Special Needs Faith Formation

In 2010 the Special Needs Faith Formation Program was started here at Santa Maria Del Mar Catholic Church and is the first and only ministry in the Diocese of St. Augustine that is dedicated to the spiritual welfare of "Special Children" 7 years old and up.  We provide these children as well as adults with special needs, intellectual, cognitive and/or developmental disabilities, who are not able to function in a regular Religious Education Program, with religious education geared to their individual learning ability.

Our dedicated catechists prepare the students for the reception of the Sacraments, and through continuing religious education, prepare them to take an active role in the Church community.  In the love of Jesus Christ for His children and in the guidance of the Holy Spirit, our catechist endeavor to foster within each student a positive self-concept, a sense of morality and participation in the Christian community.

Enrollment (must be 7 years and older) for the 2017-2018 school year is underway. We will have a "Meet & Greet" on Sunday, September 10, 2017 after all Sunday Masses in the Parish Hall.

For more information contact Maribel Alvarado, Special Needs Catechist at (386) 237-2552 or email at mare86bb@bellsouth.net


Faith Formation Registration (Online Registration)

Faith Formation Registration (paper forms)

Touching Safety Program Opt-Out

Faith Formation Handbook

Letter to Parents


LAMP Schedule 2017-2018

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