Jesus said, ‘Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’ (Matthew 19:14).
To maintain the safety and health of our staff, catechists, and families during the COVID pandemic, the Director of Faith Formation is currently planning to determine if in-person or at-home lessons should be presented for the 2020-2021 school year.
Director of Faith Formation
2020-2021 Religious Education Documents and Forms
Please submit completed forms to Director of Faith Formation:
Via Mail St. Louis Church Attn: Ashlee Campbell 35 Edward Street Buffalo, NY 14202-1505
St. Louis Church offers a multi-grade religious education setting for children 2 years of age through 10th grade (Pre-K/K, 1st/2nd grade, 3rd/4th grade, 5th/6th grade, 7th/8th grade, & 9th/10th grade). All students are welcome and there is no cost to enroll.
We ask that families enrolled in faith formation are registered at our parish. While students attending Catholic schools receive faith training in school, we encourage public school students to join us. Our program meets the Catholic Diocese requirement for religious instruction. Our classes run from late September to late April. Classes are held in the Church Hall (located below the church in the basement) and occur between the two Sunday Masses, from 9:50 AM – 10:50 AM.
Families that attended faith formation last year are automatically re-enrolled for the 2020-2021 year. You will receive an email from the Director of Faith Formation in August to confirm your enrollment for the school year.
New families should submit the registration form by Monday, August 17th to allow for class planning and purchasing of lessons. If registering after this date, please contact the Director of Faith Formation first to check availability.
Our catechists are knowledgeable parishioners who volunteer their time to pass on the Catholic faith to the next generation. We have a committed group of Catechists who have been with us for several years and we always welcome new Catechists. Our aim is for every grade to be taught by co-catechists and use a team-teaching approach. If you are interested in serving as a catechist, please contact the Director of Faith Formation, Ashlee Campbell by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (443)744-0354.
Volunteer Opportunities for Children
There are a variety of opportunities for our 3rd- to 10th-grade children to actively volunteer at Mass. Children can lector, usher, present the gifts, and be an altar server. Training for these roles is provided by the church. Children can volunteer as much or as little as desired and at the Mass they typically attend on the weekend.
Please contact the Director of Faith Formation, Ashlee Campbell, with any questions or concerns.