Parish Faith Formation

Parish faith formation programs in the Diocese of Buffalo use the 2017 document, Forming Disciples, as their curriculum guide.  This document provides the age appropriate content outlines, faithful to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and the framework needed for each parish to customize their program format in a way that meets the needs of their parish.  Every parish faith formation program must strive to incorporate the following:

  • engagement of the family including at-home support for growth of the faith;
  • intentional connections to the life of the parish and larger community aligned with learning standards;
  • age-appropriate (incl. families) service that provides adequate theological reflection;
  • integration of the digital platform and small group experiences. 

 Due to copyright limitations, the curriculum cannot be posted online, therefore, please contact your pastor or faith formation leader to learn more about the guidelines and your parish's plans.