With the purpose of bringing Christ into the growing communities in the South, Ayala Land, Inc. donated a lot  and  church building to the Diocese of Imus. This was initially identified to be inside the premises of the St. Scholastica’s College, but upon the suggestion of the Sisters, the present location would be more accessible to the growing and existing communities around the area.

 

     “Listen To The Light” is the design statement of the St. Benedict Church. The concept  centered  on “Listen”, the first word of the Prologue of the Rule of St. Benedict, which would mean the congregation listening to the priest or the choir, the silence, Christ listening to the prayers of the people and Mary and Benedict listening to the requests of the churchgoers.  Inspired by this, Exterior Architect Marcos de Guzman, Interior Architect Dominic Galicia together with the engineers and contractors built a Mediterranean inspired structure, similar to the Benedictine Monastery in Montecassino on March 27, 2009 until March 25, 2010. 

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     During the construction of the church, the sisters and the students of St. Scholastica's College would recite the rosary and pray for the safety of the workers everyday. There were no accidents that happened in the period of the construction. At about the same time, the residents of Ayala Westgrove Heights have been hearing Saturday anticipated masses in the main clubhouse  presided by Fr. Alvin Chavez, Fr. Tito Caluag and Fr. Steve Munar.

 

     Through the concerted efforts of the sisters and students of St. Scholastica's College and the residents of Ayala Westgrove Heights , the first mass was held last March 26, 2010 with Fr. Alvin Chavez as the main celebrant. The following day, March 27,2010 the baccalaureate mass of the graduating class of St. Scholastica’s College was held in the church.

 

     In July 2010, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle (who was the  Bishop at that time) appointed Fr. Isagani Aviñante to be the priest in charge of the quasi-parish. St. Benedict Parish served ( and is still serving) the communities of Sitio Banaba, Barangay Inchican, Barangay Carmen, Barangay Tibig and the nearby subdivisions : South Forbes Mansions, South Forbes Villas, Chateaux de Paris, Wedge Woods and Ayala Westgrove Heights.

 

     Church goers would also come from different areas not within the territorial jurisdiction of the Archdiocese of Imus. Because of the growing community, November 14, 2014  marked the dedication and erection of St. Benedict Church as a parish, under the  guidance of the first parish priest, Fr. Isagani Aviñante.   A few months after, May 2015, Fr. Conrad Amon became the second parish priest of St. Benedict Church.