Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Lifelong Faith Formation NEWS

Lifelong Faith
Notes from the Office of Lifelong Faith Formation

Prepare for Lent: What is the purpose of Lent?  What does it mean?  Why is it forty days?  How can we actively engage this holy season of the church year?  Please join our next Generations of Faith meeting on February 9th, from9:00 -11:20 a.m. Continental breakfast provided. No charge!  All are welcome!

Coloring @ Mass: Are your kids ever bored at mass?  We have just the thing!  Have them think about the gospel by coloring.  In the vestibule of the church we have coloring sheets on the theme of the Gospel.

Faith + Film: Bring the whole family to a wholesome film about the Catholic faith on Saturday, March 29th following the 5:00 PM Mass.  We will be showing, “The Shoes of the Fisherman” a classic film about the papacy.  Refreshments will be served and Fr. Mock will be facilitating a discussion following the movie. Come join us as we talk about how a Pope, depicted in a movie, compares to Pope Francis today.

Office Hours in the Vestibule: If you have questions about programs coordinated by the Office of Lifelong Faith Formation, such as: Generations of Faith, Monday Religious Education, First Penance, First Eucharist, Confirmation, Vacation Bible School…  even, Pizza with the Pope, please stop by and see me (Matt Smith), in the vestibule of the Church after every mass on Sunday (and the Saturday vigil mass).

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

St. Joseph's Table 2014

The St. Vincent de Paul Society is sponsoring a St. Joseph's Table on Sunday, March 9th at 1:00 PM at St. Benedict's Church (in the cafeteria). There will only be one seating. Tickets are $20/adults and $5/child (12 and under).

Advance reservations can be made by emailing Kathy Michalski at kmichals@niagaracc.suny.edu OR Eileen Hettich @emh0106@hotmail.com. Tickets will also be on sale after all masses beginning in February. Please contact Kathy or Eileen for more information. 


Click photo of our statue of Christ and St. Joseph for the history and meaning of the St. Joseph Table tradition

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

A Prayer in a Winter Storm

 Almighty God, 
You have blessed us abundantly with snow and wind 
to show Your power and majesty. 
Help us show your compassion and kindness to those who suffer - 
may we extend Your love to 
the elderly and the infants, 
the homeless and the powerless, 
the sick and the injured, 
the traveler and the home bound, 
so they too may appreciate Your Presence in their lives. 
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, 
who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, 
one God, forever and ever. 

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Help Refugees here in Buffalo!

Catholic Charities here in Western New York helps resettle about 500 refugees every year.  

Can you help us help them?  

Our Salt & Light Group at St. Benedict's would like to assist by providing basic household items.

Please leave your donation in the vestibule of our church and our Salt & Light members will make sure it is delivered to Catholic Charities.  

Thank you!   Thank you!   Thank you!

Items we are in need of:

detergent and dish soap

kitchen/bath cleaner


toilet brushes

mops, brooms and dust pans

toothpaste, soap, shampoo and deodorant.