We are privileged to help parents prepare their children for the reception of 1st Reconciliation, 1st Holy Communion, and Confirmation. Parents are the first and primary teachers of their children. Thus parents have an active role in the process, which includes weekly Sunday celebration of the Mass and maintaining a prayerful home environment that fosters continuing growth in relationship to God.
Parents can be very confident in the quality of Catholic teaching their children receive as youth attending St. John Vianney’ s Faith Formation Program have consistently scored well above national averages on standardized assessments for the past 9 years.
Registration takes place online or at the parish office from June through September.
If you have questions or need additional assistance please contact the Director of Faith Formation at 727-776-7770 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
First Reconciliation and Holy Communion
Children normally receive these sacraments in the 2nd grade. There is a two-year preparation process. Children begin lessons in the Fall of 1st grade and continue through the second grade. Parents must set a good example and actively participate in and support their child’s faith formation. In addition to attending weekly Sunday Mass Preparation for older children is tailored to meet their specific needs. Prior Baptism is necessary.
Youth are normally confirmed at the end of 8th grade. The preparation process is two years beginning in the Fall of their 7th grade year. Preparation for older children is tailored to meet their specific needs. Prior Baptism, Reconciliation, and Holy Communion are necessary.
Parents and sponsors must set a good example and actively participate in the candidate’s faith formation. In addition to attending weekly Sunday Mass; candidates, sponsors and parents should also regularly receive the sacrament of Reconciliation and participate in Confirmation preparation activities and events as scheduled. Sponsors must submit a certificate from their own pastor verifying they are an actively practicing confirmed Catholic.