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"I am the wheat of God. I must become the bread of Christ." -St. Ignatius of Antioch

Faith Formation

"Let the Children Come to Me" - Matthew 19:14

Sunday morning sessions are for our Pre K through 5th grade.

Monday evening sessions are for our 6th through 8th grade.

Preparation for Sacrament of Confirmation starts for your child in the 8th grade year and then receiving the sacrament at the end of 9th grade. Our diocese requires two consecutive years of class/formation.

Preparation for Sacrament of First Communion starts for your child in the 1st grade and then receiving the sacrament at the end of 2nd grade. Our diocese requires two consecutive years of class/formation.
**Children 5 years of age and older who are in need of Baptism please contact Mary Ellen Durante.
**Children 9 years of age and older who are in need of 1st Communion or teens 14 years of age and older who are in need of Confirmation please contact Mary Ellen Durante.

Classes start in August. Questions? Contact Dr. Mary Ellen Durante 937-4050 ext. 220 or mdurante@ignatius.net.

Register here: wesharegiving.org/App/Form/97cce53b-4503-4554-b5e2-4db39e9bf193

Volunteer Form Link

The cost of Faith Formation for children not receiving a sacrament is $60 for 1 child, plus $30 for each additional child. For children receiving the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion or Confirmation, the fee is $100. Please note that no family will be denied Faith Formation due to financial reasons. Payments can be made online via WeShare by selecting “Faith Formation” as the fund, or you can pay by cash or check. Please make checks payable to St. Ignatius, and bring payment and your Registration form to the Faith Formation office or mail to:

St. Ignatius of Antioch
Office of Faith Formation
715 E. Orange St.
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Vacation Bible School June 17-21

Come to the Table is a one-week Vacation Bible School curriculum that explores five stories about Jesus from the Gospels of Luke and John. What better way to teach children about the power of the Eucharist than to teach them stories that demonstrate everyone is welcome at God’s table? The program highlights God’s love and challenges children to share that same love in their everyday lives.

Goals of Come to the Table

-Convey that in the Eucharist all people are welcome at God’s table

-Invite children to love God and follow in the way of Jesus

-Offer a vision of a world where everyone’s needs are met

-Encourage children to joyfully receive and share the good things that  God provides

Cost is $50 per child, $15 each additional sibling. Please make checks payable to St. Ignatius. Sign up at wesharegiving.org/App/Form/97cce53b-4503-4554-b5e2-4db39e9bf193

Registration also now open for 2024-25 Faith Formation. New season begins in August. Download forms from www.saintignatius.net.