General Faith Formation

 Parish Family Faith Formation
2021-2022 includes opportunities for adults, teens, and children.
All parishioners are encouraged to participate.

Click Here to Register Online
for 2021-2022 Faith Formation

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


Happy St. Valentine's Day!  It's also National Marriage Week, so it's a perfect time to discover the love languages of those closest to you. See the below excerpt from this week's At Home with Faith Newsletter from the Archdiocese of Seattle (also available in Spanish) and take the online Love Language Quiz to learn about the different ways you like to experience and share love. You can sign up to receive the At Home with Faith Newsletter and also download them from our Domestic Church Resources webpage


Adult Confirmation Prep: beginning Jan 13, 2022
 

Adults who have not yet received the Sacrament of Confirmation are encouraged to join a new opportunity to prepare for the Sacrament this month on Thursday evenings beginning Jan. 13, 2022 (7:30pm - 9:00pm).  Participants will meet in the Aquinas Center Conference Room for nine sessions.  A Confirmation Mass has been scheduled for May 22, 2022.  To register or for more information, contact Ted Meany at ted@stthomascamas.org. 

The purpose of all sacramental preparation is to help the candidate understand and appreciate the gift they will be receiving in the particular sacrament.  Adult Confirmation Prep is designed to give an overview of the Faith (basic elements of the Creed, Sacraments, and Catholic Morality) while preparing candidates for Confirmation.  Typically, those who missed Confirmation as teens were not able to be as engaged with the Church as they could have been and so once they are motivated to reconnect (often years later) they can usually benefit from a general refresher so that they feel confident about Catholic teachings in general as well as practical things like understanding the various parts of the Mass.  It can also be an opportunity for frank discussions about things from the past that have angered, confused, or disappointed them about the Catholic Church.  It is usually a fairly small group which offers a more comfortable setting for questions and discussions.

Part of our discussions in the Adult Confirmation Prep course will be to help prepare participants for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and a return to the Eucharist, if appropriate.  We will also have the opportunity to help guide those Catholics who were not married in the Church to understand and correct this situation.  Please see below for an overview of the Sacrament of Confirmation.
 

Most Faith Formation Classes begin Sunday, Sept 19, 2021. 
- Grades PreK through 6:  classes begin Sunday, Sep 19, at 9:45am in the Aquinas Center.
- Youth Group teens:  kick-off meeting is Sunday, Sep 19, at 12:15pm in the Grotto.
- Parents' Monthly Faith Formation:  first meeting is Sunday, Sep 19, at 9:15pm in the hall.
- SacPrep Candidates for First Reconciliation:  classes begin Wednesday, Oct. 6.

- Youth Confirmation:  classes begin Sunday, Oct. 10, at 9:45am in the Fireside Room.


Faith Formation Opportunities for 2021-22


Parish Faith Formation will be offered primarily on Sunday mornings via in-person sessions between the Masses, 9:45am - 10:45am in the Aquinas Center. Families may also receive lesson plans for self-paced homeschooling if preferred. 

Adults will be provided with discipleship training plans including recommended lessons, activities, readings, and challenges to help them better assess their current status and a path for growth during the coming year. On campus activities, presentations, and discussions will be offered to supplement the self-paced discipleship training plans.

Sacramental preparation will include in-person sessions on campus for RCIA, Confirmation, and "SacPrep" for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist.

You can click on the following links to check out information regarding
                        Adult Faith Formation
                        Children's Faith Formation
                        Youth Ministry

 


FF Calendar for 2021-2022                                              updated Dec. 20, 2021

 

See the separate webpages for more details on the schedule for Children's Faith Formation (CFF) and Youth Faith Formation activities.

   
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 

 

 

 

        
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.