Faith Formation

Saint Mary Our Lady of Grace offers opportunities for lifelong faith formation.
As programs are developed, they will be added to this page,
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

 

 

      

 

 Dates, Times, Location

Wednesdays, May 1- 29, 2019

10:00 – 11:45 AM

Saint Mary Our Lady of Grace
Parish Hall

 

“In A Biblical Walk Through the Mass, you will come to know and understand the Mass like never before.

You will discover the rich meanings behind why we say what we say and do during the Liturgy.

The words and gestures of the Mass will be seen in a new light, leading you to a more meaningful, more fruitful worship experience.”

How to Register and Purchase your Materials

Register yourself online at

http://bit.ly/TheMass2019

or call the parish office,  727-896-2191, extension 207

Materials should be purchased online and received before the first class.
 After registering, look for the “Purchase” menu item and purchase the STUDENT pack for this study.

Cost of the Student pack is $19.95 plus shipping.

To complete your registration, be sure you verify your account by going to your email
and looking for the verification email from Ascension.
Check your spam/junk folder if you can’t find it.

For more information, please call Faith Formation Director  at (727) 896-2191, extension 207

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Monday evenings, 7 - 8:30 PM
 

Registration Form

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.

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Ongoing 

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

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Congratulations on your decision to have your child baptized at Saint Mary's. 

Please contact the parish office, 727-896-2191 to register for Baptism

and for our parent preparation class.

  Baptism

  • 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.
  • Godparents are always invited to join the preparation class, too.

We welcome parents who wish to have their child baptized!

Please contact us to register for Baptism.

Parent Preparation Class dates are on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 pm on the following dates. It is only necessary to attend one class. We invite godparents to attend our preparation classes as well.

Our next classes are:: February 13, 2019, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12 and July 10

To register, please call 727-896-2191, extension 207

Please allow six months to plan your child's baptism. 

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Family Faith Formation 

 

 

Click here to download the registration form.

Click  here to download our Parent/Student Handbook.

Click here to see video on Flat Jesus

Click here to see a video about Saint Francis

Click here to watch a video from last year.

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.

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 Faith Formation Schedule 2018 – 2019

2018-2019 This year’s theme is Building a Holy Catholic Family. Each month we will explore a different aspect of building a Catholic Family. Parents will receive reading material* each month to supplement the lessons in Faith Formation.

1/13/19 – New Year’s Faith Resolutions and Family Faith Sharing
Faith sharing in your family. A pattern for faith-sharing. Family service project. Evangelization – what does it mean?
Resource: Faith Sharing in the Family CU*

2/10/19 – Forgiveness in the Church and in the Family

Jesus died for our sins. The Paschal Mystery. Jesus sends the Holy Spirit, God forgives our sins, the priest gives us God’s forgiveness, we make peace at Mass.

Resource: Learning to Forgive CU*

3/10/19 – Vocations
What is a vocation? (ordained, vowed religious, married, single…) Sacraments at the service of Communion
Resource: Catholic Vision of Family Life CU*

4/14/19 – Palm Sunday, Easter
Eternal life, Resurrection, Easter Season and its feasts. Final Assessment handed out.

5/19/19 – Reflection on First Communion and lessons learned during the year. Closing session.

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Sacramental Preparation Schedule 2018-2019 

  • 12/2/18 – FIRST RECONCILIATION SESSION 1, 9:00 – 10:30 am
    • Catholic Parent Know How: Preparing Your Child for First Reconciliation
  • 12/16/18 – FIRST RECONCILIATION SESSION 2, 9:00 – 10:30
  • 1/6/19 – FIRST RECONCILIATION SESSION 3. 9:00 – 10:30
  • 1/13/19 - FIRST RECONCILIATION SESSION 4, 9 – 10:30
  • 2/10/18 - FIRST RECONCILIATION SESSION 5, 9 – 10:30
  • 2/24/19 - FIRST RECONCILIATION SESSION 6, 9:00 – 10:30 am Sunday
  • Saturday 3/2 – Celebration of First Reconciliation, Saturday, 10 am. ALL FF FAMILIES ARE INVITED TO ATTEND

Spring Break March 9 – 17, 2019. If you will be absent during Spring Break, please see Claudia for instruction on how to make up the missed sessions.

  • 3/10/19 – FIRST COMMUNION SESSION 1, 9:00 – 10:30 am
    • Catholic Parent Know How: Preparing Your Child for First Communion
  • 3/17/19 – FIRST COMMUNION SESSION 2, 9:00 – 10:30 am
  • 3/24/19 – FIRST COMMUNION SESSION 3, 9:00 – 10:30 am
  • 4/7/19 – FIRST COMMUNION SESSION 4, 9:00 – 10:30 am
  • 4/14/19 – Palm Sunday/ FIRST COMMUNION SESSION 5, 9:00 – 10:30 am
  • 4/28/19 – FIRST COMMUNION SESSION 6, 9:00 – 10:30 am
  • Sunday, May 5, 2019 – First Communion at 11:00 Mass followed by a reception in the parish Hall. ALL FF FAMILIES ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.

 

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 Director of Faith Formation
(727) 896-2191, ext. 207