Saturday, March 16, 2013

Holy Week and Easter Schedule 2013

St. Benedict's Church
1317 Eggert Road
Amherst, NY
Diocese of Buffalo, New York

Holy Thursday 28 March 2013
9am Morning Prayer
5pm Shared Supper  [bring a dish to share; all are welcome, but please call Alan/Mary Long at 837-8940 or Pat Webster at 837-2899 for reservations.]

7pm Mass

8:30-11pm Adoration

Good Friday  29 March 2013
9am Morning Prayer

9:30-Noon Adoration

Noon Service with Communion

6pm Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday  30 March 2013
9am Morning Prayer

9:15am Church decorating

8:00 pm Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday  31 March 2013
8, 10 and 11:30am Masses

Friday, March 8, 2013

Action alert: H.R 940 Health Care Conscience Rights

Ask Congress to Support H.R. 940,
the Health Care Conscience Rights Act!

New bill would protect religious freedom and rights of conscience
Dear Friend of Religious Liberty:

Thanks in large part to your efforts, this week, Rep. Diane Black and fifty other House members introduced a new bill called the “Health Care Conscience Rights Act,” H.R. 940, which would protect Americans’ First Amendment rights by providing a full exemption for all those whose religious beliefs run counter to the HHS mandate. The bill would also protect institutions and individuals from forced participation in abortion.
Here’s a video highlighting a few stories of people this bill would help. Also, check out Archbishop Lori and Cardinal O’Malley’s letters supporting the bill.

Can you spare a few minutes to contact your Members of Congress? Urge them to support House bill H.R. 940 and help ensure its enactment as part of “must-pass” legislation. Members of the House should also be asked to co-sponsor the bill. Call using the "Take Action" link or click here to email your two Senators and Representative!

Join with us in calling on Congress to protect the right of all people and groups to participate in life-affirming health care—without violating their consciences.

Please contact your Congressional representatives today and urge them to support H.R. 940 to protect religious freedom and the moral convictions of all!

For more information or to join the postcard campaign, go to NCHLA’s action alert.

Thank you for all that you do in support of life and liberty!
-Your Religious Freedom and Conscience Protection Team

P.S. Please forward this to friends and family who share your concern to protect the rights of all to participate in health care! They can click here to sign up for our email list or text the word FREEDOM to 377377 for mobile updates.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

HELP! We need items for the poor.

Outreach Alert:

Our humble, generous friends at the Ladies of Charity need help right away! They are running out of household items they need to help the poor
They will take one item or 100's! Of course the items need to be clean and not in need of can be given a donation receipt if need be. Here is what is needed as soon as possible:

Any size sheets...they do not have to be in sets

Any size curtains/drapes


dishes ..all sizes (especially cereal bowls)


pots and pans.

actually any household items, but the above are desperately needed.

They can be dropped off at 1122 Broadway - Ladies of Charity ..8:30-3:30 Phone: 895 4001

OR to Eileen Nowak at 741 Delaware Ave.

Thanks....with your help we should be able to manage through a few weeks.

Eileen Nowak
Director Parish Outreach and Advocacy/Ladies of Charity
Catholic Charities
218-1400 ext 204

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

SURVEY for 18-39 year olds!

Attention those ages 18-39! 

You have a voice in the Catholic Church and we want to hear it. 
The Diocesan Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministry is conducting an area-wide survey of all young adults to help understand your spiritual and social needs. This includes all high school grads, college students, young singles, young families, etc.
We are interested in the responses of those who regularly attend Mass, occasionally attend, and those who may have left the Catholic Church or are no longer practicings.

If you are a young adult, or if you have a young adult in your family, please visit  It only takes 5-10 minutes to complete and all responses are anonymous.  
The results will be shared with pastors and church leaders to help address your needs. The more responses the better, so please share with your young adult family and friends. The survey will be live through May 31st. 
Thank you.

Sunday, March 3, 2013


We have an amazing array of Basket Raffle Items at our St. Joseph Day Table this coming weekend.  Not only that, but we have a fantastic doorprize this year -  a NOOK HD, 8g!

Tickets are available!
Contact Kathy at or by phone at 536-2183.
A special thanks to all our donors.
1)  $25 to Creekview Restaurant & a bottle of wine
Donated by: Creekview Restaurant

2)  $15 to Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant & a bottle of wine
Donated by: Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant

3)  $50 to Protocol Restaurant and Bar
Donated by: Protocol Restaurant and Bar

4) Sunday Brunch for 2 at Banchetti by Rizzo’s Restaurant &a bottle of wine
Donated by: Banchetti by Rizzo’s Restaurant

5)  $25 to Salvatore’s Italian Restaurant & a bottle of wine
Donated by: Salvatore’s Italian Restaurant

6) Two 25% Discount Certificates to Chef’s
Donated by: Chef’s

7) $25 to Russell’s Steaks, Chops and more &a bottle of wine
Donated by: Russell’s Steaks, Chops and more

8) $25 to 800 Maple & a bottle of wine
Donated by: 800 Maple Restaurant

 9) 4 games of golf and 100 arcade tokens
Donated by: Adventure Landings

10) 4 free Go-Kart Rides and 40 tokens
Donated by: Adventure Landings

11) One Adult and One child certificate for Narrated Erie Canal Cruise
Donated by: Lockport Locks and Erie Canal Cruises

12) Dinner for Four at Burger King
Donated by: Carrols Corporation

13) One ½ hour Private Hunt Seat Riding Lesson
Donated by: The Buffalo Equestrian Center

14) One Free Homemade Ice Cream Cake or Pie and two Regal movie Passes
Donated by: Anderson’s and The Buffalo News

15) Two Ticket vouchers good for ‘SWONDERFUL, April 10th-May 19th at Musicalfare
Donated by: MusicalFare

16)  $20 towards hot dogs at Ted’s
Donated by: Ted’s

17) Two Burgers and two ice creams at Bill Grays
Donated by: Bill Grays

18) Family Four Pack to a Buffalo Bison’s home game
Donated by: Buffalo Bisons

19) Two Guest passes for admission to the Buffalo History Museum
Donated by: The Buffalo History Museum

20) Two $10 Gift Certificates for Dry Cleaning Services at Arthur’s Executive Cleaners
Donated by: Arthur’s Executive Cleaners

21) $50 Gift Certificate to be redeemed at City Mattress
Donated by: City Mattress

22) 3 Month Family Membership Certificate at JCC of Greater Buffalo
Donated by: Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo

23) Buffalo Bills #27 Stephon Gilmore and #99 Marcell Dareus laser signed photo
Donated by: Buffalo Bills

24) Sabres #55 Jochen Hecht signed puck
Donated by: Buffalo Sabres

25) One St. Benedict School Dare to Dream Raffle and Admission Ticket
Donated by: The St. Benedict dare to Dream Committee

26) One St. Benedict School Dare to Dream Raffle and Admission Ticket
Donated by: The St. Benedict dare to Dream Committee

27) Laundry Basket: Tide, Downey and Stylish Hamper

28) Crayola Super Arts and Crafts Kit

29) QuikSilver Large zipper Hoodie

30) U-Build Battleship Game and Cartoon Capers puzzle

31) Tazo Teas, Teapot and placemats

32) Christmas Basket

33) Buffalo Mug and ornament

34) Skinnygirl Vodka, book and glasses basket

35) Taylor Swift Bath wash, bag and RED CD

36) Snow Globe craft and activities – BOY

37) Snow Globe craft and activities – GIRL

38) Lottery Ticket basket
Donated by: The Anders Family

39) Four Tickets and four Popcorns to see “Annie” the musical: Presented by the 8th grade class at St. Benedict School on either March 21st or 22nd
Donated by: St. Benedict School 8th grade class