Friday, August 31, 2012

Year of Faith RETREAT

The St. Vincent de Paul Conference at St. Benedict’s Parish

cordially invites you to take one day to reflect upon a

Year of Faith

Pope Benedict XVI declared a “Year of Faith” in his Apostolic Letter entitled, Porta Fidei.

This special year of prayer and devotion will begin on October 11, 2012

to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council

and the 20th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

During the Year of Faith, Catholics are asked to study

and reflect on the documents of Vatican II

and the Catechism to deepen their knowledge

and understanding of the faith.

Please join Deacon Bill Hynes for a one day retreat

devoted to helping us make the most out of this special year!

   DATE:  Saturday, November 3, 2012

    TIME:  9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

PLACE:  St. Benedicts Parish, Office of Faith Formation

  COST:  Ten Dollars (Retreat includes lunch and beverages).

For more information or to make a reservation

write to Matt Smith at or call 836-6444.

Retreat Director: Mr. William Hynes, Permanent Deacon, serves at St. Benedict Parish, teaches religion to eleventh graders at St. Joseph Collegiate Institute, and taught for many years in the Diaconal Formation Program for the Diocese of Buffalo.  Deacon Bill was ordained in St. Joseph’s Cathedral by Bishop Mansell in June 1998.  This will be the fourth year Deacon Bill has lead our annual retreat!