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Parish Announcements

**Public Masses resumed, with social distancing and other restrictions**  

Read Restrictions here


Letters from Pastor of St. Benedict Church, to Parishioners 


Online Masses - Bishop Rice at Immaculate Conception Parish, and  Diocese Facebook and Father Daniel at Sacred Heart Poplar Bluff Parish Family 

(Photo: Bell at St. Benedict church)


For Reflection:

Am I as persistent in prayer as I am in pursuing other goals?  Does God's apparent lack of response invite me to greater trust and perseverance rather than to question his goodness?                                                     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Parish Council Nominations - please submit your 3 nominees before August 2.  Elections will be held the weekend of Aug 8-9.  More details here


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.  Take time to be grateful with Father Simon, and keep him in your prayers. Thank you very much for all you accomplished among us, Father Simon, be assured you are in our prayers.


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.


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 $350 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!!


Eucharistic Adoration:  Cancelled until further notice.

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)



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Parish Calendar

**Public Masses have resumed** 

Read about Restrictions  click here


Schedule at St. Benedict:

Daily Masses ~ 9:00am ~ Mon,Tues,Wed, Friday.

Weekend Masses: Saturday Vigil 6:00pm, Sunday 9:00am
Eucharistic Adoration: cancelled until further notice.

First Saturday 9:00am Mass is cancelled.

Sunday August 16 after 9:00am Mass Welcoming Brunch for Father Joseph in St.Benedict Parish Hall.


Parish Council Elections - August 8-9


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

Weekday Mass 

**Cancelled Aug.3-Aug.7**

M,Tu,W,F ~ 9:00 AM


Saturday: 5:15-5:45 PM

Sunday:  8:15-8:45 AM

Eucharistic Adoration:

cancelled until further notice

Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet:

Saturday:  5:00 PM

Sunday:  8:00 AM  

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Contact Info

St. Benedict Catholic Church

P. O. Box 595

Doniphan, MO 63935

Phone: 573-351-1107

Pastor phone: 573-785-9635 or 573-785-0401, 573-351-1107


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