Parish Groups

Support & Infrastructure

Behind the scenes is where much of parish life takes place.

Anyone who think a rectory is a sleepy place needs to spend just half a day with us to appreciate how much time and talent is needed to keep records accurate, computers functioning, books balancing, appliances humming.

Select a Support & Infrastructure Group

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee works with the pastor in assessing the financial situation of the parish, setting the parish budget and making recommendations on financial decisions. Since the parish is funded solely by the donations of the parishioners, it is important that all parish members use envelope to make their contributions. This enables accurate record keeping and makes it possible to issue tax receipts. Envelopes are obtainable at any time from the parish office. The parish makes special appeals during the year on behalf of the Archdiocese for several worthwhile causes, notable the ShareLife Campaign. St. Benedict has been known for its generosity in coming to the aid of those in need. We hope to continue to provide not only for the needs of our parish but also for the needy of our community and the world. Contact: Jean Carberry

Maintenance Committee

The Maintence Committee is a group of parishioners with expertise in the trades and/or construction. In collaboration with the pastor and the parish custodian, they undertake to keep the physical plant safe and attractive for all who live, work, pray and visit St. Benedict. Our building and grounds are beautiful because of years of diligent hard work. As responsible stewards, the Maintenance Committee keeps a watchful eye on things and offers precious advice on how best to proceed to keep the church in good repair. Contact: Jack Paties

Share Life

Share Life is a volunteer fundraising organization of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto to care for the least among us. To learn more about all the good your contribution can make, kindly visit Contact: Paul Ferguson


STEWARDSHIP is a way of life. It is a way of living each day in gratitude for all the blessings that God has given to us. The roots of stewardship can be found in the Bible, which tells us over and over that God is the Creator and Giver of all gifts. It is our responsibility to show our gratitude to God for these gifts, by giving back to Him the “first fruits.” We do not own the gifts God gives to us. We are only here on earth to use those gifts to do God’s work. A Christian steward:

  • Receives God’s gifts gratefully.
  • Cherishes and tends them responsibly.
  • Shares them in justice and love.
  • Returns them to God.
Small Steps to Stewardship
  • Put a crucifix in your house – in a place where it is visible to guests.
  • Visit with an elderly neighbour or relative, either in person if close by or by phone.
  • Commit to doing one good act each week that will benefit someone without his/her knowing it. At the end of the week, share what you did with your family.
  • Build a habit of thanking people whose work usually goes unnoticed-those who clean our business office, those who serve the food in fast food restaurants, cashiers at the supermarket.
  • Send hand-written notes to senior members of the parish, thanking them for all they have done in their lives for the church community.
  • Invite a person who is not able to get out of the house easily to go grocery shopping with our family.
  • Make arrangements to pick up a homebound person for Mass each week.
  • Take a can of food or another non-perishable item to the local food bank each week.
Check out these links from the Office of Formation for Discipleship from our Archdiocese of Toronto website: What is Stewardship
A Moment for God: TIME
Sharing My Gifts: TALENT
Return in Thanksgiving: TREASURE
Principals of Sacrificial: GIVING

Volunteer Screening

Volunteer Screening is a process designed to create, maintain and promote a safe environment for all those to whom we minister. This is a coordinated effort involving the PVS coordinator, the pastor, leaders and members of each specific parish ministry and the Human Resources Department at the Archdiocese of Toronto. The PVS Coordinator ensures the appropriate management of all screening documentation. Contact: Vilma Bidinost