Baptism:
Baptism is God’s most meaningful and magnificent gift and the basis for all of Christian life. It leads us to life in Christ. By our baptism we are freed from original sin, we become children of God, we are part of the church and sharers in the mission as disciples.

For children under the age of 7 (including infants), parents should contact Patty Spear (833-0298 ext. 312) for further instructions on preparation for Baptism.

Baptismal Preparation Class Schedule 2017-18

For children over the age of 7, parents should contact Diane Brennan (833-0298 ext. 310) or email dbrennan@stjosephbuffalo.org to discuss the Rite of Christian Initiation. You may also contact Diane using the below form.

Reconciliation:
Reconciliation is the sacrament of forgiveness which allows us to repair our relationship with God and the Church which we damage through sin. Youth in grade 2 or older from Catholic or public school who are receiving faith formation, are eligible to prepare to receive the sacrament of First Reconciliation. We begin in October. Parents should contact Diane Brennan (833-0298 ext. 310) or email dbrennan@stjosephbuffalo.org.

Reconciliation Registration Form 2017-18

Reconciliation Calendar 2017-18

The community has the opportunity to go to Reconciliation several times throughout the year at parish penance services, at weekly confessions on Saturday at 3:30pm in the church or by appointment by calling the parish office at 833-0298.

First Eucharist:
Eucharist is the sum and the summary of our faith. Young people in grade 3 or older from Catholic or public school, are eligible to receive the sacrament of First Eucharist. Youth must have made their First Reconciliation a year or more in the past and be continuing in faith instruction. Sessions begin in February with a parent meeting, then eight student sessions and a family retreat. Catechists, provide unique activities and hand-on learning to prepare for the sacrament.

Eucharist 2017-18

Eucharist Calendar 2017-18

For more information, contact Diane Brennan at (716)833-0298 Ext. 310 or by using the below form.

Sacraments for Children

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.