Contact

It is an honor to accompany you through your family’s faith formation. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.

 

Samantha Dresen

Director of Faith Formation

727-360-1147 ext. 201

EMAIL

 

Alan Martinez

Coordinator of Youth Formation

727-360-1147 ext. 233

email

 

Lisa DiVito

Director of Youth Ministry

727-360-1147 ext. 530

email

YOUTH FAITH FORMATION

 

YOUTH FAITH FORMATION

 

Faith Formation (also known as catechesis or religious education) seeks to help the individual develop their relationship with God by knowing, loving and serving Him (see The Catechism of the Catholic Church, ##1-3). Our goal is to provide tools to continuously build that relationship in collaboration with the parents of our youth, who are their children’s primary catechists. Most importantly, we attend Mass every Sunday. The Eucharist is the source and summit of our faith- the foundation upon which the rest of the Christian life flows, and the peak of that life of faith.

 

 

Elementary School

Classes for grades K-5 take place twice a month on Sundays from 10:45 a.m.-12 p.m. according to the faith formation calendar. Attendance will be taken to monitor preparedness for sacraments. Parents attend their own formation session at the same time that their children are in class. This aims to empower parents to be their children’s primary catechists.

 

 

Middle School

Students attend Youth Ministry on Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. from September-April (weekly updates are sent out regarding cancellations, holidays, etc.). Attendance is taken to monitor preparedness for sacraments. This ministry engages our youth by providing a dynamic approach to their formation that emphasizes the call to live the faith daily. Dinner is provided.

 

 

High School

We’re happy to discuss ways for your teen to get connected to ministry opportunities at our parish! Contact us in the parish office start a conversation.

 

 

Sacraments

Preparation for the sacraments requires two years of faith formation at a Catholic parish (or being enrolled at a Catholic school), plus participation in a sacrament prep program concurrent with the second year of formation. To register for sacrament prep, please complete the youth registration form. More information including calendar dates can be found on the sacrament prep page of our website.

 

 

Registration

All youth will register with the following form that can be completed digitally by clicking here, or printed and returned to the parish office. You will be able to indicate whether or not you are registering for sacraments alongside faith formation or youth ministry. Students enrolled in St. John Vianney school should use this form to register for youth ministry and/or sacraments as well.

 

 

Fees

The program fees listed below cover the supplies needed for the program. Payments can be made online through WeShare (e-check/credit/debit), or by submitting a check or cash in the office. If the cost of the program poses a financial hardship, please contact the office.

 

• Grades K-8: $25.00/child

• Additional First Communion fee: $25.00/child

• Additional Confirmation fee: $35.00/candidate

 

 

Program Policies

• Policy for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults

• Harassment Policy for Non-Employment Situations

• St. John Vianney Parish Faith Formation Handbook

 

 

Contact

It is an honor to accompany your family in the journey of faith. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.

 

 

Faith Formation (also known as catechesis or religious education) seeks to help the individual develop their relationship with God. Faith formation is not about retention of doctrine, but the tools to build that relationship. While imperative, it is supplemental to parents handing on the faith to their children. Most importantly, we attend Mass each Sunday. The Eucharist is the source- the foundation upon which the of the Christian life flows, and summit- the peak of our relationship with God, of our faith

 

Grades K-5

Classes are on Sundays from 10:45 a.m.-12 p.m. Attendance will be taken to monitor preparedness for sacraments. On the first Sunday of the month we host adult faith formation in the parish hall, which parents are expected to attend. This formation equips parents to pass the faith on to their children.

 

Middle and High School

Students attend Youth Group on Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Attendance is taken to monitor preparedness for sacraments. This ministry engages our youth by providing a multi-dimensional approach to their formation that emphasizes the call to live the faith daily. Dinner is provided.

 

Registration

All youth will register with the following form that can be completed digitally by clicking here, or printed and returned to the parish office.

 

Sacraments

Students seeking First Communion or Confirmation should register for the program for their age group. An additional, brief registration form for that sacrament will be required. Dates and other information will be communicated to those who register.

 

Inquiries for baptism should be directed to the following staff members:

• Children below the age of seven: Alice, 727-360-1147 ext. 227

• Individuals aged seven and older: Samantha Dresen 727.360.1147 ext. 201

First Communion & Confirmation Registration

Please complete the Youth Registration form before continuing to either of these forms.

 

 

 

 

Program Policies

Policy for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults

Harassment Policy for Non-Employment Situations

St. John Vianney Parish Faith Formation Handbook

 

Fees

 The program fees listed below cover the supplies needed for the program. Payments can be made online through WeShare (e-check/credit/debit), or by submitting a check or cash in the office. If the cost of the program poses a financial hardship, please contact the office.

• Grades K-5: $45.00/student

• Middle and High School: $25.00/student

• Additional Confirmation fee: $20.00

 

 

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