Faith Formation

 Faith Formation coordinates all levels of faith formation programming in the parish, children through adults . Their role is to foster cooperation, coordination and communication among all groups and individuals involved in these ministries of the parish.  Faith Formation involves 

activities such as children's religious education, youth formation, sacramental preparation, parish school, Christian Initiation, small group faith sharing, adult retreats, bible studies, liturgy of the word for children,  family ministry and marriage preparation.


New parents desiring baptism for their child should register for this class.  


Contact: Parish Office
Classes: One Saturday morning during the months of January, April, July and October.

St. Benedict

St. Benedict School, in partnership with families, educates students to achieve academic excellence through Gospel values and Catholic teachings while developing life long learning skills to create a positive impact in a diverse and ever changing world. Grades K-8.


Principal Steve Haluska

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Faith Formation
Grades 1-8 

Meets weekly on Wednesdays through the school year. Please contact Parish Office for more information.



St. Benedict Religious Education 

Grades 1st-8th





A time to ask questions, reflect on the Scriptures & learn more about what it means to be a Catholic Christian today. This process is for adults who may be interested in joining our faith community, who are not baptized, baptized in another Christian tradition, or baptized Catholic & interested in completing the Sacraments of Initiation (Confirmation & Eucharist).


Please contact the Parish Office


The Confirmation preparation program is designed to help guide the youth on their journey of Christian initiation in the life of Christ and His church. Class,retreats,mass and service to others help to open their minds and hearts to Christ’s teachings.

Adult Faith Formation

Undaunted: A Men's Night (click here for more info)

  • What: A reflective, quiet night aiming to help men experience a moment of peace and recollection. This is done through a guided meditation and time for prayer, reading, learning, and reflection. No ice breakers, no sharing. Come and go as you please.

  • When: 6:15-7:30pm - Tuesdays - 1/28, 2/25, 3/24, 4/28, 5/26

  • ​Where: Chapel at St. Benedict's​

  • For the latest Undaunted reflection, click here.

Small Groups

  • What: Small groups consist of 4-10 people (couples groups, men's groups, women's groups) and are led by a fellow parishioner...

    • ...that gather once a week in a comfortable, relaxed environment. If you must miss a session, no worries.

    • Groups often meet for around 6 weeks continually, then take a break before they convene again for a new series of sessions.

    • You would read a Scripture passage with the group, have discussion on it, and apply it to your life.

    • …In the process, you would learn more about the Lord, more about yourself, and more about others.

    • …In the process, you would grow closer to the Lord, closer who you truly are, and closer to others.

    • NO reading outside of the group, NO judgements, NO necessary prior knowledge needed.

    • …All that is needed: an open heart and mind.

  • When: At a variety of times throughout the week. 

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