2022-23 Faith Formation

Thank you to all our Catechists and faith formation families for a wonderful 2022-23 school year. Check back in August for a link to register students for the 2023-24 school year.

Families registering students in the St. Patrick faith formation program are required to be registered members of the parish. Registration cards are available in the office or the gathering space of the church.


The Diocese of Orlando requires all First Communion and Confirmation students two years of preparation before receiving the sacraments. Students in 1st grade will take First Communion 1 while students in 2nd grade will take First Communion 2. Students will receive First Communion at the end of the second year. Likewise, Confirmation 1 is offered in 8th grade, and Confirmation 2 is offered in 9th grade. The sacrament of Confirmation is usually held in the spring of the 2nd year. For 2022-23, we do not yet have a Confirmation date from the Bishop’s office.

Because of the pandemic, many of the students have missed taking faith formation classes. This may make their track look a little different. Please note, we will do our best to ensure students are with similar aged students as they work on their individualized timing for their sacraments. This is true in many cases so students need to be reassured that sacramental preparation is a process based on faith readiness and not necessarily age and grade. It is most important that we provide students with the opportunity to have a strong faith foundation before receiving the sacrament.

Students enrolling in First Communion (second grade for those students who have already completed one year of faith formation class) and Confirmation 1 (8th grade) must submit both a birth certificate and a baptismal certificate. Copies of these certificates can be dropped off at the church office or emailed to stpatrick@stpatrickmtdora.org. These documents are required in order to maintain proper church documentation as per the Diocese of Orlando.


One Child: $50

Two Children: $90

Three or More Children: $125

First Communion and Confirmation 1 Retreat Fee: $30

Confirmation 2 Retreat Fee: $35

After registering online you will be automatically directed to an online payment option or you may drop payment in the collection basket or drop it off at the church office.


Grades K, 1,2,3,4,5 – These students will be using the “We Believe” series from Sadlier Religion. Pre-K faith formation will take place this year at the 9:30 mass during the Children’s Liturgy. There will be no classes for Pre-K following 9:30 mass as in the past years.

Middle School:

Grade 6  Grade 6 will be using the Journey to Faith series from St. Mary’s Press. This program follows the liturgical year. Classes will meet in person on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 7:45 pm.

Grade 7 – Grade 7 will be using Ascension Press Encounter Bible Study – Encounter Youtube Intro Link. Classes will meet in person on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 7:45 pm.


Grade 8 (Confirmation 1) –  Chosen Year 1 (Ascension Press) Chosen Youtube Intro

Grade 9 (Confirmation 2) –  Chosen Year 2 (Ascension Press) 

Confirmation classes will meet on Wednesday nights from 6:30 – 7:45 pm.

High School:

Grades 10th – 12th Classes will be held in the youth room on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 7:45 pm. Students will use Theology of the Body from Ascension Press.

St. Patrick Youth (SPY):   For information in joining our St. Patrick Youth Group (SPY), please follow the link to SPY on the website: https://stpatrickmtdora.org/ministries/st-patrick-youth-ministry/.

For more information on faith formation, contact Judi Zeller at (352) 383-8556 x. 234 or email her at jzeller@stpatrickmtdora.org or Susan Engel at stpatyouth@stpatrickmtdora.org

The Diocese of Orlando is requiring these liability waiver forms also be filled out for each student.  In order to maintain health and safety precautions, please print them out, fill them out, and return them either via the church collection basket or dropped off at the office. 

For Students Attending In Person Classes:  Fillable Faith Formation Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus

For All Students:  Digital Learning Audio and Visual Recording Release-2

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