Family Faith Formation
Welcome to St. Gregory's Family Faith Formation Home Page!
Upcoming Events, Information and Updates:
FFF Office hours: Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, and when classes are in session.
Christmas Break: No FFF Classes from December 21- January 3. Classes resume on January 4.
The FFF Office reopens on January 2.
NEW Class times for Sunday Generations of Faith
Class times have to be adjusted to fit the new Mass schedule that starts this weekend. From now on Sunday Generations of Faith will be 11:00 am - 12:30 pm. We encourage you to attend the 10:00 am Mass before Generations of Faith. There will be Children's Liturgy of the Word at the Mass. The Family Faith Activity will be in the form of a worksheet to discuss over breakfast. Students: please turn in your family worksheet to the volunteers on the way to lining up for class in the gym (11:25 am). Students will be released from class in time for dismissal from the cafeteria at 12:30 pm.
NEW Class times for Thursday Generations of Faith
From now on Sunday Generations of Faith will be 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm. The Family Faith Activity will be in the form of a worksheet to discuss over dinner. Students: please turn in your family worksheet to the volunteers on the way to lining up for class in the gym (6:40 pm).
Rosary Club for FFF Grades 5-10 is back!! Join us on Monday, December 4 at 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm in the school cafeteria! This week marks the beginning of our Advent season and what better way to start the season than by joining us on Monday evening for our first meeting of Rosary Club!!
The students had an opportunity to learn how to make rosaries a few weeks ago during class time and now we are asking them to use what they learned to give back to others! Rosaries made by our students will be given to new parishioners, visitors of the adoration chapel, the homebound, missionaries, college students who are away from home, and more! Please bring your child early to class tomorrow if they are able to join us. We will be making rosaries in the cafeteria from 6:15 - 7:00 pm (before class). Time spent at Rosary club can be used towards service and ministry hours.
Disciple Camp and High School Summer Program students from this past summer are welcome to join us. You can get service hours for helping us make rosaries. See you there!
Save the other dates for Rosary Club:
January 8 February 5 March 11
Thank you to all our families who brought in Ramen Noodle packets! The organizer from Peaceprints came to pick up the decorated bags and the Ramen noodles we collected from the November outreach. She was very happy with what we were able to provide. In fact, if it weren’t for St Greg’s, they may not have been able to distribute Ramen noodles this year! So, thank you all for your kind generosity...
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, … to comfort all who mourn and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.
Thank you for showing God's mercy to those in need. God bless you!
You are cordially invited to our Christmas Pageant on December 16 at 9:15 am in the School Gym. What a wonderful way to spend time during this Advent season-hope to see you there!
Family Mass Time Change: Please note that the Family Masses are now at 10:00 am.
Download Updated Schedule for Family Masses.
First Penance and First Communion Registration was from November 1-19 for Public, Catholic and Private School children in Grade 2 (for First Penance) and Grade 3 (for First Communion). If you have not registered, please contact Michael at email@example.com
There is an important Class Schedule update for Monday Classes, Kindergarten through Grade 4. Please download the Revised Class Schedule for your child (see Class Schedule tab). First Penance was moved to March 4, 2024 and there will not be any FFF classes for Kindergarten through Grade 4 on that day. Please update your calendars!
Adult Helpers Needed for Rosary Making: We need adults to help our students learn how to make a rosary! We especially need adults who can teach them how to tie knots on Monday, December 4 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. Please email Megan Looney at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the FFF Office at (716)688-5760 if you are interested or would like more information.
New Altar Servers Needed: Gr. 4 and Up! Youth who are Gr. 4 and up this school year and have received their First Communion are eligible to become altar servers! To sign up for more information about altar server training, please contact Ms. Dawne Vullo. Our parish is truly grateful to our altar servers and all that they add to our liturgies.
Important Date for Grade 10 students being Confirmed in 2024:
Confirmation Retreat: For those who have not scheduled their Confirmation Retreat, please save the date! April 13 from 9:00 am - 5:30 pm in the Ministry Center.
Confirmation preparation is a two-year process. Young parishioners (Grade 9) should already be registered with the Family Faith Formation Office in order to be confirmed in Grade 10. If you have not registered, please click here to register.
If you have any questions, please contact Michael at 688-5760 or email him at email@example.com
Volunteers Needed for Christmas Gift Collection: Shifts of several hours when available for the afternoon and evening of Saturday, December 9 and the morning of Sunday, December10. Volunteers will help set out and / or distribute gifts to the organization reps who will be picking them up for the families they serve around WNY. Contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org or 688-5760
Join the Parish Children's Choir! Register for the Parish Children's Choir by Monday, August 21 so you can kick off the year with us at the Collaborative Family Mass on Sunday, August 27, at 9:30 am, during which there will be a special Blessing of Backpacks. Complete the registration form and return it via email to NErdman@stgregs.org or submit the form to the Parish Office. If your singer is not available for the first Mass and rehearsal, please know that children are welcome to register any time during the year for subsequent Parish Children’s Choir Masses. Questions? Please contact Nancy Erdman via email or call (716) 688-5678, ext. 308.
Download Parish Children's Choir Registration Form
Vacation Bible School Recap 2023
Parent and Grandparent Volunteers Needed:
Office Support Needed! Volunteer once a week from 9:00 am - 11:00 am to help answer the phone and to perform light office work (i.e. make copies, cut flyers and put in class mailboxes).
Try being a Substitute Catechist! Please consider volunteering and make a difference in the children’s lives. All lesson plans, materials and support are provided.
Contact Michael Ruszala, DRE at email@example.com for more information or if you would like to volunteer!
Dear God, Give us the courage and strength today, to carry out your will.
May we keep an open heart and mind and listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit.
When life presents us with challenges that consume us,
let us know that you are always present with us.
May we feel the comfort of your unconditional love.
Keep us strong and confident in all that we say and do. Amen.
-A prayer from 500 Prayers from Catholic Schools & Parish Youth Groups.