Grades 6-12




 Classes are held on Sundays 11:30-12:30 following the 10:30 Mass, beginning September 10th. 
Middle school curriculum: The Catholic Faith and Science, a beginner apologetics course by Fr. Robert Spitzer, Ph.D .
High school program: Chosen, by Ascension Press.
Confirmation is a two year process. Sacramental Preparation classes for Confirmation are offered in the second year.
First year students attend Faith Formation weekly for one year prior. 
Should you have any questions please call or email Deanna Latell at
239-482-6883 or
Tips On Manners At Mass
Attire: The idea of “Sunday best” should be honored; churchgoers of all ages should dress conservatively. Men should wear a collared shirt, pants, dress shoes. Women should wear modest dress. Tank tops, very short skirts, low cut necklines or tight-fitting clothing would be considered disrespectful. Shorts are not appropriate for either men or women.

Arrival: Prepare your offering envelope ahead of time. Arrive at least 10 minutes before Mass begins. This helps reduce distractions and provides time to get settled. Latecomers should wait to be seated until after the opening prayer or after the Liturgy of the Word as not to disrupt the Mass and the congregation. Gum or candy should never be in your mouth when coming to Mass.

Entering the church: When seated, refrain from over socializing with your friends. Remember that others are already engaged in prayer in their seats. It is optional to bless yourself with holy water, but as a sign of respect for the Blessed Sacrament, genuflect (or bow if unable to genuflect) before taking your seat. Move over to the center of the row as a courtesy to accommodate others who arrive after you.

Quiet time: Turn off cell phones. It is understandable that children have difficulty sitting quietly, but when they become distracting, it is acceptable to take them out briefly until they settle. They may simply need a change of environment. Sign of Peace: People usually shake hands briefly, but if you have a cold or cough, you can politely say, “Peace be with you,” without shaking hands.

Consecration: Elevation of the Host and the Chalice after the words of consecration are spoken is a sacred time, and there should be silent reverence with no movement around the church at this time.

Communion: Again, refrain from socializing when leaving the row to receive Communion. Receive the Holy Eucharist with reverence, bow slightly and respond “Amen.”

Leaving the church: Singing the closing hymn is still part of the Mass. Leaving before the hymn ends is inappropriate. After the hymn, genuflect (or bow) toward the altar before leaving. Refrain from greeting and visiting each other until out in the gathering space. Have respect for those who wish to remain in prayer.