Generations of Faith
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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Andrew Pitisi

Generations of Faith is:

Head, Heart, and Hands

Catechesis, Prayer, and Service

Thinking, Feeling, and Doing


Generations of Faith

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 9 times, once per month, September – May, from 9:00 – 11:20am.

18 people share their talents to prepare and present Generations of Faith each month. This core group is the backbone of this process.

Download  Registration Form 2017-2018_1

Download  General Catholic Prayers 4

Download Generations of Faith Schedule 2017-2018

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

Emergency Closing: For Sunday cancelations, call 836-6444.

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

For more information, see tab Sacraments

Typical monthly agenda:

Time:                    Item:                                                                                           
9:00 – 9:25 am      Community, Pre-focusing question(s), Breakfast, Opening Prayer
9:30 – 9:35 am      Skit/ Opening remarks

There are three Family Groups
     - Pre – K through 5TH Grades
          - One parent follows the child, the other parent joins in adult catechesis
     - Rotate through 3 – 25 minute break-out sessions
          - Scripture/ Doctrine
          - Arts & Crafts/ Music
          - Games
9:40 – 11:05 am 6TH – 8TH Grades learn & share together
9:40 – 11:05 am 9TH – 10TH Grades learn and share together
9:40 – 11:05 am Adult Catechesis

11:10 – 11:20 am Group Sharing and closing Prayer
     - This is where the Intergenerational aspect comes into play

     - Each group gets to share and learn from one another.  

     - I now know... I now understand... I still have questions about...

A single page handout is e-mailed home each month, to help reinforce the lesson taught.

The following week after Generations of Faith, the monthly topic is tied into the Sunday Gospel reading for the entire parish to hear!

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


GOF: Justice and Service - Catholic Social Teaching 2017 - 2018

Leaning Objectives 2017-2018

September Dignity of Work & Rights of Workers

Lesson Plans

October Dignity of the Human Person, Life - Death

Lesson Plans

November Option for the Poor and Vulnerable

Lesson Plans