Mission Statement: Led by the Spirit of God, St. Benedict Parish is a welcoming Catholic Community living and sharing the love of Jesus Christ through prayer, service, lifelong learning, and stewardship.
We are a community of 650 families loving and serving the Lord throughout our lives.
ThenSt. Benedict Parish was established by the Most. Rev. Edward J. O'Dea on August 6, 1906. Mass was said in a rented hall until the basement of the new church was readied in 1907. From this modest beginning, many physical and plant changes have occurred in the building up of a fitting home for Christ and His children in this area.
The Mystical Circle of Life - The beautiful Rose Window of St. Benedict's Church is representative of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, who served our parish. It is also symbolic of the endless circle of life in a Catholic Parish. The center burns with the four zealous flames symbolic of the four Gospels forming the focus of the dominant ruby cross. The inscription in the inner circle proclaims, "To Preach The Gospel To The Poor He Hath Sent Me". Eight roses flow from this circle representing the Beatitiudes. The Four Evangelists appear near the perimeter. Bands of blue and silver emanate from the ends of the cross symbolizing the Water of Life. Two lances cross the window with one containing the tip of steel that struck the wound in Christ, and the other containing the sponge used to quench His thirst with vineager and gall. The nails of the cross appear at the base and the entire window in encircled with a stylized crown of thorns.