Youth Faith Formation

 

Click Here to Register Online
for 2021-2022 Faith Formation

Si necesita asistencia con este formulario, por favor contactar a Denice (denice@stthomascamas.org).

 


Opportunities for 2021-22


We've put together a great plan for our teens this year with a mix of activities for developing friendships and learning more about living our Catholic Faith.

For this year's schedule, we are combining two types of sessions:
- Youth Group Socials:  typically two Sunday afternoons per month plus occasional random dates for special events, beginning Sep 19 at 12:15pm in the Grotto.
- Youth FF Classes:  typically two Wednesday evenings per month, beginning Sep. 29.

See below for a detailed description and schedule.  We can't wait to see you at the kick-off social on Sunday, Sep. 19, at 12:15pm to meet each other, have some fun, and answer your questions.


 


Our Approach
 

What: Faith formation at St. Thomas Aquinas parish offers opportunities for youth to complement what they are learning about the Catholic Faith from their parents who are the primary educators of their children. The lessons offered through the parish Sunday School supplement the family's ongoing efforts to introduce the children to the Good News of what God has done for them in Jesus Christ and how they are called to be formed as his disciples, eventually to be sent as missionaries to share this message with others.

These are some of the core habits for disciples of all ages to develop. They serve as the focus of our efforts at coaching our young parishioners to grow as disciples of Jesus. Notice how the first four are habits primarily developed at home, in the Domestic Church. The final habit is what we can focus on during our parish faith formation sessions in an effort to help develop some vocabulary and concepts to better understand and articulate the relationship with Jesus at the root of the first four habits:

  • Prayer:  develop the habit of daily personal and family conversation with God.
  • Mass:  develop the habit of actively participating in weekly Sunday Mass.
  • Bible:  develop the habit of reading (or listening to) Sacred Scripture.
  • Love:  develop the habit of being generous in our love for God and neighbor.
  • Study:  develop the habit of learning more about what God has done for us and how we
                 are called to respond.
     

Youth Confirmation Prep 


In-person sessions twice each month in the Fireside Room beginning Oct. 10, 2021. This is our immediate preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation celebrated each Spring. We anticipate a Confirmation Mass in May 2022. Click here to visit the Confirmation page on this website for additional details including the class schedule. For 2021-22, candidates are to be in 7th Grade or above who meets the proximal year requirements. Here is the Confirmation Orientation Guide for 2021-22

Please contact Ted Meany if you have any questions (ted@stthomascamas.org; 360-834-2126, ext. 215).  

Confirmation Schedule 2021-2022:


   

 

 

 
 
      
After you have registered for faith formation classes via the link near the top of the main panel on this page, click on the above green button for the option to pay online.  You may also contact the parish office for other options:  office@stthomascamas.org.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

If you have any questions about Youth Faith Formation, please contact Ted Meany,
360-834-2126, ext. 215 - ted@stthomascamas.org.

 

 

VERITAS YOUTH

Veritas, Latin for “Truth,” is the best word to describe the spirit and mission of St. Thomas Aquinas, the inspiration and patron for our group. We seek to know the Truth, who is Jesus Christ, so that we can then share Him with others! Centered on the Liturgical Life of the Church, we seek to grow in faith that bears fruit in service.