Group Information and Policies
Faith Formation Sessions 2019-2020
MYSTERIES OF LIFE IN PENANCE/RECONCILIATION AND EUCHARIST: (First Eucharist and First Penance Preparation) Monthly Sunday Family Gatherings with resource packets to help families prepare their children for the sacraments of Penance/Reconciliation and Eucharist.
CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD: (3 yrs. – 2nd grade) During 9 am Sunday Mass. Children hear the readings with Catholic teachings and learn responses and gestures appropriate to the celebration of the Sacred Liturgy, (Mass). Instruction in the Faith begins in Liturgy, and from that experience, helps the faithful to understand more deeply the implications of their encounter with Christ in His mysteries. The liturgical rites of the sacraments celebrated fully and well have the power to teach what the Church believes.
ARISE: (Families /Adults with Children) Family sessions meet 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month beginning with 9 am mass and gathering to follow from 10-11 am. Inter-generational sessions for parents, grandparents, singles and children. Sessions are generally based on the Liturgical season and readings of the day. With Scripture, Prayer and reflective work for pondering the voice of God through various group and individual activities.
Our Lady’s Lambs – (ages 3-6 with Families): Family sessions meet 1st and 3rd Sundays beginning with 9 am mass and gathering to follow from 10-10:30 am. Monthly Sunday gatherings which celebrate liturgical feasts, seasons and solemnities of the church. Children attend with their parent or guardian and ENTIRE families welcome!
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: God and the child have a unique relationship with one another, particularly before the age of six. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd gives primary focus to that relationship through Jesus and offers a sacred place where the child can be initiated into the life of relationship with Him. Through the proclamations of the Word, this relationship is affirmed for the child and nurtures the child in drawing nearer to God.
- Level I: (Ages 3-6/Grades Pre-K-2) Weekly Sessions Mondays 4:15–5:15 pm. Montessori-based process of faith formation. Meetings being/end in Nativity School Cafeteria; class time is held in Atrium in the Activity Center.
- Level II: (Ages 7-9/Grades 2-3) Weekly Sessions Thursdays 4:15–5:15 pm. Montessori-based process of faith formation. Meetings begin and end in Nativity School Cafeteria; class time is held in the Atrium located in the upstairs of the Activity Center.
Children’s Connection: (Grades 2-6) Weekly sessions Wednesdays 4:15-5:15 pm. Sharing, Prayer, & Church Teachings relate our Children’s Connection and the Sunday Scriptures to family living. Weekly Liturgically Based Catechesis including workbooks and fun activities help develop children’s understanding of what the Church Believes and Teaches.
Y-Disciples: (Grades 7-8) Weekly sessions Mondays OR Thursdays from 7:00-8:15 pm. Multimedia with discussion, prayer and Church teaching*
L.O.F.T.: (Grades 9-12) Weekly sessions Mondays OR Thursdays from 7:00-8:15 pm. Scripture-centered curriculum in the foundation for this weekly session. Discipleship groups will engage in focused discussion/reflection on scripture and tradition as they experience it in Mass*
United in Christ For Ever!
We know the effort you put forth into managing schedules and
we hope you will find a session that works for you.
If you would like to discuss other options,
please contact us at 662-2169.
We are here to serve as a resource for your family.
Daily Mass: CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
M- Th: 7 am & 9 am
F: 7 am & 8:30 am
Sat: 8 am only
Saturday Vigils: CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
4:30 pm, 7:00 pm
Sunday: CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
7:30 am, 9 am (Children's Liturgy)
10:30 am, 12 noon
Holy Days:CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Vigil Mass - 4:30pm
Holy Day Masses - 7am, 9am, 7pm
Sacrament of Confession:
If you are in dire need of the sacrament of Confession, please call the parish office. Priests are strongly encouraged not to hear confession at this time.
Church: 26 Thorn Ave, Orchard Park, NY 14127
Office: 43 Argyle Place, Orchard Park, NY 14127
Business Office: (716) 662-9339
Faith Formation Office: (716) 662-2169
School Office: (716) 662-7572
Mike King: 662-9339 x117