**Public Masses resumed, with social distancing and other restrictions**
Read Restrictions here
Father Joseph's Office Hours: Monday and Thursday~ 10:00am to 1:00pm. Please call 351-1107 or 996-3301 or 573-206-9692 for an appointment.
(Photo: Bell at St. Benedict church)
"We should spend as much time in thanking God for his benefits as we do in asking for them." ---St. Vincent de Paul (feast day- Sept. 27)
New Assignment: Father Joseph Stoverink
Effective August 4, 2020, Father Joseph Stoverink is appointed Associate Pastor at Sacred Heart Parish in Poplar Bluff, MO, and St. Benedict Parish in Doniphan, MO, and concludes his assignment as Associate Pastor at St. Agnes Cathedral in Springfield. Please keep Fr. Joseph in your prayers during this time of transition.
Father Daniel Robles remains in his current assignment as Pastor of Sacred Heart in Poplar Bluff and St. Benedict in Doniphan.
New Assignment: Father Simon Enudu
Effective August 4, 2020, Father Simon Enudu is appointed Parochial Administrator of Sacred Heart Parish in Conway, MO, and St. William Parish in Buffalo, MO, and concludes his assignment as Associate Pastor of St. Benedict Parish in Doniphan and Sacred Heart Parish in Poplar Bluff. Thank you very much for all you accomplished among us, Father Simon, be assured you are in our prayers.
Congratulations to those who recently received the Sacraments of First Holy Communion, Confirmation, and initiation into the Catholic Faith through RCIA at St. Benedict Church. May God richly bless you and your families!
Thank you to everyone who attended the Blessing of the New Parish Hall and Celebration of the 160th Anniversary of the founding of St. Benedict Church. More History--> For info about renting the Hall, contact Parish Office 573-351-1107.
St. Benedict's Poor Box
Thank you to all who support the poor box! 100 percent of current donations to the poor box are given to a local charity, Ripley County Backpacks for Friday Program, which works in cooperation with the SEMO Food Bank and local schools to send home each weekend a backpack filled with non-perishable snacks and other foods for students in need and their families. A donation of $175 feeds a family of four during an entire school year. Even a few dollars could make a difference in the life of a hungry child! In 2019, we have sponsored 2 families! Thank you!!
First Fridays: 9:30am-5:00pm
Last Thursdays: 6:00-7:00 PM (cancelled for Oct.30)
Everyone is encouraged to come and spend quiet time with our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament during Eucharistic Adoration. Even if you aren't able to stay for a full hour, please consider time in prayer with the Blessed Sacrament, even if it's only a few moments. Eucharistic Devotion and The Real Presence of Jesus in the Sacrament of the Eucharist (USCCB links)
**Public Masses have resumed**
Read about Restrictions click here
Schedule at St. Benedict:
Daily Masses ~ (cancelled for October 26-30) Mon,Thurs, Fri~9:00am. Wed~6:00PM
Weekend Masses: Saturday Vigil 6:00pm, Sunday 9:00am
Eucharistic Adoration: First Fridays~9:30am-5:00pm. Last Thursdays~6:00-7:00pm (Oct 22 instead of Oct.30)
October 25, Sunday ~ Donuts & Brunch after 9:00 AM Mass
November 6 - First Friday Adoration 9:30am-5:00pm
November 13-14 ~ Rummage Sale
November 30 ~ Parish Council Meeting 5:00-8:00 PM
December 13 ~ Regional PCCW Meeting at noon in Parish Hall
Masses resume under the following precautions and considerations:
*The Dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass continues until further notice.
*Those who are sick or at high-risk should stay home.
*Cloth face coverings are highly recommended during Mass but should not be used on children under age 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing.
*The 6-foot distancing is to be observed. Ushers will guide parishioners who need assistance in distancing. Families living in the same household may sit together. However, other parishioners should keep the 6-foot distancing.
*There will not be altar servers, the sign of peace, holy water, nor will the Precious Blood be distributed. Hymnals will be removed from the pews.
*Singing is discouraged especially in close proximity to others as it may increase the risk of viral spread.
*Hand sanitizer will be available when entering and leaving the church.
*Door knobs, handles, etc., will be sanitized between Masses.
**Public Masses have resumed, with social distancing and other restrictions.**
See Links to Online Masses on our homepage.
Regular Mass Times:
Sunday: 9:00 AM
Saturday: Vigil Mass 6:00 PM
M,Th, F ~ 9:00 AM(canceled for Oct.26-30)
Saturday: 5:15-5:45 PM
Sunday: 8:15-8:45 AM
First Fridays: 9:30am-5:00pm
Last Thursdays: 6:00-7:00 PM (cancelled for Oct.29)
Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet:
Saturday: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM
St. Benedict Catholic Church
P. O. Box 595
Doniphan, MO 63935
Pastor phone: 573-785-9635 or 573-785-0401, 573-351-1107
Parish Office Hours: vary
Back to Home