A parish faith formation program requires much planning, as well as attention to a variety of guidelines. Some guidelines are governed by Canon Law, some by our local bishop, others by the state of New York, and still others are governed by our own common sense.  Provided here are a summary of the most important policies, guidelines and procedures parish faith formation programs, involving children and young people, must follow at parishes in the Diocese of Buffalo.

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1. Safe Environment Mandates

       Report Form for Youth Training

       Report Form for Adult Training

       Training Policy Statement

       Indicator Connections in Following Disciples Curriculum Guide

       SAMPLE Sessions by Age Group

       Online Resources

2. Forms

      Driver Info Form (required from all who drive youth)

      Incident Report (document all injuries/property damage)

      Permission Slip (template)

      Publicity / Media Release

      Safe Environment Training Report (children/youth program)

3. Specialty Items:

      Sacramental Record Keeping