Deacon Bill Hynes
Masses  -  Weekdays 7:00, 8:15 a.m.   Saturday 5:00 p.m.   Sunday 8:00, 10:00, 11:30 a.m.
1317 Eggert at Main, Amherst,NY 716 - 834 - 1041

me smallBIO: Deacon Bill and his wife, Debra, married in 1986. They have three children and two grandchildren.  Deacon Bill teaches religion to eleventh graders at a local Catholic high school.

Bill was ordained in June 1998. Before being assigned to St. Benedict’s Parish, Deacon Bill served at Holy Spirit Parish in North Buffalo. Before his ordination, he served as Director of Music at the former St. Mary of Sorrows Parish on the East Side of Buffalo and as Director of Religious Education & Music at the former St. Florian Parish in Black Rock.

Flowing from his interest in evangelization, Deacon Bill initiated the RCIA process and formed the ministry team at St. Benedict’s. He and his wife are also part of the Pre-Cana Ministry here. He works closely with the altar servers, our technology group, the Pastoral Council, our Salt & Light (social justice) team, and with our liturgical ministers. He often contributes to the parish' social media outlets. He also leads retreats at St. Benedict's and elsewhere..

billdebDeacon Bill’s personal interests include reading, travelling and walking. Deacon Bill often teaches Religion or English in mission lands during the summer months; this have included Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Kenya,Thailand, Nigeria and Vietnam.

Please feel free to contact Deacon Bill anytime at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.