Cathedral of the Sacred Heart

Youth Formation

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS)

For children ages 3-6, CGS offers an environment where the child's personal relationship with our Shepherd is fostered and explored through interacting with tangible means. This montessori-type approach allows the time and space for the Holy Spirit to work through the child, drawing he or she closer to our Father. CGS meets on Monday mornings from 9:15-10:45.


Children's Religious Education (CCD)

Offered each Sunday from 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. during September through May for children Grades K – 5, the teachings of the Catholic Church are explored in an environment which promotes learning and fellowship among our parish youth.  Curriculum is designed for each grade level and taught by volunteer teachers specially trained for this ministry.

Please contact Tracy Locklear at (850)232-1500 or e-mail if you have any questions regarding RE classes or Sacramental Preparation for Holy Communion and Reconciliation.

Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)

Offered during the 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday Masses for children in Pre-K through 5th Grade, the Sunday Gospel reading is presented by our volunteer CLOW teachers in a manner more easily understood by our youngest parishioners.  Here children learn the Word of God and participate in an activity that reinforces the Gospel message.  Children gather during the Mass after Opening Prayer and return to their families during the Offertory collection.  The age groups are divided into the following:

CLOW: Pre-K - 1st Grade     I     Treehouse: 2nd - 5th Grade

There is no need to register for this ministry. Children are encouraged to join in the procession once the priest has invited the congregation. Our CLOW ministry leader, Susan Peaden, may be contacted with any questions.

High School Youth Ministry

We offer individual discipleship and group events to help our teenagers draw closer to Christ. 


Summer Program: Totus Tuus

Totus Tuus is a national summer ministry that will run for a week in the Cathedral parish. Click to learn more about the day program for grades 1-6 and the evening program for pre-teens. Registration is now open!