1st Grade through 5th Grade Faith Formation

About FIRE — Elementary Faith Formation

FIRE for 2022-2023 starts September 2022
Register now!

FIRE is our parish’s faith formation for children in 1st 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.

First Communion Preparation

In addition to FIRE, all children 2nd Grade or 3rd through 5th grades who have not yet received First Communion should sign up for sacrament preparation. For information Click HERE!

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
lgerdes@cathedralofstjude.org.

Registration for FIRE

Please complete the registration form. There is a $40 registration fee to defray the cost of materials. Scholarships and family discounts are available. Please contact Louanne Gerdes, Director
(727) 347-9702 ext. 304

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 and to apply to be a catechist.

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