Catechetical Ministries


Faith Formation:   Provides families and individuals with opportunities     to learn about Catholic doctrine, Traditions and Christian spirituality.
            Programs offered:
                        + Religious education for pre-K through grade 5
                        + Family faith program for the entire family to learn about our faith together
                        + Junior high youth group for grades 6-8
                        + Senior high youth group for grades 9-12
                        + Preparation for Sacraments of baptism, Eucharist,
                           Confirmation, Reconciliation and Marriage
                        + Adult education

Gather Our Children:   Provides a Liturgy of the Word program for children at  the Sunday Mass. Individuals assist the core team in offering an age specific lesson on the scripture readings of the Mass.

Monthly Youth Liturgy:  Provides a monthly Sunday Mass applying the     Gospel message to a young person’s understanding. Children and youth serve in the liturgical ministries. St. Michael’s youth Mass is the 1st Sunday of each month at 9:30. St. Januarius’ youth Mass is on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 10:00.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA): Catechists and core team members provide a process for those seeking baptism or seeking to become members of the Roman Catholic faith. The team facilitates faith sharing presentations on various topics of faith.

Fruit of the Vine Conversation Series: Once a month from May through October we travel through the local Finger Lakes Region visiting local wineries for wine tasting and adult faith formation. Presenters are invited from around the diocese to share their faith in relaxing and inviting forums.