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.



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


















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: Holly Benfield, 727-360-1147 ext. 233


First Communion & Confirmation Registration

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

First Communion



Program Policies

Policy for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults

Harassment Policy for Non-Employment Situations

St. John Vianney Parish Faith Formation Handbook



 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



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




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