The Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist
Normally, Catholics receive Baptism as an infant, Penance & Eucharist (First Holy Communion) in the Second Grade and Confirmation during their teen age years.  Our Faith Formation Program operates under these traditions that have developed over time in the Roman Catholic Church.  The programs listed at the left for Infant Baptism, Finding a Friend in Jesus for Penance & Eucharist as well as the Confirmation Journey will give you more information about these programs for Sacramental Preparation.

We also realize that many Catholics, and those that wish to become Catholic, do not fall into these categories. Therefore we have programs in place to accomdate all those who wish to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Please contact our Faith Formation Coordinator, Mrs. Karen Fernandez-Valentine, for more information about sacramental preparation at (813) 988-1593 or

Sacramental Preparation Requirements

At minimum 1 year of “ongoing Faith Formation” is required by all students expecting to celebrate any Sacrament of Initiation or Penance prior to the year in which the sacrament will be received. “Ongoing formation” continues during the second year and separately distinct immediate preparation sessions will be required of all Catholic school, home school, and parish faith formation students.