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:

Good News for Social Media: How Parishes and All Catholics Can Share Faith Online workshop on Tuesday, February 27, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Christ the King Seminary. 

Workshop Wednesday on March 7 at the Catholic Center, 9:00-11:00 a.m. - The ABC's of the RCIA for the Non-Coordinator

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 

Recommended Webinars:

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