A parent, who is a practicing Catholic, should prepare for the Baptism of a child by contacting the parish office, preferably before the arrival of the child.

First Reconciliation and First Communion

Diocesan sacramental guidelines require a minimum of two years of Catholic religious instruction before the reception of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. If you have a child who is five or six years old, and is baptized, but not currently a student in a Catholic School or the Family Religious Education program, please contact the parish office.


Confirmation is usually administered to parish teens once per year in the spring. The preparation program is open to all eighth graders and above. Preparation classes usually begin in January. Contact the parish office for more information.  Catholic adults who have not previously been confirmed may receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.  Call the parish office for more information.


Couples should contact the parish office at least six months in advance. The Catholic party is expected to be attending Mass regularly.

Anointing of the Sick

Those who are being admitted to a hospital should receive this sacrament at church whenever possible by speaking to one of our priests. The infirm may receive the sacraments at home by calling the parish office.

Holy Orders

For information about vocations, visit the Diocese of St. Petersburg’s website.



The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) program prepares adults interested in becoming Catholic, or Catholic adults not yet confirmed, for the sacraments of initiation or reception into the Church at Easter. A similar program is offered for children from third grade through high school. Contact the parish office for information.

St. Paul's Catholic Church