St. Benedict Parish came into being on August 27, 2006. The Parish Church is located in Don Antonio Heights in what used to be the Our Lady of Fatima Sub-parish Chapel of Holy Spirit Parish (BF Homes, QC). The Parish comprises three sub-parishes namely, Nuestra Senora de Salvacion (Pridakas Area), Our Lady of Remedies (Don Enrique Heights) and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (Isidora Hils). The Missionaries of God’s Love (MGL), a young missionary congregation that has its origins in Australia in 1986, cares for the Parish.
The Parish Priest is Fr Steven Tynan, a founding member of the MGL who has been serving in the Philippines for the past 17 years. For the last 8 years, Fr Brian MGL has been assisting in various ministries and just recently the MGL ordained their first Filipino priest, Fr Alex Nolasco who is presently the Youth Director in the Parish. Brothers Al Habagat (Filipino) and Br Martin Lada (Indonesian) are also serving in the Parish and the various other ministries centered therein.
The main focus of the parish at the moment, apart from the sacramental ministry, is building a vibrant youth ministry. This involves a very hectic schedule during summer and then a formation and discipling program throughout the year. The other focus is livelihood.
At the moment this ministry consists of a number of partnerships with external scholarship programs and the Salamat sa Biyaya Foundation, an international partnership between St Benedict Parish and Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Melbourne, Australia. The Foundation aims at providing a holistic approach to the challenge that poverty inflicts upon so many among the informal settlers of the parish and beyond. It is in its infancy but we hope and pray that it will be successful in implementing its vision and programs for the benefit of all involved. Please remember us, and our endeavors in your prayers.
Vicariate: Holy Spirit
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Steve Tynan, MGL
Preceding Pastor: Rev. Fr. Alexander L. Nolasco, MGL
Date Established: August 27, 2006
Feast Day: July 11
Address: Don Victorino St. , Don Antonio Heights, Bgy. Holy Spirit, 1127 Q.C.
Contact Number: 428.1142, 932.6521 (fax)