Located in the heart of the upstate New York Finger Lakes, we are a vibrant community offering many services and enjoying rich worship, lively activities, and active school within the picturesque City of Canandaigua and town of Bloomfield.  We invite people to visit and warmly welcome those who desire to share in our community life.  There are many ministry areas available depending on one’s gifts and talents.  When you are at St. Benedict’s, you are home! 


Saint Benedict Parish is a dynamic family of Roman Catholics strengthened by the Eucharist and emboldened by the Holy Spirit. Our mission is to know, love and serve God by bringing the love of Jesus Christ to everyone we meet, everything we do and everywhere we go. 


Living Faith
Question of the Week:

Today we celebrate the relationship of love among the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Where have I seen the members of the Trinity at work in my own life? Read the rest of Page 3.

Adults, read this week's Sunday readings here. Kids, click here.

Children, click here for a great video and activities to help you live the Mass!

News and Upcoming Events:




Have you heard about our new parish initiative that will help us Grow In Faith Together (G.I.F.T.)? Read about it!





         Saturday, November 12, St. Benedicts Parish will be holding their Holiday Bazaar in St. Bridget’s Church Hall. We are inviting all crafters to join us. This will be homemade items only. (Sorry, we will not be allowing commercial merchandise vendors). If you are interested call Valerie Haynes for an application at 394-1220 x24.


Summer will be here in no time—free time to take things slow and savor everything. Is there a better time to take some time to let your kids deepen their friendship with Jesus? I don’t think so! VBS is open to everyone in grade k-5. Sign up yourself and plan to bring friends, cousins, and neighbors with you! It will be held July 11 -15 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Watch the bulletin for more information, or call Valerie Haynes at 394-1220 x 24. She is looking for all kinds of help. Remember, it takes people like you to make this a fun, faith-filled week for the children!




Details and information on ways to celebrate the Year of Mercy can be found here.


There's LOTS in this week's bulletin!


CCIA Food Pantry Requests for May 2016



Week of May 7th & 8th-  Pork and beans; Soup (esp. Chicken Noodle)

Week of May 14th & 15th - Pasta; Spaghetti sauce; Mac and cheese

Week of May 21st & 22nd - Canned Fruit; Canned Vegetables ( esp. peas)

Week of May 28th & 29th - Cereal; Peanut Butter

. . . and always, Personal Care Items    





             Come be social with us!         

Contact Dawn Burdick with questions at 394-1220 or email dburdick@dor.org.





St. Benedict’s is now pleased to offer electronic giving. This is a safe and convenient option for you to contribute your Sunday offering automatically to St Benedict's through your checking or savings account.

To begin the process, please print and complete the authorization form and return it to the business office at 95 N Main St, Canandaigua NY  14424. If you have any questions, please contact the business office at 394-1220.


St Bridget Liturgical Minister Schedule

You can find the current Liturgical Minister Schedule under the "Ministry" menu at the top of the page.


Chris Decker, Chairperson

Brian Carl
William DiBacco
Rob Dietrick
Caryl Favro
Bridget Hart
Bob Knopf
Nancy Lynch
Jean Mercandetti
Norah Nolan-Cramer
Kathy Valvano
Andrew Yudichak

Ex officio members include: Fr. Daniel Ruiz, Deacon Claude Lester, Dawn Burdick, Ann Marie Deutsch and Valerie Haynes.

The members of the Parish Council welcome your input.
To talk with one of them, please contact the parish office and ask for contact information.

To read the abbrievieated minutes of recent Parish Council Meetings,
visit our Parish Council Page.


Prayer for an End to Violence
Lord of all life, we ask for strength and courage to live non-violently in ourselves, in our homes and in our communities.
Help us to be aware that the language we use in our thoughts and words has great power to affirm the worth of others, as well as the power to destroy. 
Direct our thoughts, words and actions to affirm life in ourselves and others.  Keep us aware that what we say and do serves as a powerful example to all those around us.
Make us messengers and witnesses of your peace and love. 
We ask this in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ, whose example we strive to follow.




Check out all the good things that are happening at out Parish school by clicking on their logo below!


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