Vacation Bible School
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

The Eucharist is the source and summit of everything that we do at St. Benedict!


 Vacation Bible School


July 17 - 21, 2017


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VBS July 18 - 22, 2016

VBS 2016 2

 Conquering Challenges with God's Mighty Power


VBS – Day 1 Monday, July 18, 2016                     Everlasting God          

Dear Parents,

God has the power to provide!

This was our message today at Vacation Bible School. All went well and the kids all seemed to have a good time. When the students came back for our Summit Meeting at the end of the day, they were able to tell me how each session taught them how God provides for us.
Some responses were: God provides us with fresh air, a way to exercise and strengthen our muscles, creativity, a loving family, song, fun, food and nutrition, and water.

I hope your child came home happy and that they enjoyed the morning. Water and a snack is provided during the day for your children.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns for the rest of the week.

Have a great day!  

Nancy Zoricak


VBS Flyer 2016 2

 VBS - Day 2 Tuesday, July 19, 2016                     My God is Powerful

Dear Parents,

God has the power to comfort! 

We had another great day today with lots of smiles, laughter, and singing! Our theme today taught us how God is always with us to comfort us during times of worry, sadness, or fear.

During the Bible Expedition session today the children learned how God comforted Elijah during a difficult time by whispering "I love you!" At the Imagination Station the children made little lanterns to learn how God comforts us with light during times of darkness. While at the Kid Vid Cinema, the students watched a video where some children were making stuffed monsters to cheer up sick kids in a hospital. They then made up their own skits about comforting others.

I hope your children are coming home and sharing with you what they have learned each day.


Nancy Zoricak


VBS - Day 3 Wednesday, July 20, 2016                Trust In You

Dear Parents,

God has the power to heal.

We had another wonderful day today as we learned about God's healing powers. We not only talked and learned about how God can help heal us when we get hurt in our bodies with colds, fevers, and even broken bones, but also how He heals us when we get hurt in our hearts with sadness or unhappiness.

Our snack today consisted of a rice cake with cream cheese, and strawberries that made the shape of a heart. God has the power to heal our heart aches.

At our Summit Meeting we discussed that God is always there to forgive our sins, if we are truly sorry. God's power is huge, and goes way beyond a band-aid!

Have a great day!

Nancy Zoricak


VBS - Day 4 Thursday, July 21, 2016                    You Carry Me

Dear Parents, 

God has the power to forgive!

Here we are in the midst of Day 4 and I am so thankful to be working with such a nice group of children!

First of all, I want everyone to know that with the water situation in our community today we have provided bottles of water for all of the children, and we are prepared for tomorrow also, in case we are told again to not drink tap water yet.

Today, in each session the children are learning that God sent his Son, Jesus, to do something very powerful for us. God is ready to forgive, no matter what.

Each day the children have been receiving a Bible Buddy card on their name tag lanyards. Today's is Pike, a markhor. Markhors have curvy, pointy horns that are sharp - and would be dangerous to be near. Pike's sharp horns remind us of the sharp or hurtful things we sometimes do or say. But, God forgives us when we do wrong!

Have a wonderful day and remember the greatness of God!

Nancy Zoricak


VBS - Day 5 Friday, July 22, 2016                      Every Move I Make 

Dear Parents,

God has the power to love us forever!

Thank you, parents, for sending your children to St. Benedict's Vacation Bible School. We have had an awesome adventure this week. We reached the summit today!

Our theme today tells us that God will love us unconditionally forever. What greater message can we share with each other!

I truly hope your child had a fun-filled time this week while learning about the power that God has to provide, comfort, heal, forgive, and love us.

Enjoy the rest of your summer and I hope to see you again next year!

Nancy Zoricak