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.   








Event Description


Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible


September 11 – October 30, 2018 (Evening Study) 7-8:30 pm Register here for the evening study

September 12 – October 31, 2018 (Daytime Study) 10 – 11:30 am Register here for the daytime study.



This eight-part study provides the easiest way to understand the Bible. Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible makes the complex simple. It helps you uncover the story woven throughout Scripture so that you can get the “big picture” of the Bible and understand what it is all about. The Bible is a story about the Father’s unfailing love for you - a love that you are now called to share with others.

 You will:

  • Make sense of the Bible and see how it relates to your everyday life
  • Discover the remarkable connections between the Old and New Testaments
  • See how the sacraments, the Church and our entire Catholic Faith is rooted in Scripture

… and much more!

 Watch a promotional video for Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible HERE.



Tuesdays, April 10 – May 15, 2018

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (6 sessions)

Suggested one-time offering of $10.00 to cover cost of materials and refreshments

 Registration deadline is April 3, 2018.  Please phone Claudia at Saint Mary Our Lady of Grace Parish Office 727-896-2191, extension 207, with questions or to register, or visit online at

Pivotal On Line Registration  


From the creator of the beautiful series, Catholicism, and from Word on Fire ministries, Catholicism: Pivotal Players, Part I, explores the contribution of six great figures in our faith. Participants will view Bishop Barron’s video presentation, as well as engage in table discussion, integrating the teachings found in Sacred Scripture, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and everyday life.  Additional optional readings and resources will be available. Ongoing catechetical points (12) will be available to participants.



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.





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.

 Parent Preparation Class dates are on Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30 pm on the following dates. It is only necessary to attend one class. We invite godparents to attend our preparation classes as well.


January 9, 2018

March 14, 2018

April 11, 2018

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

Please allow six months to plan your child's 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.


Click here to download the registration form.

Click here to download our Parent/Student Handbook (coming soon)

Monthly Classes begin on
Sunday, September 24, 2017

9:15 - 10:45 am

Click here to see video on Flat Jesus

Click here to see a video about the Gifts/Fruits of the Holy Spirit

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!







2018 Coming Home Dates 2018

Tuesdays 7 - 8:30 PM




Have you been away from the practice of the Catholic faith for a while?  We welcome you to explore coming back in a small group setting that is  
Confidential - Informative -Fun

Please call the office to let us know you are interested. We only meet when we have participants.

(727) 896-2191, extension 207



  Catholic College Club


College Aged Young Adults


We are looking for FOUNDING MEMBERS 

Call to let us know you are interested. We will add you to our group email list and send you notices of upcoming events.

(727) 896-2191, extension 207

We are in the process of forming a "Catholic College Club" centered at USPSP. All 18-22 year olds are welcome to join us. Please give us a call and let us know you are interested. More details to follow. 

Visit our Padlet to meet other members and to read about upcoming activities.



Weekly reading

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