Marriage
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

Engaged couples preparing for the Sacrament of Matrimony should contact the rectory at least six (6) months in advance of your planned wedding date.  Since this is a communal celebration in which the whole parish joins with you in prayer and worship, we ask that you be a regular, practicing member of St. Benedict’s for at least three months prior to contacting us about marriage arrangements. Then, after contacting the rectory, one or more Pre-Cana sessions must be completed. 

Parish Pre-Cana sessions. Please contact Deacon Bill - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. -  For a schedule of sessions. There is no cost.

Diocese of Buffalo pre-Cana SCHEDULE 2014-2015

Registration for all locations:
Family Life Office (716) 847-2210

Time Schedule for the day is 9am – 4pm

For more information visit:  www.buffalodiocese.org/FamilyLife 

2014

September14                 

D’Youville College, 329 Porter Ave, Buffalo, 14201

October 11

St. Columban Center, 6892 Lakeshore Rd, Derby 14047           

November 8

St. Columban Center

December 7

D’Youville College

2015

January 11    

D’Youville College

February 7    

D’Youville College

March 8

D’Youville College

April 11

St. Columban Center

May 16           

St. Bonaventure Parish, 95 East Main St., Allegany, 14706

to register call (716) 847-2210

June 14

St. Columban Center

July 18          

St. Columban Center

August 15

St. Columban Center


 

The Catholic Charities Marriage Counseling Center located at 3892 Main Street, Amherst, provides quality marriage and pre-marital counseling.  Individual counseling is also available for relationship problems. A very generous sliding scale is available for clients without health insurance. Please call the Counseling Center at 839-4406 during business hours for an appointment.

Journey Into Love is a marriage preparation program that is designed for couples where both individuals are marrying for the first time. It is a diocesan one-day program that uses presentations offered by trained married couple teams.  Engaged couples use various communication exercises focusing on such areas as dynamics of effective communication; intimacy; marital roadblocks; natural family planning; serious issues which include money; drugs and alcohol; gambling and any type of abuse; Inter-religious spirituality insights and more. Program includes lunch or dinner and prayer service.The Saturday program runs from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m.; the Sunday program is held from 1:00 p.m. to approximately 8:00 p.m.

SCHEDULE 2011 – 2011

Registration for all locations: @ Family Life Office 847-2210

2011

 

 

Day

Date

Location

 

 

 

Saturday

December 10

D’Youville College, Buffalo

 

 

 

2012

 

 

Day

Date

Location

 

 

 

Saturday

January 21

D’Youville College, Buffalo

Saturday

February 11

D’Youville College, Buffalo

Saturday

March 10

St. Columban Ctr, Derby

Sunday

March 11

St. Columban Ctr, Derby

Saturday

March 24

St. Columban Ctr, Derby

Sunday

March 25

St. Columban Ctr, Derby

Saturday

April 21

St. John, Olean

Saturday

May 19

St. Columban Ctr, Derby

Sunday

May 20

St. Columban Ctr, Derby

Saturday

June 2

St. Columban Ctr, Derby

Sunday

June 10

St. Columban Ctr, Derby

Sunday

July 29

St. Columban Ctr, Derby

Saturday

August 25

St. Columban Ctr, Derby

Saint Benedict Roman Catholic Church

1317 Eggert Road
Amherst, NY 14226
(716) 834-1041

 

Sacrament of Holy Orders

 

The Sacrament of Holy Orders is received by:

bishops, priests and deacons.  

The Catechism of the Catholic Church refers to it as

"The Sacrament of Apostolic Ministry"

  Holy Orders - Ordained to Serve, Gather, Transform, and Send

A great two page brief from the USCCB

 

Ordination empowers bishops, priests, and deacons to:

Lead liturgical functions, Administer the Sacraments, Proclaim the Gospel, Preach,

and provide other means to holiness such as blessings.

 

Those men who feel called to the Sacrament of Holy Orders are

encouraged to contact the rectory at (716) 834-1041 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.