Thursday, August 28, 2014

Health & Wellness Event HERE 28 Sep.

A Free Health and Wellness Event
Sponsored by St Benedict’s Nurses
Sunday, September 289am to 1pm
In St Benedict's cafeteria

Catholic HealthConnection will be here to provide the following:

-Flu shots**
-Blood Pressure checks
-Body Mass Index checks
-Cholesterol checks

Come for all free health screenings or just come for your Flu Shot.

**For Flu shots please bring your health insurance card if insured AND call 447-6205 to make an appointment. 
(They need to know how much vaccine to bring.)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Monday Faith Formation 2014-2015

St. Benedict Faith Formation

Grades 1 – 5 4:00 – 5:15 pm  
Grades 6 – 10  6:45 – 8:00 pm

September                                  February     
22                                                2
29                                                9
6                                                  March
20                                                2
27                                                9
3                                                  April
10                                                13
December                                   27
8                                                  May
15                                                4

First Reconciliation: Saturday, March 7, 2015

First Eucharist: Saturday, May 9, 2015

In case of absence, please call and let us know.

Office of Lifelong Faith Formation: 836-6444

 Emergency Closing: We are automatically closed if Amherst public school is closed or cancels its afternoon programs and/or sports.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Grief Support Resources - We Are Here For You!

Grief Support
Unfortunately we will all go through loss at some point in our lives, what’s fortunate is that we don't have to suffer through these losses alone.  
Locally we are blessed to have many Diocesan and Non-Diocesan support groups to fit almost any need.  Here a just a few of those that are available to you and your loved ones. 
In addition we, the Parish Nurses of St Benedict's, can always be reached through the rectory (716.834.1041) for more information or any assistance we can provide.

Catholic Cemeteries Groups:

      Hope after Heartache: tools for living with loss
v  First and third Monday 4:00 a 5:30 pm
                        St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church
                        157 Cleveland Dr., Cheektowaga
v  First and third Tuesday 7:00-8:30 pm
                        Mount Olivet Cemetery,
                        4000 Elmwood Ave, Kenmore
Church groups:

       St Gregory the Great
v  Grief support group- guest speaker each month
                       First Wednesday of each Month
                       7:00 - 8:30 pm
                       100 St. Gregory Ct. Williamsville
        Any questions please call Eileen Warner 688-5678

      St Christopher's Church
v  Second Wednesday of each month
                        6:30 - 7:15 pm Lecture Series
                        7:30 - 8:30 pm Grief Support Group ( grouped by type of loss)
                        Meets at St Edmund Campus
                        530 Ellicott Creek Rd., Tonawanda, 692-2660                 

      Christ the King
v  For information call Renee Villa, pastoral associate 839-1430 ext. 221

There are also many groups available specifically for those who have suffered the loss of a child.

For more information on any of the services available Nancy Weil, director of bereavement support for catholic cemeteries can be reached at 873-6500.

Your St Benedict's family is always here to help in any way we can as well. For support please call the rectory at 834-1041 for any assistance you may require in times of loss. Our parish has many ministries available to help serve your needs. 

Where the Lord of Life has entered, there is no room for death.
-St. Peter Chrysologus