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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
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Saint Benedict Roman Catholic Church 

Office of Lifelong Faith Formation 

1317 Eggert Road
Amherst, NY 14226

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836-6444

 

 

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY – ENJOY YOUR SPECIAL DAY!

To Our  Mothers:

"All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother." -- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

"God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers." -- Jewish proverb

"Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother." -- Lin Yutang

"The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness." -- Honore' de Balzac (1799-1850)

"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her." -- George Washington (1732-1799)

"By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class." -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1907- )

"The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom." -- Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

"Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all." -- Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)

"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life." -- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother." --Author Unknown

 

To Our Grandmothers:

“Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting.” --Author Unknown

“Grandmothers are just "antique" little girls”. --Author Unknown

“A grandmother is a babysitter who watches the kids instead of the television.” --Author Unknown

“Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you're just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric.” --Pam Brown

“Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day and now the day was complete.” --Marcy DeMaree

“Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies.” --Author unknown

“Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever.” --Author Unknown

“If becoming a grandmother was only a matter of choice, I should advise every one of you straight away to become one. There is no fun for old people like it!” --Hannah Whithall Smith

“Grandmother - a wonderful mother with lots of practice.” --Author Unknown

“It's such a grand thing to be a mother of a mother - that's why the world calls her grandmother.” --Author Unknown

“You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.” –Proverb

“If your baby is "beautiful and perfect, never cries or fusses, sleeps on schedule and burps on demand, an angel all the time," you're the grandma.” --Teresa Bloomingdale

Grandmother-grandchild relationships are simple. Grandmas are short on criticism and long on love. --Author Unknown

Our address is


1317 Eggert Rd (corner Main St) , Amherst, NY 14226

For a Google map - click here.


Where should I park?

We have plenty of parking at St. Ben’s. Our biggest lot if off of Main Street before Westfield.

We have another smaller lot off of Eggert Road.  This lot is smaller but closer to the church.

It allows easier access to our Eggert Road handicapped ramp.

We have four handicapped reserved spots near the parish garages off of Eggert Road.

 

MASS SCHEDULE:

Saturday 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:00, 10:00 and 11:30 a.m.

HOLY DAYS:
See bulletin for details.

WEEKDAY:
7:00 a.m.
8:15 a.m. (when school is in session)

CONFESSIONS:
Saturdays from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m.

M O R E   I N F O R M A T I O N

CONTACT US

 

PARISH HISTORY

 

SAINT BENEDICT

 

 

OUR MISSION

 

 

FATHER JOE PORPIGLIA

 

MSGR. FRAN WELDGEN

 

DEACON BILL HYNES

FATHER PAUL SABO

 

 

 

FATHER JOE FIFAGROWICZ

 

 

 

 

 

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Daily Readings - Text

  • 10 From them came forth a sinful root, Antiochus Epiphanes, son of Antiochus the king; he had been a hostage in Rome. He began to reign in the one hundred and thirty-seventh year of the kingdom of the Greeks. 11 In those days lawless men came forth from Israel, and misled many, saying, "Let us go and make a covenant with the Gentiles round about us, for since we separated from them many evils have come upon us." 12 This proposal pleased them, 13 and some of the people eagerly went to the king. He authorized them to observe the ordinances of the Gentiles. 14 So they built a gymnasium in Jerusalem, according to Gentile custom, 15 and removed the marks of circumcision, and abandoned the holy covenant. They joined with the Gentiles and sold themselves to do evil. 41 Then the king wrote to his whole kingdom that all should be one people, 42 and that each should give up his customs. 43 All the Gentiles accepted the command of the king. Many even from Israel gladly adopted his religion; they sacrificed to idols and profaned the sabbath. 54 Now on the fifteenth day of Chislev, in the one hundred and forty-fifth year, they erected a desolating sacrilege upon the altar of burnt offering. They also built altars in the surrounding cities of Judah, 55 and burned incense at the doors of the houses and in the streets. 56 The books of the law which they found they tore to pieces and burned with fire. 57 Where the book of the covenant was found in the possession of any one, or if any one adhered to the law, the decree of the king condemned him to death. 62 But many in Israel stood firm and were resolved in their hearts not to eat unclean food. 63 They chose to die rather than to be defiled by food or to profane the holy covenant; and they did die.

  • 53 Hot indignation seizes me because of the wicked, who forsake thy law. 61 Though the cords of the wicked ensnare me, I do not forget thy law. 134 Redeem me from man's oppression, that I may keep thy precepts. 150 They draw near who persecute me with evil purpose; they are far from thy law. 155 Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek thy statutes. 158 I look at the faithless with disgust, because they do not keep thy commands.

  • 35 As he drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging; 36 and hearing a multitude going by, he inquired what this meant. 37 They told him, "Jesus of Nazareth is passing by." 38 And he cried, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" 39 And those who were in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent; but he cried out all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!" 40 And Jesus stopped, and commanded him to be brought to him; and when he came near, he asked him, 41 "What do you want me to do for you?" He said, "Lord, let me receive my sight." 42 And Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight; your faith has made you well." 43 And immediately he received his sight and followed him, glorifying God; and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.

Daily Mass Video From Catholic TV (Click on title to play)

How Great Thou Art

Though The Mountains May Fall

Daily Readings - Audio Podcasts

  • Daily Mass Readings from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States of America.You can also read Daily Readings and view Daily Reflections by visiting www.usccb.org/bible/readings/

  • Daily Mass Readings from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States of America.You can also read Daily Readings and view Daily Reflections by visiting www.usccb.org/bible/readings/

  • Daily Mass Readings from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States of America.You can also read Daily Readings and view Daily Reflections by visiting www.usccb.org/bible/readings/

  • Daily Mass Readings from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States of America.You can also read Daily Readings and view Daily Reflections by visiting www.usccb.org/bible/readings/

  • Daily Mass Readings from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States of America.You can also read Daily Readings and view Daily Reflections by visiting www.usccb.org/bible/readings/

  • Daily Mass Readings from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States of America.You can also read Daily Readings and view Daily Reflections by visiting www.usccb.org/bible/readings/

  • Daily Mass Readings from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States of America.You can also read Daily Readings and view Daily Reflections by visiting www.usccb.org/bible/readings/

  • Daily Mass Readings from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States of America.You can also read Daily Readings and view Daily Reflections by visiting www.usccb.org/bible/readings/

  • Daily Mass Readings from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States of America.You can also read Daily Readings and view Daily Reflections by visiting www.usccb.org/bible/readings/

  • Daily Mass Readings from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States of America.You can also read Daily Readings and view Daily Reflections by visiting www.usccb.org/bible/readings/

  • Daily Mass Readings from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States of America.You can also read Daily Readings and view Daily Reflections by visiting www.usccb.org/bible/readings/

  • Daily Mass Readings from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States of America.You can also read Daily Readings and view Daily Reflections by visiting www.usccb.org/bible/readings/

  • Daily Mass Readings from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States of America.You can also read Daily Readings and view Daily Reflections by visiting www.usccb.org/bible/readings/

  • Daily Mass Readings from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States of America.You can also read Daily Readings and view Daily Reflections by visiting www.usccb.org/bible/readings/