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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

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

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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.

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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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  • Also known as Canadian Martyrs; Isaac Jogues and Companions; Jesuit Martyrs of North America; Martyrs of New France.Memorial: 19 October; 26 September (Canada)The eight North American martyrs, also known as the Candian Martyrs, the Jesuit Martyrs of North America or the Martyrs of France, included six priests and two lay brothers. They were heroic members of the Society of Jesus who were martyred in North America in order to bring the Faith that is necessary for salvation to the Huron, the Iroquois and the Mohawk Indians. Five of the eight North American martyrs were put to death in what is now Canada, and three of them in New York State. There is a shrine to the United States' martyrs at Auriesville in New York, and there is a shrine to the Canadian martyrs at Fort Saint Mary near Midland, Ontario. The names of the eight North American martyrs are: Saint Rene Goupil, a lay brother martyred in 1642 in New York State,Saint Isaac Jogues, a priest,Saint John de Lalande, a lay brother, martyred in 1646 in New York State,Saint Anthony Daniel, a priest, martyred in Canada in 1648,Saint John de Brebeuf,Saint Charles Garnier, Saint Noel Chabanel and Saint Gabriel Lalemant, all priests, and all martyred in Canada in 1649. Saint Isaac Jogues, after thirteen months' imprisonment by the Mohawks, had several fingers cut off of his hand. He went back to Europe, but returned again to North America and was killed by tomahawk blows at Ossernenon, now called Auriesville, in New York State. Saint John de Brebeuf declared before he died, "I have a strong desire to suffer for Jesus Christ." He was tortured terribly, and a burning torch was put into his mouth, which strangled him. Saint Rene Goupil, thirty-five, was the youngest of the martyrs, and cried "Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!" as he died. Saint Noel Chabanel was thirty-six, and Saint Isaac Jogues and Saint Gabriel Lalemant were thirty-nine. The oldest of the eight North American martyrs, Saint John de Brebeuf, was fifty-six when the Indians killed him.They were canonized June 29 of 1930 by Pope Pius XI. Their memorial is October 19, and Spetember 26 in Canada.

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