Faith Formation (1st-5th grade)

September 2022 – April 2023



Religious Ed 1st-5thRCIA For ChildrenEarly Childhood Learning Center
Registration Info 2022-2023
  • 2022 – 2023 Classes begin Sunday, September 11th & Monday, September 12th
  • Days off follow Hillsborough County School Calendar
  • Last Class is at the end of April

Children must attend 1st grade faith formation classes to receive First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion in 2nd grade. Children in Catholic School register for first communion preparation sessions at the parish to receive their First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion in 2nd grade.

Fees for 2022-2023

$60 for 1-5 (grades 1,3,4,5)
$100 for First Holy Communion
$60 for Catholic School Students making First Holy Communion
$100 for RCIA for Children/Youth


Contact Information

Faith Formation Office 813-961-1716

Joseph Nieves-Serrano, Director of Faith Formation

Randolph Davidson, Formation Specialist

Gina Gawienczuk, Ministry Resource Specialist


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A team of dedicated catechists work with the children of the parish helping them grow in their understanding of their own faith in God and knowledge of the Church. This journey is accomplished by using resources approved by the United States Council of Catholic Bishops and following the curriculum set forth by the Diocese of St. Petersburg for each grade. The children learn about their faith and prepare for sacraments with age-appropriate texts and activities.

First Holy Communion 2022/2023

  • Children who have attended first grade faith formation at the parish or Catholic School will prepare for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion the following year.
  • Please see the First Communion page under the Sacraments tab for more information, click here.


RCIA Adapted for Children/Youth

Baptism for Children/Youth 7 years old through high school:

  • First year – attend faith formation classes in their grade level
  • Second year, they will attend RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) Adapted for Children sessions. These sessions will prepare them for the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and First Holy Communion.

Middle School or High School youth who have been baptized Catholic but need First Communion preparation, please contact Justin Lantz at

Please contact Joseph Nieves-Serrano at 813-961-1716 or for more information.

St. Timothy Catholic Early Childhood Learning Center
17512 Lakeshore Road
Lutz, FL 33558

Director: Mary McGuire 813-960-4857

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