Faith Formation



Saint Mary Our Lady of Grace offers opportunities for lifelong faith formation.
As programs are developed, they will be added to this table,
announced in the bulletin, and publicized in flyers.
If you have any questions or suggestions,
please call the Office of Faith Formation,
(727) 896-2191, extension 207.   


October 4 is the feast of Saint Francis. Saint Francis is the patron saint of ecology.
Want to take a look at the important issues related to our common home from the Church's perspective?
Visit our Saint Mary's blog and read about Laudato Si', Pope Francis I encyclical on the environment. 







Event Description



Monday evenings, 7 - 8:30 PM
beginning SEPTEMBER 12, 2016.


Click here to see our complete schedule.




















 RCIA is the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. This is the process of prayer and preparation by which we welcome new members to our Church.

If you have not been baptized, RCIA is for you! We also invite anyone who would like to prepare for First Communion and Confirmation in the Catholic faith to contact us.





Please call us if you are interested in attending a Bible Study. Groups form as there is an interest.




We welcome parents who wish to have their child baptized!

Please contact us to register for Baptism and to schedule your Parent Preparation Class.

727-896-2191, extension 207


  • Parents must be registered members of Saint Mary's Church for at least 6 months.
  • Parents must be active members of  Saint Mary's, contributing their time, talent or treasure.  
  • Parents must attend a one-time Baptism Preparation Class.

 Click to download our 2016-2017 schedule
(PDF format)

Click here to download the registration form.

Click here to download our Student Handbook

Monthly Classes begin on
Sunday, September 25

9:15 - 10:45 am

Click here to see a video about Saint Francis

Click here to watch a video from last year.

Click here to watch another video from last year.

Family Faith Formation 

Learning about the Catholic faith and coming to be in relationship with Jesus through the Church is a lifelong adventure. At Saint Mary's, parents and children attend a monthly session and parents share the faith at home with bishop-approved materials that we provide.


 Saint Mary's Young Adult Ministry

Register here for notifications of all events:


Saint Mary's Young Adult Ministry
invites anyone aged 18 - 38
(Must have graduated from high school) 
to join us for Faith, Food, Fun and Service.  

You are the future of our Church!


Topics and Dates
7:00 - 8:30 PM

  • 9/27 - Catholic Spiritual Traditions - What's the Difference?
  • 10/11 Tour of the Church - Art and Architecture
  • 11/8 - The Sacraments (Special 2 hour presentation by Fr. Joseph Hannon, SDB)
  • 11/29 - Advent
  • 12/13 - Sharing our Christmas Traditions (everyone bring something to share)


Tuesday Faith Discussions

Open to all who wish to learn a little more about their faith, ask questions and share with others.

Please give us a call to let us know you will attend. (727) 896-2191, extension 207





 Click here for the complete schedule, dates, and registration.

 Classes begin September 6, 2016

Late registrations welcome.



 Build With Living Stones

is a systematic study of Franciscan Spirituality and Mission.
Join Fr. Jack McDowell, OFM, as he leads us through the richness of Franciscan spirituality. 

Please register in advance.

Purchase of the book (approximately $16) is required. Click on registration link to order book as well.


 To Access this and dozens of other online Catholic resources, please visit


and create your personal account.

Parish code: 6e6518


NEW this summer: HAPPINESS.
We all want it - but where does happiness COME FROM?
  Log on to and watch this seven-part video series about Happiness, from a Catholic perspective, of course.


This event is sure to sell out fast. Tickets are $25 and available online.

St. Paul Catholic Church
12708 N. Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33618
January 28, 2017
9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

To purchase a ticket and for complete information, click HERE.



This workshop is based on Matthew Kelly's best-seller, Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic.  




Would you like to volunteer in any area of Faith Formation? Let us know by submitting the form below.

Faith Formation Volunteer Form

We are always in need of volunteers for Faith Formation! Whether you love to work with children or want to help with our adult programs, are interested in a long term commitment or can only spare a few hours, there is a place for you. Please submit this form and we will contact you. If you don't hear from us within a week, please call the office at 727-896-2191, extension 207. THANK YOU!





Weekly reading

Weekly reading

Readings for the Week of February 19, 2017

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Claudia McIvor, Director of Faith Formation
Monday – Wednesday (727) 896-2191, ext. 207