Children's Faith Formation

It's time to register for fall Faith Formation classes: 

Click HERE to register online for 2017-2018


Sep. 24
   9:45am - Sunday morning faith formation (FF) classes continue 

                 - Adult FF sessions continue, parish hall
   12:00pm - High School L1/Foundations meeting, Belisle Library 
   6:00pm - Sunday evening HS FF L2/Catechesis sessions begin 


Oct. 1

   9:45am - Sunday morning FF classes continue
                 - Confirmation Prep classes begin (AC Room 16) 

                 - Adult FF sessions continue, parish hall

   12:00pm - High School L1/Foundations meeting, Belisle Library 
   6:00pm - Sunday evening HS FF L2/Catechesis sessions continue

                       (First session of ALTARATION; see ad and trailer on Youth Ministry page) 

Sunday Morning Faith Formation 2017-18: 

Date Liturgical Calendar Activity 
8/27/17 21st Ordinary Catechist Workshop
9/3/17 22nd Ordinary No Class - Labor Day Holiday Weekend
9/10/17 23rd Ordinary No Class 
 - Sac Prep Parent Meeting: 9:45am, Fireside Room
 - Confirmation Parent Meeting: 12:15, Fireside Room 
9/17/17 24th Ordinary Class & General Parent Orientation Meeting 
9/24/17 25th Ordinary Class
10/1/17 26th Ordinary Class
10/8/17 27th Ordinary Class & Safe Environment Program Lesson
10/15/17 28th Ordinary Class
10/22/17 29th Ordinary Class
10/29/17 30th Ordinary Class  
11/5/17 31th Ordinay Class 
11/12/17 32nd Ordinary Class
11/19/17 33rd Ordinary Class
11/26/17 Christ the King No Class - Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend
12/3/17 1st Advent Class     
12/10/17 2nd Advent Class
12/17/17 3rd Advent No Class - Advent Break
12/24/17 4th Advent No Class - Christmas Break
12/31/17 Holy Family No Class - Christmas Break
1/7/18 Epiphany No Class- Christmas Break
1/14/18 2nd Ordinary No Class - MLK, Jr Holiday Weekend
1/21/18 3rd Ordinary Class
1/28/18 4th Ordinary Class    
2/4/18 5th Ordinary Class 
2/11/18 6th Ordinary Class
2/18/18 1st Lent No Class - Presidents' Day Holiday Weekend
2/25/18 2nd Lent Class 
3/4/18 3rd Lent Class
3/11/18 4th Lent Class
3/18/18 5th Lent Class
3/25/18 Passion No Class - Palm Sunday 
4/1/18 Easter No Class- Easter Sunday & CSD Spring Break
4/8/18 2nd Easter No Class- CSD Spring Break
4/15/18 3rd Easter Class
4/22/18 4th Easter Class
4/29/18 5th Easter Class
5/6/18 6th Easter Final Class   
5/13/18 7th Easter No Class - Mother's Day 
5/20/18 Pentecost No Class - Pentecost
5/27/18 Ss. Trinity No Class - Memorial Day Holiday Weekend
6/3/18 Corpus Christi Annual Corpus Christi Procession and Picnic


Children’s Faith Formation

Where: Elementary Faith Formation takes place in the Aquinas Center classrooms across the parking lot from the Church.

What: The program at St. Thomas Aquinas offers opportunities for children to learn about our Catholic Faith by way of different classroom modalities.

  • 1st-6th grade children can be a part of the traditional, classroom model offered on Sunday mornings (9:45am-10:45am). They will learn about the Faith from their team of catechists by exploring the Alive in Christ series, published by Our Sunday Visitor.
  • Sacramental Preparation for First Communion and First Reconciliation prepares children to deepen their relationship with Jesus and to experience his love, mercy, and presence through the Sacraments. 
     - First Penance:  ~4 mid-week sessions beginning mid-October (in addition to grade-specific Sunday classes)
     - First Communion:  ~6 mid-week sessions beginning early March (in addition to grade-specific Sunday classes) 
     - Confirmation: Sundays, 9:45 - 10:45am (anticipate Confirmation Mass in April 2018)