Lifelong Faith Formation

The Department of Lifelong Faith Formation is a resource for pastors and parish leaders responsible for faith formation initiatives and sacramental catechesis with adults, youth, or children.  Our goal is to assist leaders in creating comprehensive plans that form lifelong disciples for Christ.  Please contact us at 716.847.5501 or

Upcoming Events:

Lenten Prayer Breakfast for Coordinators and Catechists on Saturday, March 10, 10:00 a.m.-noon at St. John in Olean.

Annual Lenten Retreat on Thursday, March 15, 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at UB North Newman Center.  All parish faith formation coordinators, youth ministry leaders, principals and RCIA coordinators are welcome!  Find out more and register for Living Joyfully - Leading Joyfully!  

Diocesan New Leader Orientation Program  at the Catholic Center, 2:00-3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20. 

Workshop Wednesday on April 4 at the Catholic Center, 9:00-11:00 a.m. - Welcoming Families with Children with Special Needs 

Parish Curriculum Planning Workshop on Saturday, April 21 at St. Andrew, Kenmore, 9:00-11:30 a.m.  Get all the details and register.

Reaching the Next Generation with Frank Mercandante at Christ the King Seminary on April 24, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. or April 25, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Register online beginning mid March.

Parish Curriculum Planning Workshop on Wednesday, May 23 at St. Martha, Depew, 6:00-8:30 p.m.  Get all the details and register. 

Recommended Webinars:

Strong Catholic Families free webinar series - Families Celebrating the Sacraments: From Formation to Transformation