Youth Faith Formation
San Pedro Catholic Church is located between two of our Diocesan Catholic Schools, St Charles Borromeo School in Port Charlotte and Epiphany Cathedral School in Venice. Click the specific school's name to view their website and learn more about these schools.
We strive to provide a seamless blend between the Domestic Church and the Community Church. Our Faith Formation Program is a place where the Catholic values that are taught at home are supported by our community through the Liturgy and Comprehensive Religious Education. We strive to respect human dignity through compassion and teach as Jesus did. This is done without compromising the precepts of the Catholic Church or the Gospel message. In the words of St Francis, "Preach the Gospel at all times, when necessary use words."
Sunday Morning: 9:00- 10:15 a.m.
Grades: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 with a
**Reconciliation & Eucharist class for children beyond 2nd grade
(children who have attended the basic faith class)
**A Basic Faith Class for older children with no prior Religious Education is also offered.
Wednesday Afternoon: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Grades: K, 1, 3, 4, & 5
Wednesday Evening: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Grades: 6, 7 & 8 - Formed in Faith
The family must be registered members of San Pedro Parish.
If there were not any prior Catholic education classes, the child must take Basic Faith before entering a Sacrament Class.
The child must be baptized before entering a Communion Class.
For new parish members who have moved to the area, a letter from the D.R.E. of the previous parish must be presented at registration stating previous formation classes.
Orientation is mandatory for the Parents to attend. Forms need to be signed and explained.
Registration begins in February and the deadline for registration is in August. Classes are filled on a first come first serve basis. Two years are required in preparation for any sacrament to be received.
Parents have an obligation to their own children, as well as to the other students, and teachers to see that their children are on time for class. In order to assure that religious education is beneficial, we ask that students attend class regularly. No child will be released from class early unless a parent or guardian comes to the office for a release slip. This slip must be presented to the teacher before your child is released. This is for your child's protection. Please pick up your children when class ends, teachers like to attend the 10:45am mass and do not want to be late.
Adult Faith Formation
The parishioners are given the opportunity to become better educated in the faith each Spring and Fall. Topics include the sacraments, creed, commandments and sacred scripture. Videos and discussion groups are utilized. Morning and evening classes are available.
For more information, please contact the Religious Education Office at 426-2893.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, a process for welcoming newcomers (inquirers) to the Church. Are you curious about the Catholic Faith? Do you wish to become a Catholic but don't know how to begin? Classes begin Oct 25th, 2017.
For more information, please contact Anne Rohde at 426-2893.