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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 $55.00/child


The Sacramental program is Parish based and follows the guidelines of the Diocese of St. Petersburg. It is separate and distinct from the Faith Formation Program. Its focus is on conversion, both of the person and of the community.  It aims to produce a transformation in the person who is to encounter Christ in the Sacrament. Sacramental instruction is limited in time and provides immediate preparation for the celebration of the Sacrament. It never replaces Faith Formation, which is a life long journey of faith. 

Confirmation preparation includes an overnight retreat experience at St. Leo Abbey, in which the retreat sessions are all focused on Confirmation and God's unconditional love.  Throughout the retreat, Confirmandi will have an opportunity to engage in small groups, listen to talks, play and raise God through prayer and song.

Fee for Sacramental Preparation is $75.00

Children's Liturgy of the Word ( ages 4-10 )

Weekly during Advent and 

Lent at 9:00 AM 

Children’s Liturgy Pre-K 4 / Kindergarten (children must be 4, 5 by September 15, 2018)

Father will call children forward at the beginning of Liturgy and they will share their own special Children's Liturgy and will return to their parents for Liturgy of the Eucharist.

RCIA - 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 Differences

Catechesis is available in specialized sessions, particularly with regard to preparation for the sacraments. Please contact the Faith Formation Office for arrangements

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