Religious Education



Lisa Garofalo Administrator of Religious Education 904.599.4010


What is Religious Education? – it aims to bring about in the believer an ever more mature faith in Jesus Christ, a deeper knowledge and love of his person and message, and a firm commitment to follow him.

The Curriculum is based on a spiral approach to learning wherein themes and objectives are presented in a gradually deeper manner from one year to the next, building upon and deepening the presentation of the tenets of the Catholic faith. The objectives are supported with references to the Catechism and organized within the framework of the six tasks of catechesis.


Religious Education Classes

During these unprecedented times of distance learning due to Covid -19, we are excited to introduce a digital/online platform this year for grades K-6th called “Christ in Us". We will be using the online “We Believe” program with additional enrichment for 7th and 8th grade. Parents will guide their children through their faith formation with the assistance of our religious education team.
Religious Education Classes include:
Our new digital online platform using “Christ in Us” by Sadlier (K-6th grade) and “We Believe” by Sadlier (7th-8th grade) and, when possible, periodic meetings for enrichment activities (K- 8th ).

Sacramental Preparation for First Penance and First Communion

Sacramental Preparation for First Penance and First Communion will meet WEDNESDAY evenings at 6:15-7:30. Please check our Religious Education Calendar.

Sacramental Preparation for Confirmation

Sacramental Preparation for Confirmation will meet on WEDNESDAY evenings at 6:15-7:30. Please check our Religious Education calendar.
We appreciate your patience as we embark on this journey of faith together.

Online Registration Form


Catechist Formation will be offered as needed.

You may also check the Diocesan website for classes through the diocese of St. Augustine.


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    Church Offices:

    35 Treasury Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084
    Phone: 904-824-2806
    Fax: 904-824-0761

    Rectory Office Hours:
    Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 3:00pm
    Friday 8:00am - 2:00pm