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Religious Education and Faith Formation Programs


Mission Statement - We exist in order to draw the people of our parish into a relationship with Jesus Christ and to form a community of believers who follow his example in their journey of faith.  Because the journey of faith is life-long, we provide a variety of programs and activities to reach out to all ages. Because young people learn and grow in our faith in the context of family, we involve parents and families in the faith formation process. We also have a variety of faith formation methods so that individuals and families can fit this into their busy lives. All households, families and individuals are encouraged and welcome to attend.


"We need saints without cassocks, without veils. We need saints with jeans and tennis shoes. We need saints that go to the movies, that listen to music, that hang out with friends. We need saints who put God in first place, ahead of succeeding in any career. We need saints who look for time to pray every day and who know how to be in love with purity, chastity, and all good things. We need saints, Saints of the 21st century with a spirituality appropriate to our new time." 

- Pope Francis

Registration forms for the regular school year can be downloaded here.

Confirmation for High School students is celebrated in the Fall for students who have successfully completed two years of High School religion class in a Parish or Catholic School.

For further information call

Judy Papaj-St. Timothy’s Church

Telephone (716) 875-9430


Faith Formation
  • Reconciliation Schedule: Click here.

  • First Eucharist Schedule: Click here.

  • Busted Halo website: Click here.

  • Have Faith Buffalo website: Click here.

  • The Diocese provides materials especially for  families who have members with special needs. You can sign up for God’s Family instead of regular classes (click here for more information). For God's Family registration form, click here



Judy Papaj-St. Timothy’s Church

Telephone (716) 875-9430


Children's Catechumenate
Children's Liturgy


The Children’s Catechumenate is designed to bring

young people into the Catholic Church who have not

been baptized, or who were baptized into a non-Catholic faith

community,  as well as those who have not as yet had preparation for Reconciliation and/or Eucharist.

Contact Doris Johnson - 873-6716 ext 101 or via email.

Liturgy of the Word for Children

9:30 AM Mass every Sunday

Contact Doris Johnson - 873-6716 ext 101 or via email.

Home Study

This program is for parents who wish to educate their children in the faith at home, or for students who cannot attend scheduled sessions at the times provided by the parish. It can be a full year or a portion of the year.  There are also choices in the materials for study.  This method can be designed to fit the needs of the child and/or family. This program is managed by the Faith Formation Coordinator

For grades 1 to 10 - Contact - Doris Johnson 873-6716 ext 101 or via email.

Sacramental Preparations

Our Faith Formation community has responsibility to prepare our parishoners to receive the sacraments. This preparation takes place in separate parent/child meetings and activities.  These programs are managed by the Faith Formation Coordinators

For First Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation - Contact Doris Johnson 873-6716 ext 101, or via email.  

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