Bereavement Committee
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

Is this a ministry you are being called to?

The Bereavement Committee at St. Benedict's is a ministry whose mission is to reach out to parishioners who are mourning the death of a loved one. In providing consolation, support and hope, we make an effort, as representatives of their Catholic community, to share their grief.

 In 1986, the Bereavement Committee at St. Benedict's was founded by a young widowed parishioner, Mary Lou Kaye, and funeral director, Richard Wedekindt. Since then, we have provided prepared food, sent sympathy cards, Spiritual Remembrance cards, and helpful literature to numerous families who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The committee maintains a rack in the vestibule of the Church with literature on grief and personal loss.In November, a Memorial Mass is offered for all our deceased loved ones with special remembrance for those who have died since the previous November. At Christmastime, a Memorial Tree is placed in Church. The parishioners are encouraged to decorate the tree in remembrance of their deceased loved ones.

In order to continue to serve those who are grieving, this ministry needs your assistance. Since there are so many opportunities to serve on the committee, many hands are needed. Please consider joining.

If you would like to become a member of the Bereavement Committee or if you have any questions, you can call Corinne Baier at 832-9864 or Annmarie Hutchison at 834-5654.

See our page - "Grieving" for prayers and resources