May God's grace Be with you!
St. Benedict Parish
111 South Ninth St.
Terre Haute, IN 47807
St. Benedict Listing of Committees,
Ministries, and Organizations
Parish Pastoral Council
Mission: To assist with the pastoral planning and to exercise a ministry of leadership in the parish. Each spring three members are elected to a three-year term by the parishioners. Meets 4th Tuesday each month, 7:00 pm in the Parish Center.
Faith Formation Commission
Mission: The Faith Formation Commission of St. Benedict Parish will support opportunities for the religious education and faith development of all parishioners of St. Benedict Parish, fostering life-long spiritual growth in the Catholic faith. Meets third Monday each month, 7:00 pm in Hellmann Hall
Mission: To assist and advise the pastor in the fiscal matters of the parish. Meets third Monday each month, 5:00 pm, Parish Office
Mission: To be an umbrella organization for a variety of social and spiritual functions in the parish, some of which include taking communion to shut-ins and to the hospitals, and other parish social activities. It meets on the second Thursday each month, 10:00 am in Hellmann Hall.
Mission: To provide and care for the altars, bread and wine, candles and vestments and to give support to Franciscan and local charities. This women’s group meets on the second Thursday of each month 12:30 pm with a dessert in the Parish Center.
Mission: To oversee the immediate and long-term maintenance of parish properties. It meets on the Second Tuesday of each month, 5:30 pm, Parish Office.
Mission: To organize parishioner’s gifts of time, talent, and treasure and shape the direction of all parish resources to meet present and future needs. It meets on the third Tuesday of each month, 5:15pm, Parish Office
Mission: To serve the parish through the ministry of liturgy by working with the Pastoral staff, Liturgy Coordinator, and Director of Music in planning, implementing, and evaluating liturgical activities for the parish. The work of the committee includes recruiting and training liturgical ministers, preparing liturgical environment, encouraging and educating the assembly, and coordinating all efforts toward building a community of faith and prayer. Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month, 7:00 pm, Hellmann Hall.
Mission: To involve the St. Benedict Parish community in planning and implementing a traditional summer street festival designed to celebrate our parish and the greater Terre Haute community. This committee meets as needed on the first Monday of the month, 7:00 pm, Hellmann Hall.
To provide children, preschool through eighth grade, with religious instruction that assists parents as the primary religious educators of their children. Classes meet Sunday mornings during the school year.
To respond to the needs of high school youth by fostering personal and spiritual growth and by encouraging participation in the life and mission of the Church. Classes meet on Sunday evenings during the school year.
To assist in the ongoing faith formation of adults through Wednesday morning Faith Sharing sessions, Bible study groups and guest speakers. See announcements in the bulletin.
HOPS (Happy On Purpose Seniors)
This group helps support senior citizens with monthly socials and spiritual enrichment.
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)
To welcome and journey with individuals and families interested in Baptism and/or full membership in the Catholic Church.
Mission: To enhance liturgical celebrations through the ministry of musical leadership. Regular practices, 5:30 pm Tuesdays and 9:45 am Sundays.
Communion Ministry at the Hospitals/Nursing Homes/Homebound
Mission: To provide Catholic patients with opportunities for the reception of Communion.
Mission: To provide a luncheon for family and friends following a parish funeral.
Mission: To preserve and store pictures, artifacts, and any items of interest relative to our church’s history.
GOOD SAMARITAN PROJECTS
Mission: To provide lunches each weekday to the hungry in the Wabash Valley. Serving site is in the Parish Center. Volunteers are encouraged. The Soup Kitchen is open M-F from 11:30am to 12:30pm in Hellmann Hall. Everyone is welcome.
Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Baskets
Mission: To provide a traditional Thanksgiving and/or Christmas feast for needy families. The Youth Group coordinates these projects.
Christmas Gifts for Children
Mission: To provide gifts for needy children. Gifts collected at the Christmas Eve FamilyLiturgy are distributed at Ryves Hall through Catholic Charities.