Family Faith Formation
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


Saint Benedict Roman Catholic Church

Lifelong Faith Formation

1317 Eggert Road

Amherst, NY 14226

(716) 836-6444

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Chris Hanley

 Family Faith Formation is:

Head, Heart, and Hands


Thinking, Feeling, and Doing


      Faith Formation – is lifelong!

If catechesis is important for your child, it should be equally important to the parent. Parents are their children’s best role model.

Studies show that faith formation is passed on by the practice of the family.

Sundays – Generations of Faith – Monthly (Whole Family Attends)

Children, adolescents, young adults, parents, grandparents - all adults in the parish, learn together in an intergenerational faith setting.

This process strengthens faith in your home, the church and the community.

We meet in the cafeteria 9 times, once per month, September – May, from 9:00 – 11:20am.

Mondays – Traditional - Weekly (Students attend)

Students in grades 1 – 5 meet 4:00 - 5:15pm

Students in grades 6 – 10 meet 6:45 – 8:00pm

25 - Sessions from September – May.

Download Registration Form 2017-2018

Download General Catholic Prayers

Download Film & Faith Series 2016-2017

Attendance: Our concern is always for the child and family.  Please call or e-mail us if your child is going to be absent.

Emergency Closing: We are closed when Amherst public school is closed or cancels its afternoon programs, including sports.

For Sunday cancellations, call 836-6444.

Sacraments: All students preparing for a Sacrament attend both faith formation and a separate Sacramental preparation process.

A separate and distinct registration form is used.

Note: Students who attend a private Catholic school receive faith formation daily within the Catholic school setting.

For more information, see tab Sacraments

Office: Located on the lower level of the School near the front door. Chris Hanley, is available before/ after Masses on Saturday & Sunday, many hours throughout the week, and by appointment. Feel free to stop in unannounced. 


Vacation Bible School or VBS:  5 days - July 17-21, 2017 from 9:00am – 12:00pm for students in grades 1 – 5.

Registration Form


VBS Flyer

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Volunteers:  We are always looking for a few good men and women. All our programs depend on the generous support of volunteers. If you are interested in teaching, aid, hall monitor, office help, door monitor, etc., we have a job for you.


You are the purpose of our work, never an interruption.