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Parish Groups and Ministries





For Men

Knights of Columbus

This fraternal men’s organization is composed of almost two million members in the United States and throughout the world. It generously supports the work of the Church and has special concern for the unborn. The Knights of Columbus at Saint Benedict meet on the third Thursday of the month at 7 pm in the Parish Center. For more information, contact Gene Whaley (, the Grand Knight of the Father William J. Nolte Council.

Fellow Knight - Tolley Gwinn is looking to establish a small group for Knights aged 40 and under. This would be a regular gathering of five or fewer in an informal setting (e.g. coffee, lunch, etc.) to check in with each other about our spiritual, professional, and family lives and to offer mutual accountability and support. If you are interested, please let Tolley know at or 757-272-7768. 

That Man is You

Why join us?  All men are welcome to join in fellowship with other men of the parish to deepen your spiritual life, grow in your faith and your relationship with God, with your wife, family.  
"That Man Is You" (TMIY) meets for breakfast, fellowship, different Catholic Speakers and faith discussions each Saturday from 6:30AM-8AM this semester (Sep 23 to Dec 16, 2023) in the St. Benedict School basement.  This year's topics focus around "The Fight of Faith" designed to inspire heroic lives of service to a calling greater than ourselves as well as to equip and enable men to engage in the cosmic, spiritual battle raging in our day.  Join us to uncover the ultimate truth that sheds light on all things and to Fight the good fight of faith to win an imperishable crown of glory. There is no cost to attend. Register at   

For Women

"Catechism in a Year" Listening Group

We are excited to invite all women of the parish to join us in reading the entire Catechism of the Catholic Church together using “The Catechism in a Year” podcast with Fr. Mike Schmitz. Following this podcast, our aim is to read the entire Catechism in 365 days, understand the essentials of the Catholic Faith and why they matter, and transform our relationship with the Church that Christ founded. We will meet to discuss the podcast on the last Sunday of each month at 7:30pm in the parish library.  For more information, please contact Kathy Gwinn at



Endow, a women's study group that meets once a month, beginning in September.   This year’s study will be St. Catherine of Siena: Setting the World Ablaze. We will meet the second Monday of each month in the Library in the St. Benedict Parish Center starting September 11th, and meetings will run 7 to 9 pm. The study has NO HOMEWORK and cost $34.95 plus shipping. For more information or to sign up, please contact Kathleen Soukup at  

Lilies of the Holy Trinity

The Lily of the Holy Trinity Women's Society invites all women of the Parish 18 years and older to join them for food, fun, fellowship and discussion of Parish Activities. They meet in the Dining Room of the Parish Center on the 2nd Sunday of each month. This local women’s organization seeks the spiritual growth of its members and supports the parish by organizing various activities. For more information, contact Danise Beirne (, the president of the Lily of the Holy Trinity Women’s Society.

Moms Group

The Moms Group is a casual group of Catholic mothers who meet on Wednesday mornings and other days for playground play dates, outings, and activities hosted by Saint Benedict School. For more information, contact Mary-Kathryn Chapman (

For Kids

American Heritage Girls

Are you and your daughter(s) looking for a faith based scouting group? American Heritage Girls “enables your daughter to grow in her Faith, cultivate a heart for Service, and have more Fun than she can imagine.” St. Benedict’s parish will be the home for Troop 1114! For more information, please contact Jessica Liimatta:  If you want to check out more info on American Heritage Girls, please visit their website

For Young Adults

Richmond Diocese Young Adult Retreat

The Diocese of Richmond is hosting a Young Adult Retreat from October 27-29. Registration closes on Sunday, September 24. 


Please click the link here for more information and how to register!:

Richmond Theology on Tap is held on the first Tuesday of each month (unless it falls on a holiday week.)

Held at Strangeways Brewing.

There are limited food options but outside food is allowed at the venue.
Doors open at 6 p.m. food & beverages need to be purchased by guests by 6:55 p.m.
Talks run 7 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. and finish with a Q&A.
While Theology on Tap is traditionally a Catholic young adult event, we welcome people of all faith backgrounds to attend


Click the link for more information:


Adoration & Ariana's: Thursday, September 14

Join us for Mass at 5:30pm, and Eucharistic Adoration and Confessions from 6:00pm-7:00pm.  We will leave from the outdoor St. Benedict statue by 7:10pm and walk to Ariana's for dinner. Feel free to meet us directly at Ariana's. Contact Margo Sheffler for more information:


Men's and Women's Young Adult Small Groups

The next Men's and Women's small group gatherings will be on Thursday, September 28 at 6:30pm 


Contact Matt Lester with questions about the men's group:

Contact Ryley McGinnis with questions about the women's group:                             


Young Adult Brunch at Eat 66: Sunday, September 24 at 12:30pm

All young adults are invited to brunch at on Eat 66 Sunday, September 24 at 12:30pm.Contact Keifer Pfister for more information:

Knights of Columbus
That Man is You
American Heritage Girls
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