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Welcome to St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church!

Located in Jonesboro, Georgia

"Walking United Serving God's People"

"Caminando Unidos, Sirviendo a la Gente de Dios"
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Walking United Committment Brochure (PDF Spanish)

Join Us in Reaching Out to Others as We Renew Our Commitment of Time, Talent and Treasure.


Light a second violet candle marking the season’s second week as you sing a verse of
"O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.

Traditionally, Advent wreaths are constructed of a circle of evergreen branches into which four candles are inserted, representing the four weeks of Advent. Ideally, three candles are purple and one is rose, but white candles can also be used.
The purple candles in particular symbolize the prayer, penance, and preparatory sacrifices and goods works undertaken at this time. The rose candle is lit on the third Sunday, Gaudete Sunday, when the priest also wears rose vestments at Mass; Gaudete Sunday is the Sunday of rejoicing, because the faithful have arrived at the midpoint of Advent, when their preparation is now half over and they are close to Christmas.
The progressive lighting of the candles symbolizes the expectation and hope surrounding our Lord’s first coming into the world and the anticipation of his second coming to judge the living and the dead.



Advent Penance Services   Pennance Service

Adviento Servicios de Penitencia

December 13  St Philip Benizi, Jonesboro               7:00 pm
December 15  Sacred Heart, Griffin                         7:00pm
December 15  St James the Apostle, McDonough    7:00 pm




Volunteers are needed to help prepare and decorate the church and parish grounds for Christmas.  Decorating will take place daily from 10am-2pm beginning on Monday, December 19th until the 22nd.  Please meet in the Gathering Space.  Contact Vickie Flock for more information.

Art and Environment really could use the help; there is a ton to decorate, and they need many hands to make it happen.

Monastery Gifts

Going on Sale Soon


The wonderful fruitcakes, fudge, biscotti, and honey from the Holy Spirit Monastery will be available in Founders Hall after the morning of Dec. 11.

REMINDER/RECORDATORIO—If you prepaid & made an appointment!

When:  TODAY, December 11, from 8:30am to 2:30pm            
Where:  Founders’ Hall
(no walk-in opportunities)

Cuando: HOY, 11 de diciembre de 8:30am a 2:30pm                    
Donde: Salón de los Fundadores
( sin oportunidades de Walk-in)





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