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Parish of St. Benedict |
16223 S 48th St. Phoenix, AZ 85048 | 480.961.1610
St. John Bosco Catholic School |
16035 S 48th St. Phoenix, AZ 85048 | 480.219.4848
July 6, 2014
14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
“ Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened,
and I will give you rest.
- Matthew 11:28
Office Hours
Parish Mission Statement
We are a vibrant and welcoming Catholic faith community that recognizes
God’s presence in all through our love and service.
Monday - Thursday 9 am - 5 pm
Friday Closed in July
Closed Daily 12 pm - 1 pm
Mass Schedule
Parish Vision Statement
Build the Kingdom of God, individually and communally, by fostering
discipleship and thanksgiving through:
• the celebration of Eucharist and other sacraments,
• prayer and lifelong Catholic formation,
• service with and for one another and the greater community.
Weekends: Saturday 5 pm
Sunday: 9 am, 11 am, 5 pm
Weekdays: M-W, F 8:15 am in Chapel
Saturday 3:30 pm or by appointment
Mass Intentions
Upcoming Events
For a complete calendar of events, please visit
Monday, 7/7
Tuesday, 7/8
Wednesday, 7/9
7 pm | EPIC Social Night
6 pm | JAM Feed My
Starving Children
7 pm | Spanish Choir
Thursday, 7/10
Friday, 7/11
Saturday, 7/12
7 pm | YM Bible Study
No Events Scheduled
7 pm | YM Feed My
Starving Children
Sunday, 7/6
9 am | People of the Parish
11 am | Dan Mahoney †
5 pm | Rolando Etorma †
Elbert Leistner †
Ann Carrillo †
Sharon Connor †
Cheah Siew Kim †
& Anthony Loh †
Sa 7/12 | Veronica Coyle †
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Liturgy & Administration
Scripture Readings
for the Week of 7/6
Hos 2:16, 17b-18, 21-22;
Ps 145:2-9; Mt 9:18-26
Hos 8:4-7, 11-13;
Ps 115:3-10; Mt 9:32-38
Wednesday: Hos 10:1-3, 7-8, 12;
Ps 105:2-7; Mt 10:1-7
Hos 11:1-4, 8c-9; Ps 80:2ac,
3b, 15-16; Mt 10:7-15
Hos 14:2-10; Ps 51:3-4, 8-9,
12-14, 17; Mt 10:16-23
(St. Benedict, abbot)
Is 6:1-8; Ps 93:1-2, 5; Mt 10:24-33
Is 55:10-11; Ps 65:10-14;
Rom 8:18-23; Mt 13:1-23 [1-9]
Presider Schedule
for the Week of 7/12
Saturday, 7/12:
5pm - Fr. Bob
Sunday, 7/13:
9am - Fr. Bob
11am - Fr. Bill Faiella
5pm - Fr. Bill Faiella
Weekly Contributions
for the Week of 6/29
Regular Contributions:
Week of June 29:
Total for the Month:
Debt Reduction:
Week of June 29:
Total for the Month:
Monthly Payment:
Loan Balance:
Welcome to the Parish of St. Benedict Master Plan
Corner! Here you will find out what is happening
and how to get involved as the parish “Embraces the
Future.” Over the course of the next 11 months we will
be actively planning for the future of the parish. Below
are the 4 main goals that were determined by the parish
leadership. We welcome your involvement.
1. Master Plan
To develop and present a master plan for St. Benedict
campus that includes evaluating and responding to
space requirements for office, meeting and worship
space; and evaluating and creating ways to incorporate
the St. Benedict campus with that of our school St. John
2. Ongoing Formation & Evangelization
To recommend and institute ways to enhance
every Catholic’s spiritual journey and to establish
opportunities to share God’s word that results in a
better understand of our Catholic faith.
3. Effective Communication
To develop and present a comprehensive communication
plan that includes all media in order to ensure that all
parishioners and our community receives clear and
accurate information in a timely manner.
4. Develop Vibrant Ministries for All
To evaluate the effectiveness of existing ministries at
St. Benedict, and develop, consider and develop new
ministries that will satisfy the spiritual, physical, and
any other needs of our parishioners and community
Next Steps: While the 4 main goals have been
determined, exactly how they are to be achieved has
not. Our next step is to create the actual plans and
engage the full community into the process. We invite
you to please consider getting involved with one of the
committees associated with each goal – there will be
something here for everyone. (continued on page 7)
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14th Sunday of Ordinary Time
A Message from Fr. Bob
Dear Friends,
appy New Year! Okay, so it’s not New Year
• The online Bulletin will now be searchable.
as we normally celebrate it, but for us July
Since we have created the Online Bulletin in an
1 is the beginning of our Fiscal Year. And
interactive format, all news items and details
with that comes a new budget and often the start
can now be found through the “Search” bar
of new programs. Today, I am excited to share with
on our site. This makes this information more
you a few projects that we have been working on.
accessible to you and to search engines.
For starters, you probably noticed that the bulletin
• We can actually share MORE details with you.
you are reading looks a bit different than it has for
We will no longer be confined by space issues
the last few years. As the next step to integrating
that we have with the paper bulletin.
our new logo, I asked Tyler to redesign the bulletin
• The paper Bulletin will still be available. We are
to complement our new website and other
marketing pieces. I think it looks great, but I may be
a little biased. I hope you enjoy the new layout, but
if you have thoughts and or suggestions on how we
can make it better, please share with us.
The other project I am really excited to share with
you is our interactive Online Bulletin. In response
to our Communication Goal from the Strategic
Plan, the staff began to look at ways to make all
the information of parish happenings accessible
to everyone. They truly went above and beyond
my expectations.
This team created an online
bulletin that gives everyone the ability to see any of
the information we have in the paper bulletin, the
Weekly Update and more. I invite you to visit our
site and find out how it works for you. You can reach
the Online Bulletin by clicking on the “Bulletin” tab
in our main menu.
There are a couple of really neat features about the
new online bulletin that you should know:
• You can share with your friends via Social
We have included a Social Media
tool which enables you to easily share things
happening here at the parish. Look for the
Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr icons, etc at the
bottom of any article. Help us spread the word
- share!
not doing away with the weekly paper bulletin,
we are just enhancing our ability to communicate
with you where you are. In addition, we will still
have a pdf version of the paper Bulletin available
for download from our website.
Pope Francis himself said, “Good Communication
helps us to grow closer, to know one another better,
and ultimately, to grow in unity.” It is our goal to find
how to best communicate so that we may all be closer
and get to know one another better, and ultimately
grow in unity. We are always looking to improve our
communication. As a member of my staff is known
to say on occasion, “We are getting there.” I couldn’t
agree more! Thank you for your patience as we work
through these new tools. Please continue to share
your feedback with us as we refine this process.
-Fr. Bob
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Faith Formation
EPIC: Sports Monday
Hey there high school teens! You are invited
“I will praise your name for ever,
to a social event featuring ‘sports’ tomorrow,
my king and my God.”
Monday, July 7, from 7-9 pm. We wil be meeting
- Psalm 145
on the south end of Pecos Park near the pool for
volleyball, kickball, football and frisbee. Bring your
friends and we will see you there!
R.E. Registration Coming Up
It is almost time to register your children for
Religious Education at our parish! Our goal is to help
our children grow in knowledge and love of God
and our faith. Our children’s programs are rooted
Feed My Starving Children
Hey JAMmers! Hope you’re having a great
summer! Tuesday, July 8, we will be moving JAM
over to Feed My Starving Children in Tempe from
6-7:30 pm. This is a great service opportunity to
help those in need and open our eyes to all that
God has blessed us with. Please contact David
Rees at [email protected] Space is limited.
Parents are welcome to attend.
in scripture and tradition, and integrate hands-on
activities for a more complete learning experience.
Children ages kindergarten through fifth grade
are invited to participate in our Journey of Faith
program or Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
programs. Be on the lookout for registration
information in late July. For more information,
please visit the parish website or contact Holly at
480.961.1610 ext. 303.
Regeneration (Titus 3:5)
The Diocese of Phoenix is hosting their annual Youth Catholic Renewal Conference on Saturday, July 12, from
12-9 pm. This event is open to all middle schoolers, high school teens, and young adults. Cost is $10 and will be
held at St. Helen Parish in Glendale. Contact David Rees for transportation and information at 480.961.1610
ext. 307 or email [email protected]
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14th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Faith Formation
Happenings in Youth Ministry
Monday, July 7 - 7 pm
EPIC Sports Monday
Tuesday, July 8 - 6 pm
JAM Feed My Starving Children
Thursday, July 10 - 7 pm
Bible Study (AJs)
Saturday, July 12 - 7 pm
Youth Ministry Feed My Starving Children
Sunday, July 13 - 6:30 pm
EPIC Main Event
Access our entire calendar of events by visiting: Stay in touch with our
Facebook at St. Benedict Youth Ministry
follow us on Instagram at StBenYM
”You are in the spirit, since the Spirit of God dwells
in you.” Is the Holy Spirit leading you or someone you
know to serve Christ and His Church as a priest or
in the consecrated life? If you are discerning your
vocation, go to
Summer Camps
Listed below are a number
Camp opportunities available at SJB:
July 21-25, July 28-August 1, or August 4-8. K-Camp is
designed to build self-esteen and develop confidence
about starting school. Cost $150 plus a one time
registration fee of $10 to cover snack and supplies.
Lego Camp: July 28-August 1, 8:30 am to 11:30 am,
grade levels 1-7. Explore the world and the wonderful
vehicles that you design and create that enable us to
travel from place to place. Cost $150, includes t-shirt,
snack, prizes and all activities.
Safe Environment
It is that time again to renew your Safe Environment
Training. Anyone who is active in a ministry here at St.
Benedict must renew every year on or immediately
after July 1. It is easy, just log onto
and click on the “Safe Environment tab”, then click on
“My Obligation”. It is short and you can do it anytime
at your convenience. Please make a special effort to
get it done as soon as possible so that St. Benedict can
remain a safe environment for everybody.
Math Camp: August 4-8, 9 am to 10:30 am for grades
1-2, 10:35 am to 12:05 pm for grades 3-5, 12:10
pm to 1:40 pm for grades 6-8. Come sharpen your
mathematical skills while having fun. Cost $75 plus a
one time registration fee of $10.
For more information or to register, go to:
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Organizations & Ministries
2014 Native American and
Black Mission Collection
Next week our parish will take up the 128th annual
National Black and Indian Mission Collection. Our
support of this collection helps build the Church
in African American, Native American and Alaska
Native communities from coast to coast. Schools,
parish religious education programs, and diocesan
ministries depend on your
St. Vincent de Paul
Once again, thank you for your donations. A
special thanks to the Knights of Columbus for
sponsoring the recent food drive and for all
your help, AWESOME! Our pantry here at St.
Benedict is well-stocked and we have been able
to help many families.
generosity to help them
spread the Gospel of Jesus
Christ! Thank you for your
Pastoral Care
Living God’s Word
Please remember in your prayers George Harrison
Lord, give us the rest only you can give when we feel
and Bernice McCoy who died recently. We pray that
burdened by life’s labors and sorrows. Open our
their families will feel God’s healing embrace through
hearts so that we learn from you to seek and accept
the prayers and support of our faith community.
the yoke that is easy. Give us the strength to help
others with the burdens that weigh them down.
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Men’s Retreat at The Casa
The Casa Summer Men’s Retreat “Getting to the Heart
Knights of Columbus
of Male Spirituality” begins Friday, July 18. If you are
ready to spend a weekend listening, learning, talking,
Knights Meetings – The next meeting is on
Thursday, July 10 at 7:30 pm in Room 2. All
Knights, please plan to attend!
questioning, reflecting, laughing and renewing your
The Knights of Columbus is a men’s fraternal
organization dedicated to God, Family, Parish
and Community. If you are interested in finding
out more contact Paul Spatz at [email protected]
and Brian Kinzie return to facilitate the retreat about
life, then this retreat is for you. Dcn. Phil LoCascio,
Terry Hershey, Larry Vuillemin, Rev. Norm Douglas,
getting beneath our layers and opening up to God
and one another, with tears, laughter, and authentic
conversation. It is easy to register! Visit
or call Amy at 480.948.7460.
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Your Parish
Welcome New Parishioners
The Parish of St. Benedict is a thriving and vibrant
James and Margaret Barrett
faith community. Please remember your parish
Ryan, Francesca, Fiona & Christopher Cummings
home in your will so the community can continue
Nicholas, Julie and Dylan Green
to serve those you love and those who come after
Curt, Gianna and Kate Johnston, Doris D’Angelo
you. For free information about creating a financial
Jeff, Christy, Brenna and Adeline Menard
plan, finding a local advisor, or making tax-smart
Adam, Haidee, Aidan and Ian Mikesell,
Khylla and Norberto de Boda
parish gifts, please contact our Development
Director, Suzanne Percy, in the parish office
Juan, Rebeca and Regina Salas,
Raquel Huerta-Astiazaran
at 480.961.1610 ext. 308 or visit us online at
Heritage of Faith Society
The Parish of St. Benedict Heritage of Faith Society
July Office Hours
Please note that during the month of July the parish
office will be closed on Fridays. For emergencies
during non-office hours call 480.961.1610 ext. 7.
has been created to honor those members of our
community who have named St. Benedict (or our
school, St. John Bosco) as a beneficiary in their will or
estate plan. Members will enjoy recognition on our
Heritage of Faith Donor Wall, private luncheons with
the Pastor, and the peace of mind knowing our parish
and school will continue to bring the light of Christ to
generations to come. If you are interested in learning
Simplify Your Giving
Please consider Faith Direct. Faith Direct is the
innovative solution that allows you to support
St. Benedict using electronic funds transfer from
either a bank account or credit/debit card just as
you may do now with your mortgage payment,
cable bill, or other expenses. We encourage you to
consider giving in this more forgotten
You can sign up online with our parish code
(AZ582) at or pick up a brochure in
the church lobby. Questions? Call 480.961.1610.
more, please contact our Development Director,
Suzanne Percy, in the office at 480.961.1610 ext.
(continued from page 2)
Strategic Plan
Get Involved
If one of the goals and its accompanying committee
are of interest to you, please let the Ministry Leader
know whom you can email directly from our website
at Once the leaders have your contact
information they will connect with you about your
involvement in the specific committee.
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Meet Our Staff
Fr. Bob Binta
[email protected]
Ext. 305
Suzanne Percy
Dir. of Marketing/
[email protected]
Ext. 308
Mary Jane Livens
Business Manager
[email protected]
Ext. 304
Larry Kraus
Coordinator of Liturgy
[email protected]
Ext. 312
Amy Fletcher
Administrative Assistant
[email protected]
Ext. 300
Tyler Bartlett
Coord. of Music/Multimedia
[email protected]
Ext. 311
Sr. Colleen Braun
Dir. of Faith Formation
[email protected]
Ext. 302
Holly Forseth
Coord. of Religious Ed.
[email protected]
Ext. 303
Visit Us Online!
For the most current, up-to-date information,
visit our homepage,
David Rees
Coord. of Youth Ministry
[email protected]
Ext. 307
Mary Zibell
Formation Assistant
[email protected]
Ext. 309