Children's Faith Formation
If you child did not attend Faith Formation last year - please contact the Faith Formation Office as soon as possible to register. Children who attended last year are automatically notified and registered for the following year.
Traditional Religious Education
Weekly classroom sessions are offered from September – May for grades Pre-K through fifth grade.
Sessions are available on Sundays, for grades 1 - 5, 10:10am – 11:20am and 6:30pm – 7:40pm on
See the Faith Formation Forms/Session page for details.
(all dates are in accordance with Pasco County School Calendar)
Includes Loyola Press, Sadlier We Believe ; USCCB Lectionary Reflections; The Diocese of St. Petersburg Eucharist & other Initiatives, General Instruction of the Roman Missal, Catechism of the Catholic Church, as well as other supplemental materials and liturgical gatherings. Special sessions and materials will be provided for those families preparing for sacraments. .
Role of Parents
Families are encouraged to engage in this process together –
Faith Formation is ongoing, lifelong and should be centered in the home.
Facilitating family Mass participation, understanding and appreciation of the richness, beauty & meaning of our great faith will be at the heart of our Formation goals for the year!
"Education in the faith by the parents should begin in the child's earliest years. This already 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).
Parental Volunteer Requirements
All Parents are to serve a minimum of 2 Volunteer Hours per year as Snack Provider, Aide, Receptionist or Craft Assistant. Special Discounts on fees will be available to those able to serve more.
- $45.00 for first child
- $35.00 for second child
- $200 maximum per family
- Scholarships are available (Contact Office @ (727)-264-8968 or email@example.com
Sacraments – First Reconciliation and First Eucharist:
In accordance with the guidelines of the Diocese of St Petersburg, a child reaching the age of reason, generally at seven years of age, are eligible to receive the sacraments provided they have been enrolled in Faith Formation for one full year in addition to the year they are receiving the sacrament. Additionally attendance at two Preparation Workshops is required. Additional materials will be provided.
Fee for Sacramental Preparation is $45.00/child
Ages 4-10: Children’s Liturgy of
the Word (Advent and Lent)
Weekly during Advent and Lent 9:00 AM and 11:30 Mass
Children’s Liturgy Pre-K
4 / Kindergarten (children must be 4, 5 by September 15, 2016)
child(ren) to the classroom (Nursery). Father will call children forward at the
beginning of Liturgy and they will share their own special Children” Liturgy
and will return to their parents for Liturgy of the Eucharist.
RCI(A) – Youth:
RCIA (Rite of Christian
Initiation of Adults) is adapted for youth older than 7 who are not baptized
and/or older Catholic children who are baptized, but have not been catechized
(instructed) or received First Eucharist.
Children With Learning
Catechesis is available
in specialized sessions, particularly with regard to preparation for the
sacraments. Please contact the Faith Formation Office for arrangements
Finding God on the Go and
Family Based sessions
take place twice per month on Wednesdays at 6:15 pm (dates designated on the
calendar). Families follow the same curriculum as weekly formation
participants. The ongoing catechesis takes place on a regular basis in the
home, with monthly gatherings for both children and parents to experience faith
sharing and to further explore the catechesis.
The Staff of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church is honored to serve with and for you!
St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church
12747 Interlaken Road, Trinity, FL 34655
727-264-8968 | firstname.lastname@example.org | fax: 727-264-8969