Faith Formation (Religious Education)

St. Peter RC Parish

Faith Formation

(St. Peter's & St. Bernard's Worship sites)


The Grade 8 Faith Formation Class hosted last Sunday’s 10:30 Mass and the children did a wonderful job. Mrs. Mary DeGiulio and Mrs. Debi Loverde, their teachers, did a great job preparing them. Grade 8 starts each week with the class prayer request book being passed around; each student can write anything they would like to pray for. A few topics they studied recently are the two creation stories in Genesis, how the Catholic Church teaches faith and reason are compatible, and that the Catholic Church does respect scientific theories like evolution. The children learn about the Omnipresence—without God’s presence, creation would cease to exist. They studied God’s covenants with Abraham, Noah and Moses and the Ten Commandments. The class discussed ways they can practice their faith and how not to pay back evil with evil but that one should strive to be kind and respectful. Some students shared how they try to do random acts of kindness for people, as a way of putting this lesson into action.

Upcoming Faith Formation Dates:

 Sunday, November 19— 9:00—10:15 a.m. Faith Formation Classes for Grades K—9

Monday, November 20— 6:00—7:30 p.m. Grade 10 Theology of the Body Class

November 26 & 27— No Faith Formation Classes (Thanksgiving Break)

Our Faith Formation Team for This Year:

Kdg. & Gr. 1—Mrs. Anna Marie Irish & Mrs. Aliscia Krecisz, Aide

Gr. 2—Mr. Kevin Bovanizer & Mrs. Angela Lopez, Aide

Gr. 3—Mrs. Mary Ruth Baumler & Mrs. Connie Locey

Gr. 4—Mr. Juan Lopez

Gr. 5—Mrs. Suzanne Trendell

Gr. 6—Mrs. Michelle Deutschman

Gr. 7—Mrs. Alison Lilly

Gr. 8—Mrs. Mary DeGiulio & Mrs. Debi Loverde

Gr. 9—Mr. Eric Deutschman

Gr. 10 Confirmation—Mr. Rodney Alaimo & Mrs. Rae LaNasa


For questions, please contact Dianne Wysocki at 754-2812 or email

The Sacraments are for every child, even those with special needs. The Diocese of Buffalo’s Department of Lifelong Faith Formation has a resource person with experience available to assist our parish in developing a plan to meet the individual needs of a child with disabilities. If someone in your family is in need of these services, please contact Dianne Wysocki in the Religious Education Office. 

If you have any questions, please contact Dianne Wysocki at or (716) 754-2812.