Faith Formation

Community Faith 2018-19 Catechetical Year


Diocesan Givens    


  • 30 hours of catechetical time
  • Parent/Family participation required
  • Regular Mass attendance expected
  • We use the Diocesan Curriculum.  Texts and materials support this curriculum and are approved by the Bishop.

National Study of Youth and Religion Findings:


  1. The single most important influence on the religious and spiritual lives of adolescents is their parents.
  2. Spiritual and religious understanding are very weak among American teens.
  3. Highly religious teenagers appear to be doing much better in life than less religious teens.


What we hear from feedback forms and listening sessions:


  • Students are busy
  • Families are busy
  • Want to connect, not just be taught to
  • Parents want resources to encourage and explore questions about faith and to be able to answer questions about faith
  • Community service opportunities
  • Hands on - related to life - faith experiences
  • We want to go to Mass more, but…


Community Based Model



  • Gatherings available each month in tandem with Mass at each church
  • Monthly gatherings (Community faith) with adult partner
  • Community faith sessions are hands on, give families resources, are experiences of faith, can include community service, are liturgical year based
  • Additional catechesis using Pflaum Gospel Weeklies
  • Faith community partners (mentors) to support families




So faith, hope, love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love.   1 Corinthians 13:13


We want you to have a life in Christ, and a solid foundation of faith.

For more information check out the Frequently Asked Questions about Community Faith!

Any additional questions or concerns, please contact Christine DeVito at 226-2100 or



Summer Institute 2018 for students going into grades 7-9 (including Confirmation).  Sun. - Thurs., July 8-12 at St. Agnes campus


Registration available on sidebar.


Sacraments:  Under the New Policies for the Diocese of Rochester, candidates for sacraments must be registered in a faith formation program or Catholic School for one full year prior to beginning preparation. 


First Reconciliation is now celebrated before First Eucharist, beginning in 2nd grade, and Confirmation preparation is a two-year process that begins no sooner than 8th grade.



Registration Letter 2018-19

Faith Formation Registration Forms 2018-19

Caring Enough to Share

Overview of roles and responsibilities

Frequently Asked Questions


2018-19 Calendar

Confirmation Year 1 & Year 2 Calendar

Confirmation and Family Service Opportunities updated

High School Youth Ministry


If you have any questions, please contact Christine DeVito at 226-2100 or

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