New class offerings for 2018-2019
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.