weekend following Mass, the folks from Holy Arts will be in the back of church selling their olive wood items from the Holy Land. These religious items make great Christmas gifts and the proceeds go to support the Christians in the Holy Land.
An excerpt from
POPE FRANCIS: REJOICE AND BE GLAD
CHAPTER FIVE: SPIRITUAL COMBAT, VIGILANCE AND DISCERNMENT
174. An essential condition for progress in discernment is a growing understanding of God’s patience and his timetable, which are never our own. God does not pour down fire upon those who are unfaithful (cf.
9:54), or allow the zealous to uproot the tares growing among the wheat (cf.
13:29). Generosity too is demanded, for “it is more blessed to give than to receive” (
20:35). Discernment is not about discovering what more we can get out of this life, but about recognizing how we can better accomplish the mission entrusted to us at our baptism. This entails a readiness to make sacrifices, even to sacrificing everything. For happiness is a paradox. We experience it most when we accept the mysterious logic that is not of this world: “This is our logic”, says Saint Bonaventure,
pointing to the cross. Once we enter into this dynamic, we will not let our consciences be numbed and we will open ourselves generously to discernment.
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Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe by St. John Paul II
Let Your Prayers Lead to Good Works
Christmas is Coming to Town
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.
Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium
Open wide your door to the one who comes. Open your soul, throw open the depths of your heart to see the riches of simplicity, the treasures of peace, the sweetness of grace. Open your heart and run to meet the Sun of eternal light that illuminates all men.
St. Ambrose of Milan
On Friday, December 13, St. Benedict Cathedral School and Parish will be hosting a Christmas Trivia Night forstudents, families, and parishioners of all ages. All are welcome to attend. The event will take place inthe Woodward Center. Doors will open at 5:00pm and trivia starts at 5:30pm. All participants should plan to arrive by 5:00 to register and claim a table. Participants can sign up at the door on the night of the event.Teams may contain up to6 members. Thecost per mem-ber is $7. All proceeds from this event will support clubs at St Benedict Cathedral. Contact Mr. Craig Keepes at
with any questions.
Support our Scouts
- this weekend after Mass
The St. Benedict Scouts are selling homemade cinnamon rolls and Christmas suckers after all the Masses this weekend (12/14-15). They have a choice of Iced or Cinnamon rolls only $10 each and we have a variety of Christmas suckers to choose from only $1 each.
- Christmas Eve -
Children's Mass 4:30PM and Midnight Mass
- Christmas Day -
6AM and 9AM
- New Year's Eve -
- Mary, Mother of God (New Year's Day) -
6AM and 9AM
Open House at St. Benedict Cathedral
January 5th from 12pm - 2pm
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, December 12, 2019 at 9:07PM