Faith Formation (Religious Education)

St. Peter RC Parish




Mrs. Paola Giaquinto is our Grade 8 Catechist this year, and her class has been very busy these last few weeks. On Sunday, November 18, her class hosted the 10:30 Sunday Mass, and all the children did a wonderful job being greeters, readers, ushers and gift bearers. Mrs. Giaquinto has been teaching them about the importance of prayer in their daily lives; and has taught them lessons on the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Penance, reminding them that they should never be afraid to take part in this sacrament. The students have also been viewing and discussing the movie, “Do You Believe?” This is a story about different people and the difficult trials that they go through and how one’s faith can have an impact during those trials. Our parish is very blessed and thankful that Mrs. Giaquinto said yes this year to volunteering to teach.

Upcoming Faith Formation Dates:

Saturday, December 15: 9:00—10:30 a.m. Advent Confessions for Grades 3—10

Sunday, December 16: 9:00—10:15 a.m. Classes for Grades K—2

10:30 a.m. Mass hosted by Grades 6 & 7

Sunday, Dec. 23 and Sunday, Dec. 30: No Faith Formation Classes (Christmas Break)

**A goal for the Faith Formation program is to be able to offer a Pre-K Faith Formation Class. At this time, we are looking for a few volunteers that would like to help with the planning and teaching of this class. If you are interested in volunteering to help with this project, please contact Dianne Wysocki in the Faith Formation Office at 754-2812 or email **

The St. Peter & St. Bernard Faith Formation Catechist Team for 2018/2019 Year is as follows:

Kindergarten — Aliscia Krecisz and Michele Hausauer

Grade 1 — Anna Marie Irish

Grade 2 — Kevin Bovanizer and Angela Lopez

Grade 3 — Mary Ruth Baumler, Connie Locey, and Rita Geiben

Grade 4 — Juan Lopez

Grade 5 — Suzanne Trendell

Grade 6 — Eric & Michelle Deutschman and James Ieraci

Grade 7 — Alison Lilly

Grade 8 — Paolo Giaquinto

Grade 9 — Mary DeGiulio and Debi Loverde

Grade 10 Confirmation — Rodney Alaimo, Rae LaNasa, and Bernadette Franjoine

Substitute Catechist — Patricia Piro

Let us keep all our Catechists, Parents and Grandparents in prayer as they work together with the Holy Spirit to help the children nurture their love for God and knowledge of our faith.

 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.