We have two styles of formation: Family Sunday and Tuesday. Both of these formation models are lectionary based because Sunday worship is the source and summit of our week. Children attending Catholic school do not need to attend, but must come to Sacramental Preparation with the parish. Supporting our families with a variety of scheduling options helps engage our families in our ministry and helps families grow in faith.
Family Sunday Formation
We have two groups of Family Sunday Faith Formation for pre-k through grade 8. Each session gathers once a month for the entire family on Sundays from 10:00 to 11:15 a.m. Parents enjoy a guest speaker on faith matters and children proceed to grade-level instruction. This program includes a home study component for the weeks students do not come to class. High school youth are encouraged to join their families and be helpers in the classrooms or in hospitality. This allows families to attend the Saturday mass at 4:30, or the 8:30 or 11:30 masses on those select Sundays.
Gathering for sessions on Tuesday nights youth in grades pre-k through 8 meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on set dates. Volunteer catechist teams teach the lessons to students. Parent and high school helpers serve as the volunteer catechists and aides. Parents are free during this hour and there are options to supplement family service and faith activities from the parish as part of this program.
For more information, contact Diane Brennan at (716)833-0298 Ext. 310 or by using the below form.