Abbey Coffee House exists to encourage parishioners to come together in camaraderie and friendship after the two early Masses. With a parish as large as ours, we want to do whatever we can to promote our congregation as our family.
Our Men's Club has grown from 36 active members to 182 members, who in turn support 26 committees. Ben's Men have their monthly meetings on the second Monday of each month, September through May. They serve our parish community with spiritual awareness, social interaction and service to others.
The Catholic Men's Fellowship (CMF) of St. Benedict the Abbot offers men the opportunity to share their faith and love for Christ, as Catholic Christian men, through prayer and fellowship. We gather in Christ’s presence to share our experience, strength, and hope and to prayerfully support one another in an atmosphere of trust and confidentiality. O Come share a cup of coffee and great discussion on how to be a Catholic Man in today’s world.
A caring and listening ministry providing confidential, one-to-one Christian care to people facing difficulty. The care is man-to-man or woman-to-woman. It is for individuals, not couples or families. The program does not include minors and connects with people over 18 years old.
The Family Promise/IHN program is dedicated to helping homeless families stay intact during times of crisis. In operation at our parish for 5 years, Family Promise helps to make families self-sufficient. In the 5 or 6 weeks per year that St. Benedict hosts families, 20 to 25 families are aided by more than 100 volunteers from the Parish.
Since its founding, the Peters Township Food Pantry has served between 55 and 65 local families each month. These families include the elderly, the unemployed and the underemployed. The families we serve must be located within a specific geographical area and meet certain governmental economic guidelines.
We have a diverse membership – from the young to the not-so-young, single, married couples and families. Additionally, our members are on different levels of gardening expertise and we share our gardening knowledge. We are organized much along the same line as the ‘Penn Dot Adopt –A –Highway’ program. Everyone is given their own area or garden to tend. When and how often members choose to work in their area(s) is completely up to them. Our goal is not to establish set times or days of care but instead to ensure a neat, clean appearance of the property at all times.
It’s a class! It’s a support group! It’s a prayer group! It’s a way to meet other women in our parish! Come and explore our Catholic faith from a mother’s perspective! Make this valuable commitment to yourself.
Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and patron St. Vincent de Paul. We fulfill our Mission Statement in helping individuals and families with their special needs, in complete confidentiality. Contact Parish Office, 724.941.9406.
The Welcoming Ministry's goal is to contact new parishioners personally or by telephone welcoming them to St. Benedict the Abbot. We want them to feel connected with our church family by introducing them to various ministries and services offered at St. Benedict's.
Do you like to have fun? Do you enjoy spending time doing something positive? Do you enjoy working with other women? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then WOSB is the perfect place for you. In addition to meetings, we have many varied activities, services projects and fund raisers. We offer something of interest for everyone. A booklet of the Women of St. Benedict is available in the Parish office.
If you are interested in any of these ministries or for a list of other ministries and contact information, please link to the Ministries Contact web page.