Faith Formation (Religious Education)
St. Peter RC Parish
(St. Peter's & St. Bernard's Worship sites)
On Sunday, October 21, the Faith Formation classes of the parish will have their yearly Sexual Abuse Awareness Class, which is mandated by the Diocese of Buffalo. This training is a way for the children of our parish to recognize and respond appropriately and assertively to issues such as improper touch, tricks used by sexual predators, and internet safety. We strongly encourage parents and guardians to continue to discuss this topic with their children. If you would like some additional information, check out the following websites:
www.netsmartz.org – The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
www.enough.org – Enough is Enough project
www.webwisekids.org – Web Wise Kids
www.projectsafechildhood.gov – a national initiative of the Department of Justice to combat the increasingly isolated from the family and being drawn to the computer instead of interacting with friends
www.socialsafety.org – a public service by myyearbook.com which provides answers to tough questions like how to approach your kids about online safety
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 email@example.com.
Upcoming Faith Formation Dates:
Sunday, October 21—9:00—10:15 a.m. Faith Formation Classes for Grades K—9
Monday, October 22—6:00—7:30 p.m. Grade 10 Theology of the Body Class
Sunday, October 28—9:00—10:15 a.m. Faith Formation Classes for Grades K—9
Monday, October 29—6:00—7:30 p.m. Grade 10 Theology of the Body Class
Sunday, November 4— 9:00—10:15 a.m. Classes for Grades K—9
Monday, November 5— 6:00—7:30 p.m. Grade 10 Theology of the Body Class
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.