Effective as of this afternoon, the Bishops of Florida have determined that it is best to suspend the public celebration of Mass until further notice.

First Reconciliation & Communion



The preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion Run during the school year for 2nd grade children and older enrolled in St. Raphael School or Sunday Faith Formation. To ensure a child is properly formed for the sacramental life they must have been in a catholic school or parish faith formation program the entire school year prior to the school year when they begin sacramental preparation. These children also must be attending weekend Mass every week.


2019-20 Sacrament Preparation Schedule  


All sessions will take place in the Parish Hall. 

Orientation will take place in the Parish Center. 


Orientation Sunday, August 11, 10:45-11:45AM (Parish Center)


Sessions 6:30-7:30 PM, Parish Hall – Choose 1 each month 


Month Option 1 Option 2
September Tuesday  9/3/18 Monday  9/9/18 
October Tuesday  10/1/18  Monday  10/7/18
November Tuesday  11/5/18  Monday  11/11/18
 First Reconciliation Celebrated – Monday, Dec. 2, 6:30 PM    
January Tuesday  1/7/19  Monday  1/13/19
Friday 1/24/19 –Family Bonfire & Pot Luck Dinner at church    
February Tuesday  2/4/19    Monday  2/10/19
March Tuesday  3/3/19  Monday  3/9/19
April Monday  4/6/19   Tuesday  4/7/19
First Eucharist Rehearsal – Saturday, May 2, 10:00 AM     
First Eucharist Celebrated – Sunday, May 3, 11:30 AM Mass     


All out of parish baptism certificates due  by October Sessions. 


Is your child older than 2nd grade?

Contact Lynn Edmonds to find out how to enroll it preparation for the Sacraments. ledmonds@st-raphaels.com or 727-821-7989 ext. 2116

I am an adult seeking the sacraments

Contact Lynn Edmonds to find out how to engage in preparation for the sacraments. ledmonds@st-raphaels.com or 727-821-7989 ext. 2116 Read more



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Our Sacrament preparation involves parents working with their child during our group meetings throughout the year.  Parents get a chance to spend quality time with their children and be refreshed in knowledge of their faith as well as engage in prayer experiences that will renew their relationship with Jesus.

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