Faith Formation (1st-5th grade)
Registration Info 2023-2024
2023-2024 Class Calendars
2023 – 2024 Classes begin Sunday, September 10th & Monday, September 11th
- Days off follow Hillsborough County School Calendar
- Last Class is April 28 & 28, 2024
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 their parish to receive their First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion in 2nd grade.
Fees for 2023-2024
- $80 for 1-5 (grades 1,3,4,5)
- $115 for First Holy Communion
- $80 for Catholic School Students making First Holy Communion
- $115 for OCIA for Children/Youth
PARENT & STUDENT HANDBOOK – LINK COMING SOON
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.
Faith Formation Office 813-961-1716
Joseph Nieves-Serrano, Director of Faith Formation
Gina Gawienczuk, Ministry Resource Specialist
Carla Pomponio, Faith Formation Coordinator
Cathy Stipanov, Faith Formation
First Holy Communion 2023/2024
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 or click here.
OCIA for Children
OCIA 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 – attend OCIA (Order of Christian Initiation) Adapted for Children sessions. These sessions will prepare them for the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, First Holy Communion and Confirmation.
Please contact Joseph Nieves-Serrano at 813-961-1716 or email@example.com for more information.
Middle School or High School youth who have been baptized Catholic but need First Communion preparation, please contact Justin Lantz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catholic Children’s Bible by St. Mary’s Press available on Amazon – Hardback recommended
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Home Study Family-Based Program
In order to fulfill the Church’s call to strengthen families, St. Timothy’s will be offering a faith formation enrichment program that is centered on the family as a whole. On select Tuesday evenings we will offer sessions that will be focused on creating opportunities for families to gather together over faith enrichment, food, and fellowship! Families will also be provided with a curriculum to take home for their students to go through at their own convenience.
Early Childhood Learning Center
St. Timothy Catholic Early Childhood Learning Center
17512 Lakeshore Road
Lutz, FL 33558