St. Benedict High School is a community of faith which offers students the opportunity to develop a strong, individual faith life grounded in the academic knowledge of the Catholic Faith. There are many opportunities for students to develop spiritually as individuals and to involve themselves in the spiritual life of the school.
Individual class Masses are celebrated in our Chapel. Periodically, All School Masses are held for the entire student body. Students are involved in the planning of music and other aspects of the liturgy. All students have the opportunity to spend time in prayer during First Friday Adoration. Faculty, staff and students participate in daily prayer. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered for those individuals who desire it.
Spiritual service to the community also includes Student Retreat Leaders planning and leading class retreats, helping with retreats in parochial schools, and assisting as leaders in the Diocesan QUEST and SEARCH programs.
Community service is evident in St. Benedict students having
participated in the Make-A Wish programs, LifeBlood, and our annual food drive. For the third year in a row, St. Benedict High School won the competition for the Mid-South Food Bank’s High School Canned Good Collection Campaign with a collection of over 25,000 pounds. St. Benedict also
supports an active Teens for Life club. St. Benedict has participated in the March for Life in Washington, DC, for over 20 years. In addition, students at every grade level take part in a variety of service projects including clothing drives, providing Christmas gifts and food for families, preparing and sending care packages to armed forces and assisting at homes for the elderly and many more.
SBA received the Charity and Service Award from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in DC. The award will be presented on March 29 and senior Chris Schuhlein, who was instrumental in producing a video submitted to the Basilica for judging, will represent our school. This is a prestigious honor for our school, which is known all over for service. SBA is only one of five institutions in the country to be honored by the Basilica. Here is a link to the Basilica website announcing the honor and includes the five videos. Below is a taped congratulatory statement from Memphis Catholic Diocese Bishop Terry Steib to SBA students. SO PROUD OF THE EAGLES!