SERVICE

Knights of Columbus

 

“In service to one, in service to all.”

 

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 7:00pm in the Parish Center.

 

For more information, contact Kevin Martinuzzi (knights11533@gmail.com), the Grand Knight of the Father William J. Nolte Council.

Lily of the Holy Trinity Women’s Society

“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ

and the love of God

and the fellowship of the holy Spirit be with all of you.”

 

— 2 Corinthians 13:13

 

This local women’s organization seeks the spiritual growth of its members and supports the parish by organizing various activities. The Lilies meet on the second Sunday of the month at 12:30pm in the parish center.

 

For more information, contact Ann Martinuzzi (annmartinuzzi@gmail.com), the president of the Lily of the Holy Trinity Women’s Society.

 

 

 

Baptismal Blanket Ministry

 

“For all of you who were baptized into Christ

have clothed yourselves with Christ.”

 

— Galatians 3:27

 

By knitting blankets that are given to newly baptized children, this ministry strengthens the communal life of the parish.

 

For more information, contact Ida O'Leary (ioleary@saintbenedictparish.org).

 

 

 

Oktoberfest

 

“We give you thanks, holy Lord, our Father,

for your loving gifts of food and drink.

Grant that some day we may sit

at the table of your heavenly kingdom

and there sing a hymn of praise to your for ever.”

 

— Book of Blessings

 

Each September, the parish organizes this German beer and food festival to raise funds for Catholic education. This is patterned on the world-famous Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. The Oktoberfest fundraiser honors the German heritage that was instrumental in building the parish.

 

For more information, visit the Oktoberfest website (www.stbenedictoktoberfest.com) by clicking on the logo or contact one of the following persons: 

 

     General information:        Ruppert Beirne (Support@stbenedictoktoberfest.com)

     Volunteer Information:     Gretchen Ridgely (Volunteers@stbenedictoktoberfest.com)

     Sponsorship Information:   Regina Toomey (Sponsors@stbenedictoktoberfest.com)

     Vendor Information:        Katie Toomey (Christkindlmarkt@stbenedictoktoberfest.com)

 

 

 

Nursery

 

“Whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me.”

 

— Matthew 18:5

       

Child care is provided for infants (six months) through age 3 during the 8:30am and 11:00am Masses on Sunday. Volunteers are needed and welcome; training is provided.

 

For more information, contact Peggy Seaton (seaton5113@verizon.net).

 

 

 

Daily Mass
Tuesday—Thursday: 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.
First Friday: 5:30 p.m.
Weekend Mass
Saturday: 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 8:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. (In English with the 
Ordinary of the Mass in Latin)
Confession
Thursday: 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 4:00 p.m.

Bishop Knestout encourages anyone aware of sexual abuse of minors on the part of clergy or staff of the Diocese of Richmond to notify civil authorities by calling the Attorney General’s Clergy Abuse Hotline at 1-833-454-9064, and then contacting the Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator, Jennifer Sloan at 1-877-887-9603.