Youth Faith Formation

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for 2022-2023 Faith Formation

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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:
- Teen Socials:  typically two Sunday afternoons per month plus occasional random dates for special events, beginning Sep 19 at 12:15pm in the Grotto.
- High School Faith Formation (HS FF) Classes:  typically two Wednesday evenings per month, beginning Sep. 29.

See below for a detailed schedule and event descriptions.  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.

 

 




 


Click Here to Register Online
for 2021-2022 Faith Formation

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

 

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. Our Confirmation Mass will be celebrated at 1:00pm on Sunday, May 22, 2022Click 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 (rev Oct 6, 2021)

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

Confirmation Schedule 2021-2022 (as of Dec. 18, 2021):


   

 

 


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After you have registered online for faith formation via the link at the top of the main panel on this page, click on the above green button for the option to pay for class materials online.

Full and partial scholarships are available, please contact Denice at denice@stthomascamas.org.

You may also contact the parish office for other payment options:  office@stthomascamas.org.