Welcome, Father Marques
The Rule of Saint Benedict says, "Let all guests who arrive be received as Christ, because He will say: 'I was a stranger and you took Me in'(Mt 25:35). And let due honor be shown to all, especially to those 'of the household of the faith' (Gal 6:10) and to wayfarers."
In that Benedictine spirit of hospitality, Saint Benedict Parish welcomes Father Anthony Marques! Bishop DiLorenzo has said, in his letter to parishioners, "With the help and leadership of Father Marques, we anticipate the continuation of a wonderful parish community whose unique cultural and spiritual dimensions will be enhanced and continue to grow." Father Marques is formerly of Sacred Heart Parish, Danville, Virginia.
Please watch for this website to be updated soon, and thank you for your patience.
Father Marques' Homilies
- January 11, 2015, The Baptism of the Lord
- January 1, 2015, Mary, the Holy Mother of God
- December 25, 2014, Christmas
- December 14, 2014, Gaudete Sunday
- December 8, 2014, The Immaculate Conception
- December 7, 2014, Second Sunday of Advent
- November 30, 2014, First Sunday of Advent
- November 23, 2014, Christ the King
- November 16, 2014, 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saint Benedict School
Please see our Saint Benedict School website!
Pray for our Seminarians
||Pray for our seminarians. The Richmond Diocese has an excellent website, richmondvocations.org . Here you can read through the stories of our local seminarians. Please pray for them, and pray for more vocations. Also see the Facebook page, Behind the Collar, where you will find pictures of our seminarians with Bishop DiLorenzo, Cardinal Wuerl, and apparently a juvenile Ursus Americanus .
Let us continue to pray for Christians in Iraq, who are intensely suffering for the faith. We can also help relive their suffering through gifts to Aid to the Church in Need and the Christian Near East Welfare Association .
Faith in Action
Join young adults at Saint Benedict Catholic Church for a Bible Study of the Psalms every Sunday at 7 pm at the parish. Discussion in this Bible study will be grounded in the magisterial teaching of the Church as the study leader is reading and sharing Augustine's famous commentary on the Psalms as a basis for learning and discussion of the Biblical text. Young Adults, on Facebook
Prayer and Worship
We are in love with the beauty of the Catholic faith of the ancient Christian church.
Saint Benedict Church celebrates the sacred traditions of the ancient Catholic faith throughout the liturgical year. An annual Corpus Christi procession proclaims to the neighborhood and the world the faith of all participants. Solemn Benediction, Vespers, Rosary processions, and recitation of the Rosary and Divine Mercy chaplet are but a sampling of the devotional life of the parish.
Wherever you are on the journey of faith, including having no faith or only questions and doubts, may you find here at Saint Benedict, in the Divine Presence in repose on the high altar and in the beauty of the sacred liturgy, the peace of God which surpasses all human understanding.
In today's world of so many conflicting voices competing for our attention and allegiance, the rock upon which Jesus founded His Church indeed brings clarity to our vision and and perspective on life.
"The Eucharist is the heart and the summit of the Church's life, for in it Christ associates his Church and all her members with his sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving offered once and for all on the cross to his Father; by this sacrifice he pours out the graces of salvation on his Body which is the Church." (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1407, 1994)
" 'You shall worship the Lord your God' (Matthew 4:10). Adoring God, praying to him, offering him the worship that belongs to him, fulfilling the promises and vows made to him are acts of the virtue of religion which fall under obedience to the first commandment." (Catechism of the Catholic Church 2135, 1994)