For information on grades 6-12 or Confirmation, please contact Joan Rini or call (813)961-1061 ext 308.
Grades 6 – 7: The curriculum Be My Disciples invites Catholic young people to grow in their conversion to Jesus Christ and in their understanding of Catholic teaching. Develop the habits of discipleship; decide each day to choose life in Christ; and live as active, committed members of the Catholic Church.
Grade 8: This eighth-grade student book, Our Life in the Church, you will find that emphasis has been given to the scriptural basis of our Faith in accord with Sacred Tradition. Every chapter opens with a Scripture passage, and important verses that supplement the text where relevant. Each chapter closes with questions and answers based on Church teaching as found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Grades 9 – 12: The Youth use their bible, Fireside, for our weekly (Wednesday) lessons. This Ministry is to foster a sharing of faith, service, community, and fellowship among the youth of St. Mary. Provides spiritual growth and learning opportunities in a Christian environment. It is to draw young people to participate in mission, life, and work of our faith community.
SACRAMENT PREPARATION: Confirmation is to help the youth participate in deepening a personal relationship with God, to develop sense of belonging in a living Christian community. Preparations for Confirmation require two consecutive years of our Parish Program or a Catholic School program plus a Confirmation program. Any youth in eighth grade and above are eligible to prepare for the Sacrament. For more information, please contact Joan Rini (Youth Director) at 813-961-1061 ext. 308.