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:

Catechetical Sunday is September 17th.  The theme this year is "Living as Missionary Disciples." 

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

Workshop for Leaders of Small Faith-Sharing Groups is on September 30 at the Newman Center at UB

Annual Diocesan Convocation on "Living as Missionary Disciples" featuring Jane Regan is Wednesday, October 4 at The Grapevine Banquets.  Registration deadline: September 22.

Diocesan Orientation Program is held on the 3rd Tuesday each month at the Catholic Center, 2:00-3:30 p.m. beginning October 17  

RCIA Meet & Greet for Pastors, Catechumenate Coordinators and Team members offered on Saturday, October 21

Catechist as Missionary Disciple Formation Workshop offered on Saturday, October 28 and Tuesday, November 14 

Workshop Wednesdays begin on November 8 with "Nuts & Bolts of Intergenerational Planning"