FAITH FORMATION OFFICE HOURS
Faith Formation Phone: 716.675.3714 | Fax: 716.674.2793
Youth Ministry Phone: 716.775.QHYM (716.775.7496)
Monday – Friday | 9:30am – 3:30pm
Monday Evenings | 6:30pm – 8:30pm
(No evening hours during June, July & August)
Saturday Mornings | 9:30am – 11:30am
(No Saturday hours during June, July & August)
- July: Office closed
- August: Office opens the second Tuesday. Office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday | 9:00am – 1:00pm
- Regular office hours resume the last Monday in August
* Please call the office before visiting to be sure we are there, in case we are at meetings outside of our office or off the parish grounds.
YOUTH MINISTRY STAFF
Hours vary; please call 716.775.QHYM (716.775.7496) before stopping in outside of Faith Formation office hours.
Please feel free to contact the office with questions or concerns regarding any area of our programming or you and your families’ faith formation. We are available by phone, email, or personal visit. If you wish to visit the office, it would be to your benefit to call first and make sure someone will be in the office when you intend to come by.
If you call during office hours and get our answering machine, please leave a message and one of us will return your call as quickly as possible. We often have meetings, programs, liturgies or special events that take us out of the office during business hours.
Queen of Heaven Parish offers faith formation classes during the school year for the parish children who do not receive faith formation in their school. Classes are provided for students in kindergarten through grade ten. These classes and programs are one formal way to support the faith of children; families bear the primary responsibility to share faith with their children. Currently, our Confirmation preparation process is open to students in grade 11 who have attended faith formation classes or Catholic school.
We offer a summer program for grades 6 through 10 in cooperation with Saint John the XXIII and 14 Holy Helpers. This is an intensive week long program that encompasses the entire years curriculum that is required by the Diocese of Buffalo. This program takes place immediately after school ends in June.
We are particularly delighted that we have Life Teen to offer to our high school youth and EDGE to offer our middle school children, as another option.
Life Teen meets on Sunday evenings starting with 6:30 Mass. The evening continues after Mass until about 9:15 with a session downstairs in the church hall.
EDGE meets on Monday evenings from 7:00-8:30. Regular sessions run from September through mid-December and start again in mid-January and continue into May.
There are optional summer activities as well. Check out the Youth Ministry page for more information or contact the Director of Youth Minister, Ms. Betsy Amico at firstname.lastname@example.org or 775-QHYM or the Faith Formation office at 675-3714.
Our parish also offers the option the option of a Family Catechesis Program that meets once a month on Sunday between the 8:00 and 11:15 Masses. This type of program benefits families who prefer to further their faith formation together instead of having the children attend a separate program. It is also helpful for those who have children in the traditional programs that all meet on separate days. Queen of Heaven presently uses a variation of the Generations of Faith series for their family program.
Additionally, we offer Vacation Bible School the third week of August each year. VBS is for our pre-k through fifth graders who come to have fun with skits, crafts, games, snacks and music while learning more about their faith!
The Faith Formation Department coordinates separate sacramental preparation programs that are offered for all Queen of Heaven Parish children & teens who wish to prepare to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation, respectively.
The Rite of Christian Initiation is offered for individuals wishing to become members of the Catholic faith or receive the sacraments outside of the traditional age/grade levels. Deacon John Ruh coordinates the R.C.I.A. process for adults and Mrs. Maloney for children. Inquiries can be directed to the appropriate person.
UPDATED May 2016