WELCOME TO OUR FAITH FORMATION PROGRAM
2023/2024 Religious Instructions K - 8 are starting October 3 from 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Level 9 on October 1 from 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
FALL registrations forms are available under the FORMS heading.
Is to educate and serve the children in our parish.
We share the teaching and Good Word of our Roman Catholic Faith
and help the students to prepare for reception of the Sacraments
of Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation.
Calendar 2023/2024 K - 8
Calendar 2023/2024 9
Pastor: Rev. Michael LaMarca
Faith Formation Coordinator
Sr. Ryszarda Wittbrodt, SSCJ
Cellphone 814 525 4486
Email us: Sr. Ryszarda.... email@example.com
Ellen Giunta..... firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Amelia Parish Religious Ed 2999 Eggert Rd. Tonawanda, NY 14150
The reception of Penance is normally done in Grade 2 here at St. Amelia's. There is an informational parent meeting in October and a book for parents to work on with their children. We follow up with a retreat day and then celebrate Penance on a Tuesday evening in March.
First Communion (Eucharist):
Grade 3 receive the Sacrament of Eucharist in May. There is an informational meeting for parents held in January. Parents are asked to work on a specially chosen book with their children. We follow up with extra material in class and then the children attend a special retreat day. Rehearsal is done typically a week before and we offer the families a choice of 2 different liturgies for their child to receive First Communion.
We offer Confirmation to any 11th grader who has completed our Grade 10 program or completed Grade 10 in a Catholic school. It is a 4 week program that begins in September. The students must attend an all day retreat, do required service hours and complete an interview. Confirmation at St. Amelia's is celebrated in mid - late November by one of the Bishops from our Diocese.