Category Archives: Faith Formation

Registration for 2022/23 Faith Formation Now Open

Faith Formation at Sacred Heart : Registration for the 2022-2023 Catechetical Year

Family Faith Formation: Sacred Heart offers a non-traditional approach to assist parents in forming the faith of their children. “Family Faith Formation” is exactly what it says – families sharing and growing in faith. Registration for Family Faith Formation begins Friday, July 1. Registration is open to all families who have children ages four (4) through high school.  Sessions are slated to begin on both Sunday, Sept. 11 and  Wednesday, Sept. 14. Registration forms and additional information are available here.

Sacrament Registration: If your child will be preparing to receive Reconciliation, Eucharist, or Confirmation this coming year and you were enrolled in Family Faith Formation this past year, families should expect to receive a mailing with registration forms and schedules early next week.

If you are new to the parish and have not attended Family Faith Formation at Sacred Heart -OR- your child attends a Catholic School, please contact Maria Giral at 813-229-1595 ext. 214 or Barbara Ferreris 813-229-1595 ext. 204 for registration information and materials. Sacramental preparation takes place in the parish, and is not handled through the Catholic school your child may attend. For more information, click here.

CLOW: Children’s Liturgy of the Word will resume on Sunday, August 21 at the 9 a.m. Mass. Immediately prior to the Liturgy of the Word, children and catechists are dismissed from the church to the St. Clare Room to celebrate a Liturgy of the Word geared towards children. They then rejoin the Mass and their families during the Preparation of the Gifts for the remainder of the liturgy. Registration forms and additional information are available here.

RCIA: The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process by which adults from other faith traditions are received into full communion with the Catholic Church. RCIA is a journey of faith that not-yet baptized adults, as well as baptized adults, complete with the help of a sponsor, the catechists, the discernment team, and above all, on the strength of their own conviction and desire to grow in their faith.

Are you or someone you know interested in the Catholic faith? RCIA sessions will resume in early September. Please visit the “Adult Faith Formation” page or call Barbara Ferreris in the parish office at 813-229-1595 ext. 204 for more.

Volunteer In Faith Formation: Our parishioners have faithfully answered their Baptismal call and have responded to our needs for volunteers in our faith formation programs. But, there is still room for a few more! If you are prayerfully considering sharing your time and talent in this ministry, we have many ways you can help.

  • Sunday morning Family Faith facilitators
  • Children’s Liturgy of the Word (Sunday 9 a.m. Mass)
  • Wednesday evening Family Faith facilitators
  • Sacrament Preparation Catechists
  • Sunday morning office and administrative assistance

We invite you to become a part of our amazing team — serving God and our Sacred Heart community! To learn how you can help, please contact our Faith Formation department via email or at 813-229-1595, Ext. 204 or 214.



36 Receive First Communion During The Third Sunday of Easter

We rejoice and celebrate with our parish children and youth as they received Jesus in the Eucharist for the first time last weekend. These families have participated in workshops, retreats, a church tour, and received the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time in January. It was truly an amazing weekend full of God’s love, joy, and abundant blessings for our parish. We welcome them to the Table of the Lord!

To inquire about sacraments for your children and youth, contact Maria Giral at 813-229-1595, Ext. 214, or


Family Resources for the Summer of 2022


Catholic Digest   Includes the Daily Mass Readings, Saint of the Day, and family activities

My Catholic Kids      Online Mass and the parts of Mass on video

The Saints and Heroes Collection  Heroes of the Faith. The Stories of real-life Saints & Christian Heroes all come to life in  an animated film series. Featuring authentic role models today’s child can truly believe in.

Formed: Kids Animated Series  Videos: Brother Francis Series, Animated Bible Stories and much more

Books for Kids  A variety of inspiring books for kids and teens  

 Loyola Press Resources  Family, faith and fun- Holidays and special occasions, Praying as a family