Lifelong Faith Formation

“Let us not be satisfied with just living our faith; let us strive to grow in it every day.” – Saint John Paul II

General Intro

Through engaging curriculum, prayerful reflection, sacramental preparation, and active participation in the life of the Church, we seek to equip families to grow in their Catholic faith and their relationship with Christ and His Church. We aspire to empower our families to live out their faith authentically in their daily lives, embracing the call to love God and neighbor.

Registration Links, Calendars, Handbooks

Faith Formation Registration for 2024/2025 School Year Open!

Please register now for weekly classes starting in September 2024 and going through April 2025 for grades K-5. Classes are offered principally on Sundays at 10:30am and Mondays at 4:45pm.  We also offer a home study program, family nights and a Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) Montessori program for four to six year olds.

Register early to get the day and time you want and to get the early bird registration discount, which lasts from April until July 31st.  Use the links below to register today!  

Faith Formation 1st-5th

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CGS (4-6 year olds)

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Faith Formation - How It Works
First Communion - How It Works

First Communion Preparation – How it Works

Two consecutive years of Catholic education in 1st grade and 2nd grade are required prior to receiving Reconciliation (Confession) and Communion. 

Those who do not attend Catholic school or have not completed a Catholic homeschool curriculum should enroll in our program in 1st grade in order to fulfill the above requirement to receive the sacraments in their 2nd grade year.

Those who do attend a Catholic school or Catholic homeschoolers should enroll in our 1st communion program before the beginning of their 2nd grade year.

Participation in the home study option offered by our Parish also fulfills these requirements for sacramental preparation.

Home Study - How It Works

Home Study 1st through 5th grade

As part of our Catholic home study program, each family will receive curriculum materials to complete at home as a family at their convenience. Please note that this program is not taught live online by catechists; in this program the parents are the catechists.  Additionally, participation in our monthly family sessions is required. These sessions will be offered once a month on select Thursdays between September 2024 through April 2025, for a total of eight sessions, and will provide valuable opportunities for fellowship, discussion, and spiritual growth.  We hope this option gives you more flexibility, a chance to learn with your child side by side, and more opportunities for family fellowship!

Curriculum Snapshots
Word of Life – 1st – 5th Curriculum

Renewed and Received First Communion Program

Help Children Discover Christ’s Mercy and Experience His Real Presence
4th and 5th Grade - How It Works

The 4th & 5th Grade Faith Formation program seeks to help the children of St. Timothy become more familiar with Scripture by teaching the students about the upcoming Gospel reading for every Sunday at Mass. Students engage in lively discussions about the readings that relate the words of Scripture to their daily lives. Students can expect to participate in a wide variety of activities from week to week including energetic games, creative skits, and different forms of prayer such as the Rosary, Reconciliation, and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Every week is different! Come join in on the fun!

CGS

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) Montessori Program (4-6 year olds)

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori-based religious education program. Through hands-on materials and guided reflection, children engage in an enriching environment where they encounter the profound truths of the Catholic faith at their own pace. Inspired by the parable of the Good Shepherd, this hands-on experience, helps the children develop a lifelong love for Christ.

Find out more about our CGS program click here

All our programs are designed to support parents who are the first and most important teachers of the Faith. If you have any questions, please contact Joseph Nieves-Serrano at 813-961-1716 orĀ joe@sainttims.org

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