Office of Life Long Faith Formation

All New!

For more information and to register, please contact the Faith Formation Office:
Phone - (716) 297-5010
Fax - (716) 297 - 4648
Director of Life Long Faith Formation: Sister Mary Joanne Suranni, CSSF ext. 202
Office Manager: Belinda Pappal ext 200 bpappalsvdp@gmail.com

St. Vincent de Paul Faith Formation Philospohy

Faith Formation at St. Vincent de Paul Parish:

  • Places Families at the Center
  • Encourages Active Discipleship
  • Is a Lifelong Process of Growth

Faith Formation Goals at St. Vincent de Paul Parish:

  • To promote active discipleship in the faith community
  • To help parents and children to develop a strong relationship with God through prayer
  • To provide resources to learn and understand Catholic doctrine

Class Days/ Evenings

  • Sunday mornings 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM - grades kindergarten - 8
  • Thursday evenings 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM - grades K - 10
  • The Sunday morning and Thursday evening program for grades 6-8 is the EDGE program, a dynamic program of learning and youth ministry
  • New this year Monday evening Confirmation Prep for grades 9 & 10 6:00 - 8:00 meets twice a month.

Faith Formation Program

The St. Vincent de Paul Parish Faith Formation Program follows the guidelines of the Diocese of Buffalo in the structure and implementation of its sessions. In order to meet the needs of busy families and young people, there are options for instruction.
Students meet at their particular age/grade level in a discipleship group from grades Kindergarten through 8th Grade under the direction of a classroom catechist teaches Catholic doctrine, and gives witness to his/her faith by sharing experiences of God and the Sacraments.


St. Vincent de Paul Parish has implemented a NEW FAITH FORMATION CURRICULUM as directed by the Diocese of Buffalo called Forming Disciples. This curriculum looks at the six tasks of catechesis namely:

Catholic Doctrine: Knowledge of the teachings of the Catholic faith
Liturgy: How the Church celebrates the Sacraments and enters into the mystery of God
Morality: Living out God’s commandments
Prayer: Developing a relationship with God
Community Life: Love of God cannot be separated from love of neighbor.
Missionary Activity: Catholic Christians serve God by doing good works in order to build up God’s Kingdom on earth.