Faith Formation

Deepening Discipleship


Registration forms for 2021-2022     are available online here.

Please register by July 15th.

Looking to volunteer

 

 

Preparing to Return 

 

 

  Due to Covid-19, our Faith Formation program looks different!!

Any questions please call our Faith Formation Coordinator:

 Anna Steele  294-3085.

 

 

 

Lifelong Faith Formation

 

In line with our Parish Mission Statement, we offer a variety of options to encourage "lifelong faith formation for spiritual growth."  We are working as a team, comprised of staff and volunteers to help form disciples.

 


 

Children's Faith Formation Options

Catholic children not attending a Catholic school are required to participate in a parish faith formation program during grades K - 8 in order to support parents' efforts to nurture faith and Christian morals and values as promised when children are baptized. In our parish, we work hard to provide Catholic families the tools and opportunities to strengthen both faith and family life within our community.

See Diocesan Homelinks Program, Strong Catholic Families, Children's Page.

 

St Columba

St Mary

St Vincent

PreK

 

 

 

 

Elementary

 

Once a month on a Monday from                    6:00-7:30 pm

 

 

(K-7) Summer Program

Weeklong Aug 9th - 13th
Monday-Friday 9-1

(Parents join us for Sunday)

And monthly Sept – May

Sunday 10:00-11:30 

 

Once a month on a Tuesday from 6:00-7:30 pm

 

 

 

Junior High

 

 

 

 

 

 

Youth Ministry

Group meets on various evenings. See the bulletin for specific times and locations.
Contact Sean & Kate Esposito with any questions.

          

 

PreK-12

 

Home Study – Parents and children work at home with text, gather monthly with other families for meal, prayer/faith sharing and enrichment session. 

 

 

 

 

 

Teen Faith Formation

Teens are encouraged to participate in our Youth Ministry which includes a variety of activities to help form them as mature disciples in the faith.  Programs are designed to be mindful of the particular needs and gifts of adolesccents and cover the many components of formation:

  • Advocacy
  • Catechesis
  • Community Life
  • Evangelization
  • Justice and Service
  • Leadership Development
  • Pastoral Care
  • Prayer and Worship

There are local, diocesan and national opportunities and some activities are targeted for Senior High and others are open to Middle School.

 


 

 

Sacramental Preparation

To prepare to celebrate the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion contact the Faith Formation Coordinator, Anna Steele. For Confirmation, contact Youth Ministry, Sean & Kate Esposito. Preparation sessions are in addition to participation in parish Faith Formation programs and/or enrollment in a Diocesan Catholic school.

For teens or adults receiving these sacraments for the first time see info about RCIA and contact Anna Steele.

For Baptismal preparation contact Deacon Matt Dudek.

For Marriage preparation contact Fr John Hayes.

Click here for Diocesan Guidelines for Sacramental Preparation. 

 


 

 

Lifelong Faith Formation

Our parishes offer a variety of ongoing learning opportunities for adults.  We have Bible Studies, book clubs, prayer groups and Lenten retreats.  See the calendar for schedules and the Ministries page for more information.

Online resources

Busted Halo.com - Young adult friendly blogs, podcasts and videos
ChurchPOP.com  - Make holy all the things!
Catholic.com  - Catholic answers                                                                                                            Formed.org - Dive into the beauty of the Faith                                                                      Catholicicing.com - Religious blog                                                                                          Archdiocese of Milwaukee - Ignite your faith series

Feast Day Resources

In an effort to help you support and nourish your families at the domestic church in your home, we have been providing materials, activities, and explanations of important feast days for you to take home.   We ask you to take these materials and make time to bless your homes and families by unlocking the supernatural mysteries these holy days possess.  Click here for access to the feast day handouts. 

 


 

 

Family Life

Our parishes have access to wonderful resources through the Diocese of Rochester Homelinks.  See a faith formation staff person for the access code.

Strong Catholic Families

Camp Koinonia Family Camp

 

 


Marriage

 

For Your Marriage - The Bishops Speak on Marriage

 

      

 

 

 

Faith Formation Schedule

Youth Ministry Schedules

E-Newsletters

Newsletters (Bulletin Insert)

Safe Environment

Youth Events

Jul 31

St. Columba's Mass

Saturday, 4:00 PM

St. Columba's Mass
Time: Saturday, 4:00 PM
Location: St. Columba Church - 198 North Street Caledonia NY 14423
  No Description Available
Aug 1

Sunday Mass at St. Mary's

Sunday, 9:00 AM

Sunday Mass at St. Mary's
Time: Sunday, 9:00 AM
Location: St. Columba Church - 198 North Street Caledonia NY 14423
  Weekend Mass at St. Mary's.
Aug 5

Youth Group Bonfire

Thursday, 7:00 PM

Youth Group Bonfire
Time: Thursday, 7:00 PM
Location: St Columba ~ St. Patrick - 198 North St Caledonia NY 14423
 
Aug 6

First Fridays Faith Gathering

Friday, 6:30 PM

First Fridays Faith Gathering
Time: Friday, 6:30 PM
Location: St Mary of the Assumption - 99 Main St Scottsville NY 14546
  Join us inside Hartmann Hall this month for a socially distant Rosary.   Masks will be required, there will be no handouts, and people should...
Aug 7

St. Columba's Mass

Saturday, 4:00 PM

St. Columba's Mass
Time: Saturday, 4:00 PM
Location: St. Columba Church - 198 North Street Caledonia NY 14423
  No Description Available
Aug 8

Sunday Mass at St. Mary's

Sunday, 9:00 AM

Sunday Mass at St. Mary's
Time: Sunday, 9:00 AM
Location: St. Columba Church - 198 North Street Caledonia NY 14423
  Weekend Mass at St. Mary's.
Aug 9

Summer Faith Formation

All Day

Summer Faith Formation
Time: All Day
Location: St Mary of the Assumption - 99 Main St Scottsville NY 14546
 
Aug 10

Summer Faith Formation

All Day

Summer Faith Formation
Time: All Day
Location: St Mary of the Assumption - 99 Main St Scottsville NY 14546
 
Aug 11

Summer Faith Formation

All Day

Summer Faith Formation
Time: All Day
Location: St Mary of the Assumption - 99 Main St Scottsville NY 14546
 
Aug 12

Summer Faith Formation

All Day

Summer Faith Formation
Time: All Day
Location: St Mary of the Assumption - 99 Main St Scottsville NY 14546