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.

Download Registration Form 2017-2018

Download General Catholic Prayers 4

Download Film & Faith Series 2017-2018 (coming soon)

Parent Resources:

The Entitlement Cure by Dr. John Townsend  Entitlement and scripture in a short two page article.

5 Parenting Styles That Cause Entitlement in Kids - And How to Change Them by Amy McCready  A great short article.

Parent Further  A great website

Parent Cue  A great website 

Raising Happy Teenagers


Raising Happy, Healthy, and Holy Teenagers A primer for parents by Robert J. McCarty  

A must have for every parent who has an adolescent entering high school.

Please see Chris Hanley and I'll show you my highlighted book.  


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, Room 13, 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. 

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.