The Department of Lifelong Faith Formation serves parish leaders who are responsible for catechetical ministry with adults, youth, and children - which includes faith formation initiatives and sacramental preparation.  The website provides information about various diocesan policies, preferred practices, and upcoming events.

Please contact our department at 716.847.5501 or if you have any questions.

Spotlight on: Safe Environment Mandates:

            #1 - Training Resources in Faith Formation Programs with children.

            #2- Training and Screening Mandates for adults..


Upcoming Events:

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 25    Eastern Erie Vicariate RCIA Meet & Greet, 6:30-8:00PM at Queen of Heaven Rectory, West Seneca (contact Sr. Barbara Schiavoni, GNSH)


  2     Southern Erie Vicariate RCIA Meet & Greet, 6:30-8:00PM at St. Mary of the Lake, Hamburg (contact Sr. Barbara Schiavoni, GNSH)

  4     God's Family, Faith Formation program for all ages with disabilities, Noon-2:30PM, Baker Hall School, 777 Ridge Rd., Buffalo (contact Mario Vinti)

15     Families Growing in Faith, final curriculum workshop, 1:00-3:30PM at the Catholic Center, RSVP via email