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

 

  

 

Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother is an extraordinary pilgrimage that reveals Mary's unique role in God's Kingdom and in our lives. Filmed on location in the Holy Land, Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother will place you in the midst of the powerful drama of her earthly life, taking you through her joys...and her sorrows. You will learn how she works in our lives today, drawing us ever closer to her Divine Son. Seeing Mary in this way will change you forever. Mary will become a part of your daily life, and in your daily life, you will become more like Christ.

 Dates, Times, Location

Wednesday Mornings

October 2 - November 20, 2019

10 - 11:30 AM

Saint Mary Our Lady of Grace
Parish Hall

 

 

How to Register and Purchase your Materials

Click here to register

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 study pack for this study.

We will watch the videos online together so don't purchase the DVDs.

Cost of the study pack is $24.95 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

 


 

 

RCIA is the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. This is the process of prayer, preparation and sacrament by which we welcome new members to our Church. If you have not been baptized, RCIA is for you! We also invite anyone who has been baptized in another faith tradition and would like to prepare for First Communion and Confirmation in the Catholic faith to contact us.

RCIA meets on Monday evenings, 7 - 8:30 PM
Registration Form

Children in the RCIA - If you have a child who is over age 6 and unbaptized, or who is baptized in another Christian faith tradition, and you would like that child to be received into the Catholic Church, please call us to discuss how this is done. M-Th, 9 am - 3 pm (727) 896-2191, extension 207.


This Bible Study is ongoing in the home of one of our parishioners. If you would like to study the Bible in a home setting, please give us a call. 

 


 

Baptism of Infants and Children

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

There is a lot of preparation that goes into a baptism! Please contact us six months in advance so we can complete the necessary steps and schedule your child's baptism at a mutually convenient time. 

  • Parents must be registered and active members of Saint Mary's Church for at least 6 months.
  • Complete the Baptism Registration Form
  • Submit the Godparent Eligibility Form for qualified godparents at least one month before the Baptism.
  • Parents must attend a one-time Baptism Parent Preparation Class. Parent Preparation Class dates are scheduled once a month on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:30 pm on the dates below. It is only necessary to attend one class. We invite godparents to attend our preparation classes as well.

Our next classes are: November 13, 2019 and January 8, 2020

To register for your child's Baptism, please call 727-896-2191, extension 207

 


Children's Faith Formation Information 2019 - 2020 

 

 

 

 

Learning about the Catholic faith and coming to be in relationship with Jesus through the Church is a lifelong adventure. Our Faith Formation program at Saint Mary Our Lady of Grace is an intergenerational program blending at-home study under the supervision of the parents/grandparents with a monthly gathered session. We use the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies at home and trained catechists lead the gathered sessions listed below. 

Our monthly classes begin at 9:15 and end approximately 10:45 so that families can attend 11:00 Mass. We serve a snack and have coffee and water available for the adults.

2019 - 2020 Schedule
This year’s theme is Courageous Kids: The Saints. Each month we will explore a different saint, and the whole year will be tied to our Diocesan initiative, Courageously Living the Gospel.

9/29/19 - Safe Environment Presentation for students and adults. This session is required for all students in our program, without exception. Absences must be made up within one month.

10/20/19 - Respect Life month, How to use the Pflaum materials, and Saint Francis, the saint of the month

11/1/7/19 - Courageous Kids Meet the Saints: Our Models of Courage and Virtue. Saint of the month, Saint Therese of Lisiuex. The families will practice songs for our service project next month and start making Christmas cards.

12/15/19 - Please keep this day free, morning and afternoon! We will finish our Christmas cards and practice our songs in the morning. Saint of the month is Saint Nicholas. In the afternoon at 1 PM we will meet at Bon Secours nursing home to deliver our cards and carol for the residents there. Afternoon address: 10300 4th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33716

1/12/20 - What is the Church? Saint of the month, Saint Andre Bessette

2/9/20 - The Virtues and the Ten Commandments. Saint of the month, Saint Valentine

March 2020 - in place of our Sunday monthly session, families will gather to pray Stations of the Cross one Friday evening, date and time TBD. We also encourage all families to attend our Lenten Soup Supper.

4/19/20 -  Discipleship - Following Jesus, Free Will and Making Courageous Choices. Saint of the month, Saint Bernadette

5/17/19 - May Crowning. The parish will be invited to this traditional devotion honoring Our Lady. Saint of the month, Mary, Our Lady of Grace

 

Ready to register? Please download your paperwork here. Print it out, fill it in, and return it to the parish office by August 20. 

Download the Faith Formation Registration Form for 2019-2020.

Download our Parent/Student Handbook for 2019 - 2020

Download the Emergency Medical Release form. Please note that this form must be signed in the presence of a notary.

Download the Media Release Form for Parents

Download the Media Release Form for Students

 

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