Saturday, December 27, 2014

Jan. 25 - Bishop Malone celebrates Mass & Open House

We are excited to announce that Bishop Richard Malone will celebrate the 10:00 am Mass here on Sunday, January 25, 2015. 

All are invited to join us for this special Mass for Catholic Schools Week and to kick off St. Benedict School's Open House.

Our School's Open House follows Mass and runs until 1:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

As you know, St. Benedict School offers an excellent faith-based education from grades PreK-3 through grade 8.

For information call the school at 835-2518 or - 

Friday, December 26, 2014

Another "Thank You" from our dear Refugees

Father Mock and Deacon Bill-

Mark came by again with more coats and donations from the parish.  Many thanks to all who were so kind and generous.  The girl who is wearing the tan coat in the pictures I sent made a special effort to find me and say thank you for the coat.  I explained that it was from the people who belong to my church and that they didn't want anyone to be cold.  She wants you to know she says "Thank you."

Merry Christmas and God bless.

Becky Mischler
Volunteer Coordinator
Catholic Charities of Buffalo
Immigration and Refugee Assistance Program
20 Herkimer Street
Buffalo, New York 14213

Friday, December 19, 2014

New Year's Dinner & TEACHING MASS

of Faith

New Year’s Dinner 
& Teaching Mass

Saturday, January 10, 2015
Dinner 5:00pm Cafeteria
Mass 6:00pm Church

Chicken Marsala (Adults)
Chicken Fingers (Children)
Mashed Potatoes
Green Beans
Green Salad
Roll & Butter
& Beverage

Teaching Mass by Father Robert Mock & Deacon Bill Hynes

PLEASE RSVP, so that we have enough food!
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or 836-6466

Family Name: ________________________    

Phone: __________________

______ # of adults x $5.00 =    ___________

______ # of children x $2.50 = ___________

                                      Grand Total $___________

Please make check payable to Saint Benedict Church

Thursday, December 11, 2014


DECEMBER 24 - Wednesday
4:00 pm  (3:45pm Children's Pageant)
10:00 pm (9:30pm music begins)

DECEMBER 25 - Thursday
10:00 am
11:30 am

Welcome Home for Christmas!

for information about becoming Catholic, 
or returning to the Sacraments, 
contact Deacon Bill at 
or call the rectory at 834-1041.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Joint Episcopal-Catholic Pastoral released

Bishop Richard J. Malone
(Catholic) Diocese of Buffalo
This week, [we] will be receiving a joint pastoral letter from Bishop Malone and Bishop William Franklin of the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York, calling for prosperity to be shared with all in this new day in Western New York

[editorial note - the document has since been released.  Here is a link to it on the Diocese of Buffalo website - ]

“This is an historic collaboration in Western New York between our two dioceses. It focuses on important local and regional issues that we both feel should be addressed, in a spirit of both hope and challenge,” said Bishop Malone

The joint letter celebrates the rejuvenation of Buffalo that has been witnessed over the past several years and calls for civic and business leaders to actively seek ways for the new prosperity to be spread throughout the wider region.
Bishop R. William Franklin
Episcopal Diocese
of Western New York

“Over and over again the Bible teaches us that we are all connected, that we are all neighbors to each other and that we are all equal parts of the body of Christ. We believe that in ensuring opportunities for others, we serve Christ himself,” said Bishop Franklin. “This is why we chose to speak out together. For only by people of all faiths, all races, all ethnic and economic backgrounds and all political views working together can Western New York be healed.”

Calling this time in the region a “new day,” the bishops wrote:

“For us as Christians, as bishops, as spiritual leaders of this region, this new day is not just an economic concern, or a business concern, or a public relations concern. For us, it is a Gospel concern. In this new day before us we hope to see The Kingdom of God on earth reflect the community Jesus built around him: full of women and men, minorities, the poor, and the marginalized. In this new day we hope there will be plenty for everyone, that all will share in the bounty, and that labor will be adequately rewarded. We envision a just society where the dignity of every human being is respected.”

In the spirit of this Advent season, please join Bishop Malone and Bishop Franklin in working to encourage...[others] to become advocates of this new day in their personal and professional lives so that deep and lasting change will take hold in communities, businesses and the halls of government.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

High Blood Pressure - St. Ben's Nurses


High blood pressure is a common condition in which the force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease.

You can have high blood pressure (hypertension) for years without any symptoms. Even without symptoms, damage to blood vessels and your heart continues and can be detected. Uncontrolled high blood pressure increases your risk of serious health problems, including heart attack and stroke.
High blood pressure generally develops over many years, and it affects nearly everyone eventually. Fortunately, high blood pressure can be easily detected by periodic blood pressure checks

Stop by the Nurses Blood Pressure Clinic after all the Masses on Dec 6th and 7th. We are located in the room next to the Sacred Heart Altar.