Pre-K 4 through 5th Grade Youth Faith Formation

About FIRE — Elementary Faith Formation

FIRE began the 2020-2021 year on September 20. All classes are completely online until further notice. We will be using the platform which will allow children to work on lessons, assigned by the teacher, on their own schedule.

FIRE is our parish’s youth faith formation for children in Pre-K 4 through 5th grade. The name FIRE reminds us that our goal is not just to educate the minds of our young people but to truly set their hearts ablaze through the Holy Spirit. Together, we seek to educate the mind, the heart, and the spirit in developmentally-appropriate ways that facilitate an encounter with God and plant seeds for lifelong discipleship. This foundation is then built upon in our Edge middle school ministry, Life Teen in high school, and in our various adult faith formation programs.

Maintaining a Safe Environment

The Cathedral Parish is committed to the safety of our young people, in cooperation with the Diocese of St. Petersburg’s Safe Environment Program.  Learn more about our policies and procedures here.  To report any actual or suspected abuse, click here.

The FIRE program provides an overview of these policies and procedures at our annual parent meeting. 

Office of Faith Formation

Louanne Gerdes, Director
(727) 347-9702 ext. 304

Registration Information

There is no registration fee for the parishioners of the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle.  Please complete the registration form. Access the form by clicking the button.

Catechists Needed!

Do you love your faith?
Do you love young people?
If so, God might be calling you to be involved in our Faith Formation program!  Contact Louanne Gerdes for more information.