Family Faith Formation

Family Faith Formation

 Read the latest E-Newsletter from the diocesan Office of Evangelization & Catechesis 

"Education in the faith by the parents should begin in the child's earliest years. This happens when family members help one another to grow in faith by the witness of a Christian life in keeping with the Gospel. Family catechesis precedes, accompanies, and enriches other forms of instruction in the faith. Parents have the mission of teaching their children to pray and to discover their vocation as children of God. The parish is the Eucharistic community and the heart of the liturgical life of Christian families; it is a privileged place for the catechesis of children and parents." Catechism of the Catholic Church #2226. 

Our mission is to help you as parents/guardians to nurture and foster growth in the Catholic faith of your children.  This is accomplished with help from Catechists/volunteers of our Parish who give of their time and talents. At Peace of Christ Parish, the family faith formation program for children in Grades PreK ( age 3) through 9 exists to assist families in the faith growth and development of their children.


For those of you who I have not yet met, my name is Emily Kwiatkowski, and I am the new Catechetical Coordinator and Youth Minister here at Peace of Christ Parish. I began on June 1st and have been working diligently to get programs and schedules in place for our students (and adults!) for the Fall.

It is our desire to continue to offer faith formation programs for our students that incorporate the whole family that help to implement and/or build-upon living out our faith life every day! We will be utilizing a new Faith Formation textbook series called Faith and Life. Much of the curriculum will be covered during class with the student’s teachers, but there may be times when there will be some “homework” to be done between classes. We will be meeting twice a month on Sundays from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM at St. Ambrose.

We are also beginning a new program for 3- and 4-year-old children this year called Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, a Montessori environment to help children grow in their faith! A sneak-peek video tour of the Atrium, the learning space, will be posted on our website soon.

Registration forms are due no later than September 1st.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. We look forward to the upcoming year with each of you.

Peace and prayers,

For more information or with questions, contact Emily Kwiatkowski, Catechetical Coordinator and Youth Minister at (585) 288-5000, ext. 121 or

2021-2022 Schedule

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: Ages 3-4, Weekly Classroom Grades K-7 and Confirmation Prep 1 and 2 (Grades 8 & 9)

Sunday Mornings 11:00 AM – 12:30PM

Students will be prepared for First Penance, First Eucharist, and/or Confirmation during these class times. Please see below for additional info regarding retreats and/or rehearsals.

September 19, 26
October 17, 31
November 7, 21
December 5, 12
January 9, 23                          
February 13, 27
March 6, 20
April 3, 24
May 15, 22

Students in grades 2-9 will take part in the Sacrament of Penance during Advent and Lent during their regularly scheduled class times.

First Reconciliation

Retreat --Saturday, November 6th, 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM, at least one parent/guardian must also attend – Retreat to be held at St. Ambrose Academy

First Reconciliation--Saturday, December 18th, 11:00 AM at St. Ambrose                 

First Holy Communion

Retreat— Saturday, April 2, 2022, 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM, at least one parent/guardian must also attend - Retreat to be held at St. John’s Parish Hall

First Communion with May Crowning—Weekend of April 30/May 1st – More information to come

Confirmation Preparation 1 and Confirmation Prep 2

Confirmation Year 1 & 2 Retreat: Sunday, November 14th from 12:00-6:00 PM – Concludes with Mass – We will be starting with lunch together as a group.  More info forthcoming.


Family Faith Formation Registration

Pre-K (Ages 3-4) - Grade 5 Registration

Grades 6 & 7 and Confirmation Prep 1 & 2 Registration