Thursday, October 30, 2014

Senior Blue HMO Select Plan excludes Catholic Health facilities

Attention Medicare Advantage Participants:  BlueCross BlueShield of WNY has recently introduced a new Medicare Advantage product, Senior Blue HMO Select that replaces its existing Senior Blue HMO-POS 650 plan.  This product specifically excludes all Catholic Health facilities including all hospitals, labs, diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation centers, home care, and all other sites/services.  BlueCross BlueShield may not have adequately communicated this exclusion to its members. Please note thatseveral other Medicare Advantage plans are available that include access to Catholic Health.  For more information, visit or call (716) 923-9790.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Parish Nurses - October Breast Cancer Awareness

St. Benedict's Nurses are giving a shout out:
OCTOBER IS Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Have YOU had your annual mammogram?
St. Agatha, Pray for us!

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

Women should perform a self breast-exam each month and any changes or abnormalities should be discussed with a doctor or physician. 

Following is a site for self breast-exams

Recommendations for Mammograms:

~Women 40 and older should have mammograms every 1-2 years
~Women younger than 40 & have risk factors for breast cancer should ask their healthcare professional on how often to have mammograms.

Even women who have no symptoms and no known risks for breast cancer should have regularly scheduled mammograms to help detect potential breast cancer at the earliest possible time.

Above information from the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Retreat Nov. 1st - all welcome!

All Welcome to a half-day retreat on PRAYER!

The St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Benedict’s Parish
is sponsoring its yearly retreat led by Deacon Bill Hynes 

Saturday, November 1, 2014 
10 AM to 4 PM
in the school cafeteria
St. Benedict’s Parish,
1317 Eggert Rd. 
on the corner of Eggert and Main Streets.

The topic is:  PRAYER 
·       Prayer within the Bible
·       Liturgical prayer
·       Vocal prayer
·       Meditative prayer
·       Contemplative prayer
·       Sampler of Catholic devotions

The fee is $10 which includes lunch.  
To register call Mary Long at 837-8940 or email at

All are welcome!
St. Vincent de Paul and child, from our transept window