Welcome to St. Benedict Parish

We invite you to come and pray with us and learn more about our Parish. We’d love to see you!

 Mission Statement
St. Benedict is a Christian Community guided and challenged
by the Holy Spirit to worship, love, serve, and educate.

St. Benedict Church & Church Social Hall
40 S. Lynn, Waterford, MI  48328
St. Benedict Parish Center
80 S. Lynn, Waterford, MI 48328
248.681.1534

To Our Parishioners:
St. Benedict will resume public Masses on
Tuesday, May 19th at 6:00 p.m.

5/15 Notice – Change in WEEKDAY schedule:  In keeping with the AOD directives for resuming Masses, St. Benedict will only be celebrating weekday Masses on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. in the church.  Our weekend Mass schedule will remain the same. 

For the safety of all, please make sure you are fever-free for seven days prior to attending any church services.  Thank you.

Weekday Masses
Tuesday and Thursday, 12:15 p.m. in the church

Weekend Masses
Saturday at 4:00 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. 

Confessions will be heard on Saturdays at 3:00 p.m.

In order to follow state safety guidelines, precautions will be taken to help provide a safe environment for our parishioners:

  • Please make sure you are fever-free for seven days prior to attending any church services.
  • Please enter the church via the Voorheis (parking lot) entrance.
  • We will offer limited seating in the church, additional seating in our social hall and the ability to hear Mass while seated in your car, weather permitting. 
  • All in attendance will be required to wear a mask and adhere to the 6 ft. distance rule.  We will have the church marked off to help ensure that parishioners are at a safe distance. 
  • A collection box for donations will be located in the entrance of the gathering space. 

We look forward to being able to worship again as a family.  


CHANGE IN PARISH OFFICE PROCEDURES:

Dear St. Benedict Parish Family,

Beginning on June 3, 2020 our parish center offices will be open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. We will be available to respond to all of your needs via phone, email, fax or postal mail.

If you require a meeting with a staff member, we ask that you call us to schedule an appointment. All those entering the parish center will be required to wear a mask.

Our schedule may be adjusted as the Coronavirus pandemic evolves.

We look forward to serving our parishioners and as always, you are in our prayers.

Letter from Fr. Jim

Dear Family in Christ,

Thank you to all who have continued to give financially to St. Benedict’s during these stressful times. I realize how tempting it is for you when times get tough to cut church and charity from our budget. Unfortunately it appears that many have chosen this route since our Sunday offertory over this past month has slipped to 25% of our ordinary collection. We can not survive with this decrease in revenue.

It saddens me to say that we are soon having to lay-off staff, if not to ask all of us to take a serious cut in pay. The church is not a great place to make a big income. However, this may be a reason why now, is this time of want, we should try to do for our employees as much as we can. Our personnel here are among the finest of church employees. They truly deserve whatever kindness we can show them. I know that I am asking much of you, especially those with only minor income at this time. Thank you for whatever God moves you to help keep the parish plant running.

Of course, that last line also means that, like you, we have other bills to pay, such as utilities, insurance, maintenance issues and upkeep of the property. Please do consider e-giving through your local bank, mailing in your donation or dropping it off at the parish center mail slot located at the front door.

Last, but surely not least, stay healthy and follow the rules. Be good to each other and stay in touch with the lonely, the elderly and the sick.

Love in Him,
Fr. Jim

****************** Message from the St. Benedict Knights of Columbus ******************

Dear Family in Christ,

Our Pastor, Fr. Jim, is asking us – his parishioners – to continue to support the Parish monetarily if you are able. Due to the “stay at home” decree and temporary suspension of conducting Holy Mass, weekly donations have dramatically decreased. 

St. Benedict Knights of Columbus Council 13485 supports Fr. Jim’s request and offers to help you use the  “e-giving “  online tool to enable you to donate to the Church online. In addition, Council 13485 suggests that anyone who receives a federal stimulus check to please consider tithing 10% to our Church or as much as you can afford.

Last, but surely not least, stay healthy and follow the rules. Be good to each other and stay in touch with the lonely, the elderly and the sick.

KofC members(or spouse) available to assist in setting up your e-giving account over the phone:

Rick Bray 248-789-5412

Sign up for e-giving at stbencc.weshareonline.org

Weekday Masses
Tuesday and Thursday, 12:15 p.m. in the church
Weekend Masses
Saturday 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m.
Holy Day Masses
12:15 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Ash Wednesday Masses: 8:00 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday at 3:00 p.m.

Parish Mission 2019

Link to videos

Parish Outreach

For those unable to receive the sacraments or attend Mass at their local parish, Parish Outreach ministers to the following communities:

  • Inn at Cass Lake
  • Lourdes Senior Community
  • Lakeland Place
  • Catholic Community Response Team (CCRT)
  • Open Door Outreach
  • Hope and Hospitality Warming Center